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Trane Technologies Named to the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 11th Consecutive Year

Trane Technologies

SWORDS, Ireland, November 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT), a global climate innovator, has been named to the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the eleventh consecutive year and also this year appears on the World Index. The company performed in the 95th percentile in the Capital Goods industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Score date: Nov. 12, 2021). “Our continued inclusion on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices is an honor and validates our work to advance positive environmental, social and economic change,” said Dave Regnery, CEO of Trane Technologies. “There is a pressing need for bold action to fight climate change and create a more just and equitable society. I’m proud of our team members around the globe who work every day to challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.” The S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were the first global indices to track the leading sustainability-driven public companies based on an analysis of financially material environmental, social and governance factors. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios and provide an engagement platform for companies seeking to adopt sustainable best practices. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index comprises North American sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global through the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It represents the top 20% of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global BMI based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is comprised of corporate leaders in global sustainability that represent the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic and ESG factors. Taking a Global Stand for a Sustainable Future Trane Technologies’ inclusion on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for over a decade underscores the company’s commitment to incorporating sustainable practices into every aspect of its business. With its  2030 Sustainability Commitments, Trane Technologies is helping solve for some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. These commitments include a pledge to reduce customer greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton (2% of the world’s annual emissions) and achieve carbon-neutral operations. Its “Opportunity for All” pledge commits to achieving gender parity in leadership, workforce diversity reflective of its communities, and community initiatives that support equitable education and pathways to green and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. Last week, Trane Technologies took the global stage at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. CEO Dave Regnery pledged further commitments to net-zero emissions by 2050 and urged businesses and governments to accelerate progress towards decarbonizing buildings, homes and refrigerated transportation. The company also became a founding member of the First Movers Coalition, joining the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and over 30 other global businesses committing to buying low-carbon products by 2030 to help develop green supply chains and meet the world's climate goals. On November 3, Trane Technologies was also honored by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales with the Terra Carta Seal for sustainability leadership and driving transformative innovation. ### About Trane Technologies Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes and transportation. For more information, visit tranetechnologies.com.    About S&P Dow Jones Indices S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has been innovating and developing indices across the spectrum of asset classes helping to define the way investors measure and trade the markets. For more information, visit https://www.spglobal.com/spdji/en/about-us/ View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Trane Technologies on 3blmedia.com

November 15, 2021 08:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report Reveals Industrywide Collaboration Driving Positive Impacts

3BL Alerts

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released its biennial 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report inclusive of progress made in 2019 and 2020 within environmental stewardship and broader social responsibility commitments to people, animals and communities. The report provides a transparent accounting of the progress and impact that the dairy community has made against the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment since its launch in 2018. Those dairy companies and processors that have voluntarily signed onto the Stewardship Commitment represent 75 percent of U.S. milk production* and are dedicated to nourishing a growing global population with responsibly produced dairy foods and beverages. Key highlights include the following: More than 95 percent of resources from processors were recovered, redirected and put to beneficial use such as donated to feed hungry people, repurposed for industry purposes and to feed animals and sent to composts (vs. sent to landfill). U.S. dairy provided 1.538 billion servings of nutritious milk, cheese and yogurt in 2020 to food banks in the Feeding America network, a 33 percent increase over 2019 and a 107 percent increase since 2016. The dairy industry supported 3.3 million jobs in the U.S. and contributed $752.93B in total economic impact. By making use of the water present in milk, U.S. dairy processors were net positive for water, returning more than they withdrew from municipal and other sources. The U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative was launched as an industry-wide effort to make sustainable practices and technologies more accessible and affordable for dairy farms of all sizes and included initial corporate partnerships with Nestlé and Starbucks. A first for U.S. dairy, the Report also incorporates nationally-aggregated processor data against Stewardship Commitment metrics. Dairy processors developed and provided ongoing support for a reporting tool to serve as a credible and consistent way to calculate and track processor sustainability progress. Aggregations on GHG and water intensity, as well as other sustainability metrics, will serve as a baseline for future reporting. For more information about the industry’s sustainability work and the dairy checkoff, visit www.usdairy.com. *At the close of the 2020 Sustainability Report reporting period (December 31, 2020), the Stewardship Commitment represented 74% of U.S. milk production. Media Contact Lisa McComb 630-484-1158 # # # About the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® is a leadership forum that brings together the dairy community and third parties to address the changing needs and expectations of consumers and customers. Initiated in 2008 by dairy farmers through the dairy checkoff, Innovation Center leaders and members collaborate on important areas like the environment, nutrition and health, animal care, food safety, and community contributions. Through the Innovation Center, the U.S. dairy community demonstrates its commitment to continuous improvement from farm to table, striving to ensure a socially responsible and economically viable dairy community. For more information, visit www.usdairy.com/about-us/innovation-center Read the Report View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from 3BL Alerts on 3blmedia.com

