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Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur Jara Makes Education Accessible, Anytime and Anywhere

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As we get closer to announcing the finalists for the 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As we get closer to announcing the finalists for the 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

Dr. Monika Lessl to Lead Both the Bayer Science and the Bayer Cares Foundations

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LEVERKUSEN, Germany, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer’s Board of Management has appointed Dr. Monika Lessl as Bayer Foundations’ executive committee member to lead both the Bayer Science Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation. This role will be integrated into her current leadership of Bayer’s Corporate Innovation and R&D function.

Leadership that Drives Results

Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom
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In a world where there are more men named ‘John’ than women of any name leading the 500 largest publicly traded corporations in the world, is there any wonder there would be enthusiasm around Skytop Strategies‘ ‘Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom’ conference?

7 Strategies for Turning Your Volunteering Program Into a Cultural Driver

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Today’s leading corporate volunteer programs have one thing in common—they’re flexible and inclusive. Why? The benefits go deeper than you might think. When people can volunteer in a way that resonates with (and works for!) them, they’re more likely to participate. And that first interaction opens the opportunity to engage them in doing good year-round.

Scaling Your Volunteer Program for Greater Impact

How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
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Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.

How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur Neopenda Improves Newborn Health in Low-Resource Settings

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

Video | Southern California Edison Installs Cameras to Monitor Potential Wildfires in Real Time

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has installed 70 high tech cameras to monitor high-risk fire areas. SCE, fire agents and the public have 24-hour access to these cameras and plans to install 160 cameras by 2020.

Visit the Energized blog for more video updates about Edison Internationa's sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives. 

Teck Is Bridging the Gender Gap by Creating a Diversity Network in Chile

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In Chile, women make up just 8.3% of workers in the mining industry; at 14%, Teck’s workforce in Chile exceeds the industry average. However, knowing the importance of inclusion and diversity, we doubled down on a cultural change with a gender perspective to better support and attract women into our workforce. 

Top 5 Trends From Goodness Matters 2019

Key insights on a for-purpose economy from Benevity’s annual client conference
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Imagine over 400 of the most inspiring people from some of the world’s most iconic companies, in one room, talking about the power of purpose. That was Goodness Matters 2019. Our world is changing, and businesses are uniquely positioned to become not just a force for good, but the force for good.

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H.R. 5050 Puts Women Entrepreneurs on the Path to Parity

Celebrating 30 years of the Women’s Business Ownership Act
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Given that the number of women-owned businesses has grown at nearly four times the rate of men-owned firms over the past 20 years[1] — 28.5% vs. 7.5% — it’s nearly incomprehensible that just 30 years ago a woman needed a male cosigner to obtain a business loan. That all changed in 1988 with the passage of H.R. 5050, the Women’s Business Ownership Act, a piece of landmark legislation that is the bedrock for policies, programs and public/private initiatives that continue to support businesswomen today.

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