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BCtA News Bite November 2018

Newsletter

Only one month remains of 2018, but we are feeling invigorated after an eventful three months since our last News Bite and looking forward to the year ahead!

How Mosaic Is Working to Help Feed a Growing and Hungry World

by Amy Brown
Article

The demand for food around the world shows no sign of slowing. The number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people in 2017. The UN estimates that the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

Tools to Power Small Business Lending

From Moody's 2017 CSR Report
Blog

Information and education are the keys to unlocking credit, which is essential to helping small businesses achieve success. At Moody’s, we’re creating greater economic opportunities for small businesses through tools and analytics that make financial information more transparent and actionable.

MARQ and CashFlowTool.com

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

Press Release

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
Blog

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. 

Justice Sector Support Program Ensures Accuracy of Court Records in Afghanistan

Using the Case Management System database to reduce prison overcrowding
Article

The Government of Afghanistan (GOA) recognizes prison overcrowding as a major problem facing its justice system. To mitigate this issue, the GOA occasionally issues pardon decrees to release those who have committed minor infractions. These decrees enable the Afghan prison system to reduce overcrowding and focus its resources on major offenders.

Justice Sector Support Program Overcomes Security Challenges

Using technology to reduce insecurity and train local Case Management System operators in Afghanistan
Article

Through the Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), funded by the U.S. Department of State, Tetra Tech developed the Case Management System (CMS), which allows the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) to compile and analyze justice sector data quickly and accurately. By gathering statistics on nationwide crime, our team and trained operators can monitor the length of time an accused individual has been held without being granted a court appearance.

Los Angeles Middle School Enters a New Era of Innovative Learning

Article

Daniel Webster Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has just begun a transformation to a new era of learning.

Last spring, the school won a nationwide contest, and ultimately was given the opportunity to take part in Verizon Innovative Learning, the signature program of the Verizon Foundation. This week, Daniel Webster got the first taste of what being a Verizon Innovative Learning school means, as students were treated to an immersive virtual reality field trip.

Aramark CEO Eric Foss Appointed to Back on My Feet National Board of Directors

Aramark joins forces with Back on My Feet to combat homelessness
Article

Back on My Feet, the national nonprofit organization committed to addressing homelessness, has announced that Eric J. Foss, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramark, has joined its national board of directors.
 
Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources in 12 cities across the country, including Philadelphia, Aramark’s headquarters city. 

"Superfood" Moringa Transforming Lives of Female Farmers Around the World

Nutrient-rich moringa plant becomes superfood sensation while creating work and reducing malnutrition among farmers in West Africa and around the world.
Press Release

OAKLAND, California, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With its line of moringa-based health foods, American Kuli Kuli Foods is improving the lives of female farmers by providing job opportunities and improving nutrition in 13 countries around the world. The new Business Call to Action member, which joins the inclusive business platform today, has committed to add an additional 500 women to its 1500-person strong supply chain and to plant five million moringa trees by 2020.

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