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GE Says Predix Cloud Will Save Industrial Data, Analytics Operators Billions Annually
GE Says Predix Cloud Will Save Industrial Data, Analytics Operators Billions Annually

CLEANTECH - As a digital industrial company focused on answering the unique needs and scale of customers across aviation, energy, healthcare and transportation, GE has announced plans to enter the cloud services market with Predix Cloud. The world’s first and only cloud solution designed specifically for industrial data and analytics, this platform-as-a-service (PaaS) will capture and analyze the unique volume, velocity and variety of machine data within a highly secure, industrial-strength cloud environment.

CVS Health Taps IBM's Watson to Develop Care-Management Solutions for Chronic Disease
CVS Health Taps IBM's Watson to Develop Care-Management Solutions for Chronic Disease

CLEANTECH - CVS Health and IBM have announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease. The partnership will enable health care practitioners to use Watson to advance care management beyond programs and services typically available today.

Trending: NGOs Find Creative Ways to Address ‘First World Problems,’ Wasteful Products
Trending: NGOs Find Creative Ways to Address ‘First World Problems,’ Wasteful Products

MARKETING AND COMMS - Motivating the public to participate in a campaign can be challenging, especially when it involves changing behaviors or contemplating a social ill that’s more pleasant to forget. But lest society collapse from its ignorance, advocates press on with clarion calls for social and environmental action.Two recent advocacy campaigns continue to demonstrate the efficacy of integrating clever, eye-catching displays with light-hearted appeals for change.

Prawns Found to Be Win-Win-Win Solution to Spread of Deadly Parasite in West Africa
Prawns Found to Be Win-Win-Win Solution to Spread of Deadly Parasite in West Africa

CLEANTECH - Stanford researchers announced today that a study in Senegal, West Africa, has found that freshwater prawns can serve as an effective natural solution in the battle against schistosomiasis, a potentially deadly parasitic disease that infects roughly 230 million people. The prawns prey on parasite-infected snails, while providing a marketable, protein-rich food source. Because prawns cannot support schistosomiasis' complex life cycle, they do not transmit the disease themselves.

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Scientists Looking to Agave, Other Succulents as Model for Engineering Drought-Resistant Plants
Scientists Looking to Agave, Other Succulents as Model for Engineering Drought-Resistant Plants

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As a punishing drought continues to grip California and other areas around the globe, scientists are exploring hardy succulents as a pathway to genetically engineer plants to use less water.Agave and other succulents such as the prickly pear, pineapple and vanilla have evolved to perform a different kind of photosynthesis that enable their survival in semiarid environments.Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) describes the process these species use to absorb most of their carbon dioxide at night rather than during the day, as most plants (known as C3 and C4 plants) do. This timing difference means less water evaporates off the leaves through transpiration.

Social Enterprise Uses Mobile Technology to Deliver Healthcare in India
Social Enterprise Uses Mobile Technology to Deliver Healthcare in India

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Sevamob, a social enterprise which aims to fundamentally transform primary healthcare in India through mobile clinics and a tele-health marketplace, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to reduce anemia by 30 percent, HIV transmission to children by at least half of the national average and dental issues like caries by 25 percent, in the areas where it is active.The company says it provides primary healthcare and dental care to low-income people through a subscription-based model that combines local health teams with a network of specialists and a 24/7 call center for accurate diagnosis and treatment and leverages cloud-based mobile technology and data analytics to manage and monitor health outcomes.

Novo Nordisk Launches Campaign to Improve Diabetes Awareness in Kenya
Novo Nordisk Launches Campaign to Improve Diabetes Awareness in Kenya

LEADERSHIP - Novo Nordisk, in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Center, has launched a six-month diabetes awareness campaign in Nairobi to promote early diagnosis through screening, especially among low-income populations.The campaign’s message — ‘It takes only five seconds to get your blood sugar tested’ — is backed up with diabetes screening and education at public health care facilities and faith-based organizations in selected counties including Nairobi.

UNIFORM: An Ethical Brand Creating Solutions to Social, Business Challenges Left in Wake of Ebola
UNIFORM: An Ethical Brand Creating Solutions to Social, Business Challenges Left in Wake of Ebola

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Though Liberia has begun recovering from the Ebola crisis, the consequences of the epidemic continue to shock the country. Since March of 2014, Ebola claimed 4,500 Liberian lives, left 50 percent of the population unemployed, kept children out of school for eight months, and devastated food security and business, suspending much of West Africa’s commerce with the world.

Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat
Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Growing public health and consumer safety concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in food has sparked a wave of resistance, with both Subway and Kroger facing pressure this week to curb their reliance on antibiotics — which the companies say they use to promote growth and produce their meat efficiently.Opposition to the excessive antibiotics use has arisen from the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria, which render infections that are normally treatable with antibiotics more severe and even deadly. Food contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one way in which ‘superbugs’ can be transmitted from farms to people.

