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Facebook, eBay and 5 Other Tech Companies Partner With Firms for Diversity Pipeline Program

by Caroline Spiezio
Article

The collaborative is an expansion of eBay’s 1L summer program, introduced in 2016 by the San Jose-based company’s senior director of compensation, benefits and equity compliance David Pilson and senior product and commercial counsel of global intellectual property Patricia Svilik.

Pilson joined eBay in 2014, his first in-house role in Silicon Valley.

UC Davis–Mars Innovation Institute Holds “Solution Summit” in California

Mars’ Chief Science Officer Harold Schmitz discusses the biggest challenges in food, agriculture and health
Article

With the population growing and the climate changing, our food, agriculture and health systems are facing increasing strain. To do something about this, Mars, Incorporated co-founded the Innovation Institute for Food and Health earlier this year with the University of California, Davis.

Empowering Female Farmers

Press Release

VIRGINIA, U.S.A., September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Women play a crucial role in agriculture. Across the world, female farmers are integral to how we make many of our famous Mars products. We are committed to ensuring that we help improve the lives of those female farmers as our supply chains grow. To deliver that commitment, we are involved in projects, which aim to strengthen our supply chain by building stronger communities and empowering women:

SolutionLab at UC Davis Opens Discussion on Meeting Food Needs of Tomorrow

by Dr. Marlin Edwards
Blog

I recently had the honor of participating in a panel discussion hosted by Net Impact and CollaborateUp to share my views and to participate in a productive discussion about ways people and organizations can work together to assure we meet the food needs of a growing population.

UC Davis/Mars Innovation Institute Sponsors Food Hackathon to Find Solutions for Food Industry’s Biggest Challenges

Hackathon Supports the Culinary Institute of America’s Launch of its new Food Business School
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Mars, Incorporated has joined food innovators, entrepreneurs and scholars, top tech talent and emerging food leaders – to take part in a hackathon that aimed to find innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by the food industry.

Connecting Food, Agriculture and Health to Improve Global Food Security by 2050

Cross-sector collaboration highlighted at Mars-UC Davis symposium with representatives from academia, NGOs and industry
Press Release

SACRAMENTO, USA, January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Industry leaders turned out in their hundreds on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to mark the launch of the Mars-UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health and engage in debate and discussion on one of the toughest issues ever faced by global society.

Mars, Incorporated and UC Davis Launch Innovation Institute For Food And Health

Nobel Laureates and leading scientists will meet to discuss global food challenges at symposium to mark launch
Press Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with UC Davis, is launching the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, part of the World Food Center at UC Davis, with a day-long symposium on January 14. Laureates and other leading scientists are set to discuss major challenges relating to improving global food security, sustainable agriculture and health for a growing world population.

New Plant Breeding Academy Graduates To Improve Africa’s ‘Orphan’ Crops

First class of plant breeders graduate from African Plant Breeding Academy, run by UC Davis in collaboration with Mars
Press Release

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The African Plant Breeding Academy, run by the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with Mars Incorporated and their global partners, today graduated its first class of plant breeders in Nairobi, Kenya.

Honda Smart Home US Offers Vision for Zero Carbon Living and Mobility

Project achieves more than 11 tons of CO2 reduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle
Summary: 
  • Super-efficient “living laboratory” seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes 
  • Project achieves more than 11 tons of COreduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle 
  • Honda home energy management system (HEMS) maximizes the home’s energy efficiency while communicating with the electric utility to improve grid stability 
  • Home surpasses California’s 2020 target for zero net energy residential construction 
  • Member of University of California, Davis community will live in home, drive Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) 
Press Release
  • Super-efficient “living laboratory” seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes 
  • Project achieves more than 11 tons of COreduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle 
  • Honda home energy management system (HEMS) maximizes the home’s energy efficiency while communicating with the electric utility to improve grid stability 
  • Home surpasses California’s 2020 target for zero net energy residential construction 
  • Member of University of California, Davis community will live in home, drive Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) 
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