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Universal Ibogaine Announces Engagement of Investor Relations Advisor

Universal Ibogaine Inc.

Calgary, AB – TheNewsire - October 21, 2021 – Universal Ibogaine Inc. ( TSXV:IBO ) ( “UI” or the “Company” ), a life sciences company with a mission to research and deliver medicalized ibogaine-centered addiction care, advises that it has retained Volume Hunters Ltd. ( “Volume Hunters” ) of Vancouver, Canada, as an enhancement of its’ investor relations program. IR and Marketing Engagements Volume Hunters will provide social media and capital markets advisory services to support the distribution of the UI story across multiple social media channels.  The expected result is increased awareness of UI’s  plans for research into utilizing ibogaine as part of the delivery of a continuum of care treating opioid abuse and other addictions. The contract is for $50,000 paid for services provided over a 12-month period, and is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “ TSXV ”). Dr. Rami Batal, UI’s Chief Executive Officer, noted “we are pleased have access to Volume Hunters expertise, as their mandate will focus on increasing UI’s visibility and building long term relationships with institutional and high net worth investors. ” Maturity date of Promissory Notes Payable UI also advises that its’ prior news release of October 4, 2021 inadvertently referred to the maturity date of $350,000 of convertible promissory notes payable as having been extended to February 28, 2021, which should have instead read February 28, 2022.  TSXV approval of the extension of the maturity date to February 28, 2022 has been received. About Universal Ibogaine Inc. UI is a life sciences company with the goal of clinically developing ibogaine, a natural plant substance, as a prescribed addiction interruption medicine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.  An application to Health Canada is being developed to undertake clinical trials aimed at proving the safety and efficacy of the use of ibogaine for this purpose. UI also operates an addiction treatment clinic near Winnipeg, Manitoba and plans to expand its clinical operations, with the eventual introduction of ibogaine into its addiction treatment protocols as a primary modality for the interruption and ideally cessation of addictions to primarily opioids such as oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, as well as alcohol, cocaine, and other stimulants. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE. CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ‎This news release may contain forward-looking statements and information. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such ‎as "plans", "expect", "project", "intend", "will", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "scheduled", ‎‎"potential", or other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "should" or ‎‎"could" occur.  The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations ‎and assumptions made by UI.  Although UI believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-‎looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-‎looking statements because UI can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since ‎forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve ‎inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated ‎due to a number of factors and risks, which include, but are not limited to, risks that required ‎regulatory approvals are not obtained. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the ‎preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by UI at the time of ‎preparation, may prove to be incorrect and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on ‎forward-looking information, which speaks only to conditions as of the date hereof.  UI does not ‎undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained ‎herein to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence ‎of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. ‎ For further information: Investor Relations: Dugan Selkirk - IR Manager dugan.selkirk@universalibogaine.com   Media Contact: Cathy Fernandes -VP, Marketing & Communications cathy.fernandes@universalibogaine.com Related Links https://universalibogaine.com

October 21, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ralph Lauren Continues Decades of Cancer Care and Prevention Support With 2021 Pink Pony Campaign

Ralph Lauren Corporation

For more than 20 years, Ralph Lauren has been committed to the fight against cancer. The mission of the Pink Pony Fund of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation has been to reduce disparities in cancer care and ensure access to quality treatment is available to everyone at an earlier, more curable stage since 2000. Our annual Pink Pony campaign supports organizations like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Ralph Lauren Center and the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at The Royal Marsden – among others in our global network – funding screening, early diagnosis, treatment, education and patient navigation programs worldwide. For decades, our dedication to championing better lives has been brought to life through both the causes we support and the products we create. Inspired by global messages of love, community and hope, our 2021 Pink Pony capsule collection was crafted to show support for all those who cancer has impacted. This year, 100% of the purchase price of our Pink Pony Fleece Hoodie is directed to our international network of cancer-fighting organizations. In the U.S., collection proceeds proudly benefit the Pink Pony Fund of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. Together, we are committed to fighting this disease and showing up with hope, love and support. Learn more and join us in the fight against cancer  here. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Ralph Lauren Corporation on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 06:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tykes, Inc. Selects BEASY’s NFT Management Platform to Power New Tykeland Marketplace

