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‘Can a Tobacco Company Be Sustainable?’ Philip Morris International Says ‘Absolutely,’ and Outlines Clear Progress Toward a Sustainable, Smoke-Free Future

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 15, 2019 - Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today published its fourth Sustainability Report, detailing its progress in key areas across its value chain. PMI’s mission to unsmoke the world is core to its sustainability ambition and business strategy.

Partners in Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck is Helping Kids With Cancer

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On average, children with cancer will spend 1,000 days undergoing treatment. Knowing this can be a scary and difficult time for young patients, Aflac partnered with Sproutel to develop "My Special Aflac Duck." The duck is designed to be a comfort and help children share their emotions. The robotic companion recently earned SXSW's People Choice Award in the Robotics & Hardware category in addition to previous accolades from TIME Magazine and Engadget. 

Serving Those Who Served For Us

Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers
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Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.

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CITGO Raises More Than $2.2 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Continues Historic Partnership as MDA’s Largest Corporate Sponsor
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HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – CITGO employees, Marketers, Retailers, vendors and suppliers raised more than $2.2 Million to date for families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

Diversity in the Workplace: Women in Leadership

Medtronic works to better support women pursuing leadership roles
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While public dialogue — and a commitment by many large companies — to address the gender equality gap is helping raise awareness, the percentage of women in leadership roles, across industries, continues to lag. At Medtronic, action translates into fostering a strong culture of inclusion and accountability; setting aggressive, measurable goals; and implementing policies and programs that accelerate progress. 

 

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While public dialogue — and a commitment by many large companies — to address the gender equality gap is helping raise awareness, the percentage of women in leadership roles, across industries, continues to lag. At Medtronic, action translates into fostering a strong culture of inclusion and accountability; setting aggressive, measurable goals; and implementing policies and programs that accelerate progress. 

 

Vote Now for the Young Entrepreneurs Competing in Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge

Discover how participants are using breakthrough technology to address global issues
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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 41,000 Pounds of Protein to Harvesters—the Community Food Network

Donation part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour and helps jump-start Harvesters’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Price Chopper, donated more than 41,000 pounds of protein to Harvesters—The Community Food Network.

Delos Wellness Technology Showcased at ‘TINY HOUSE’

Interactive and sensory immersive sculpture reimagines how we live as part of NYCxDesign 2019
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NEW YORK, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ --- Today, Delos Living LLC announced it will showcase its DARWIN™ Home Wellness Intelligence network as a part of TINY HOUSE by Fernando Mastrangelo Studio (FMS), an interactive and sensory immersive sculpture reimagining how we live. The 175-sqft installation is open to the public in Times Square in conjunction with NYCxDesign, New York City’s annual celebration of design.

Modern-Day Nightingales: Meet Three Enterprising Nurses Who Moonlight as Inventors

From a clever way to help prep kids for surgery to a baby bottle nipple shaped just like Mom's, these nurses' bright ideas helped them win Johnson & Johnson's first nursing innovation challenge—and a total of $100,000 in grant money.
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By Meghan Rabbitt

When you think about groundbreaking healthcare innovations—creations that forever changed how medicine is practiced, like the invention of sutures—chances are you first think of medical device engineers and pharmaceutical scientists brainstorming in a lab.

3 Innovative Ways One Company Is Helping Rethink How We Treat Mental Healthcare

From scientists in research labs to CEOs at companies across the country, here's how one healthcare company is partnering with people from all walks of life to help drive change in how we treat mental disorders—and the stigma often associated with them.
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By Lauren Bohn

The global impact of mental illness is staggering.

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