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‘Plogging’ - Scandinavian Fitness Trend of Collecting Litter While Jogging Comes to America

New European exercise craze integrated into a health app for first time, with support from Keep America Beautiful
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STAMFORD, Conn., February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lifesum, has become the first health app to allow its users (25 million internationally) to log and track ‘plogging’: an emerging environmentally conscious exercise craze from Scandinavia in which people integrate the collection of litter within their jogging workout. The move has been supported by Keep America Beautiful, which has served as the nation’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades.

Grid Modernization: Increasing Capital Investments To Decrease Risk

System reliability & efficiency needs are driving utilities to rely on connected technology
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Growing commitment to distributed energy resources (DER) is forcing continued modernization of the grid — and the effort shows no signs of letting up. Whether by regulatory mandate or stakeholder pressure, system upgrades are being made worldwide to support the increase in renewable energy, while making infrastructure smarter and more resilient. Historically, attention to the grid’s distribution system focused on poles and wire maintenance and upkeep, but growing connectivity between assets is requiring a more holistic approach. 

The Character of Our Technology

New technology brings the promise of immense social welfare through previously unimagined connectivity, but to deliver, the tech industry must learn from Wall Street's mistakes.
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“We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly, founder of WIRED, in a recent interview with Krista Tippett. 

Electrification on the Rise: Can Electric Vehicle Charging Networks Keep Up?

Utilities need to start thinking about how to scale up power infrastructure to meet demand
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Last year marked a monumental turning point for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with several auto companies such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors and Volvo announcing significant electrification plans. Bolstered by improved battery technology, longer battery range, greater variety and lower prices, consumer confidence in EVs is at an all-time high. According to Forbes, light-duty EV sales in the United States rose 37 percent in 2016.

FCA US LLC Set to Deliver Thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo's Self-Driving Service

Expanded delivery of vehicles signifies commitment to support the launch of the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., January 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FCA US LLC announced an agreement to supply thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to support the launch of the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service. Vehicle delivery begins in late 2018 with Pacifica H

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview With Gayle Grindley, Investing in Future Generations

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Meet Gayle Grindley, Natural Channel Sales Director for Unilever

Gayle Grindley has travelled with Whole Planet Foundation and met microcredit clients in Austin, San Diego, Phoenix, in Guatemala in Central America (pictured), in Paraguay, South America and in Togo, West Africa.  

1.  What is your inspiration to support women entrepreneurs?  

2018 CRO Global Summit Commences in Shanghai

SynTao, a leading CSR professional body in Mainland China hosts discussions on sustainability as the engine of future business
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January 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - SynTao, Mainland China and Hong Kong’s Global Exchange local authority and a leading CSR professional body today hosted the 2018 CRO Global Summit – Sustainability, the Engine of Future Business in Shanghai.  The Summit includes discussions around the approaches of the future of business driven by sustainability and the implementation of the SDGs in the Chinese market. Four topics are part of the agenda:

Disaster Response and Recovery – Design Better. Then Build.

How Do We Win the Recovery After Harvey and Irma?
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A guest post by Stephen Jordan and Steve Rochlin, co-founders of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

30 Leading Companies with a Combined Revenue of USD $1.3 Trillion Join Forces to Implement the Circular Economy

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DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, over 30 leading companies across 16 sectors joined forces to implement the circular economy through WBCSD’s newest initiative, Factor10. Collectively responsible for USD $1.3 trillion in annual revenues, the companies in Factor10 represent a powerful business effort scale up momentum for circular economy solutions.  

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