Beasy, LLC

Blockchain Made Easy, LLC (dba BEASY) announced today it has signed a multi-year enterprise licensing agreement with Tykes, Inc., a leading provider of digital likeness artwork to professional and college athletes as well as university sports and recruiting programs. Through the licensing agreement, Tykes will adopt Blockchain Made Easy’s private-labelable core blockchain platform called BEASY Authentication ™ to NFT-enable Tykeland, Tykes soon-to-be released online marketplace. Using BEASY’s technology, Tykeland plans to offer limited edition Tykes designs for use by Tykes customers as NFTs, including sovereign digital names and identities for use on any blockchain-based marketplace. In addition to Tykes use of BEASY’s technology, BEASY is using Tykes designs as player avatars within BEASY’s flagship sports and entertainment application called AthleteChain™. “We’re thrilled to be working with Tykes,” says Bob Kramich, Founder and CEO of BEASY. “By transforming the Tykes they already trust and love into sovereign digital identity avatars, universities and athletes can jumpstart NFT collaboration and revenue generation with trust.” Designed specifically for the sports and entertainment industry, AthleteChain ™makes it easy for players, universities, teams, and sponsors to generate NFTs directly from their own computers, then sell and track them on any website or NFT marketplace. The first of its kind in sports, BEASY AthleteChain ™ is a multi-party consensus network (MPCN), designed to verify and maintain the true state of asset ownership across all permissioned users, while also enabling users to buy, sell, trade or transfer intellectual property rights for physical and digital goods directly with one another. “Through BEASY’s solution, our customers can use their existing Tykes to jumpstart new revenue streams while also learning about blockchain, NIL, and NFTs in a way that’s already aligned with how they recruit and operate today,” says Jason Woullard, CEO and Founder of Tykes, Inc. “Offering blockchain-authenticated Tykes to our valued customers is a natural extension of the work we are already doing for them,” Jason adds. # # # About BEASY ™ Blockchain Made Easy ™, LLC is a Massachusetts-based technology and professional services company empowering retail and business customers with the ability to deploy customized blockchain-based strategies through easy-to-use blockchain software products. The company’s core product, BEASY Authentication ™, is a permissioned blockchain platform and associated wallet solution allowing users to seamlessly create, sell, and track digital goods in addition to a broad range of other applications such as digital identity management, fractional and whole digital asset ownership, royalties management, contract-to-smart contract management and more. BEASY is committed to making blockchain adoption easy. For more information, go to www.BEASY1.com. About BEASY AthleteChain ™ BEASY AthleteChain ™ is a turnkey SaaS software product enabling users in sports to create and manage NFTs directly from their personal computers and sell on any NFT marketplace or Shopify-enabled website using both credit cards as well as cryptocurrencies. A comprehensive yet extremely easy-to-use blockchain enablement platform, AthleteChain™ benefits aspiring athlete entrepreneurs with business benefits such as personal brand trademarking and proof-of-use, quality-at-the-source contract-to-smart contract creation and control, business partner and friend network administration, perpetual revenue tracking, contract compliance verification, and more. For more information go to https://beasy1.com/athletechain About Tykes, Inc. Founded in 2014, Tykes is a design-centered messaging company which creates ‘art that articulates’ for professional and college athletes, universities and global brands. Tykes digital avatars and designs enable everyone from individuals and entrepreneurs, to Fortune 500 enterprises to break through marketing clutter and connect with target audiences in relevant, intelligent and timely ways. Tykes branded designs are proven to increase customer engagement, brand loyalty and revenues. Connect with Beasy Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeasyInc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/beasy-blockchain-made-easy-llc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beasy1859/ Connect with Tykes https://www.mytyke.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tykeland Twitter: https://twitter.com/tykeland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mytyke/ Contact Details Beasy, LLC. David Kaupp info@beasy1.com Tykes Jason Woullard, CEO info@mytyke.com Company Website https://www.beasy1.com