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Report: Biobased Products Industry Adds $369B, 4 Million Jobs to US Economy
Report: Biobased Products Industry Adds $369B, 4 Million Jobs to US Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A new report suggests the U.S. biobased products industry has a notable impact on the nation’s economy. It is the first research effort to quantify the effect of this industry from an economics and jobs perspective, according to U.S. Agricultural Secretary, Tom Vilsack.“Before, we could only speculate at the incredible economic impact of the biobased products industry. Now, we know that in 2013 alone, America’s biobased industry contributed four million jobs and $369 billion to our economy,” Vilsack said.

GSK, Save the Children Launch Program to Protect Kids During Climate Disasters
GSK, Save the Children Launch Program to Protect Kids During Climate Disasters

COLLABORATION - Healthcare firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) and Save the Children have announced a partnership to protect the millions of children who are at risk of natural or man-made climate disasters.The Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative — funded through a $2 million, three-year grant from GSK — will analyze and recommend procedures, trainings and guidance to help localities shield children from post-disaster devastation.

Healthcare Firms Top 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings
Healthcare Firms Top 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings

LEADERSHIP - Pharmaceutical companies Biogen, SHIRE and Allergan led the Global 500 in the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings, a popular assessment of corporate environmental performance.Reckitt Benckiser Group, Adobe Systems, Swisscom, Unilever, Broadcom Corporation, Roche Holding (another pharmaceutical firm) and BT Group rounded out the top 10.The rankings are done in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital, HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor, and leading sustainability minds from nongovernmental organizations and the academic and accounting communities.

How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots
How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Talk about big players making big changes; CVS Health’s SVP of CSR and Philanthropy, Eileen Howard Boone; BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Denise Peterson; and Panera Bread’s Director of Public Relations, Jonathan Yohannan had a lot to share on their remarkable pivots this past year.

Philips Little Hearts Project Started in Gaziantep: Reaching out to 180,000 little hearts in Southeastern Anatolia
Philips Little Hearts Project Started in Gaziantep: Reaching out to 180,000 little hearts in Southeastern Anatolia

PRESS RELEASE - 180 thousand children between the ages of six and ten will receive heart scans as part of the Little Hearts Project in nine cities in Southeastern Anatolia. The scans will be conducted in primary schools located in Adıyaman, Batman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Kilis, Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Siirt, and Şırnak

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CVS Health Foundation, Easter Seals Team Up To Mark World No Tobacco Day With Launch Of New Smoking Cessation Program For Veterans, People With Disabilities
CVS Health Foundation, Easter Seals Team Up To Mark World No Tobacco Day With Launch Of New Smoking Cessation Program For Veterans, People With Disabilities

PRESS RELEASE - Program supported by $400,000 CVS Health Foundation Grant aimed at helping people lead tobacco-free lives 

Trending: Gold-Plated Onions and 3D-Printed Skin — the Next Wave of Human Tissue Technology?
Trending: Gold-Plated Onions and 3D-Printed Skin — the Next Wave of Human Tissue Technology?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Every day seems to bring new uses for 3D printing – earlier this week, NASA announced a competition to design 3D printing settlements for deep space. Now, L’Oréal has revealed plans to 3D print human skin.

UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative
UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions.As part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum taking place at United Nations Headquarters this week, a new multi-stakeholder coalition, co-chaired by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), announced its intention to speed up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy in order to contribute to meeting the SE4ALL goals of doubling the global use of renewable energy and ensuring universal energy access by 2030.

Study: Tech Sector Leads the Way in Conflict Mineral Reporting; Packaging, Healthcare, Energy Sectors Lag
Study: Tech Sector Leads the Way in Conflict Mineral Reporting; Packaging, Healthcare, Energy Sectors Lag

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Today, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) released a study measuring large cap company performance on a major human rights risk and ascertained the industries both leading and lagging when it comes to conflict minerals reporting.To conduct the pilot study for the report, Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting, RSN worked with Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance research, to develop a research tool that offers insights into the quality of corporate conflict minerals disclosures.

White House Sets Sights on Climate Change’s Public Health Impacts
White House Sets Sights on Climate Change’s Public Health Impacts

MARKETING AND COMMS - Climate change is literally killing us, according to some of the nation’s leading medical practitioners, who have found direct and indirect links between it and an increase in respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease and heat-related deaths. Americans also face increased risks to their health and well-being from injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events.

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CVS Health: Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit
CVS Health: Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs with financial incentives are associated with higher rates of quitting smoking and sustained abstinence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.Published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study helped shape a new smoking cessation program for CVS Health employees that will launch in June 2015.

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