Drink Healthy, Drink Sustainably, and Drink Ethically with Waiakea Water

Waiakea is the first volcanic bottled water company from Hawaii. Their mission is captured in their slogan: “Drink Healthy, Drink Sustainably, Drink Ethically.” They have become known for their high quality, sustainably produced water and their efforts to distribute clean water to places in need. Waiakea water originates as rain and snow-melt at the top of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. During its 14,000 foot descent to the bottom, the water is filtered through porous lava and naturally instilled with minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, giving it a slightly alkaline pH. Waiakea’s water is bottled in BPA free, recycled plastic which requires 85% less energy and 90% less water to produce compared to traditional water bottles, and reduces carbon emissions over 90.4%. Waiakea worked with The CarbonNeutral company and Ecometrica, companies which specialize in emission reduction, to reduce their environmental impact to net-zero.

Waiakea is known for their humanitarian efforts. They donate 650 liters of water to places in need for every liter sold, which is estimated to be 5% of the company’s revenue. Waiakea partnered with the company Pump Aid to help distribute clean water in rural parts of Africa. Through the partnership, Waiakea has helped to install 4,230 water pumps in the country of Malawi and provided 1.35 million people with clean drinking water and sanitation. Their efforts in Malawi have helped lower cases of malnutrition and disease. Waiakea hopes to expand their efforts to the arid sub-Saharan region.

Since their creation in 2012 by Ryan Emmons, Waiakea has seen rapid growth and gained worldwide acclaim. Bottle distribution increased from 2,304 cases to 122,400 cases in three and a half years and is available in national food chains such as Whole Foods. Between 2014 and 2016, the company saw growth of 1,059.3%. The recipient of numerous awards, Waiakea was the most awarded beverage in North America in 2015. Currently they are ranked 414 in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America and will be honored at the 2017 Inc. 5000 conference for their sustainability and humanitarian achievements.

Louis Chenevert’s Unique Leadership Skills

As one of the world’s most internationally respected businessmen, Louis Chenevert has benefited from tremendous success for more than two decades.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from HEC Montreal, Chenevert was employed by General Motors for 14 years. He went on to work at aircraft manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1993 and became president of the company within six years.

In 2006, Chenevert was elected chief executive officer and president of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). During his tenure at UTC, a company involved in the research and manufacture of high-technology products as well as the building and aerospace industries, he played a major role in advancing the company to new heights.

For example, Chenevert played a large part in the company’s extraordinary share price rise from $37 to $117, roughly 200 percent. He was also responsible for UTC maintaining its leadership in innovation. He accomplished this by continuing to pay fair wages to workers and by conformity with environmental regulations. He also did not take part in outsourcing.

Chenevert saw the potential for UTC to make the most of its employees skills where required. He took the opportunity to reposition some aerospace engineers to Connecticut from other areas which did away with the call for laying off engineers.

Chenevert believed strongly in UTC’s Employee Scholar Program that launched before he took over. The program motivates employees to earn a degree in any field they choose whether or not it is related to their job. UTC pays for tuition, academic fees and books.

Since 1996, more than 38,500 degrees have been earned and there are more than 6,000 employees currently enrolled in the program today.

Recognized for his professional success, Chenevert was named Person of the Year by the Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine in 2011.

Chenevert stepped down as chief executive officer and president of UTC in 2014. He works as the Exclusive Advisor of Merchant Banking Division Goldman Sachs. Chenevert is also on the Board of Directors for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and Chairman of the Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board.

Witty And Assertive

Daniel Taub brought the Golden Era to the United Kingdom and the sovereign people of Israel. The diplomat did so during his four-year tenure as the Israeli envoy to the Court of St. James. Questions arose about whether or not the ambassador would deliver in his mandate to represent Israeli interests in a foreign state where he was born and nurtured.

Ambassador Daniel Taub was born in Britain because his family was in exile, as had other many Israeli families during times of strife. However, the Jewish diplomat had kept his Israeli nationality and loyalty in spite of his distance from home.

The Israeli government appointed him to represent his people in the United Kingdom because he had lived there and understood the people of Britain. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

The Golden Era describes the four years within which British and Israeli interaction became most productive. Within those four years, bilateral trade between the two sovereign states doubled.

By the fourth and final year of the Taub tenure, which characterized and caused the manifestation of the Golden Era, bilateral trade had reached an all-time high. The Israeli Embassy to Britain confirmed that they believed it was the ambassador’s efforts that got the two countries to make the record of seven billion dollars in bilateral trade.

The embassy also asserted that Daniel Taub had been integral in deliberations that led to the registration of over 300 Israeli businesses in the country as well as discussions that strengthened cultural and educational ties between the two countries.