November 15, 2021 08:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Pathways to Sustainable Clouds

VMware

What if brick-and-mortar companies predicted the rise of online shopping? Or the taxi lobby predicted ride sharing? What if cybersecurity firms predicted ransomware? What would they have done differently to be better positioned for the market shifts and disruption that were to come? However, unlike those examples, we know a paradigm shift to a low-carbon economy is coming, based on decades of research and analysis by climate scientists, economists, and policymakers. Climate change poses an existential threat to our planet and our collective economies must step up and meet the moment. According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report ( 6th Assessment ), global emissions will need to be cut in half by 2030 and reduced to zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts. It’s a tall order — one that will require sacrifice, collaboration, and strategic planning. Every day, we see more evidence of customers, competitors, governments, investors and consumers committing to action. As we move towards this goal together, carbon will be a first-class metric. Inefficiency and waste are no longer acceptable byproducts. What role can and must VMware play in helping our customers accelerate this transition? In Part I of this blog series, I laid the foundation for sustainable computing — what it is and why it’s the next frontier for innovation. In this post, I will delve into strategies for achieving sustainable computing through reducing workload energy and increasing carbon efficiency. In the final post of this three-blog series, I will share some of the innovative sustainability projects we’re working on at VMware. Ultimately, sustainable computing is about minimizing the energy and carbon associated with running workloads. While datacenter efficiency is important, the industry figured out long ago how to use less than 0.1 watt for datacenter operations to support 1 watt of IT operation. Workloads are where the new opportunities for innovation lie. Workload energy efficiency is achieved by minimizing the on-premises and public-cloud infrastructure required to run workloads that meet their business requirements. And workload carbon efficiency means managing when and where workloads run to leverage low-carbon electricity. Let’s dive a little deeper into each of these concepts. Strategy for achieving workload energy efficiency Workload energy efficiency minimizes the energy required to run workloads hosted on IT infrastructure housed in datacenters. There are four components to achieving workload energy efficiency: Making energy visible Maximizing productive host utilization Operating energy-efficient IT hardware Designing compute-efficient applications Making energy visible Management thought leader, Peter Drucker famously said that we can’t manage what we don’t measure. So, it makes sense that to achieve workload energy efficiency, we need energy metrics to inform how we manage workloads at the container, host, and datacenter levels. For example, if you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you first need to know how much energy each appliance uses. Next, you determine how to improve that consumption for each appliance — maybe even swapping out an older appliance for a more efficient one. Or it may involve changing how you use the appliance, like turning off lights when they are not needed or only running the dishwasher when it’s full. For a host (server), energy is an intrinsic characteristic reflecting the extent of use by workloads of its compute resources, such as CPU, memory, and disk. Similar to improving the energy efficiency of our homes, making container and host energy visible enables benchmarking that we can act on. Adding that visibility informs strategies for management and optimization, which we will explore below in more detail. Maximizing host utilization Before virtualization, the best practice was to run one application per physical server. In other words, servers typically ran at only 5-15% utilization. This gross underutilization translated into massive energy waste — incurring both financial and environmental impacts. Virtualization enables higher server utilization, which enables more consolidation. This drastically reduces global datacenter electricity consumption. However, because many servers today are running at only 20-25% utilization, there is still significant room for improvement. Key opportunities for innovation include: Enabling “cloud-sharing” that puts spare capacity to productive use by transient and non-time-sensitive workloads. Recouping stranded capacity from oversized virtual machines, containers, and servers that no longer do useful work (sometimes called “zombies”). Leveraging hybrid public cloud bursting to provide on-demand peak and backup capacity, enabling customers to reduce on-premises infrastructure and run it with higher utilization. These innovations would produce productivity and sustainability improvements, while also meeting performance and availability requirements. Operating energy-efficient hardware Thanks to technology innovations like solid-state drives and advances in chip manufacturing that enable Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling, each generation of computers is more computationally powerful, while still retaining the same level of energy consumption. Just think of your power-hungry 400 Watt desktop computer and monitor from the ’90s (assuming you are old enough!) compared to your sub-50 Watt laptop today. Although Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling are waning, new innovations are on the horizon to provide improved hardware efficiencies, such as die stacking, magnetic RAM, and NAND flash. Newer hardware can support significantly more workloads for the same energy cost. Hardware refresh cycles of three to four years would significantly reduce the total energy consumed by the hardware and the datacenter, freeing up significant space and power for new workloads. There is some complexity in weighing the operational carbon benefit of upgrading to new IT hardware, compared to the energy impact from manufacturing that new hardware. For example, a 2020 study showed that the carbon emissions of Facebook’s Prineville datacenter operations (IT + datacenter infrastructure) was almost twice that of the carbon emissions from manufacturing that equipment (“embodied carbon”). However, when renewable energy was included in the analysis, the outcome was dramatically different, with manufacturing carbon being four times more