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Small Decision = Big Impact

Brenda Barnicki and Amy Provance, President and Founder and volunteer at Bellafina Chocolates LLC
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Each day Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and media venues are bombarded with the idea of social impact and yet many do not understand the true meaning behind the movement. The business dictionary defines social impact as the effect of an activity on the social fabric of a community and well-being of individuals and families in that community and around the world.  How can one person, one organization, one business, one CEO make a social impact that will be felt by many?

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Barclays Switzerland Colleagues Support Clair Bois Foundation

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Barclays Switzerland Colleagues have effectively partnered with two key charities to offer their time and support to improve the lives of others, in addition to raising 13,000 CHF for local charities. Colleagues support the Clair Bois Foundation, working with people with disabilities to support training and internships. This gives them the opportunity to gain work experience, leading to a number of placements being successfully made.

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‘Strawberry Fair’ Across P&O Cruises Fleet Joins Guests in Standing Behind Local Strawberry Producers

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September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As Australia’s homegrown cruise line and a major purchaser of Australian strawberries, P&O Cruises is joining guests in backing Australia’s strawberry producers during the current challenging period.

A special ‘strawberry fair’ is being held across all five ships in the P&O fleet this weekend with guests having the choice of a wide selection of strawberry desserts on display in the Sugar Bar in the ships’ Pantry food outlet.

Domtar’s EarthChoice Ambassadors: Making the Domtar Difference

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There are many factors that make up the Domtar difference. One of them is our EarthChoice Ambassador (ECA) program. ECA is an employee engagement program that began in 2010 to promote sustainable principles throughout the company.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: The JOBLINGE Mentors Team Helps Provide Access to Employment

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Colleagues in Hamburg and Frankfurt partnered with the JOBLINGE Foundation to support over 124 people to find a job through mentoring and CV workshops, achieving 77% job placements as a result. In Germany, 500,000 young people are unable to find jobs or apprenticeships despite a shortage of skilled workers. In response, colleagues established a partnership with the JOBLINGE Foundation, who support young people aged 16-25 struggling to find employment on their own.

Caterpillar Inc. | Sharing Generously Around the World

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Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world in many ways. Caterpillar’s products help build infrastructure for transportation, energy, telecommunications, waste and water.

Learn more here about how we, as individuals and as a company, contribute our time and resources to promote the health, welfare and economic stability of communities around the world.

Meet the 2018 Cisco GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Jara

by Mary de Wysocki
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When an earthquake strikes, the initial impact isn’t always the most devastating. Often, it’s the aftershocks that leave a destructive, lasting impact. The 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 affected nearly 8 million people, destroying thousands of homes and leaving an already remote country in critical need of support.

But hundreds of aftershocks — some with magnitudes greater than 6.0 — ensnared every aspect of Nepalese life for months. Roads became impossible to traverse, businesses crumbled, and nearly 9,000 schools were destroyed or damaged.

Fair Trade USA Expands Leadership Team and Invests in the Future With Key C-Suite Hires, New Board Chairman

New leadership positions organization for significant growth to reach and empower even more farmers and workers around the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomes Mark Gunton as Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Girouard as Chief Financial Officer, Anna Banks as Chief Marketing Officer and James White as Chairman of the Board.  These new hires underscore the organization’s commitment to foster a culture of innovation, drive efficient operations and expand impact on farmers and workers around the world.

VIDEO | See How CIT Employees Volunteered in Their Communities Across the Country

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During CIT Cares Month, more than 250 community projects were completed by 1,900 CIT volunteers over 7,300 hours across 18 locations to make a difference. These efforts included packing & delivering over 130,000 lbs of food, planting 1,300 lbs of vegetables, and cleaning parks and beaches across the country. 

Click here to read more about CIT Cares Month.

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