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A Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from...

January 30, 2015"David Roberts, the progressive environmental blogger who coined the phrase “climate hawk,” has done the environmental community a great service with a Grist post stressing the difference between a vision of a climate-safe energy future and a strategy for making that vision a reality.One of his core lines is:'[M]ost decarbonization scenarios are thought experiments, not practical roadmaps. But...

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We can solve climate change, but it won’t be cheap or easy

January 29, 2015"Pretty much everyone who acknowledges the problem of climate change is hungry for good news about it, which makes sense, as most of the news is overwhelming and awful. There is high demand for optimism — I hear it every time someone asks me to write or speak on climate — so inevitably there is supply."Read More (Via Grist)

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Shareholders Press Verizon Board on Net Neutrality

January 13, 2015Investors in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), including the Nathan Cummings Foundation, are once again pressing the company’s board of directors to report on the business risks arising from the company’s opposition to open Internet and network neutrality principles. Read more

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The New York Times Reviews Creative Time's "Funk...

October 8, 2014"New York City so knows how to lose — and save, and lose again — its history. Among notable rescues of the past several decades were material remains of the vanished 19th-century African-American village of Weeksville in Brooklyn, snatched from the jaws of 1960s urban renewal. Once in parts of what are now Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, the village is currently getting fresh and needed...

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An Invisible Workforce: Home Care Workers Are Highly Valued...

October 7, 2014Latin Post recently spoke to Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and lead organizer and founder of Domestic Workers United, an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers and elderly caregivers in New York. And Ai-jen Poo is also the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Award and organizer of the Caring Across Generations summit.Read More

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Make The Road New York Recognized by Queens Congressman

October 2, 2014"'It is truly an honor to be recognized by Congressman Crowley for the work that Make the Road New York has been doing on behalf our city’s Latino communities,' said Valdes. 'As we pause to celebrate the many ways in which our country has been enriched by their contributions, I am proud of Make the Road New York’s commitment to promoting real opportunities for all New Yorkers. In Congressman...

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Shareholders Are Not Happy With Oracle's New Co-CEO...

October 1, 2014"Five bigwig institutional shareholders want to force Oracle to make radical changes to the way it pays it top three executives: executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison and co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.They are concerned that Oracle's board of directors isn't independent enough from management and 'insufficient board accountability and poorly designed compensation programs create significant...

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Oracle Ties Pay to Performance After Investor Lobbying

September 24, 2014The Nathan Cummings Foundation's shareholder activity at Oracle Corp. has made the news after Oracle's decision to tie executive pay packages to the company's performance. Also mentioned in the news article is an NCF led shareholder resolution seeking independent board appointments at the comany's annual meetings. Read More

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