October 21, 2021 04:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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A Fireside Chat with Land Betterment's Executive Chairman, Mark Jensen

Land Betterment Corporation

Hello – I’m Stephanie Conzelman, Stakeholder Engagement Director with Land Betterment. I recently sat down with several members of the Land Betterment team to better understand the creation of Land Betterment and what motivates them to drive Land Betterment forward each and every day. It was a lively conversation needless to say and certainly cannot be covered in just one post.  Please read on to see excerpts from my conversation with Mark Jensen and learn all about the “whys” and the future for Land Betterment through his lens. Mark is Land Betterment’s Executive Chairman, and is a real leader and visionary for successful businesses throughout a wide range of industries. He is not afraid to try what has not been done before. Q: What excites you most about Land Betterment? A: The solution! Folks get stuck in the same way of doing things and don’t look outside the box by bringing different solutions to the table. Historically, there were Government based programs in place to help either the land or the communities decimated by the thermal coal industry. But no one was working in unison to help both. By putting creative ideas together, reacting to what the community wants and working with the community, Land Betterment has been able to solve problems that these communities actually have – problems which are unique to them. In the past people have come into place like Appalachia and done what sounds neat but not what the communities needed to make the land and communities better. By working with the community and putting creative ideas together, we bring in real viable solutions that can be profitable. We are implementing solutions in a real-life scenario. IN REALITY PROFITABILITY MEANS SUSTAINABILITY.  Q: Why is most of your work in Appalachia? A: We have been operating in this community since 2006 via our publicly traded company, American Resources. We spend a lot of time there. In fact, I have spent 1/3 of my life there. We understand the problems. 50% of the community was employed by the mining industry so there is a lot need. There is an Industry rebalance and folks need to get back to work. Companies are going bankrupt and walking away - leaving an opportunity. Those companies were not willing to adjust and look at  things differently. Land Betterment is looking at things differently. Our solutions can have a real impact and provide a real opportunity for that community in a multitude of ways because we are being creative.  We are also able to apply our expertise gained from running other companies. We understand how the capital side of the world works. These communities need new industry, jobs and money and we know how to do that. Money does not solve problems, but you need capital to re-invent something. We have those relationships and speak that language, but we also speak the language of the local community. We know that these folks don’t want to be turned into computer programmers. You gotta give them an opportunity that they really want that can be family sustainable. Q: Are there other organizations doing similar work? A: There are some who are doing non-for-profit aspects of the support. It takes innovation to think out of the box. There is some innovation taking place and that is the whole concept of Land Betterment. We want to encourage other companies to jump in and join us. This does not hurt our business it only helps it. Here is an example of our innovative thinking. An abandoned school in Perry County, Kentucky went up for auction and we were one of two parties bidding. We purchased that school and are in the process of turning it into a propagation facility for farms. There was no one else at that auction who had the same futuristic thoughts as Land Betterment. Q: You all are entrepreneurs, are well versed in Appalachia and care about bettering the environment, society and economy. Why is Land Betterment the one to make this happen? A: The willingness to act. 90% of entrepreneurs are not willing to take that step forward and never really start. We are more than willing to persevere and fight and put forth the effort to be successful. At the end of the day, we are not afraid to listen to what the problems really and truly are and get a real workable solution for the people.  We make decisions based on the input. (I know I was asked to keep this conversation at a high level and not delve into our different business divisions, but this is such a perfect example of how we operate.) One of our employees in Appalachia could not afford his electric bill and was living in a double wide trailer. Trailers don’t sustain temperature and they fall apart. So, we looked for a solution and that is how our eko Housing division was created.  eko aims at providing residents with a modern, alternative housing option in the form of container-based, modular housing villages. The container-based homes use recycled steel shipping containers as the homes’ main frame, which creates a very safe and durable structure, and are very eco-friendly due to the repurposing of materials, quick construction timing, and much less wasted materials.  Additionally, ekō homes are very energy efficient and have a solar option, which can further reduce the cost of utilities to near zero.   This is an extremely cool opportunity for that community because many communities in Appalachia need to re-adapt. Not only can we provide them with sustainable housing but we can also turn the community into a vacation destination, where people will go there for hunting trips and business trips. Where they can hunt in rural communities and have a cool place to stay.   Q: What is the end game? What do you want this to become? A: Ewwww, ahhh….. (Big exhale) REPLICATED. I want it to be replicable over all small rural areas that need an opportunity and need hope! (Again, I know I was asked to keep this high level but I really need to talk about LBX here.) I am most excited about our LBX division. It could be a gold rush of environmental jobs across the world. Right now, it is only modeled for the USA, but if successful it could be replicated all over the world. LBX is the first ever market-based program that incentivizes people to clean up environmental impact and restore the land from the fossil fuel industry. The LBX market value and LBX Token Issuance Process has been established to reflect the efficient market and demand for restoring the land from impacted properties. On the secondary market, the higher the value of the LBX, the greater the financial incentive for people to clean up the environment. What I would l love to see, is these people in all small rural areas that need an opportunity and  hope, making ridiculous amounts of money - pay days. If you’re doing environmental work, I want it to be such a gold rush that people will come and pay these folks any amount of money to clean up the environment and completely flip the paradigm of what people think environmentalism means. People think that to be an environmentalist you need to shut things down. I think you can open things up, open up an entire workforce and community to reclaim and clean up these properties, and at the same time you are opening up new industry. This could be 20-30 years of jobs. THAT IS ENVIRONMENTALISM TO ME!   I want Land Betterment to be recognized for flipping the paradigm for what it means it means to be an environmentalist. It’s not about shutting things down, and all business is bad. You need to respect the environment and think about the environment when you make business decisions. That is what Land Betterment can accomplish. IT’S ABOUT OPENING THINGS UP! Future Q&A articles will include other members of the team as well as deeper dives into Land Betterment’s business pillars – eko, Betterment Harvests, Land Betterment Exchange (LBX), Coal Craft Spirits, Pollinate, Betterment Recycling and Betterment Metal Recovery About Land Betterment Corporation Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit landbetterment.com or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Company Contacts: Mark LaVerghetta 317.537.0492 ext. 0 Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance info@landbetterment.com Stephanie Conzelman 207.205.0790 Stakeholder Engagement Director info@landbetterment.com View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Land Betterment Corporation on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 04:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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"Towards Net Zero Emissions”: IVECO and SHELL Call for Action on Energy Transition in Cross-Industry Panel Discussion