than the operational carbon emissions. Nonetheless, it’s important to drive energy efficiency wherever possible to reduce our overall demand for electricity until it’s 100% renewable everywhere. Another consideration for upgrading hardware is the environmental impact of disposing of the old hardware. Unfortunately, there’s no good answer today, other than the responsible recycling and disposal of these hazardous materials. This presents us with the opportunity to create new ways to extend the life of IT equipment. Examples might include making hardware components more modular and upgradeable via server disaggregation and composable architectures. As an aside, my dream is for computers to be fully compostable! Designing compute-efficient applications Compute-efficient applications are a focus of an emerging practice of sustainable software engineering, in which applications are designed, architected, coded, and tested in a way that minimizes the use of CPU, memory, network, and storage. Mobile-phone applications are good examples of this. Mobile phones have limited power, so the best-designed apps are built to minimize battery consumption. The Green Software Foundation has a working group to research and develop tools, code, libraries, and training for building compute-efficient applications. It also has a working group that’s developing a Software Carbon Intensity Specification to help users and developers make informed choices of their tools, approaches, and architectures. Strategy for achieving workload carbon efficiency Up to this point, I’ve focused on the factors involved in making workloads more energy efficient, which also confers carbon-efficiency benefits. Now, let’s look at making workloads more carbon-efficient by leveraging less carbon-intensive electricity. There are three components to workload carbon efficiency: Renewable-energy-powered datacenters Workload placement and scheduling Carbon-aware workloads. Renewable-energy-powered datacenters The most obvious component of carbon-efficient workloads is renewable-energy-powered datacenters. Once we realize the energy efficiency and productivity gains, to reach zero-carbon operations, the workloads need to be renewable energy-powered. Today, the renewable energy mix varies regionally from 100% in Iceland to 20% in the U.S., to zero in Bahrain. But many companies with large datacenter operations aren’t waiting for electric utilities to convert from fossil-fuel-based generation to renewable energy. Instead, they are going out and procuring it themselves and setting goals to achieve 100% renewable-energy-powered operations by the end of the decade. In the U.S. in recent years, corporate procurement of renewable energy has exceeded that of electric utilities. This private demand for renewables, coupled with the ever-increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy, is accelerating grid deployments globally. It’s now one of the fastest decarbonizing sectors. Recognizing the environmental impact of their industry, many public cloud providers are committing to 100% renewable-energy-powered operations by 2030. In fact, earlier this year at VMware, we launched an initiative called “Zero Carbon Committed.” Its purpose is to connect customers looking for low-carbon public cloud providers to meet their supply-chain sustainability goals with VMware cloud providers who are committed to zero-carbon clouds by 2030. To date, 23 providers are Zero Carbon Committed. Workload placement and scheduling A less-obvious component of workload carbon efficiency is placement and scheduling – when and where workloads are run. Integrating electricity carbon intensity as an optimization factor into workload management can significantly minimize system carbon emissions. A characteristic of the electricity that powers datacenter workloads is carbon intensity — the weighted average of the carbon emitted during the generation of that electricity across all generators on the grid. Carbon emissions can vary anywhere from near-zero for wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear power plants to very carbon-intensive for coal and natural gas power plants (e.g., 500 kg CO2/MWh). The mix of generators contributing electrons and the quantity generated on the local grid varies at any given time. Therefore, a grid’s carbon intensity varies over time. For workloads that are not latency-sensitive and/or geographically restricted, the management system may determine when and/or where to run these workloads based on when and/or where the electricity is cleanest. For example, the management system can delay running a workload or run the workload in an alternate datacenter. This idea isn’t far-fetched. The share of renewables and low-carbon electricity reached almost 55% in 2019 for global electricity generation. In aggregate, workload placement and scheduling could help reduce demand for carbon-intensive electricity. In the longer term, managing datacenter workload demand could also improve the economics and stability of the electricity grid by facilitating the balance of electricity demand and supply. Carbon-aware workloads Carbon-aware workloads are necessary for enabling workload placement and scheduling to optimize system carbon emissions. Quality-of-service requirements such as latency, geographic restrictions, and mission-critical elements of these workloads can be communicated back to the management system. This enables the management system to identify and prioritize workloads that have the flexibility to alternate their scheduling and/or placement. The Green Software Foundation has a working group focused on developing an SDK to enable carbon-aware applications. As we can see, there are pathways to zero-carbon clouds that can help accelerate the coming transition to a low-carbon economy. Innovations that maximize the productive use of cloud infrastructure will bring significant economic and environmental benefits. And managing workloads to use the cleanest energy can help stabilize the grid and provide lower-cost electricity. Some of these innovations can leverage existing capabilities. Others will require the maturation and adoption of emerging capabilities, such as hybrid cloud bursting to provide on-demand capacity for peak loads. VMware is perfectly positioned as a multi-cloud solutions provider to lead the way. Companies, investors, and governments are counting on it. Stay tuned for the final installment of this blog series, where we’ll look more closely at some of the sustainability innovation happening at VMware. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from VMware on 3blmedia.com

