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Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 19, 2017 9:00 AM ET

When Kylee McGrane sat down with her family to watch Frozen, it gave her a great idea – and she just couldn’t let it go.

Realizing that she looked like Elsa and that her best friend, Maggie McAndrew, looked like Anna, she had an “a-ha moment” that would become her next service project: she wanted to start visiting hospitals as the princesses from Frozen.


by Gary Coman, Engineering and Development Lead, Cisco Networking Academy

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
May 19, 2017 8:15 AM ET

Everywhere in the world, technology is changing the way we live and work. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy program, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of students who can build networks, develop apps, secure devices, and analyze data. Combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, these digital skills can help you stand out in the job market, forget your own path, and even empower you to do work with a purpose.


Blog from in Philanthropy
May 19, 2017 8:05 AM ET

We’ve all been there, walking the aisles of the store or browsing online when a compelling message pops up saying “Buy this product and make a difference!” Before you know it you’ve got a lifetime supply of dish soap to help oil-spill affected animals and everyone’s getting pink dish towels for Christmas because Breast Cancer needs a cure. You can’t remember why you were shopping in the first place, but it sure feels good to know you’re doing your part!


Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 19, 2017 8:05 AM ET

For the third straight year, more than 100,000 volunteers worldwide participated in one of our strongest company traditions: Comcast Cares Day.


Students with learning difficulties at a school in Botswana have moved into a new P1.3 million (US$124,000) classroom block funded mainly by Debswana

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 19, 2017 8:00 AM ET

The block at Ratsie Setlhako Primary School in Palapye contains two classrooms, a carpentry workshop, kitchen, toilets and sickbays.

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, contributed P781,000 (US$74,700), with Morupule Coal Mine adding the rest.

The school, named after the legendary Botswana folk musician Ratsie Setlhako (who died in a car crash in 1976), caters for 557 pupils, including 35 with learning difficulties.


The important role of audits and auditors in assessing regulatory compliance

Article from in Health and Wellness
May 19, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Reposted from original publication May 11, 2017 in Food Quality & Safety


Changing the Game in Retail Beef Packaging

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
May 19, 2017 8:00 AM ET

With a growing population, food supply has become one of the greatest challenges of our time. Food production is increasing, but food waste is also growing at the same rate. In many market segments, the number of items that never even reach the end consumer is significant, being thrown out before consumption and causing a negative impact on the entire food processing chain. We know that food waste is a global issue, but many may not be aware of is the staggering reality of the volume of food that is wasted at the retail level.


Why does financial inclusion matter?

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
May 19, 2017 8:00 AM ET

When MetLife Foundation launched our financial inclusion strategy in 2013, the financial inclusion industry was beginning to show that a well-coordinated global effort could produce impressive results. We saw that more than 2 billion people lacked access to formal financial services. But we also saw how steadily that gap was being closed. Financial services providers, investors, donors, regulators, and many other parties were collaborating to bring more and better financial services to massive numbers of unserved or underserved people.


Article from in Business & Trade
May 19, 2017 8:00 AM ET

WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.


Blog from in Awards and Recognition
May 19, 2017 6:00 AM ET

From Hackathons and the Data Science Bowl to the DC Innovation Center, the collaborative, mission-focused culture at Booz Allen Hamilton has set the firm apart, and the industry is starting to take notice.


Mentoring programs at Sodexo fuel career advancement for diverse talent, with 37 percent of participating mentees receiving promotions

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
May 18, 2017 5:10 PM ET

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, was named one of the best companies for multicultural women to work for in 2017 by Working Mother magazine. This honor recognizes U.S. companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.


Press Release from in Green Building
May 18, 2017 4:20 PM ET

SEATTLE , May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, has just become the first flooring manufacturer to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal certification for the company’s new Lichen modular plank carpet system. The certification, which presents the most rigorous standard for sustainable manufacturing, was officially announced today at the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) annual unConference in Seattle.


By Jessica McCoy Vice President and GM for Healthy Places and Digital Demand Activation

Multimedia with summary from in Awards and Recognition
May 18, 2017 4:20 PM ET

Sustainability is inherent to the GOJO Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions. Through leading and learning, GOJO team members collaborate with customers, suppliers, partners and communities on how we can all work together to create a brighter future and healthier world.


A Kentucky physician wages his own battle against lung cancer, one house call at a time

Article from in Health and Wellness
May 18, 2017 4:00 PM ET

Dr. Tony Weaver pulls out of the parking lot at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, a rural hospital in the small town of Morehead, Kentucky. He has a house call to make. Today’s appointment is 20 minutes from town, down a two-lane road with no cellphone reception.

He makes rounds of home visits every other week, seeing six or seven patients each time—a welcome change from the dozens he once rushed through on an average day at a clinic.


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