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Next to a Georgia Highway, This Plant Is Helping Fight Climate Change

By Adele Peters
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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

Peeking Behind the Corporate Curtain With CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge

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On this edition of The Bottom Line podcast, Rick Wartzman talks to CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge.

Why IBM Pays Its Employees To Take Time Off To Tackle The World’s Problems

By Ben Paynter
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Currently, only about 10% of cancer patients in sub-Sahara Africa receive chemotherapy treatment. More than a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the region annually, while nearly the same number die from it each year, too. Without intervention, that toll is expected to double by 2030, partly because as people are otherwise living longer, thanks to better malaria and HIV treatments and prevention. But chemotherapy and related drugs are both expensive and tricky to use because there are so many types and stages of the disease.

It's Time To Recognize That Machines Are Learning All The Wrong Things

We need to be more cautious and aware of how data can be used and misused.
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Data-driven algorithms govern many aspects of life: university admissions, resume screening, and a person’s ability to get a car or home loan. Often, using data leads to more efficient allocation of resources and better outcomes for everyone. But algorithms can come with unintended consequences—and without care, their application can result in a society we don’t want.

Two Global Brands are Helping Haiti Turn Its Trash Into an Industry

by Adele Peters
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Walking past some canals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, all you can see is trash: the water is filled with plastic bottles, bags, and other litter, slowly floating toward the ocean. The city doesn't have a municipal recycling system, and recyclables that make it into trash cans usually go to the landfill.

Seven Ways to Reclaim Your Focus at Work

By: Gerri Mason Hall
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In the modern workplace the feeling of being overwhelmed is the new normal.  And it only gets worse when we don’t organize our thoughts, projects and to-do lists. From the most senior leaders to the frontline staff, we simply don’t take the time to get organized because we’re too busy (and maybe also because we’re using being “busy” as an excuse).

Intel’s Conflict Minerals Process Featured in Fast Company

With Rachel Heller Zaimont, Fast Company, and Carolyn Duran, Director of Intel’s Supply Chain
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With Conflict Minerals Filings right around the corner (June 1), more talk about ethical sourcing and conflict minerals in supply chains will arise. For the April 2015 issue of Fast Company, Rachel Heller Zaimont, talks with Carolyn Duran, Director of Intel’s Supply Chain, on Intel’s process of identifying and eradicating conflict minerals in their microprocessors.

Mirai Drives Toyota to Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' List

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TORRANCE, Calif., February 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Toyota has been named one of world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015 by Fast Company magazine, recognizing the company’s leadership in the development and introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
 
As Fast Company writes, “Toyota plans to do for fuel cells what its Prius did for hybrids: make them ubiquitous and top of mind for environmentally conscious consumers.” The Toyota Mir

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