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How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

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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.

Amgen Foundation Deepens Commitment To Aspiring Scientists Worldwide By Expanding Amgen Scholars Program

Through a new $21 Million, Four-Year Investment, Amgen Scholars Program to Reach Additional 1,500 Undergraduates
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Nearly 4,000 Undergraduates From More Than 700 Colleges and Universities Have Participated to Date

Alumni Pursuing Advanced Scientific Degrees and Careers Across the U.S. and Globe

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Nearly 4,000 Undergraduates From More Than 700 Colleges and Universities Have Participated to Date

Alumni Pursuing Advanced Scientific Degrees and Careers Across the U.S. and Globe

Ten to Watch: Michelle Vaisman

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Ph.D. Candidate and NASA Space Technology Research Fellow at Yale University

Education: UC Berkeley, Yale

2010 Amgen Scholar

“As science advances, so does our quality and way of life.”

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.
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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.

Business School Students Want to Work for Companies Taking Action on Climate Change - The Minute

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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.

$1.3 Million Donation Combats a Grim Reality: One in Three Women Diagnosed with Cancer

The Mary Kay Foundation awards grants to 13 respected doctors and medical scientists nationwide
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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.

Over 700 Elsevier Science & Technology Books Now Available in Research4Life

Leading publisher offers electronic books to UN program providing research access to the developing world
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(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.

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