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Gilead and the Morehouse School of Medicine Partner to Study Racial Health Inequities Associated with COVID-19

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Gilead and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine announced a new partnership to develop a real-time, public-facing and comprehensive health equity data platform to help address the impact of COVID-19 and other diseases on communities of color.

The Path to Zero Hunger Includes Empowering Women

Empowering Women Can Reduce Global Hunger
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Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.

By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people. 

Shoebox Satellites and Pocket Computers: The Future of the Farm

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When computing met the Internet. That’s the moment historians may say it all changed. The digital revolution has shaved years off of research and development, and transported the most analog effort on Earth— agriculture—onto the cutting edge. It’s connected consumers and producers like never before, and led to an information overload with the potential to change every aspect of our lives for the better. In this episode, we’ll learn how it touches, well everything. 

UPS Longitudes | COVID-19's Legacy: This Is How to Get the Great Reset Right

Klaus Schwab @ World Economic Forum | Thierry Malleret @ Monthly Barometer
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Already, in barely six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged our world in its entirety — and each of us individually — into the most challenging times we’ve faced in generations.

It is a defining moment — we will be dealing with its fallout for years, and many things will change forever. It has wrought (and will continue to do so) economic disruption of monumental proportions, creating risk and volatility on multiple fronts — political, social, geopolitical — while exacerbating deep concerns about the environment and also extending the reach of technology into our lives.

Unusual Donation of Redfish Feeds Hungry in Florida

How Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center pitched in to help families struggling through COVID-19
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Even though the Citrus County Family Resource Center in Florida has more people to feed because of the pandemic, families will get something special this summer. Duke Energy donated 500 pounds of redfish fillets from its Crystal River Mariculture Center to help feed about 1,500 people. 

During the summer, the nonprofit has more families to feed and fewer donors because snowbirds have returned home – and the pandemic’s economic hardships have made conditions worse.

“We’ve had a lot more people who have never asked for help before,” said Ginger West, the center’s director.

Medtronic: Critical Philanthropic Support at a Critical Time

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we are providing resources to help partners strengthen healthcare response and support underserved communities.
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A global pandemic creates a massive ripple effect. Medical equipment shortages. Job loss. Food insecurity. Economic hardship. Those hit hardest are frontline healthcare workers and underserved patients and communities. Current data also suggests a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.

Bayer Partners with Prospera Technologies Inc. to Develop Integrated Digital Solutions for Vegetable Greenhouse Growers

Strategic collaboration to create transformational tool based on data insights and AI / Initial roll-out to begin in Mexico vegetable greenhouses in July 2020
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MONHEIM/TEL AVIV, Israel, July 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., a leading AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.

IWBI Governance Council Votes to Graduate WELL v2 Out of Pilot

Governing body, charged with upholding integrity of the WELL Building Standard’s evolution, greenlights WELL v2
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NEW YORK – July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the graduation of WELL v2 out of pilot stage, an outcome voted upon by the IWBI Governance Council, which was formally constituted in February 2020. Comprised of key global thought leaders, doctors, public health professionals and business executives, the roles of the IWBI Governance Council include helping uphold the integrity of the development process for IWBI’s certification frameworks and accelerating the broader movement driving WELL’s adoption.

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.
 

The Nation's Mayors Commit to Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors pass a resolution encouraging communities around the country to take action by advancing integrated solutions, such as the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, to support a healthier and more equitable recovery.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors pass a resolution encouraging communities around the country to take action by advancing integrated solutions, such as the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, to support a healthier and more equitable recovery.

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