Daniel Taub first foreshadowed his witty and constructive diplomatic side when he met her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He humbled himself in her presence but he dressed in traditional Jewish regalia to assert that he had come to the Court of St. James to serve Israeli interests.

Ever since, he respectfully championed for the interests of Israel in Britain. He used the give-take approach which made his deliberations very successful. He would explain how every Israeli interest would serve the interests of Britain in the long run.

When pro-Israeli champions within British institutions of learning came under hostility after Britain’s biggest student body voted to adopt an Israeli boycott, Taub defended them. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/

He demanded of university administrators to shield them from any discrimination and harassment. He also visited Bradford in a seeming defiance after Bradford’s Member of Parliament declared the constituency an ‘Israel free zone.’

However, he explained that his visit was not a provocation but rather a response to numerous invitations by Jewish communities and friends of Israeli to the constituency. According to Taub, the people of Bradford were very receptive of Israel’s friendship unlike their representative had claimed.

Amicus Therapeutics, a Leader in Compassionate Care of Human Genetic Diseases

Amicus Therapeutics is a company located in Cranbury, New Jersey. The focus of the company is compassionate care and therapies of rare orphan human genetic diseases (Google Finance).


Amicus Therapeutics has been given grants by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, to support further research into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.


Amicus Therapeutics has a great passion for the diseases they study, and for the patients that they serve. They have a patient advocacy program, where they aid and assist both patients and their families every step of the way throughout the disease process. This is a feather in Amicus Therapeutics’ cap, showing that their range of compassion extends far beyond the research process. These are people who really do care, and see their patients as true people, not just as research.


The staff of Amicus Therapeutics is available to assist in all aspects of the disease experience, both great and small, and to be true advocates for patients and their families, wherever and whenever the need arises.


Amicus Therapeutics has even put together a patient advisory board, which consists of members of patients going through the disease experience, who are well informed, and wish to collectively share their experience with other patients regarding any aspects of the disease experience. This is a great communication tool, also furthering knowledge and research of both Amicus Therapeutics and the patients and their families.


Amicus Therapeutics is an outstanding company, who strives to rise above the rest (https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Amicus-Therapeutics-Reviews-E26068.htm). The people who work there believe in their patients and in what they do. They strive to think differently. They take calculated risks, but also learn from their mistakes, and grow in the process. They strive to be the best in research and compassionate care. They support the research of the disease, the disease communities, their patients, and their patients’ families, and work to be the best in rare human genetic and orphan disease research.


Wealth Solutions and the Man Who Started it All

Wealth Solutions is a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm located in Austin, Texas, that is dedicated to providing objective advice and customized investment, retirement and wealth preservation strategies. Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions is both the founder and a registered investment advisor of the firm. He has RICP (Retirement income certified professionals)certification and has a Bachelors in Finance and Financial Management Services. Richard Blair founded Wealth Solutions in 1994 and boasts over 20 years of experience in the financial management field. His vast knowledge of financial management has lead him to create a three-step approach to financial stability. Learn more: http://anthonycioe.com/richard-blair-providing-sound-investment-and-wealth-solutions-to-clients-in-austin-texas/

Step One helps the client set out a foundation for their financial roadmap that identifies their financial strengths and goals, helps them to figure out how much they are willing to risk, and helps them understand the correlation their risk tolerance makes to other financial growth opportunities. Learn more: http://drewlaunay.com/2016/06/10/services-provided-by-richard-blair-through-wealth-solutions/

Step Two helps the client create a long-term approach to meet their financial investment needs based on their liquidity needs and investment goals aforementioned in Step One. During this Step, Richard will reallocate and manage the assets so that the client’s portfolio is at maximum performance when markets are suitable and while simultaneously reducing the financial impact to the client during times when there is a negative market. Learn more: http://creditorweekly.com/index.php/2016/05/26/investment-strategy-with-richard-blair/

Step Three the final step where Richard meets their investment needs, including retirement plans, life insurance, annuities, etc.

It is not uncommon for the Financial Market to experience change, and Wealth Solutions Inc. has set up a three-step approach based on their belief that any good, available financial strategy should change and adapt to the changing environment, as well. WSI provides dynamic and conservative solutions to investment which helps clients maximize financial performance and reduce risks of negative performance. Most financial firms don’t truly recognize that most clients looking for retirement options want to preserve their wealth while leaving enough behind for the future members of their family, and want to do so in a time-saving, all-around type plan. WSI understands these needs and therefore aims to provide clients with a well-rounded, all-inclusive financial plan that lets them pursue and sets them on track to achieve their financial and retirement goals.