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List of State’s Top 500 Influential Business Leaders Includes Several with Ties to UCF

Several people with UCF ties have been named to Florida Trend magazine’s 2020 Florida 500 list, which recognizes the state’s most influential business leaders.

The selections — chosen from 60 business categories — were based on their contacts in regional business circles, “culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida.”

Four people named to the list are on the UCF Board of Trustees: Chair Beverly Seay and members Alex Martins ’01MBA, Harold Mills and William Yeargin.

  • Seay, a longtime leader in Central Florida’s modeling and simulation industry, has served on the board since 2013. She is a member of the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame and also served as chair of the Dean’s Industry Advisory Board for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Martins, vice chair of the board, is CEO of the Orlando Magic. He is also a member
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An influential investor group demands the world’s largest polluters to execute strategies for ‘net-zero’ carbon by 2050


  • Climate Action 100+ has demanded the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters to execute “net-zero” strategies by 2050 or earlier.
  • The group formally urged 161 companies including Anglo-Australian miners BHP and Rio Tinto, as well as oil producers Chevron, BP, Total and Shell to cut emissions by 45% relative to 2010 levels by 2030.
  • These “focus companies” will be evaluated against targets in a benchmark report to be released early next year.
  • Asset managers are becoming increasingly concerned over climate change affecting financial investments. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A group representing investors that manage assets worth more than $47 trillion has demanded the world’s largest polluters to execute carbon-neutral business strategies earlier than or by 2050. 

In a letter to 161 large carbon emitters, Climate Action 100+ set out targets against which each company will be scrutinized in a benchmark report expected to be published by early

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Katrina Liddell Named Finalist for 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —   XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) has announced that Katrina Liddell, one of its North American transportation unit presidents, has been named a finalist for the 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. Liddell serves as president of the company’s global forwarding and expedite operations.

This is the 10th year that the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has presented the award, which honors women leaders and their achievements in the freight transportation industry. WIT is a non-profit organization that works to encourage the employment of women in trucking and minimize the obstacles they face.

Liddell became the first woman president within the North American transportation group for XPO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, after previously leading the group’s sales organization. She joined XPO from Johnson Controls International, where her 14-year tenure included general manager of the global building automation systems business and

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An influential investor group demands the world’s largest polluters execute strategies for ‘net-zero’ carbon by 2050



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  • Climate Action 100+ has demanded the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters to execute “net-zero” strategies by 2050 or earlier.
  • The group formally urged 161 companies including Anglo-Australian miners BHP and Rio Tinto, as well as oil producers Chevron, BP, Total and Shell to cut emissions by 45%, relative to 2010 levels, by 2030.
  • These “focus companies” will be evaluated against targets in a benchmark report to be released early next year.
  • Asset managers are becoming increasingly concerned over climate change affecting financial investments. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A group representing investors that manage assets worth more than $47 trillion has demanded the world’s largest polluters to execute carbon-neutral business strategies earlier than or by 2050. 

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In a letter to 161 large carbon emitters, Climate Action 100+ set out targets against which each company will be scrutinized in a benchmark report expected to be

Read More