Climate change

Verisk Welcomes Olumide Soroye to Its Board of Directors

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:15pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) today announced that Olumide Soroye has been appointed independent director of the companys Board of Directors effective immediately.

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  • JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) today announced that Olumide Soroye has been appointed independent director of the companys Board of Directors effective immediately.
  • Olumides experience in software, data analytics, AI, and growth-minded leadership make him an exceptional addition to Verisks board, Verisk CEO Lee Shavel said.
  • We look forward to working closely with Olumide to ensure that we continue to drive value and positive impact for all Verisk stakeholders including shareholders, clients, employees and partners.
  • Bruce Hansen, chairperson of the Verisk Board of Directors, said, Weve added extensive experience to our board with the addition of five new board members over the last year.

QIAGEN Issues 2021 Sustainability Report

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:05pm

In 2021, QIAGEN lowered its greenhouse gas intensity, i.e., its Scope 1 and 2 emissions divided by net sales, by 16% compared to the previous year.

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  • In 2021, QIAGEN lowered its greenhouse gas intensity, i.e., its Scope 1 and 2 emissions divided by net sales, by 16% compared to the previous year.
  • For example, QIAGEN introduced plant-based material alternatives either based on straw or paper to replace the expanded polystyrene coolers in cold-chain shipments in 2021.
  • QIAGEN launched QIAreach QuantiFERON-TB (QIAreach QFT), a test featuring ultrasensitive digital detection built into a fully portable device, in October 2021.
  • For its sustainability efforts QIAGEN was recognized by the rating agencies ISS-ESG, MSCI as well as Sustainalytics which all specialize in sustainability.

Sono-Tek Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting, Reviews Record Sales and Income in Fiscal Year 2022 and Discusses Potential Impact of Supply Chain Issues

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:03pm

The results of Fiscal Year 2022, which ended on February 28, 2022, were discussed.

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  • The results of Fiscal Year 2022, which ended on February 28, 2022, were discussed.
  • During the meeting, Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Chairman and CEO, highlighted the 2022 fiscal year business performance which reached record levels despite the lingering impact of Covid-19 on Sono-Teks customers and markets.
  • Revenue grew to $17.1 million, a 16% increase from the previous fiscal year and the Companys highest level to date.
  • Net income more than doubled and also reached the highest level to date at $2.5 million.

RC Technologies Unveils Roadmap for Spreading Its Decarbonization Hubs Across the Globe By 2023

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:10pm

By setting up its carbon capture hubs, it aims to utilize its groundbreaking technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by directly removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

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  • By setting up its carbon capture hubs, it aims to utilize its groundbreaking technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by directly removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • The proposed carbon capture hubs are set to be established with the help of its advanced proprietary Direct Air Capture technology.
  • RC Technologies is focusing its carbon capture initiative on cities, because of their amplified role in climate change and carbon emissions.
  • Founded by Raciel Castillo, RC Technologies is a US-based, global firm, creating Direct Air Capture carbon capture hubs around the world.

Ponce Financial Group, Inc. announces formation of a Management Committee on Environmental, Social & Governance

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:58pm

The ESG Committee has adopted an ESG charter and policy to oversee and manage the Companys ESG initiatives.

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  • The ESG Committee has adopted an ESG charter and policy to oversee and manage the Companys ESG initiatives.
  • The Company also intends to perform a full-facility energy audit on an ongoing basis to assess and address any material gaps.
  • Ponce Financial Group, Inc., as the successor by merger with PDL Community Bancorp, is the holding company for Ponce Bank.
  • Ponce Bank is a Minority Depository Institution, a Community Development Financial Institution, and a certified Small Business Administration lender.

ComEd, Openlands Award $200,000 in Environmental Grants to 23 Communities Across Northern Illinois

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:32pm

Now in its tenth year, ComEd and Openlands Green Region Grant program has deployed over $1.9 million to communities and organizations in northern Illinois.

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  • Now in its tenth year, ComEd and Openlands Green Region Grant program has deployed over $1.9 million to communities and organizations in northern Illinois.
  • ComEd funds the program, and Openlands, one of the oldest metropolitan environmental conservation organizations in the nation, administers the grants to local communities and organizations.
  • For 10 years, the ComEd Green Region grant has helped communities across northern Illinois improve the health and vibrancy of their parks and natural areas, said Jerry Adelmann, CEO of Openlands.
  • As the impacts of climate change increasingly affect northern Illinois communities, Openlands is proud to partner with ComEd to support projects that encourage natural climate solutions.

Dickinson College to Host International Climate Symposium

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:48pm

CARLISLE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Dickinson College, a nationally recognized leader in sustainability education and sustainable operations, will host internationally known climate scientists, policymakers and other experts for a three-day symposium featuring authors of the newest reports from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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  • CARLISLE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Dickinson College, a nationally recognized leader in sustainability education and sustainable operations, will host internationally known climate scientists, policymakers and other experts for a three-day symposium featuring authors of the newest reports from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
  • Dickinson is excited for this opportunity to share the IPCC's critical work with our community and the public.
  • The symposium is timely, coming as the IPCC has released three recent assessment reports on climate change and on the eve of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the U.N.
  • Leading climate experts, including IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, will participate in the symposium.

Pathways LA Statement on The Inflation Reduction Act

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:00pm

Upon review of the Inflation Reduction Act, I support the transformative investment in environmental protection and healthcare measures that the latest reconciliation package outlines.

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  • Upon review of the Inflation Reduction Act, I support the transformative investment in environmental protection and healthcare measures that the latest reconciliation package outlines.
  • The Inflation Reduction Act allocates nearly $400 billion in transformational climate change proposals that will help reduce carbon emissions by approximately 40% by 2030 and includes enhancements in healthcare subsidies to the most vulnerable in our community.
  • By any measure, the Inflation Reduction Act represents the most ambitious action taken by the federal government to combat climate change and mitigates the exorbitant cost of healthcare access.
  • To this end, legislation akin to the ARPA bill is what the ECE sector and families across the country need.

Abell Pest Control Celebrates World Honey Bee Day

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:00pm

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In recognition of World Honey Bee Day 2022, Abell Pest Control called on its employees and their families to create original art featuring the honey bee as the muse.

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  • TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In recognition of World Honey Bee Day 2022, Abell Pest Control called on its employees and their families to create original art featuring the honey bee as the muse.
  • World Honey Bee Day is celebrated every third Saturday in August.
  • Abell Pest Control is a North American leader in pest control, hygiene, and disinfection services offering businesses and homeowners effective, safe, and dependable solutions since 1924.
  • To learn more about Abell visit: https://abellsavesbees.com/
    For more information or to schedule a tour of the art gallery, please contact Eliana Pasquariello, Abell Pest Control, epasquariello@abellgroup.com .

Silverback United, Inc. Closes $14 Million Acquisition of Market Leader in Data Driven Recruitment Software

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:31pm

The acquisition will be immediately accretive and will accelerate its strategy for the assetization of data on a global basis.

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  • The acquisition will be immediately accretive and will accelerate its strategy for the assetization of data on a global basis.
  • The acquisition is part of Silverback's strategy to build highly valuable, vertically specific data companies that can leverage Silverback's DICE data valuation engine's proprietary technology and data valuation capabilities.
  • Silverback will also pursue an aggressive organic growth strategy at Headstart, with significant opportunities to expand to organizations in the US market.
  • Silverback United Inc. is the leader in the rapidly emerging industry of treating data as an asset.