November 15, 2021 08:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Spiceology Welcomes Renowned Chef Jet Tila to the Collab Team with New Line of Korean-Inspired Blends

Spiceology

Spiceology, a leading spice and flavor company, today announced its partnership and new product line with celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Chef Jet Tila. This collaboration between Spiceology and Tila culminates with the launch of three new Korean-inspired spice blends, inviting chefs and consumers to experience Tila’s take on Korean flavors. Known for his diverse Asian cuisine expertise, Chef Jet’s new blends are his personal twist on the vibrant and savory flavors of classic Korean fare, including a bulgogi-inspired blend, ‘Fiery Sweet’, a kimchi-inspired blend, ‘Sour Power’, and a ssamjang-inspired blend, ‘Umami Punch’. Fiery Sweet ($13.95) - Translating to “Fire Meat,” traditional bulgogi is a thinly sliced beef dish that uses the flavors of soy sauce, brown sugar, Asian pears, garlic, ginger, ground black pepper, and sesame oil. This blend spotlights the slightly salty, mildly sweet and nutty-savory flavors of traditional bulgogi. Sour Power ($13.95) - Commonly mistaken as a food, Kimchi is actually a method of fermentation. This blend provides the perfect flavors to pickle any veggie, inspired by Korean culture’s adoration of Kimchi. Umami Punch ($13.95) - No Korean street food is complete without a smear of Ssamjang. With more umami than its spicy cousin Gochujang, Ssamjung is a thick chili paste made of doenjang, gochujang, sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, and sometimes brown sugar. This blend emulates these flavors in a wonderfully complex yet easy-to-use seasoning blend. “We believe in the power of collaboration, and our goal is to be a conduit to help chefs share their unique culinary perspectives and to share these flavors with consumers and chefs alike,” said Tony Reed, Senior Director of Innovation and Partnerships at Spiceology. “By combining our ‘Experiment with Flavor’ mantra with the credibility and knowledge of chefs, we can provide effortless deliciousness from many different cultures, including our most recent line of Korean-inspired flavors with Chef Jet Tila. This line opens the door to an entirely new world of flavors that most people have never had access to.” Tila is a celebrated author, a regular on The Today Show and the Food Network, and can be found educating and inspiring food magazines across the globe. Both Tila and Spiceology wanted to create a way for people to easily experiment with Korean-inspired flavors. “Meals provoke memories, and these blends are inspired by specific memories from my time growing up in Los Angeles and the stories that were passed down within our Asian community,” said Chef Jet Tila. “Though I come from Thai and Chinese roots, my dedication and passion for the Asian community as a whole is something I've always tried to express through my cooking. Spiceology is giving me the opportunity to shine more light on Korean cuisine and bring my memories of Koreatown to life for chefs and consumers to experience themselves. With the help of Spiceology, I’m inviting people to sample a world of new flavors with just a tablespoon or two of one of these new blends.” For more information on the partnership and recipe inspiration, visit https://spiceology.com/collaborations/jet-tila. ABOUT SPICEOLOGY Founded in 2013, Spiceology is the fastest-growing spice company in America and is on a mission to bring the magic back to spices, the world’s first currency. The chef-owned and operated, one-stop spice shop develops innovative blends and offers over 400 ingredients that are ground fresh in small-batches and shipped fresh to consumers and chefs. Spiceology’s “experiment with flavor” ethos is not only embraced through excellent ingredients and unique combinations, but also through responsible business practices designed to create a better world with diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of the workforce. Spiceology products can be found on spiceology.com, in specialty retailers and grocers, in restaurants around the US, and as far away as Australia and Dubai. Visit spiceology.com for more information or to place an order, or follow Spiceology on Facebook and Instagram. For recipe inspiration, visit here. Contact Details Spiceology Cassidy Levine +1 908-770-7880 cassidy@spiceology.com Company Website https://spiceology.com/

