by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org
I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.
The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.
In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.
Students at top business schools prefer to work at companies taking action on climate change. That’s the finding of a new global study of 3,700 students at 29 top business schools around the world. The study was conducted by Yale University, with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Global Network for Advanced Management.
The Mary Kay Foundation awards grants to 13 respected doctors and medical scientists nationwide
DALLAS, November 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ - A mother. A sister. A daughter. For every three women, one will develop some type of cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. To combat this sobering statistic and to continue its steadfast mission to support research of cancers affecting women, The Mary Kay FoundationSM awarded grants to 13 respected doctors and medical scientists. Each grant provides crucial funding in the amount of $100,000 for a total of $1.3 million.
Leading publisher offers electronic books to UN program providing research access to the developing world
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Burlington, MA - January 10, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that 780 of its science and technology electronic books will be added to Research4Life. Elsevier Science & Technology Books provides award-winning, leading-edge books and education resources to information professionals worldwide.