CNH Industrial

IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial, and Shell jointly organised the digital event, inviting industry experts and thought leaders for a panel discussion under the heading “Towards Net Zero Emissions – The path to a sustainable, heavy-duty transport system”. The debate was live streamed on IVECO LIVE Channel and is now available for viewing on demand on the same platform. The two companies share a commitment to decarbonising road transport and the belief that the change towards a cleaner future requires cooperation of the different stakeholders – from the energy industry and vehicle manufacturers, to customers and institutions. In this event they have brought together experts to discuss the best pathway to decarbonise the transport sector: the panelists focused on the need for a wider adoption of cleaner energy sources and the role that LNG and bio-LNG have to play in the transport energy mix alongside developments in vehicle efficiency, and hydrogen and electric propulsion technologies. The event was opened by Tarek Helmi, Partner & Leader Future of Energy at Deloitte, who set the scene with an overview of industry trends and introduced the topic of LNG and bio-LNG in transport. Luca Sra, Chief Operating Officer IVECO Truck Business Unit and Patrick Carré, Vice President Global Commercial Road Transport, Shell, followed with a brief introduction of IVECO’s and Shell’s roadmaps to sustainable transport in a fast-changing industry and the companies’ ambitions for the energy transition. “At IVECO we have taken the air quality and climate change challenge with a sense of urgency, because these issues don’t wait. For this reason, IVECO has committed to be fossil-free by 2040, anticipating by 10 years the ambitious target set by the European Commission on carbon neutrality,” stated Luca Sra. “Decarbonizing the transport industry is not simply necessary, but it is also possible. To do so, all the stakeholders in the biomethane value chain need to join forces to support the further development of the technology, and to promote the role of biomethane as a contributor to achieve the CO 2 reduction target in heavy-duty transport.” Following the introductory statements, Tarek Helmi opened the panel discussion with Giandomenico Fioretti, Alternative Propulsion Business Development Director at IVECO, Christian Hoellinger, Downstream LNG Europe Lead at Shell, Matthias Maedge, Director of Advocacy for IRU (International Road Transport Union) and Christoph Domke, Senior Director and Clean and Smart Mobility Lead at FTI Consulting. The debate kicked off with considerations about the increase in customer demand for low emission trucks. Giandomenico Fioretti highlighted that the demand for LNG articulated trucks has grown steadily, with the vehicles going from being a niche product in 2015 to representing today almost 4% of Total Industry Volume. The panel went on to discuss the benefits of LNG and bio-LNG technology, and the availability of bio-methane, which currently represents on average 17% of gas used in transport in the European Union and is expected to become widely available in the coming years. The panelists went on to discuss the regulatory aspects, economics of gas trucks and technological development. They then turned their attention to the expansion of the infrastructure to further boost the production of Bio-LNG, as a key enabling factor to achieve the net zero CO 2 emissions. The panel discussion closed with considerations about the importance of collaboration among different ecosystem companies to enable the decarbonisation of transport and a call to action for all stakeholders to join forces in supporting the transition to LNG and Bio-LNG on the path to sustainability. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from CNH Industrial on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 04:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Illumina to Host Inaugural ESG Investor Event on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Illumina