November 15, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Doseology Set to Trade CSE: MOOD

Doseology Sciences Inc.

Doseology Sciences Inc. (CSE: MOOD ) (“ Doseology ” or the “ Company ”) is pleased to announce that its shares will begin trading on the CSE today and has retained Hybrid Financial Ltd. (“ Hybrid ”) to provide marketing and call centre services to the Company. Hybrid has agreed to comply with all applicable securities laws and the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “ CSE ”) in providing their services. Hybrid has been engaged by the Company for an initial period of six (6) months starting from November 15, 2021 (the “ Initial Term ”) and shall be renewed for an additional six (6) months thereafter, unless terminated by the Company in accordance with the Agreement. Hybrid will be paid a monthly fee of $22,500 plus applicable taxes, during the Initial Term. Daniel Vice, CEO and Director commented, “We look forward to Hybrid amplifying market awareness to the Doseology brand and broadening the Company’s reach within the investment community”. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The units have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the Units may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, or pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Doseology in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. On Behalf of the Board of Directors Doseology Sciences Inc. Daniel Vice Chief Executive Officer and Director About Doseology Sciences Inc. Doseology is a British Columbia-based diversified life sciences company, on a mission to reimagine mental health therapies through innovation, technology and sustainability. With a focus on psychedelic and non-psychedelic compounds, Doseology will offer cutting edge therapeutic products and services, with the aim of making a meaningful impact on the mental health pandemic and improving overall health. About Hybrid Financial Ltd. Hybrid is a sales and distribution company that actively connects issuers to the investment community across North America. Using a data driven approach, Hybrid provides its clients with comprehensive coverage of both American and Canadian markets, Hybrid Financial offices in Toronto, and Montreal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Investor Relations Email: investor@doseology.com Telephone: 236-349-0064 Website: www.doseology.com Forward Looking Statements This press release contains statements which constitute “forward‐looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward‐looking information is often identified by the words “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” or similar expressions. Readers are cautioned that forward‐looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects the Company’s management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning the business of the Company’s future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward‐looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward‐looking information are the following: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; decreases in the prevailing prices for products in the markets that the Company operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws or adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws; regulations and enforcement priorities of governmental authorities; compliance with government regulation and related costs; and other risks described in the Prospectus. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward‐looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward‐looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The Company’s securities have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of any person in the United States, absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States, or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Contact Details Investor Relations +1 236-349-0064 investor@doseology.com

November 15, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Developer-friendly platform Haystack grows 35% month-on-month as it launches Enterprise solution

