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ContributorsLeela StakeLeela is a director who helps businesses innovate, collaborate and communicate to be more successful. She’s based in San Francisco, has worked in six Asian countries and is interested in the relationship between long-term business success and community prosperity.Laura PalantoneLaura is a member of our corporate communications team and is based in New York.James RobinsonJames is a director who brings ten years of experience working on CR strategy and communications in New York, Beijing, and Jakarta. He looks at how CR is employed as part of broader business strategy and has a particular interest in the evolving role of technology and innovation in managing social and environmental issues.Julie JackA director in APCO's New York office, Julie works on corporate responsibility with a focus on business strategy and emerging issues and trends. Her currents interests and work focus on sustainable agriculture and supply chain management, the integration of CR and financial communications, and CR in the consumer goods space.Ellen MignoniEllen is a senior director and helped build APCO’s global corporate responsibility practice. She works primarily with APCO’s corporate clients on business alignment and corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and partnership development, and communication and outreach.
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- Takeaways From New Renewable Energy Proposals in Washington State
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- Meet the Aspirationals: Three Findings from Regeneration Roadmap
- As Same-Sex Marriage Reaches the Supreme Court, So Does Support from Corporate America
- Shareholders of the World, Unite!? (Part II)
- Mandatorily Philanthropic?
- The Word from Seattle: U.S. Needs Sustained Clean Tech Movement
Tag Archives: STEM
I wrote earlier this year that Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has pledged to focus on developing renewable energy and clean technology as a high priority of his new administration. In his budget, made public this week, the governor called for more than $100 million in state investments to be made in these fields, including in higher education, research and other initiatives to reduce emissions and address climate change. Governor Inslee’s proposals come at an interesting time for clean tech, as more and more movement on issues like renewable portfolio standards (RPS) is occurring at the state level. The Washington Post put a spotlight on the topic recently (The biggest fight over renewable energy is now in the states), noting that thanks to such focus, renewable energy capacity in the U.S. has doubled in the last four years.
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 By Daniel Gabis
Last week, the National Math and Science Initiative* released the results of its Advanced Placement (AP) program. The program opens up rigorous AP classrooms to more U.S. students with the goal of preparing more students for college courses and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program’s results show that in just one year, NMSI can double the number of math, science and English exams passed by students in high schools that join. It’s a huge and immediate difference, and one that many U.S. schools need. You can see a video on NMSI’s great work on YouTube. At APCO, we’re tremendously proud to work with NMSI on their mission to move the needle on STEM education in the U.S.
Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2012 By SharedPurpose
Happy Friday! As you’re thinking about your weekend schedule, here’s a little Sunday night TV watching suggestion: a new Sesame Street special on food insecurity called “Growing Hope Against Hunger.”Sesame Street is the barometer for a lot of things in our society. For example, you know you’ve really made it as a celebrity if you’re [...]
Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 By Andrea Shatzman