Massachusetts Gov. Vetoes Bill Calling for Net-Zero Emissions by Midcentury – Green Tech Media

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Written by Emma Foehringer Merchant

The legislation also would have raised the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 40 percent by 2030.

Massachusetts lawmakers began 2021 by passing legislation imposing limitations on the state’s emissions in coming decades, codifying a broad, …

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Massachusetts Gov. Vetoes Bill Calling for Net-Zero Emissions by Midcentury – Green Tech Media

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Written by Jeff St. John

Homes need a lot more digital smarts nowadays to manage rooftop solar, backup batteries and electric vehicle chargers. It’s nice if those distributed energy resources (DERs) can be integrated with household electrical load controls via …

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NBCUniversal Awards Grants to 10 Social Impact Nonprofits (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter

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Written by Rebecca Sun

The new partnerships are part of the multi-year, $100 million commitment Comcast made in June to combat institutional injustice and inequality.

NBCUniversal has identified 10 nonprofit organizations that are the latest beneficiaries of parent company Comcast’s …

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Apple reveals how it will spend the $100 million it pledged in June toward racial equity – Fortune

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Written by Michal Lev-Ram

Last June, Apple announced it would earmark $100 million for its new Racial Equity and Justice initiative, an effort to “challenge the systemic barriers to opportunity and dignity that exist for communities of color and particularly for the …

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Meet Binney Street Capital: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s first venture fund – Fierce Biotech

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Written by Ben Adams

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is getting into the life science funding biz with the launch of its venture arm Binney Street Capital.

Dana-Farber is certainly no stranger to backing biotechs and teaming up with other VCs; …

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How to Feel More Confident in Interviews – Vault

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Written by Julia Adams

When you land an interview, you often feel instant joy. Unfortunately, this joy can soon be replaced by anxiety—and that can wreak havoc on your confidence. The good news is there are several distinct ways to fight …

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The Future of Work Is Through Workforce Ecosystems – MIT Sloan

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Written by Elizabeth J. Altman, David Kiron, Jeff Schwartz, and Robin Jones

Workforce ecosystems can help leaders better manage changes driven by technological, social, and economic forces.

Ask leaders today how they define their workforces, and you’ll immediately hear some …

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Top 50 Consulting Firms To Work For In 2021 – Poets & Quants

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Written by Jeff Schmitt

Three years is a long time to wait. Over that time, Bain & Company has been busy. The firm invested heavily in its greatest strength: people. It doubled-down on its 24-carat training and mentoring programs. It …

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Atrius Health, state’s largest independent physician group, is in acquisition talks – Boston Business Journal

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Written by Jessica Bartlett

One of the nation’s largest physician groups is in the works to acquire the state’s largest independent doctor group, a decision that would further cement the national group’s presence in Massachusetts.

Optum, the for-profit health provider …

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JPM: Bluebird to spin off cancer therapies into new company – Fierce Biotech

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Written by Nick Paul Taylor

Bluebird bio is planning to spin off its oncology assets into a new publicly traded company. The move follows a series of operational missteps that have delayed patient access to once-hyped therapies.

Today, bluebird’s pipeline …

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