Shãn Sutherland, Wealth Advisor at Simple Impact LLC, Discusses Gender Lens Investing

Shan M. Sutherland, Financial Advisor Calabasas, CA  Commonwealth

Shannon M. Sutherland, Financial Advisor Simple Impact LLC

Simple Impact LLC,  Shannon M. Sutherland Calabasas, CA

Shãn Sutherland’s company, Simple Impact LLC, offers ESG / SRI options for investing in women

(NYSE:SHE; WIL; WOMN; PXWEX; FWOMX; HERS.TO; GWILX)

It is my humble opinion that gender equanimity in our financial structure is a cornerstone to continued trickle down economic growth.”

— Shannon M Sutherland

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “It is my humble opinion that gender equanimity in our financial structure is a cornerstone to continued trickle-down economic growth” says Sutherland, “I vigilantly watch to identify strategies that share this investment premise.”

Let's recap ESG = Environmental Social Governance and SRI= Social Responsible Investing.

This article describes a governance theme that focuses on women who lead companies. Every day I receive invitations for events across the country with notable women as keynote speakers and panelists. “It’s been wonderful to witness event halls filled to standing room only”, says Sutherland, “ I’m surrounded by other inspired female executives and entrepreneurs wanting to know how they did it, what their challenges were, and how those lessons can be applied to their own path.”

Here is a short, non-exhaustive list of investments that are easily accessible to US investors, to choose corporations who embrace women in boardroom diversity, leadership, and community stakeholders:

Symbol: SHE SPDR® SSGA is a gender diversity index EFT. It holds 178 stocks. It seeks to provide exposure to US companies that demonstrate greater gender diversity within senior leadership than other firms in their sector. Remember the fearless girl statue, where-by a young girl boldly stands off in front of the famous Wall Street bull statue? That was sponsored by State Street. As ofQ3 2019 it had $148 AUM. Its negative fund flows may indicate the increasing investment options available in the Gender Lens Investing space. As an index, the gross expense ratio is 0.20%

Symbol: WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN. ETN or exchange-traded notes, are issued from Barclays bank from time to time. The return of these ETN's is linked to the performance of the Barclays women in leadership total return index. The index is designed to provide investors with exposure to US based companies that satisfy one or both of the gender diversity criteria of having a female chief executive officer or having at least 25% females on the board of the directors, and satisfy certain market capitalization criteria. WIL has a set maturity date of July 15th, 2024. On this day investors will receive a cash payment in US dollars equal to the closing indicative value of the final valuation. Investor fees available on the prospectus.

Symbol: WOMN Tracks the Morningstar women's empowerment index which is designed to provide exposure to companies worldwide with strong policies and practices in support of women's empowerment and gender equality. WOMN donates all net advisory profits from management fees to the YWCA providing an additional funding source to help them eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It is offered by Impact Shares. Net Assets of $6,586,158. Number of holdings 220. As of Nov 11th 2019.

Symbol: PXWEX Pax Ellevate Global Women's Leadership Index. Pax Ellevate Management LLC, investment adviser to the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund, is a subsidiary of Impax Asset Management and was founded in 2014 on the principle that gender diversity plays a critical role in business success over time, and that investors can benefit from investing in companies that advance women values. Their index has 400+ companies that are screened for representation of women on board, representation of women in executive management, female CEO, and female CFO. As of July 2019, it has more than $350 million in assets under management.

Symbol: FWOMX Fidelity women leadership fund is late to the platform starting in May 2019. Consistent with other Fidelity funds there is no transaction fee, however the gross expense ratio is 1.12%. The portfolio already holds over $19 million in assets in just a few months. Fidelity prioritizes companies that include a woman as a member of the senior management team, a company governed by a board for which women represent at least 1/3 of all directors, and in the advisers opinion, have adopted policies designed to attract, retain and promote women. The fund invests in US and international issuers.

Symbol: HERS.TO Solactive Equileap North American Gender Equality Index Trades on the Canadian exchange. This index provides exposure to companies domiciled in Canada or the United States that have demonstrated a commitment to gender diversity as part of their corporate responsibility strategy. The equal leap criteria include non-executive board gender balance, executive gender balance, senior management gender balance, workforce gender balance, promotion and career opportunities for each gender in total employees.

