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Booz Allen’s Susan Penfield Receives WashingtonExec Lifetime Achievement Award

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“Role model to many and a true, innovative leader whose contributions deserve to be highlighted,” is how JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec founder and CEO, describes Booz Allen Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield.“She perfectly embodies what the Lifetime Achievement Award stands for.”

How to Spot Opportunities in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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by Michael Landymore, Impax Asset Management 

The food and agriculture sector is in the early stages of a far-reaching transition toward more sustainable food production and consumption. Growing environmental and resource pressures, changing consumer demands, technological innovation and ever-tightening regulatory interventions are disrupting depletive practices and unhealthy preferences. This transformation is creating fast-growing insurgent companies and changing the business models of incumbent firms, creating compelling investment opportunities for active investors.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E11: Chris Ide, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Chris Ide, Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a candid conversation on mental health during COVID-19. CAMH is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centers in its field. The Foundation drives change for mental health by inspiring philanthropy that enables leading-edge care, research and education.

Benevity Announces Steven Woods as Incoming Chief Technology Officer

Leading Corporate Purpose Platform Continues to Invest in Growth
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading global provider of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced that Steven Woods will be joining the executive team as Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1, 2020. Steven will be based in Toronto leading a technology team of more than 200 development, product management, analytics and enterprise platform professionals that spans Benevity’s Calgary, Victoria and Toronto offices.

Booz Allen Foundation Launches Innovation Fund: Building Community Resilience Through Bright Ideas

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How can vulnerable populations be better protected during the COVID-19 crisis? What can we do as a community to help those on the front lines be safer as they work?

From April 30 through June 5, individuals, non-profit organizations, and eligible small businesses are invited to submit their best ideas and solutions to answer these questions and more. It’s all part of the new Innovation Fund launched by the Booz Allen Foundation.

Benevity App Finalist in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

More than 600 purpose-driven brands already using Benevity to drive positive business and social impact
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CALGARY, Alberta, April 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the  Benevity app was selected as a finalist in the App category of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Responsible Gender Lens Investing: How Diversity Helps Preserve and Grow Wealth

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by Betsy Moszeter, Chief Operating Officer of Green Alpha Advisors 

The evidence now shows that diverse investment teams make better long-term decisions. 

The lack of gender diversity of financial services professionals is finally being talked about, but not sufficiently. It should be discussed more and in deeper ways, and – importantly – remediated in practice, because of the well-documented fact that heterogeneous teams outperform homogenous teams, across disciplines, and not by an insignificant amount.

Innovation, Exploration, and Advocacy With Booz Allen’s "Health Care Leader to Watch" Rich Crowe

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Booz Allen Executive Vice President Richard Crowe— healthcare IT leader and advocate for veterans—can now add another descriptor to this list: WashingtonExec Top 10 Health Care Leader to Watch.

Gender Equality and Climate Change: The Synergies

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by Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds

Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone — believer, denier, rich, poor, black, brown, white, majority, minority, male or female. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a contribution to make to climate change.

The University of Maryland Data Challenge: How Booz Allen Is Mentoring the Future

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How many materials targeted for recycling are actually being recycled? What kind of resources do we need to clean up our oceans, and how should these resources be allocated?

Answers to questions like these are important steps to a more sustainable planet, and over 180 undergraduate and graduate students were on the case in the 2020 UMD Data Challenge.

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