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Why Financial Literacy Matters

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Financial literacy is a key pillar for financial inclusion, and a critical success factor to achieve at least nine of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For instance, eliminating poverty and achieving gender equality is simply not possible when two thirds of adults worldwide remain financially illiterate and women continue to trail men in financial decision making.

P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report

P&G Highlights Contributions to Society, the Community and the Environment in New 2018 Citizenship Report
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P&G issued its 2018 Citizenship Report, which highlights the Company's progress in its Citizenship priority areas of Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability, all of which are based in a foundation of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. 

PNC: How the Women Presidents’ Organization Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

We had an in-depth conversation with WPO Executive Board member and Xtreme Solutions, Inc. president, CEO and founder Phyllis Newhouse.
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Women own 36 percent of the privately-owned companies in the United States -- nearly 8.4 million businesses. Collectively, they generate $2.5 trillion in annual sales and have created more than 8 million jobs.[1] Over the past 20 years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at almost four times the rate of men-owned firms.[2]

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Securing a Sustainable Future

Symantec publishes 11th annual Corporate Responsibility Report
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By Debra McLaughlin, Sr Mgr, Corporate Responsibility

We are proud to share our 2018 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, which highlights the progress we’ve made in delivering on CR commitments to our people, your information, and the world. In this, our 11th CR report, we share both the progress we’ve made and the areas where we need to improve, as both are a part of our CR journey. 

How Companies Can Support Women During the #MeToo Movement

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The #MeToo movement has had far-reaching implications for women and workplaces globally. The volume and breadth of incidents raise real questions about our progress toward workplace gender equality.

In response, some companies have taken this moment to re-examine their approach to workplace harassment and women’s empowerment, from establishing new policies to engaging employees in difficult conversations.

How Saipem’s Initiatives on Human Rights and Ethical Supply Chain Create a Healthy, Vibrant Business

by Jim Witkin
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For any company that relies on a network of suppliers and subcontractors, maintaining an ethical supply chain — one that protects human rights and promotes fair labor practices and a safe work environment — is hard work. But the challenge is multiplied when you work globally in over 60 countries across five continents, like Saipem, the Italian energy services giant.

Fostering Student Interest and Inclusion to Close the STEM Gap

Inequality hinders innovation. The key to closing the STEM skills gap lies in both reaching and engaging groups of youth.
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For a country that has historically thrived on innovation, the United States may now be losing out on generations of innovators in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. These innovators are essential to bridging the skills gap in STEM: an estimated 3 million STEM jobs in America are unfilled because there are not enough qualified workers to fill them.

Bacardi Limited Aligns Corporate Responsibility Strategy to Include UN Sustainable Development Goals

Reporting of environmental achievements show significant reductions in water usage, greenhouse gas emissions intensity, and waste
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Good Sanitation: How Toilets Can Help Children Learn for Longer

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In many schools in India, a lack of clean, safe toilets isn’t just a matter of convenience - they can make the difference between a girl receiving the education or being forced to stay at home.

“Parents don’t feel secure sending their daughters to school when there are no sanitation facilities,” Puja Dangi, a secondary school teacher in Nangal Kheri explains.

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