Symbol: GWILX Women in leadership US equity portfolio began December of 2015. It has a gross expense ratio of 1.11%. This fund criteria is inclusion of women in significant roles but not limited to chairwoman female board members, female chief executive officer, or women in management positions. AUM as of 9/30/2019 is $20.6 million.

“Although many well-known impact funds now hold out to public their gender screening process,” says Sutherland, “This list was chosen because Gender Equanimity is a primary stated goal AND firms may put pressure on corporate management using the power of their proxy votes held.” An honorable mention to both Blackrock and Vanguard for integration into their offerings.

“I wouldn't expect most educated people to know that adding diversity to the leadership of a corporation can have noticeable changes to the outcome of all stakeholders,” Sutherland concludes, “ Thankfully, diversity performance is becoming a more talked about topic and one that can most definitely be applied to investment strategy.”

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As a 20+ year financial veteran, Sutherland founded SI in 2014, to offer holistic planning services and investment model strategies that align with environmental social and governance values. Simple Impact LLC is located at 4500 Park Granada Calabasas, CA 91302. Phone (424)422-1001. 401K@simpleimpactllc.com Shãn Sutherland (CA Insurance Lic. #0D28620) is a Registered Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative with/and offers securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered by Simple Impact or CES Insurance Agency.
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2016 Is Still the Hottest Year on Record – Major Global Warming in Future Decades is Highly Unlikely

If ozone depletion is the cause of global warming, temperatures should generally decrease as the ozone layer recovers.

If ozone depletion is the cause of global warming, temperatures should generally decrease as the ozone layer recovers.

Global average temperatures rose very little from 1945 to 1970, rose nearly one degree from 1970 to 1998 when ozone depletion due to CFC gases was increasing, rose very little from 1998 through 2013, and rose sharply nearly one-half degree from 2014 to 20

Global average temperatures rose very little from 1945 to 1970, rose nearly one degree from 1970 to 1998 when ozone depletion due to CFC gases was increasing, rose very little from 1998 through 2013, and rose sharply nearly one-half degree from 2014 to 20

Times of highest temperatures over the past 10,000 years tend to be contemporaneous with major extrusions of basalt lavas.

Times of highest temperatures over the past 10,000 years tend to be contemporaneous with major extrusions of basalt lavas.

Once again, greenhouse-warming theory cannot explain observed changes in global temperatures, while ozone-depletion theory can explain these changes in detail

The contemporaneity of large basaltic lava flows with periods of major global warming throughout Earth history is most impressive.”

— Dr. Peter L. Ward

JACKSON, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — NOAA and NASA have just announced that 2016 remains the hottest year on record, followed by 2019, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Thus, annual average surface temperatures are falling at the same time that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are rising steadily, year after year. Climate models that assume global warming is caused by increasing emissions of greenhouse gases are predicting temperatures that are higher than observed.

“This is reminiscent of the infamous Global Warming Hiatus from 1998 through 2013,” according to Dr. Peter L. Ward, a 27-year veteran of the U. S. Geological Survey. “During those 15 years, temperatures did not change much, while emissions of carbon dioxide continued to rise. Hundreds of peer-reviewed papers were published trying to explain why, without much agreement.”

“There was another well-known Global Warming Hiatus from 1950 to 1970,” Ward explains, “and we seem to have entered a third Global Warming Hiatus in 2016. Warming is clearly not related directly to increases in greenhouse-gas emissions. Meanwhile, atmospheric scientists just keep reiterating general excuses for this mismatch, claiming Earth’s atmosphere is a very complex system, there are many complex feedbacks, and we should expect statistical variations.”

Global warming started to increase around 1970 as humans began manufacturing large amounts of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for use as spray-can propellants, refrigerants, solvents, and foam-blowing agents. By 1974, scientists determined that when these very inert chemicals reach the upper stratosphere, they can be broken down by solar ultraviolet radiation, releasing atoms of chlorine.

Starting around 1970, both depletion of the ozone layer and average global surface temperatures began to increase. In 1974, scientists showed that one atom of chlorine in the stratosphere, under very cold conditions, can lead to destruction of more than 100,000 molecules of ozone. They received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.

With discovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole in 1985, scientists realized ozone depletion was progressing much faster than anyone had assumed. They worked with political leaders at the United Nations to write and implement the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This protocol mandated cutbacks in CFC production when it became effective in 1989.

Sure enough, CFC emissions stopped increasing in 1993. Ozone depletion stopped increasing in 1995. Global, average, surface temperatures stopped increasing in 1998. Humans had unintentionally carried out the most definitive experiment ever, showing how an increase in emissions of CFC gases could cause long-term warming of the planet by nearly one-degree Fahrenheit. The ozone layer is expected to recover on its own within 30 to 50 years while temperatures should fall to pre-1970 levels.

Chlorine is also released during volcanic eruptions. Large explosive eruptions are well-observed to explode megatons of water and sulfur dioxide high into the lower stratosphere where they mix to form aerosols that reflect and scatter sunlight, causing global cooling of nearly one-degree for a 2 to 4 years.

Large effusive volcanic eruptions, on the other hand, do not explode much into the stratosphere. They simply extrude basaltic lava flows over land covering tens to millions of square miles. Basaltic lava flows contain ten-times-more chlorine than explosive magmas. The chlorine appears to be convected rapidly into the stratosphere above these very hot lavas, causing ozone depletion and related global warming.

In August 2014, basaltic lavas began flowing from the volcano Bárðarbunga in central Iceland. Within 6 months, the lava covered an area of 33 square miles, the size of Manhattan, the largest basaltic lava flow since 1783. Temperatures rose rapidly half a degree, making 2016 the hottest year on record.

Temperatures fell in 2017 and 2018, but beginning in March 2018, basaltic lava began pouring out of the East Puna Rift on the island of Hawaii, covering nearly 14 square miles within 3 months, 41% of the area covered by flows from Bárðarbunga. This provides an explanation for why 2019 was the second hottest year on record.

“Throughout Earth history,” Ward explains, “whenever we find a large flow of basaltic lava, we find evidence for global warming. One such flow in Siberia, 251 million years ago, covered an area almost as large as the lower-48 United States. Imagine lava flows covering all the land from New York City to San Francisco—from Seattle to Miami. Ocean temperatures rose to hot tub temperatures. Nearly 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species become extinct.”

The Roman Warm Period, 2250 years ago, when Hannibal was able to drive his elephants over the Alps to attack Rome from the north, was contemporaneous with the last major eruption within Craters of the Moon National Monument in south-central Idaho covering only 300 square miles.

The Medieval Warm Period began around 939 AD, the time when the largest basaltic lava flow in human history flowed from Eldgjá volcano in south-central Iceland.

“The contemporaneity of large basaltic lava flows with periods of major global warming throughout Earth history is most impressive,” according to Ward.

When the ozone layer is depleted, less solar ultraviolet-B radiation is absorbed by the ozone layer, cooling the ozone layer. More solar ultraviolet-B radiation is observed to reach Earth. This is the hottest solar radiation reaching Earth where it causes sunburn, skin cancer, and mutations. Ultraviolet-B radiation penetrates oceans hundreds of meters and is thus completely absorbed, raising ocean heat content as observed. Ultraviolet-B also dissociates ground level ozone pollution, warming air efficiently.

Ward explains numerous reasons for why greenhouse-warming theory is not only mistaken, it is not even physically possible at Physically-Impossible.com. He challenges anyone to find any mistake on this webpage that could change his conclusions.

Dr. Ward is a respected senior geophysicist who led a group of 140 scientists, helped develop a major national research program, testified twice before Congress, and chaired a committee at the White House. He has worked full time in retirement since 2006, at his own expense, carefully re-examining all the assumptions made regarding the physics of global warming.

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Ozone Depletion Explains Global Warming Better Than Greenhouse Gases


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The inventor/CEO of the MPGPLUS is retiring

This patented invention makes Inertia visible to the driver after 300 years

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The CEO/Inventor of the MPG-PLUSTM is retiring.

“At 81, it’s time for me to retire and pass the torch to a younger visionary individual” stated the inventor, Thomas Delor. “The new candidate will benefit from my 40 years’ experience and 8 years of market study of my patented invention”. Added Delor.

