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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) recently announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online imminently. Based on these results and following discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ENSEMBLE will enroll up to 60,000 volunteers across three contine. 09/28/2020 15:50
American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced that it will accelerate its electric vehicle purchases with the goal of replacing 100% of its 2,300 cars and light-duty trucks with EV alternatives by 2030. AEP’s total fleet is composed of nearly 8,000 vehicles, including medium- and heavy- duty vehicles. By converting medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as electric or hybrid models become available, AEP will achieve its goal of electrifying 40% of its entire on-road vehicle fleet in less than 10 years. “AEP has made great progress in reducing the carbon dioxide output of our power generation fleet, cutting emissions by 65% since 2000 and setting a goal to achieve a more than an 80% reduction, and aspiring to be net-zero, by 2050,” said Nicho. 09/28/2020 14:30
This past week, during the 75th (and first-ever virtual) UN General Assembly, AB InBev joined conversations around the world’s most pressing problems. In collaboration with industry, government and civil society leaders, we look for solutions and opportunities to address the economic impact of the pandemic, climate change’s increasing pressure on the global food system, and advocate for collaboration to accelerate progress. Here at AB InBev, our beers are made from high quality, natural ingredients grown by more than 20,000 farms across 13 countries. Of these, nearly 2/3 are smallholder farmers in developing markets, where in many geographies means they would farm less than one hectare (or 2.47 acres) of land. These farms historically were 09/28/2020 11:31
The plant-based food market sees a demand surge as consumers seek out new and novel products. Producers are partnering with firms like CRB to design and build research and production facilities that will adapt and grow as the segment’s products evolve. CRB’s work in the plant-based foods market was highlighted in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 Top 400 Sourcebook: . Our firm’s work in food and beverage has also secured a spot in ENR’s Top 20 Food & Beverage Contractor’s list. Design and construction for plant-based foods. CRB has partnered with multiple plant-based producers to deliver adaptable facilities that will meet current demand while providing opportunity for future growth and market changes. North Carolina Food Innovation Lab. The ser. 09/28/2020 11:07
Not only are we committed to helping the world grow the food it needs at Mosaic, we are also dedicated to helping to provide the food our communities need to thrive. September is Hunger Action Month – a time when everyone can take action and a stand against food insecurity. Millions of families struggle to find their next meal, so whether it is donating, volunteering, or just sharing to bring awareness, we can all do our part. And as an employee, you can be proud that Mosaic has taken a stand by supporting organizations across the world. Supporting Through the Pandemic: During these unprecedented times, food insecurity is at an all-time high. Feeding America estimates that 54 million people in the U.S. may be food insecure in 2020, includin. 09/28/2020 10:33
An email from a special colleague you haven’t heard from in a while. A cheerful voicemail message from a dear friend. A text that makes you feel special. A heartwarming tag on social media. Our days are brightened by these unexpected connections. Well, we received an email the other day from one of the relief organizations we support: Water Mission. In it was this unexpected link to a day-brightening 1-minute video of the organization in action. With so many named storms already this hurricane season, last hurricane season seems like a distant memory to many of us. However, for those in the Bahamas, recovery from hurricane Dorian continues, as you’ll see in the video. Working with Water Mission, we helped with the relief effort in the Baham. 09/28/2020 10:00
The Intel Foundation, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund (legacy organization of the Robert N. Noyce Foundation), and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are joining forces to launch the Million Girls Moonshot movement. Together with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s after-school networks, Million Girls Moonshot aims to transform engineering and computer science learning opportunities for girls and their families. For more than two decades, the percentage of in engineering has remained relatively flat, between 18% and 21%, and declined in computer science from 28% to 19%. is a transformative nationwide movement that will help spark the next generation of scientists, inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs. Over the next five years, the mov. 09/25/2020 16:55
Semiconductor manufacturing is an energy-intensive industry due to the demand for technology products to deliver an ever-evolving user experience and the complexity of the manufacturing process. Over the last decade, Intel has completed more than 2,000 energy conservation projects for a total savings of 4.5 billion kilowatt-hours, or enough electricity to support more than 400,000 average American homes for one year. In Intel's new white paper, , we describe the strategies used and focus areas that enabled us to achieve this milestone, with the goal of encouraging other manufacturers to invest strategically in energy conservation to reduce their carbon footprint. Consider these four key learnings:. Remove roadblocks for action: Make it easie. 09/25/2020 13:43