Haystack Analytics

Engineering productivity company Haystack Analytics today reports continued strong business performance as it introduces its enterprise offering less than 6 months after announcing seed funding. Revenues have increased by an average of over 35% month-over-month as demand amongst high-profile customers has grown. Haystack provides a platform providing technology leaders visibility into the software development lifecycle, allowing engineering teams to deliver business value faster and more reliably whilst reducing developer burnout. Companies already using the platform include OutSystems, Cameo, The Economist, AngelList and Indiegogo. Haystack has also secured enterprise deals in highly regulated sectors, including both healthcare firms and large financial services companies. Cofounder and CEO of Haystack Analytics, Julian Colina, said: “It’s certainly been a busy time as we have continued to see growing demand over the past few months. Today, Haystack is helping our customers accelerate software delivery, from biotech to fintech. Our commercial performance has been strong as more elite developer teams have signed up to use our service.” As demand amongst enterprise customers has grown, Haystack has continued to innovate to meet demand. New functionality includes a custom Query Builder, allowing advanced visualization of developer productivity data, alongside the ability to accurately map internal personnel transfers when calculating team performance. Most recently, to assist businesses undergoing digital transformations, Haystack has launched new functionality to accurately track software deployments. This allows developer teams to accurately calculate lead times right to the point where business value is being shipped into production environments. Additionally, Haystack can offer these accurate lead time calculations without the software changes required by other analytics solutions. Cofounder and CTO of Haystack Analytics, Kan Yilmaz, added: “To meet demand as our customer base has moved more upmarket, we have continued to deliver on adding more advanced functionality. With more developers working from home and more customers moving online, Haystack plays an ever greater role in helping our customers achieve successful business outcomes. Our new query engine has allowed our users to access new insights whilst allowing us to ship business value even faster.” About Haystack Analytics Haystack was founded in 2020 by Julian Colin and Kan Yilmaz for tech teams to learn more about roadblocks to their work, improve productivity and importantly identify burnout issues with developers. Haystack helps build elite developer teams by providing engineering metrics and alerts proven to drive performance, improve software reliability and prevent developer burnout. Through their integration with GitHub, Haystack is able to provide live data insights that illustrate the entire delivery process from commit to deploy, being able to highlight bottlenecks like code review and team productivity. Using this feedback loop, Haystack users have increased production deployments by 58% and achieved 70% faster cycle times on average. In June 2021, Haystack announced it had secured a US$1.2m funding round after graduating from Y Combinator’s W21 batch. Contact Details Haystack Analytics Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 bilal@usehaystack.io Company Website https://www.usehaystack.io/

November 15, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Customer Experience and Customer Engagement Market to Surpass $100 Billion in Annual Worldwide Revenue by 2026, According to Dash Research

Dash Network

Customer experience (CX) and customer engagement (CE) initiatives continue to be a major priority for organizations around the world, especially in light of the significant changes and disruptions to customer relationships that emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a new report from Dash Research, this level of focus is leading to brisk growth in the market for CX/CE technology platforms. “While CX improvements are largely driven by organizational change management, software is increasingly being used to support these initiatives by managing and making available the plethora of customer data that is captured and aggregated from a variety of sources,” says principal analyst Keith Kirkpatrick. He adds that some of the key drivers of market growth include pandemic-related shutdowns and reopening, increased focus on omnichannel customer interaction capabilities, the rise of customer centricity, and the elimination of functional silos within organizations. Dash Research forecasts that global CX/CE revenue will increase from $63.6 billion in 2021 to $100.3 billion by 2026. The market size experienced a 13.5% decline between 2019 and 2020 due to economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but spending has recovered in 2021 and is projected to reach 2019 levels again by the end of 2022. The market intelligence firm forecasts that the top 5 industries in terms of CX/CE spending between 2021 and 2026 will be as follows: Telecommunications Healthcare Financial Services & Insurance Retail Government/Public Sector Dash Research’s report, “CX Market Forecasts”, includes a detailed market sizing and forecast model that focuses on the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) software and services opportunity related to CX and CE. The forecast is split into a variety of segments, based on the world region in which the solution is used, the offering itself, functional area, and industry. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market drivers and barriers, and insights into four industries that are driving the market spending are discussed in the report, along with recommendations for both end users and vendors. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the firm’s website. Dash Research, the market intelligence arm of Dash Network, provides in-depth research and insights on the worldwide CX market including a comprehensive assessment of technology solutions, business issues, market drivers, and end-user dynamics across industry sectors. Dash Research’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a complete view of emerging business opportunities surrounding contact center technologies, customer data & analytics, customer data platforms, customer insights & feedback, customer relationship management, personalization & optimization, and employee experience. For more information, visit www.dashresearch.com or call +1.720.603.1700. Contact Details Clint Wheelock +1 720-603-1700 press@dashnetwork.com Company Website http://www.dashnetwork.com