SAN DIEGO, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) announced that it will host its first Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) focused investor event at 11:00 am Pacific Time (2:00 pm Eastern Time), Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Francis deSouza, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Samad, Chief Financial Officer, and Sharon Vidal, Global Lead, Corporate Social Responsibility, will be joined by Maggie Lake, journalist and ESG communication specialist, for a presentation and fireside chat for investors, analysts, and other interested parties regarding Illumina's ESG strategy and action plans. Conference Call Details The webcast will begin at 11:00 am Pacific Time (2:00 pm Eastern Time) on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Interested parties may register for the event in advance through the Investor Info section of Illumina's website under the "company" tab at www.illumina.com. To ensure timely connection, please join the webcast at least ten minutes before the scheduled start. A replay of the webcast will be posted on Illumina's website after the event and will be available for at least 30 days following. About Illumina Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit www.illumina.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Illumina on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 03:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Smart EV Charging in Buildings: A Key Lever for Accelerating EVs' Adoption

Schneider Electric

Electric vehicles (EVs) are transforming and decarbonizing the mobility industry. With millions of new EVs expected on the roads in the near future, this trend will only accelerate in the coming years. To maximize the benefits of this shift, for both consumers and the environment, it is also essential that we speed up the global roll-out of smart EV charging infrastructure. With 300 to 500 million EV connectors projected to be installed by 2040, getting EV charging infrastructure right will be pivotal for building tomorrow’s smart and decentralized energy system. Most existing policies today focus on the deployment of public charging infrastructure. However, around 90% of EV chargers installed by 2040 will be in private settings – mainly in our residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. It is thus essential to evaluate the potential added value of deploying private smart EV charging technology in buildings for EV drivers, system operators, and other stakeholders. The multiple benefits of smart EV charging in buildings To assess this issue, the Schneider Electric TM  Sustainability Research Institute has conducted  a cost-benefit analysis  of installing local smart EV charging technology in households, multifamily, and commercial buildings. Our research finds that, for consumers and system operators, the benefits of such an approach are striking. The results highlight that: – On average, smart EV charging stations deployed in buildings are more affordable for consumers than equivalent public charging points. – Smart EV charging can generate savings of up to 70% for consumers, when compared to public EV charging costs, especially if paired with time-of-use tariffs, demand charges and the implementation of  distributed power generation infrastructure (such as onsite solar). These savings can be further enhanced through the utilization of  load management systems. – The benefits of EV charging are magnified by the provision of grid and system services, highlighting the value of having a fully smart and bidirectional charging strategy. – Implementing  smart charging technology in buildings increases the resilience  of local and global grids, while also helping avoid the need for large, expensive associated infrastructure investments. – Finally, the provision of smart EV charging in buildings, on average, reduces associated CO2 emissions by more than public charging or uncontrolled charging, at the building level. A thoughtful policy approach is required The potential benefits are huge, but we need well-designed policies to achieve them. The results of our study demonstrate that governments and regulatory bodies should seek to ensure: The  promotion  of EV charging at buildings, via the removal of all existing barriers. A  reduction  in smart EV charging costs for consumers, via the implementation of time-of-use energy tariffs and the increased self-consumption of electricity generated via distributed generation. Better  access  to grid and system services for EVs to support the transformation of energy systems. Smart EV charging is a major enabler of the decarbonization of transport, buildings, and global energy systems. When coupled with flexible sources and loads within buildings, it also has the potential to provide important additional benefits for consumers and system operators. This combination provides a more efficient and economically attractive proposition than centralized paradigms – and is an important first step towards the  convergence of Mobility, Energy and the Urban transformation. For full details and results of the Schneider Electric TM Sustainability Research Institute’s modeling of smart EV charging in buildings,  click here. More information on the specific applications of eMobility solutions and smart EV charging technologies can be found  here (eMobility)  and  here (EV Charging). View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Schneider Electric on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Black & Veatch Urges Prioritization of Water System Resilience Through Holistic Asset Management