In 1867, Isaac Newton discovered that a pushed object (i.e., car, truck, etc.) will continue to move in the same direction until opposed by an external force. He called that force “Inertia” or “Second Law of Motion.”
Today the driver must rely on the pressure in the vehicle’s vacuum line to drive efficiently to save fuel. US Department of Energy website: www.fueleconomy.gov

“My patented invention takes in count the vehicle’s Inertia (a free force) to decrease fuel consumption even more and the primary role of my replacement will be to continue to persuade the drivers to change their driving habits, which is not always an easy task.” Concluded Delor.

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The invento/CEOr of the MPGPLUS is retiring

This patented invention makes Inertia visible to the driver after 300 years

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The CEO/Inventor of the MPG-PLUSTM is retiring.

“At 81, it’s time for me to retire and pass the torch to a younger visionary individual” stated the inventor, Thomas Delor. “The new candidate will benefit from my 40 years’ experience and 8 years of market study of my patented invention”. Added Delor.

In 1867, Isaac Newton discovered that a pushed object (i.e., car, truck, etc.) will continue to move in the same direction until opposed by an external force. He called that force “Inertia” or “Second Law of Motion.”
Today the driver must rely on the pressure in the vehicle’s vacuum line to drive efficiently to save fuel. US Department of Energy website: www.fueleconomy.gov

“My patented invention takes in count the vehicle’s Inertia (a free force) to decrease fuel consumption even more and the primary role of my replacement will be to continue to persuade the drivers to change their driving habits, which is not always an easy task.” Concluded Delor.

Contact: Thomas Delor
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U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Cory Booker Introduce Legislation to Combat Global Trade in Bear Parts

Bear Protection Act

Bear Protection Act

Senator John Kennedy

Senator John Kennedy

Senator Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker

Wayne Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle

Captive and Wild Bears Throughout the World Killed for Bladders and Bile

We shouldn’t be killing rhinos for their horns, elephants for their tusks, or bears for their bladders.”

— Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Animal Wellness Action, and the Animal Wellness Foundation lauded U.S. Senators John Kennedy, R-La., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., for introducing legislation to stop the exploitation of bears, seeking to end the killing of the animals for their gall bladders. The Bear Protection Act is a companion bill to H.R. 2264, introduced in 2019 by U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu, D-Calif.; Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., and Glenn Thompson, R-Penn in 2019.

Bear gall bladders are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in China, South Korea, and Vietnam, there are bear “farms” where the animals are housed in concrete pits and “milked” for their bile, in demonstrably inhumane conditions. Wild bears, including in North America, are also known to be poached just for their gall bladders. The Bear Protection Act would forbid any interstate transport or sales of bear galls and other viscera and forbid any imports or exports of these body parts. There are eight species of bears in the world, and once gall bladders are extracted from the body of a bear, they are visually indistinguishable in terms of species type.

“We shouldn’t be killing rhinos for their horns, elephants for their tusks, or bears for their bladders,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action. “Wildlife trafficking is one of the greatest threats to rare species throughout the world, and the Bear Protection Act is a lever to protect several species of bears from reckless and warranted commerce in their parts. We are grateful to Senators Kennedy and Booker for helping to lead this fight for bears.”

“For years, legal loopholes have allowed the abuse and trade of wild bears to continue,” said U.S. Senator John Kennedy. “I’m proud to partner with my friend Senator Booker to help prevent the slaughter and sale of innocent creatures through a commonsense solution.” Louisiana has a subspecies called the Louisiana black bear, and the populations are small and fairly isolated.

“North American black bears are under threat from poachers and smugglers who supply the global trade in bear parts and products,” U.S. Senator Cory Booker said. “This bipartisan legislation will help to conserve bears, deter bear poaching, and facilitate prosecution of illegal bear parts traders.”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Bear Protection Act two decades ago and his bill passed the Senate twice by Unanimous Consent, but the measures were not acted upon by the House. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva D-Ariz., chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, previously introduced this legislation in the 111th Congress.

