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Unreasonable Impact | Reforesting a Future with Drones: Q&A with BioCarbon Engineering

by Aubrey Sanders
Blog

Forests cover over thirty percent of the planet’s land surface, provide sustenance and medicine for 1.6 billion people, cool and infuse our air with oxygen and moisture, and shelter 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Yet every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed by subsistence farming practices, commercial logging, development, and a host of natural stressors.

Unreasonable Impact | Changing the Way the World Grows Food: Q&A with Agrivi

by Aubrey Sanders
Blog

Of the 570 million farms worldwide, 90 percent are run by individuals or by a family and rely on family labor for operations. For these small-scale farmers, the greatest obstacle to productivity and profit is often a lack of access to basic knowledge about best practices.

How to Build an Infrastructure Inventory

Reprinted from the Atlas Blog
Article

A number of our Atlas cities – from El Paso, to New Orleans and San Diego – are looking for ways to use municipally owned spaces as testbeds for innovative infrastructure technologies.  Doing so will not only help them understand how solutions work locally and support economic development, but it will also create space to engage residents around otherwise invisible infrastructure.

Infrastructure Week 2017: Water Leaders Focusing on Sustainability and Innovation

Article

By Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch's Water business

Models of innovation around the world demonstrate what is possible when leaders stand up for the health of our water infrastructure. They drive change in their organizations. They champion long-term system viability to customers who may not thoroughly understand what’s at stake. They unite diverse groups of stakeholders to move together toward more resilient and sustainable systems.

Xylem Discusses Smart Water Tech at Global Water Summit

Article

Executives from Xylem recently participated in the Global Water Summit 2017 in Madrid, which explored how data is disrupting the traditional dynamics of the water industry. Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker participated in forums focused on emerging trends in the water sector, particularly the adoption of smart technologies.

Infrastructure Week 2017: Keys to Digital Grid Strategy

Article

At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.

Maven, One of the Fastest-Growing Mobility Brands in North America, Expands New York City Operations

Maven has launched in 17 cities, offers three products for mobility solutions and is bringing elevated car sharing to New York City
Press Release
  • Maven’s mobility brand now offers three unique consumer and business products, including Maven Gig.
  • Maven is expanding operations in New York City with more than 80 Maven City car-sharing vehicles available throughout Manhattan for hourly or daily reservations.
  • More than 125 million miles have been driven across all Maven products.

How Can we Better Support Hiring and Job Retention?

Article

WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

What is the Labor Market like for Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers?

Article

WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

What Are Employer Concerns in Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated?

Article

WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

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