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How Orbis is Bringing the World Together to Fight Blindness

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Imagine the world around you in darkness. For millions of people this darkness is a reality. Blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty.

Currently 285 million people around the world are visually impaired. Of that number, 246 million have low vision and 39 million are blind. 

Visual Impairment = Low Vision + Blindness

Shifting From Financial Education to Financial Capability

Q&A with Darlene Goins, head of Wells Fargo Hands on Banking
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Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking® program has a new website, improved features, expanded resources, and a shift in focus from financial education to financial capability. We asked Darlene Goins, head of the program, to explain the reasons behind the changes.

Q: What makes the Hands on Banking financial education program unique?

Developing High-Performing Appliances Conserves the Earth's Resources and Helps Our Consumers Do the Same

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We continually monitor the environmental effects of our business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving our manufacturing processes. Our expanded use of clean, renewable wind energy in Ohio is one example of how we work to minimize our impact on the planet.

Watch: Together We Can End Malaria for Good - New Videos from Novartis Mark World Malaria Day

The fight against malaria continues to advance, led by the hard work of countless people. On World Malaria Day, meet some of the faces behind the Novartis Malaria Initiative and listen to their stories.
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Novartis is proud of the passion of our people and their dedication to the fight against malaria.

Meet some of the faces behind the Novartis Malaria Initiative and listen to their stories in our new series of videos:

Watch the full video - Together we can end malaria for good

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Taproot Foundation Convenes Technology Experts and Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders from Across Nation for 6th Annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit, April 26 & 27, New York City

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April 24, 2017/3BL Media/ - The Taproot Foundation convenes its 6th annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit on April 26 and 27 in New York City. This cross-sector gathering brings together leaders in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors who are committed to expanding the use and impact of pro bono programming. For the first time, this year’s Summit will include a convening to discuss how the business community can meet the technology needs of the social sector through pro bono service.

True Zero’s Hydrogen Filling Station Network Deployment Wins Edison Award

Black & Veatch helped develop True Zero’s innovative infrastructure solution for first U.S. hydrogen station network
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 24 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch has been selected for a prestigious Silver Edison Award for their support in developing True Zero’s California Hydrogen Network for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Black & Veatch delivered an advanced engineering, procurement and construction solution for the station network project. True Zero’s 19 refueling stations deployed in California form the first hydrogen network for FCVs in the United States.

The 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition and New Ways to Recognize Social Enterprises

by Cristina McGlew Castro Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving
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By 2030, 500 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. At the same time, as part of our work to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers. People who will not only thrive but also drive an inclusive digital economy in our increasingly interconnected world.

Michael Bloomberg's Net Worth Is $47B, How Will He Use It?

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Originally posted on cbsnews.com

The media mogul says most of his fortune will go to his foundation – viewing personal philanthropy not as a threat to democracy, but a way to get things done

Business Must Take Practical Action to Address the Unintended Consequences of Digital Transformation

Accenture Strategy and Business in the Community set out the new priorities for business in a digital age
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April 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Business in the Community and Accenture Strategy are urging businesses to provide all employees with digital skills training and lifelong learning to help them navigate the rapidly changing technological landscape.

Evolving Our Graduated Approach to Intellectual Property

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In developing countries, millions of people have no access to even the most basic healthcare services, including safe and effective medicines. Increasingly, developing countries are hit with the double burden of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cancer.

A graduated approach to intellectual property

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