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Caterpillar Adds Chief Sustainability Officer Role to Energy and Transportation Exec’s Scope

by | Dec 24, 2022
Lou Balmer-Millar will take on the role of chief sustainability officer at Caterpillar, succeeding Julie Lagacy who is retiring after 35 years with the company. In addition to her new position, Balmer-Millar will remain the senior vice president of the Large Power Systems Division within the Energy and Transportation segment.
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Dallas Forms Business Climate Leadership Group to Accelerate Climate Action
by | Dec 19, 2022
In a partnership with the City-Business Climate Alliance, the newly formed group met last month to begin pursuing initiatives aimed at climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the alliance will "help establish Dallas and its businesses as national leaders in implementing data-driven climate solutions to promote a vibrant, healthy, and resilient city.”
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NTT Data Innovation Index: 93% of Execs Think AI Will Be in Common Use Within 2 Years
by | Dec 13, 2022
The Plano-based digital business and IT services giant's research shows that businesses are focused on growing and increasing profitability. The economic climate may reduce short-term investments, but long-term trends are sustainable. Keeping up with the evolving market is key: “Digital transformation is a continuous journey, not a one-and-done investment,” says NTT Data Chief Digital Officer Tanvir Khan.
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Waste Removal and Bespoke Sustainability Company CheckSammy Gets $15M Investment
by | Nov 30, 2022
Founded in 2018, CheckSammy's story has its beginnings in Co-Founder and CEO Sam Scoten's realization that there was an increased shortage of landfill space. He also wanted to tackle one of the last unregulated utilities —the waste services sector.  "It's an industry that's long overdue for disruption," said FirePower Capital's Trevor Simpson. 

CheckSammy says it brings greater transparency to bulk waste removal and sustainability services by leveraging data to empower fiscally and environmentally responsible decision-making.
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The Last Word: Tech Titans’ Amy Wheelus on the Innovation Collider Grand Challenge

September 5 is the deadline to apply for the 2022 Tech Titans Innovation Collider Grand Challenge. The challenge is seeking innovation tech solutions, systems, or applications that will advance sustainability and drive tech innovation for one or more of the U.N.'s 17 sustainable development goals. 
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Irving-Based Vistra Names First Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer
by | Aug 23, 2022

Stacey Doré will join Vistra as its first chief strategy and sustainability officer and executive vice president of public affairs, the company announced.

As of August 23, she’ll be responsible for corporate strategy, sustainability, regulatory and government affairs, communications, and community engagement at the Irving-based Fortune 500 power company....

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Check Out the Emerging Tech Trends This Dell Technologies Leader Is Tracking
by | Aug 10, 2022
Rakesh Apte, Dell's director of product management and innovation strategy, lays out the emerging trends driving the future of innovation in the technology space that companies big and small should have their eyes on.
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Dallas Sustainable Homebuilder Teams With Battery Maker to Bring Safer, Affordable Energy Storage to Homes
by | May 4, 2022
Horton World Services is partnering with Canada's Salient Energy to install its zinc-ion batteries for solar energy storage in Horton's modular-panel homes.

Founder Terry Horton is a former president at Arlington-based D.R. Horton, a homebuilding giant founded by his brother, Donald Horton.
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Bioplastic Product Startup lands $3.25M Seed Round

by | Feb 8, 2022
Two former SMU golf teammates hated paper straws—and got to work. In 2020, the duo launched PlantSwitch, a B2B business offering plastic alternative products with just three clients. Since then, the company has grown fast, adding D2C business and hundreds of clients that include distributors such as Sysco and Ben E. Keith.
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Plano-Based Toyota North America Will Build a $1.29B Battery Plant in the U.S. Could it Be Coming to Texas?
by | Oct 18, 2021
The battery plant is part of a $3.4B investment Toyota announced today toward developing and localizing automotive battery production in the U.S.—including lithium-ion batteries for EVs.
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Kimberly-Clark Partners With Biotech Innovator RWDC To Develop Sustainable Plastic Alternatives
by | Jun 8, 2021
Irving-based Kimberly-Clark is seeking solutions to the world's single-use plastics problem—aiming for a 50 percent reduction in its use of new, fossil fuel-based plastics by 2030.

Biodegradable plastics startup RWDC, which is based in Athens, GA, and Singapore, raised $133 million in a Series-B round last year.
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North Texas Coffee Innovators NuZee and Farmer Brothers Team to Expand Manufacturing, Scale Sustainably
by | Nov 12, 2020
The Plano-based startup and the 108-year-old Northlake-based coffee company want to brew up success with a new strategic partnership. The vision? To change the way single-serve coffee is enjoyed in America.

Advanced machines in a zero-waste facility could ultimately produce up to 300 million eco-friendly alternatives, including single-serve tea bags, coffee pouches, and pour-over drip cups.
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7 DFW-Based Companies Land on the 2020 Texan by Nature List for Conservation and Sustainability Efforts

by | Oct 20, 2020
The Texas-led conservation nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush honored 21 companies with Texas operations that are committed to conservation. Here are this year's North Texas honorees.
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CECAP: Dallas Gears Up for Net-Zero Energy Construction
by | Oct 14, 2020
This summer, the Dallas City Council approved an environmental action plan that makes it a requirement for new commercial facilities starting in 2030.
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