Across the United States, bears and cubs are killed by poachers who take only their gallbladders, and sometimes their paws, leaving the rest of the bear behind. The gallbladders are easy to conceal and attract a high price (exceeding $1,000 per gallbladder) due to their use in some traditional Chinese medicine. The trade is heavily centralized in China and South Korea, where bears are held captive, crowded with other bears in entirely unnatural circumstances, and drained of bile with the use of an invasive tube inserted into their bodies. Bears are kept in small cages for years with a tube inserted directly into their gallbladder to obtain bile, often until the bear dies from the effects of this invasive and dangerous process. Circumstances for wild Asian bear are particularly perilous, while other species of bears throughout the world face threats from the trade in their parts and the effects of other human activities.

There are 40 states have laws on the books to address this trade, revealing the emerging consensus to address this problem. The Bear Protection Act is needed to make a global statement about the trade from the United States, and to address gaps or inconsistencies in state laws. A trafficker in Colorado may face up to three years in prison and a $100,000 fine, while a trafficker in Kentucky may receive only a $100 fine. Federal sentencing guidelines dictate that the market value of the item must be at least $350 for a prosecution under the federal Lacey Act, but the courts attribute the value of a gallbladder to only $280.

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23% OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS INDICATE DISINTEREST IN WORKING FOR NONPROFITS

New Nonprofit Survey Data Reveals Job Applicants’ Outlook for Nonprofits

Gone are the days of talented professionals being willing to take a vow of poverty to work for a cause or a mission they are passionate about.”

— Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Almost half of the respondents for a recent Nonprofit HR survey said they will seek new or different employment in the next five years and of this group, 23% said that nonprofits would not be among the types of organizations they intend to pursue. Of those who indicated they would not work for a nonprofit, the top reason (49%) cited is that organizations do not pay enough. Another 19% indicated that nonprofits do not offer good long-term career opportunities and a final 12% said nonprofits are not well-run businesses.

“These statistics are alarming and should serve as a warning to social impact organizations of all types who have not adapted a talent attraction strategy to remain competitive. Gone are the days of talented professionals being willing to take a vow of poverty to work for a cause or a mission they are passionate about. The social sector, rich with diverse and rewarding career opportunities, has long faced the misperception of being low-paying with limited opportunities for professional growth.These results confirm how pervasive this misperception is across the nation and re-ignites urgency in refuting this myth.” said Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR.

Nonprofit HR partnered with a leading market research firm to administer the survey to over 1,000 respondents. The survey sample spanned the four regions of the United States, covering a broad respondent demographic.

As the third-largest employment sector in the country, social impact organizations remain a viable option for today’s jobseekers when their employer value propositions align with jobseekers’ preferences. Despite these findings, the results of this survey highlight specific opportunities for nonprofits and the sector to raise attractiveness and brand awareness to future jobseekers. Specifically, nonprofits can begin by assessing their total rewards program.

Anecdotally, social enterprises (for-profit firms focused for social causes) with higher brand visibility are now attracting talent that would historically have sought mission alignment with nonprofits. Still, nonprofits can connect with both current and future talent by communicating how they impact the communities that they serve, their unique benefits, and by emphasizing monetary and non-monetary rewards.

Results from the survey will be shared with the public in February 2020. Press seeking interviews regarding survey data and findings may email Senior Director for Client Marketing and Strategic Communication, Atokatha Ashmond Brew at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

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Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts have advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. We focus our efforts on project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition, executive search, knowledge, and research, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce.

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Florida State Parks Foundation Grant will boost children’s education programs at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

A waterside building has been converted and equipped with desks, microscopes and other equipment for visiting school groups.

We need to encourage children to visit our award-winning state parks as, hopefully, they will become champions for them.”

— Julia Gill Woodward

TALLAHASSEE, FL, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida State Parks Foundation announced today that a $10,000 grant has enabled a classroom to be created at Pennekamp State Park for children’s education programs.

A waterside building has been converted and equipped with desks, microscopes and other equipment for visiting school groups. The grant was made as part of the Foundation’s LIFE program – Learning in Florida’s Environment.

The equipment will also be used in outreach events outside the park and a number have already been scheduled for the first few months of 2020.

