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Harvard University Faculty Mentor David Mooney on Luck in Mentorship

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Any Amgen Scholar would be fortunate to land in David Mooney’s cell and tissue engineering lab at Harvard University. In the past year alone, his team of 40 scientists -- 10 of them undergraduates -- has packaged cancer vaccines into new scaffold-like materials. They’ve made elastic gels on which bone stem cells stand a better chance of survival.  And they have developed strands of nanomaterials that can deliver drug “refills” to existing drug-eluting implants.

BSR, Forum for the Future Launch Project to Inspire Companies to Go ‘Net Positive’

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SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ —At the Sustainable Brands conference today, BSR and Forum for the Future launched the Net Positive Project, a cross-sector coalition that aims to expand the number of companies that go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment, and the global economy.

Alumni in Action: Luvena Ong

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Host Institution: Columbia University, Barnard College, 2009
Current Status: PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

While in the Amgen Scholars Program, Luvena Ong got a firsthand look at what doing independent research would be like. Inspired by the Program and other experiences, she is now pursuing a PhD as a part of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, where she is developing and applying nucleic acid–based nanosystems.

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

And here’s what to watch out for in 2015
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By Andrew Winston
It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, using new social media tools and old-fashioned marches, rose up to drive change. Both in response and pre-emptively, the world’s leading companies continued to aggressively pivot their businesses toward more sustainable and innovative ways of operating.

KDD at Bloomberg: “Access to Information will Bring Transformation to Markets”

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now

On Sunday, August 24, a crowd of nearly 700 people – including prominent data scientists, policy makers and non- and for-profit leaders from around the world – gathered at our global headquarters in New York City with one goal in mind: unleashing the power of data for good.

The Frontlines of Climate Change: Wildfire

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I have recently relocated from the rugged shores of the San Juan Islands in Washington to the craggy peaks of the San Juan Mountains in my beloved home state of Colorado—from the temperate softness of the cedars and hemlock to the majestic vigor of the spruce, firs, and pines.

Bombardier Project Wins Top Urban Design Award

Harvard University’s Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design recognizes Metro do Porto in Portugal for excellence in sustainable urban design. Bombardier, together with consortium partners, delivered a full turnkey system for Metro do Porto.
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