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UNIDO, HP Inc. and the HP Foundation Extend Partnership to Promote Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Developing Countries

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), HP and the HP Foundation have renewed their partnership to further foster entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for young men and women in developing countries through technology-related learning.

A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed in New York today by LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer for HP. The signing took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s United Nations Private Sector Forum.

Global Service Month at Cisco: Mid-Month Round-Up

by Megan DePorter Zeishner, Community Relations Program Manager
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Global Service Month (GSM) is in full-swing mid-September. We’re excited to see Cisco employees from all over the world continuing to #BetheBridge in their communities. I am constantly in awe of the spirit of generosity of our employees as we look to serve many causes in need of support. Cisco’s Global Service Month is a part of My Making a Difference, one of Our People Deal Moments that Matter.

TCS in Fortune 50 List of Companies That Changed the World

High Profile Ranking Places Tata Consultancy Services Among World’s Most Admired Brands, such as JP Morgan, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever
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NEW YORK and MUMBAI, September  14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognized in Fortune’s annual list of the Top 50 companies that are changing the world, ranked 30th among many of the world’s most notable brands. The Fortune list is selected by an independent panel of experts, acknowledging companies whose businesses are helping to address numerous societal challenges and ultimately ‘do well by doing good.’

Merck’s Employee Volunteer Program Takes First Place in PR Daily’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

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Each year, thousands of Merck employees volunteer during work hours and on their personal time to give back to their communities. In celebration of our company’s 125th anniversary, employees were challenged to reach a goal of 125,000 recorded volunteer hours in 2016. Employees were encouraged to seek volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations dedicated to the causes that mean the most to them through the program themed, “125 Years of Helping the World Be Well - A New Way Every Day.”

Caterpillar's Human Rights Policy

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At Caterpillar, we are committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights throughout our global operations.

Our salient issues are determined based on consultation and requests from our stakeholders, our Code of Conduct and our human rights impact assessment. We focus on nine salient issues that put us at risk of having a negative impact on rights-holders through our activities or business relationships. We recognize that other human rights may become greater priorities over time, and we regularly review our priority areas.

• Child Labor

Social Entrepreneur - What Would You Do with 400,000 Swiss Francs?

By Christian Frutiger, Head of Global Public Affairs at Nestlé
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The world’s population continues to expand. According to the UN, more than 9 billion people will live on the planet by 2050. Along with improvements in life expectancy, there are many more mouths to feed. Access to good nutrition, safe water sources and economic opportunities are needed to meet the challenge of our growing population. Innovative solutions will enable us to tackle poverty, disease and malnutrition.

Tom Gores and Consumers Energy Pledge $2 Million to Help Start Flint Promise Scholarship Program

Funding will support local initiative led by Community Foundation of Greater Flint and coalition of educators and philanthropic organizations to offer all Flint High School graduates a tuition-free path to a college degree
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FLINT, Mich., August 24, 2017/3BL Media/ – Tom Gores and Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe announced today a $2 million commitment to help fund the creation of a Flint Promise scholarship program. The new privately funded scholarship has a goal to launch for the 2018-2019 school year.

The funding commitment comprises a $1 million personal pledge from Mr. Gores, who is Chairman and CEO of investment firm Platinum Equity and owner of the Detroit Pistons, and a $1 million grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

Think Global. Act Local. Global Service Month at Cisco

by Megan DePorter Zeishner, Community Relations Program Manager
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Fall is just around the corner, and communities around the world are preparing for change; for some, a change as they return to school, and for others, a change in the seasons. Cisco employees are also gearing up to “Be the Bridge” and become the change in their local communities.

Academy Instructors Raise Expectations for Youth in Brazil

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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Bringing IT Skills to Children at Risk

Sérgio Bruno was one of the first instructors recruited and trained when SOS Children's Villages in São Paulo joined the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He grew up in the Villages, and jumped at the chance to become an instructor.

When Global Health Benefits From a Breath of Fresh Air

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Breaking the mould of the work routine is invaluable. I was reminded of this recently as I walked around the white tents of the Aspen Ideas Festival. Here, against the backdrop of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, you’re more likely to see shorts and t-shirts than suits and ties. There's also a good chance you’ll finally talk with that expert you’ve been trying to connect with for months - while waiting in line for a famous Let’s be Frankgrass-fed beef hot dog.

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