November 15, 2021 05:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Director-General of United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization to Share His Vision at Bayer's Youth Ag Summit

Bayer

MONHEIM, Germany, November 15, 2021 /3BLMedia/ – Dr. QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, will be this year’s keynote speaker at Bayer’s 2021 Youth Ag Summit. Leading FAO since August 2019, Dr QU has been implementing his vision that agri-food systems must be transformed in order to become more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable. This is vital to achieve the Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind. The summit’s overall theme, “Feeding a Hungry Planet,” is based on the United Nations’ prediction that the planet’s population will reach 9.7 billion people by 2050 and will be faced with food security challenges. Dr. QU’s address will take place on the final day of the live global event. The Youth Ag Summit will have a full agenda and links available at www.youthagsummit.com  with options to view live broadcasts throughout the summit, as well as session recordings after the event.   “These young people have the creativity and commitment needed to help feed a growing population without starving the world,” said Liam Condon, member of the board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division. “Hearing directly from the head of the FAO, Dr. QU, about his passion for making the world hunger-free is incredibly inspirational for these next generation leaders.” To be selected, this year’s delegates presented winning “Thrive for Change” project ideas and examples of previous advocacy work based on the summit’s overall theme “Feeding a Hungry Planet.” Divinah Onditi from Kenya for example, who personally experienced food insecurity while growing up in a Kibera slum, is working on a method that empowers households anywhere to safely and affordably grow their own food with smart vegetable planters. The Zetech University business student now hopes her experience and project inspires fellow delegates’ work on other sustainability solutions.   As an official global partner with Bayer for this year’s forum,  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network  (SDSN), in partnership with technology company  Babele, will also provide a virtual idea incubator called YAS University where delegates will continue to learn entrepreneurship and leadership skills, receive coaching from mentors, and improve their own project concepts throughout a 10-week period following the November summit. For more on Youth Ag Summit 2021, please visit www.youthagsummit.com. You can also follow the Youth Ag Summit (@youthagsummit) on Instagram or follow #agvocateswithoutborders and #YAS2021 on any social media platform. About the Youth Ag Summit The Youth Ag Summit movement is a community of global young leaders championing sustainable agriculture and food security and working to bridge the understanding gap between those who produce our food and those who consume it. Every two years, 100 delegates are chosen to take part in the Summit. Previous editions have been hosted in Canada, Australia, Belgium and Brazil. Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s summit is the first completely virtual event. About the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. For more information, visit  www.unsdsn.org.  About Bayer Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, go to  www.bayer.com. Contact:  Charla Lord, phone +1 314 343 7196 Email:  Charla.Lord@Bayer.com Alexander Hennig, phone +49 175 3089736 Email: Alexander.Hennig@Bayer.com Forward-Looking Statements This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Bayer on 3blmedia.com

November 15, 2021 03:11 AM Eastern Standard Time

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“On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk” Podcast byline

Verizon

As a young girl growing up in the South, I learned that remarkable conversations with interesting people can happen in the simplest of places – whether it’s a balcony, deck, patio or stoop. For me, it was the front porch, a place where my family, friends and local leaders regularly met to discuss important issues impacting our communities.   Throughout my career in journalism and today, as the Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Officer of Verizon, I have carried this spirit of meaningful dialogue forward into my work. When we were building Citizen Verizon, our responsible business plan, we had many weighty conversations that led us to create a social impact strategy integrated across our enterprise and focused on several of today’s most challenging social issues — such as digital inclusion, workforce development and climate justice.   I’m thrilled to share that the conversations on the porch from my youth also inspired a new podcast – “On the Porch with Rose Stuckey Kirk” – that my team at Verizon and I have created, launching today on a variety of platforms including Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and Audacy.   My first guest is Ruby Bridges, the historical and civil rights icon, author and speaker and someone I’ve admired throughout my life. Her courage as the first child to walk up the steps of the all-white William Frantz Elementary School, starting the desegregation movement in New Orleans, has stayed with me.   And now, 61 years later, I had the chance to invite Ruby to my porch. Take a listen and hear how this historic moment shaped and fueled her passionate activism and advocacy for education equality.   Join me, won’t you? View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Verizon on 3blmedia.com

November 14, 2021 10:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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