Black & Veatch

Factors like climate change, thinning groundwater resources, rises in seawater temperature, reduced flow of rivers and streams and public demand for water conservation are driving water and wastewater utilities to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of their systems. Armed with reclamation and reuse technologies, utilities are finding solutions in a range of strategies. But as each water source and its use are different, so too will be the reuse process for each application. To remain current and adaptable, utilities need to develop long-term plans with multi-benefit solutions and outcomes. According to an article by Zeynep Erdal, Black & Veatch’s integrated solutions leader, and Jo Ann Jackson, Black & Veatch’s One Water national practice leader, companies can achieve this holistic consideration of system resilience by adopting a One Water philosophy that facilitates collaboration between different water agencies, drafting plans that account for the specificities of an area’s water sources, and identifying best-fit strategies and goals for their own community’s water. Water reuse has developed greatly since its inception. Today, recycled water--both potable and non-potable--is used across various applications. If communities are to effectively construct resilient water systems that take advantage of reuse, they will need to take a holistic approach. “Today, cyclic and increasingly extreme drought events are driving utilities to develop water supply resiliency through innovative use of technologies for integrated water reuse solutions that yield many water supply and management benefits,” write Erdal and Jackson. “In the years ahead, learning from past inflection points that drove expansion of water reuse to serve multiple needs as well as initiatives that rose out of extreme necessity can place water reuse on a faster-paced innovation and leadership curve.” *** Media Contact Information: MELINA VISSAT | +1 303-256-4065 P | +1 617-595-8009 M | VissatM@BV.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +  1- 855-999-5991 View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Black & Veatch on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 03:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Intelligent Transport Systems Enable the Decarbonization of Road Transportation

WSP

Our planet is warming at its fastest pace in history. Securing a world that can support life now and for future generations requires all countries to tackle the urgent global climate change challenge. Immediate and continuous action to nurture planetary health will also improve livelihoods and communities. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions demands decarbonization efforts across all sectors. This whitepaper explores how intelligent transport system (ITS) expertise can accelerate the decarbonization of road transportation; the principles discussed also apply to other sectors within the overall transportation system. Harnessing the collective know-how of our professionals around the world, we have prepared this analysis as a “greenprint” to help make the rapid transition to solutions that minimize and ultimately eliminate carbon impacts; it is also intended to prepare system designers for the many challenges ahead. The whitepaper proposes a holistic perspective—one that considers people, processes, places, infrastructure, vehicles, technology and associated data—to advance comprehensive change as societies set targets and form pathways to achieve net zero ambitions. Click here to read more and download the whitepaper View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from WSP on 3blmedia.com

October 21, 2021 02:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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