“This grant has been a tremendous help already and we’re looking forward to putting these items to great use”, said Lindsey Crews, Park Services Specialist at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Julia Gill Woodward, Florida State Parks Foundation CEO, said “We are delighted to have been able to support this effort. It is important for children to learn about science and the environment in real-life locations,” she said, “and we need to encourage them to visit our award-winning state parks as, hopefully, they will become champions for them.”

The Foundation, founded in 1993 as Friends of Florida State Parks and renamed in 2018, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service, its 175 award-winning parks and trails, local Friends groups and more than 20,000 park volunteers.

It does this through programs that preserve and protect state parks, educate visitors about the value of state parks, encourage community engagement and active use of state parks, and advocacy.

The volunteer Board of Directors represents private and public sectors as well as local and statewide interests.

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HFI-U Recommends Deep Thinking for Healthier, More Profitable Spaces

Thinking deeply leads to investing in the health of the workforce and building occupants even if this means spending more money on proactive, preventative measures.

Thinking deeply and investing in the health of the workforce and building occupants may mean spending more money on proactive, preventative measures with strong ROI.

Deep thinking to improve the health of people indoors can produce healthier, more profitable spaces.

Deep thinking to improve the health of people indoors can produce healthier, more profitable spaces.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. This file was derived from: Competence Hierarchy adapted from Noel Burch by Igor Kokcharov.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. This file was derived from: Competence Hierarchy adapted from Noel Burch by Igor Kokcharov.

Thinking deeply about facility impact on health and performance, and avoiding shallow thinking, is foundational to high-performance, healthy indoor spaces.

There are several shallow thinking snares that impair health and fiscal wisdom in our facilities. Our advice is to go deep―or go home”

— Allen Rathey, HFI-U

NAMPA, ID, US, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — HFI-U is advising facility professionals to think deeply about the impact their buildings have on health and performance, and to avoid shallow thinking.

Examples of deep thinking include:

A. Viewing each building as an ecosystem in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
B. Investing in the health of the workforce and building occupants even if this means spending more money on proactive, preventative measures.

“There are several shallow thinking snares that impair health and fiscal wisdom in our facilities,” noted Allen Rathey, principal of HFI-U. “Our advice is to go deep―or go home.”

Per the book, Deep Work by Cal Newport, examples of shallow thinking include:

“The Principle of Least Resistance: In a business setting, without clear feedback on the impact of various behaviors to the bottom line, we will tend toward behaviors that are easiest in the moment.”

“Busyness as Proxy for Productivity: In the absence of clear indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable in their jobs, many … workers turn back toward an industrial indicator of productivity: doing lots of stuff in a visible manner.”

See also the excellent YouTube video, Success in a distracted world: DEEP WORK by Cal Newport

When it comes to the care of our buildings and people, deep-thinking-driven steps can yield excellent Return on Investment (ROI):

1. Clean more (not less) to remove contaminants from the indoor space. Removing soil and pollutant sources ultimately reduces labor, improves health, well-being, and productivity. In 2002, indoor air quality (IAQ) expert Bill Fisk estimated the annual ROI from better IAQ in U.S. commercial buildings ranged from $20 to $200 billion in higher worker performance; and such benefits may exceed costs by 900-1400%.
2. Reduce use of fragrances that aggravate chemical sensitivity. Per the study, International prevalence of chemical sensitivity, co-prevalences with asthma and autism, and effects from fragranced consumer products, Feb. 2019, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health: 28.6% of “those with chemical sensitivity have lost workdays or a job, in the past year, due to exposure to fragranced products in the workplace”.
3. Strive for employee happiness. A University of Warwick study found happier employees had 12% greater productivity. The 2015 Journal of Labor Economics stated, “Lower happiness is systematically associated with lower productivity.”

The benefits of deep-thinking are most evident when viewed through a long-term lens in which personnel are brought to higher levels of competence through ongoing training in better process and contaminant removal.

Management should think deeply about the problems and solutions to help workers progress and learn along a continuum of competence; an effort that takes time and commitment.

