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Putting the Wheels in Motion This Holiday Season

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Just in time for the holidays, more than 18 Maryland families recently were awarded an early Christmas gift. Each family was given the opportunity to purchase a badly needed car through the work of Vehicles For Change (VFC). The program awards vehicles to qualified low-income families with guaranteed low-interest loans, allowing them to build credit while completing the car ownership process.

Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From HPE Living Progress in 2017

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From climate activism to product innovation, a look back at some of the highlights from HPE's Living Progress over the past year.

1. We were recognized as a leader in corporate climate action

What Is Effective Leadership? 'It Comes Down to Four Things'

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Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine asked five high-​profile executives, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Demchak. 

What do you believe to be the most important ingredients of successful leadership? Bill's interview from the magazine is below.

Effective leadership can take many forms, but in my experience, it comes down to four things.

De Beers Group's Esther Oberbeck Is a Woman to Watch

De Beers Group’s Esther Oberbeck has been named as one of the UK’s women to watch in the business world, all talented enough to sit at the nation’s top corporate boardroom tables.
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Esther, Head of Strategy for De Beers Group and an Executive Director of De Beers UK, is featured in the 100 Women to Watch 2017 list prepared by the Cranfield School of Management.

This is the eighth year of the list, which aims to “showcase the broad and deep female talent pool for ‘UK plc’ to draw on”. It is regarded as a highly respected reference point for shortlists for non-executive directorships in FTSE 350 companies.

Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project

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GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.

How This Tunisian Mother Is Building Her Own Business and Creating Jobs

She was able to map out a new career through an entrepreneurship program.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

The Business of Food Security

Leveraging commercial sustainability to help bolster health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
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Patrick Norrell, director of agriculture and economic growth for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of incorporating commercial sustainability into food security programs, which in turn will help make economic growth more inclusive and resilient. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Should International Development Recruiters Act as Career Coaches?

Examining the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world
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Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 
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Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 

'It's My Aim to Make a Difference' Says De Beers Group's Trizelle Olivier

Human Resources’ Trizelle Olivier talks about the challenges a woman in mining can face in achieving a work-life balance.
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I started at Namdeb in July 2013, working as a temp receptionist. In December that same year, I became permanent as the Human Resources Business Partner.

During my first year at the University of Stellenbosch, although having a bursary, I still struggled with funds to complete my studies. One of Namdeb’s plant managers approached me and, at his own personal cost, assisted me to get through my studies. That made me realise that the philosophy of sustainability and developing people are imprinted in Namdeb’s employees.

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity
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The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

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