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eBay Store Provides Independence for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By: Chenda Ngak, eBay News Team
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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
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Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

Solving the Skills Gap With Second-Chance Hiring

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Each year, approximately 700,000 people finish their time in prison and reenter communities across the United States. They are seeking a second chance – perhaps even their first – to contribute to society, improve their lives, and help others. At the same time, there is a massive skills gap – 7 million open jobs, just waiting for people with the matching knowledge and experience.

Criminal Justice Reform: 7 Things to Know About the Latest Re-Entry Research

The latest Safe Streets & Second Chances research provides an inside look at the challenges and successes of people from across the country who are re-entering communities
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As many as 10,000 people are released from prisons each week across the United States, but their experiences can vary dramatically. They face many barriers to success, from maintaining resilient support systems to securing identification, housing, and employment.

UPS Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Women Exporters Program Workshops in the U.S.

UPS Brings The International Program To The U.S., Hosts Workshops And Mentoring Sessions At WBENC National Conference.
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June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of its continuing efforts to create an inclusive business environment and growth opportunities for women, UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced the launch of the Women Exporters Program workshops for U.S. businesses. The program will help women business owners and leaders to gain access to the vast global marketplace, comprising 95% of the world’s buyers.

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

How Splunk’s First Giving Campaign Turned a Modest Budget into Major Impact

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Engaging a workforce spread across 33 international offices in a giving campaign is no small task. Data company Splunk started with a small incentive for employees to give to their favorite causes. A whopping 61% of their people participated, but something else remarkable happened. Find out how Splunk’s modest budget had a major impact.

The Big Book of Goodness

25 Creative Ways to Engage Your People Year-Round
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Did you know that turnover is reduced by 57% for employees actively engaged in company giving and volunteering efforts? Benevity has made engaging your people easier with The Big Book of Goodness! Check it out for 25+ creative ideas to amplify your people’s efforts (and boost engagement!) all year long.

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Koch Industries: How We Think About our Role as a Business in Society

Jim Hannan, executive vice president and CEO for Koch – Enterprises, shares his perspective on what really makes Koch companies different
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In my more than two decades at Koch Industries, I have witnessed—and been part of—remarkable transformations inside the company and the business areas in which we operate. Working at Koch is probably unlike working for most other companies. Spend a few hours at one of our manufacturing facilities or offices across the country, and you might notice the difference, too. 

It was a privilege to share a slice of that at The Atlantic’s recent Power of Purpose Summit in New York. At Koch, we think about the role of business in society a little differently than others might. 

Ecocentricity Blog: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

By: John A. Lanier
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"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."

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"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."

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