The four levels of deep-thinking-based, healthy-facility competence―with level four being best―are:

1. Unconscious Incompetence
Example: The worker does not understand how to dust properly, may not recognize poor process, or see the need for change. He/she must understand the failure path and the value of a new approach before they can move to level two.
2. Conscious Incompetence
Example: The worker understands why using a feather duster spreads more dust than a dampened microfiber cloth, but old habits persist, and they have not yet adopted the use of microfiber tools.
3. Conscious Competence
Example: The worker sees the advantage of microfiber dusting, and has adopted it, but must willfully focus and concentrate to execute the new skill of using a dampened microfiber cloth for routine dusting.
4. Unconscious Competence
Example: Through practice, proper dust removal using microfiber has become habitual, easy, less time-consuming; and the person can teach others.

Reaching level four, Unconscious Competence, relates directly to building good habits.

Patience and persistence in taking actions based on deep thinking to improve the health of people indoors―and build the competence and habits of staff―can produce healthier, more profitable spaces.

Allen Rathey
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Electric Bus Market to Witness Robust Growth until 2024 – TechSci Research

Electric Bus Market

Rising environmental concerns coupled with increasing government investments in fuel saving technologies to drive global electric bus market through 2024

Rising environmental concerns coupled with increasing government investments in fuel saving technologies to drive global electric bus market through 2024”

— Mr. Ken Mathews

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rising environmental concerns coupled with increasing government investments in fuel saving technologies to drive global electric bus market through 2024

According to TechSci Research report, “Global Electric Bus Market By Seating Capacity, By Battery Type, By Application, By Bus Length, By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024”, the global electric bus market is forecast to reach $ 350 billion by 2024. Electric buses are witnessing rising adoption owing to the increasing urbanization coupled with growing demand for alternate fuel based vehicles, rising air and noise pollution, advancements in the field of electric mobility, among others. Additionally, the subsidy allocation for purchasing these vehicles by governments in various economies would further fuel growth in the market. However, lack of technical awareness and high procurement cost are likely to hamper the growth of market.

Browse 89 market data Figures spread through 110 Pages and an in-depth TOC on“ Global Electric Bus Market”

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The global electric bus market is segmented based on seating type, battery type, application, bus length, region and company. Based on seating type, the market can be fragmented into up to 30-seater, 31-40-seater, and above 40. The 31-40-seater segment is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period attributable to compact body, ease of boarding and capacity of storing large volume of luggage. On the basis of bus length, the market can be categorized into 6-8m, 9-12m and above 12m. Of all, the 9-12m length segment is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period, predominantly owing to preferred length, and consequently, higher adoption of 9-12 length electric buses for public transportation.

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“Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate and grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period, owing to the increasing investments in alternative fuel technologies in the region. Sales in Asia-Pacific are dominated by regional players. These companies have strong presence owing to well-established distribution channels. China is the largest producer and is investing heavily in 5th generation electric buses. Additionally, governments in various countries of the region are providing subsidies and tax benefits to electric bus manufacturers, thereby further propelling demand for electric buses.” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm. AB Volvo, BYD Company Limited, Daimler AG, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd., Anhui Ankai Automobile Co. Ltd., Iveco S.p.A., Scania AB, New Flyer Industries, Dongfeng Automobile Co. Ltd., and GreenPower Motor Company Inc., among others are some of the leading players operating in global electric bus market.

“Global Electric Bus Market By Seating Capacity, By Battery Type, By Application, By Bus Length, By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024” has evaluated the future growth potential of global electric bus market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure and future market growth. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges and opportunities in global electric bus market.

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荔枝山国家公园 神秘荔枝山的一日探索

库伦山河石上的古代雕刻

库伦山河石上的古代雕刻

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当客人与我们共同安排旅程时,我们总是感到非常荣幸,并且在安排其他旅客鲜有涉足的景观旅程时尤为如此。当看到客人真正感兴趣去学习我们更多的文化和了解我们国家所能给予的帮助时,我们深感欣慰。””

— Dip Sang, Chief Concierge

SIEM REAP, SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA, January 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 柬埔寨暹粒(2020 年 1 月)——踏上神圣荔枝山的奇幻之旅,游览临近暹粒市中心的宏伟旅游胜地。

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国家公园内还坐落着一座巨大的卧佛。这座长八米的雄伟卧佛也是柬埔寨最大的卧佛之一。这座由砂岩雕制而成的卧佛深受本地人欢迎,本地人会前来祈福、供奉五颜六色的鲜花、水果和上香。

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