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Healthy People/Healthy Planet: Complimentary or Contradictory?

Explore how the relationship between people and planet has evolved in response to COVID-19 in an upcoming IWBI webcast - July 9 @ 11am ET
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As we enter into the beginning stages of rebound and recovery, how can we ensure that our decisions are in balance for people and planet? Join us for an upcoming webcast discussion with the World Economic Forum’s Alice Charles and Biomimicry 3.8’s Nicole Hagerman Miller about how COVID-19 has influenced the relationship between human and environmental sustainability and what we can learn from mother nature in this moment.
 

Mastercard Builds on COVID-19 Response with Commitment to Connect 1 Billion People, 50 Million Small Businesses, 25 Million Women Entrepreneurs to the Digital Economy by 2025

Extends effort beyond 500 million financially included over the past five years. Maximizes technology, partnerships to deliver aid, insights and access to businesses and communities. Blends support of economic and health well-being.
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PURCHASE, NY., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The health and economic consequences of COVID-19 have highlighted the critical need to support vulnerable populations, many of whom are disproportionately impacted.

Schneider Electric's Commitment to Sustainability Recognized at Davos

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Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 MostSustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year.

Harvard Business Review: How Global Leaders Should Think About Solving Our Biggest Problems

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The corporate social conscience was on display last month in Davos, Switzerland, where global leaders from business, government, and civil society were assembled for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Hundreds of millions of dollars were  committed to public-private partnerships that address the world’s most urgent challenges: climate change, poverty, chronic disease, illiteracy, plastic waste in the oceans, and much more.

Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

By Catherine Cheney, Devex
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SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth unveiled data.org, a platform for partnerships that aims to build the field of data science for social impact.

At an event at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from both organizations spoke about the evolution of their 5-year $50 million Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative, which they launched at the same event one year ago.

Davos 2020: Werner Baumann (Bayer) on Sustainable Growth

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On the final day of the World Economic Forum,  Jörg Eigendorf of Deutsche Bank interviewed Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann about the key takeaways from the forum and what's next.

Baumann says: "We can be a systemic force for good - and sustainability itself can become a new driver of growth and prosperity."

Watch the interview here.

Corporate Knights and CDP Announce Global Sustainability Leaders

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Last week, both CDP and Corporate Knights announced the results of their 2020 assessment of thousands of global companies in the areas of climate change (CDP) and the broader topic of sustainability (Corporate Knights). At the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland Corporate Knights released their 2020 Global 100 ranking.

New Swiss Data Center Label to Decarbonize Nationwide Digital Infrastructure

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In this press release

  • Today at the WEF Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label to decarbonize data centers and significantly reduce their energy consumption
  • Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy, the alliance aims to drive adoption across and beyond Switzerland
  • Ten pilot users of the label achieved energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources
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In this press release

  • Today at the WEF Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label to decarbonize data centers and significantly reduce their energy consumption
  • Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy, the alliance aims to drive adoption across and beyond Switzerland
  • Ten pilot users of the label achieved energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources

Mastercard and Rockefeller Announce Data.org: A Platform for Data Science Partnerships

$10 Million Challenge launched to help crowdsource solutions to social challenges
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January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.

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