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that Megan Supan, operations development manager, in its Wichita, Kansas facility, has been named an emerging leader as part of The Manufacturing Institute's annual . The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry. "I am thrilled to be recognized as an emerging leader among so many talented women in the industry and am thankful for the opportunity to continue to innovate as part of the Smithfield Foods family,” said Supan. "I look forward to working with other STEP honorees to continue empowering future generations of female manufacturing leaders, including those within our company.". The Manu. 09/25/2020 13:12
Breathing. Nothing comes more naturally to us. Here in 2020, there may be nothing more imperative to protecting both personal and global health than breathing through the new daily staple: a mask on every face. Together with the support of VF’s product design and development teams, our JanSport® and Eagle Creek® brands have developed a range of new consumer mask choices that are not only fashionable, functional and compliant, but produced in an environmentally responsible manner. A new product category. The consumer need is immense and growing, with 2020 face mask sales expected to surpass $4 billion globally and reach $21.2 billion by 2026. Despite the expected growth, many masks in the market are made to be disposable, creating even more w. 09/25/2020 12:40
Today General Mill joins retailers Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour in the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative to root out food loss and waste from the supply chain. 10x20x30 is led by more than ten of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers, each having committed to engage at least 20 suppliers in a “whole supply chain” approach to halving food loss and waste by 2030. General Mill is one of Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour’s major suppliers for consumer packaged goods. General Mill commits to a 50% reduction target for food waste in its own operations, to measure and publish its food loss and waste inventories, and to create actionable strategies to reduce this waste. “When less of the world’s food gets wasted, everybody wins,” says Nico. 09/25/2020 10:39
This week, during the 75th annual (and first-ever virtual) UN General Assembly, I had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations Global Compact to support the launch of the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am proud to join this Taskforce as a founding member on behalf of AB InBev to build the roadmap for how the private sector, and more specifically corporate finance, can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. AB InBev has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2005. As the world’s leading brewer, we are focused on building a company to last for the next 100+ years by driving organic growth in a sustainable way. Our company's purpose is to bring people together for a better. 09/24/2020 11:35
HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa. The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE). HP LIFE provides people in the region with access to 32 free, online courses in seven languages to build key business competencies as set out in the . AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable devel. 09/24/2020 11:35
In times of crisis, we persist. Despite the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, VF’s drive for the betterment of people and the planet continues to press forward, and in some cases with more focus and dedication than ever. "We’ve seen many challenges with the pandemic, however, one benefit has been the Earth’s remarkable resiliency when given a breather," stated Jeannie Renne-Malone, VF’s Vice President of Global Sustainability. 09/24/2020 08:08
Fairtrade today announced that it is participating in Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program, making it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products on Amazon, including many Fairtrade-certified goods. First launching in the US, customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly badge on more than 25,000 products, which will make it easier to identify which products are helping to preserve the natural world, such as through reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers. Amazon evaluated hundreds of external sustainability certifications and chose organisations that certify products with proven environmentally-related sustainability benefits. 09/24/2020 07:53
Members of Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods they need and to recognise seafarers as "key workers". This in response to new regulatory restrictions designed to contain the spread of Covid-19 that have had a major impact on maritime supply chains and seafarers' wellbeing. The full letter is below. 23rd September 2020. Dear Mr Guterres,. The transportation sector has inevitably been hit hard by new regulatory restrictions designed to contain the spread of Covid-19. With 90% of trade carried by sea, th.

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