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Living Future unConference 2019 Opens for Registration, Focus on Collaboration and Abundance

Keynote speakers include Bill McKibben, Mustafa Santiago Ali, and Mary Robinson
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SEATTLE, November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 13th annual Living Future unConference in Seattle, Washington, on April 30-May 3, 2019, at the new Hyatt Regency. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Employee volunteer hours soar during third annual Global Service Week
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By Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility

At Symantec, we know that corporate responsibility is not only the right thing to do, it is directly linked to employee retention, productivity, and overall engagement. A recent study conducted by Glassdoor found that 75 percent of employees and job seekers expect their employer to support the communities in which they do business through donations and/or volunteer efforts.

Xylem Employees Volunteer Over 10,000 Hours During Annual October Global Month of Service

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Xylem is proud to announce that its employees volunteered over 10,000 hours across the globe during Xylem Watermark’s Annual October Global Month of Service. Through water source clean-ups, restoration projects, educational water monitoring activities, beach and park clean-ups, community building initiatives, and more, Xylem employee volunteers displayed their true commitment to addressing the global water crisis and protecting safe water resources for communities around the world.

Novartis Rises to Second Place in 2018 Access to Medicine Index

Report highlights newly launched Novartis Access Principles to systematically integrate access strategies in research, development and delivery of new medicines
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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast Thanksgiving Special! Episode 9: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

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We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for a special Thanksgiving week episode. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national nonprofit that targets both the prevention of quality food waste and putting an end to hunger. In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year and on average, 1,160 pounds of food are lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.

Mow a yard. Create a home.

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Did you know a poorly maintained yard causes moisture and pest problems? Both of which can be detrimental to the health of the home and those inside. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide help neighbors in need, like Cheryl, protect their homes from these dangers by removing debris, pruning overgrown bushes and trees and installing drain pipes that carry water away from the home’s foundation. 

Girls With Impact: Equipping 10,000 Girls as Tomorrow’s CEOs

By Jennifer Openshaw, CEO, Girls With Impact
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Stanley Black and Black & Decker wanted to engage its employees while supporting diversity.

Houlihan Lawrence, the brokerage firm owned by Berkshire Hathaway, wanted to demonstrate to its 1300 agents its commitment to the next generation.

Eversource Energy sought purpose as it launched its internal women’s network for the first time while hoping to lead change in its industry.

Xylem Employees Build and Install 18 Benches for Turkey Creek Nature Preserve’s Outdoor Classroom

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Last Saturday, Xylem employees concluded a year-long project with a local nonprofit in Pinson, AL, where they built and installed 18 benches and created an outdoor classroom for students to learn and engage with nature. The organization—Turkey Creek Nature Preserve—provides educational programming for thousands of students each year. The programs focus on science, history, and social sciences that meet STEM and the Alabama State Department of Education College and Career-Ready Standards.

A New Dream Is Born in Villas De Aranjuéz, Cartagena

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  • In Villas de Aranjuez, an alliance has been made between Shakira and her Foundation, the national Ministry of Education, Cartagena's Major's office, Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, Costa Cruises and the Program of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Switzerland  Embassy, with the Architecture Department of the ETH Zürich to make real the dream of a new Educational Institution.
  • 13.000 inhabitants of Villas de Aranjuéz will benefit from the construction of the new Educational Institution that will also be open as a community center for the development of the community.
  • In a total area of 14.500 m², will be build an space that will be promoting Quality Education for the children and young people of the region, based on innovation designs of sustainable architecture.
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  • In Villas de Aranjuez, an alliance has been made between Shakira and her Foundation, the national Ministry of Education, Cartagena's Major's office, Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, Costa Cruises and the Program of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Switzerland  Embassy, with the Architecture Department of the ETH Zürich to make real the dream of a new Educational Institution.
  • 13.000 inhabitants of Villas de Aranjuéz will benefit from the construction of the new Educational Institution that will also be open as a community center for the development of the community.
  • In a total area of 14.500 m², will be build an space that will be promoting Quality Education for the children and young people of the region, based on innovation designs of sustainable architecture.

Unlocking Possibilities Through Pro Bono Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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Technology has the power to unlock amazing new possibilities for our customers and the world. Through pro bono service learning, we translate the incredible potential of digital transformation from the corporate sector to our communities. Recently, I was fortunate to see this potential unfold—and watch a community transform.

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