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Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Mar 23, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Food & Beverage Team Members had the opportunity to showcase sustainable, new and exciting epicurean creations during the prestigious, inaugural Culinary Olympics held at Marina Bay Sands.  Las Vegas Sands and its properties are committed to helping Team Member thrive and advance in hospitality industry, and this event was another great platform to encourage our on-property culinary talents.

by Liz Fedor

Article from in Human Resources
Mar 23, 2017 7:40 AM ET

After earning her MBA from the University of Michigan, Pilar Cruz joined Cargill in 2002 instead of returning to a banking position in her native Colombia. She has risen through the management ranks at Cargill and held leadership positions for the company in Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and England.

Where does a volunteer opportunity on VolunteerMatch end up?

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 23, 2017 6:00 AM ET

For nearly 20 years, VolunteerMatch has connected good people with good causes. From our launch in 1998 to date, we’ve grown to support a community of over 110,000 nonprofits, over 7,000,000 registered volunteers, and over 100 companies.

Born in Palo Alto and raised in San Francisco — America’s tech capital — we launched smart and early. Today, we’re the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. To illustrate the reach of our network we created this “sweet” video.

An estimated 2,000 people attended three community fairs hosted by De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa.

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 23, 2017 6:00 AM ET

The company staged the fairs in Musina, Eldorado and Alldays in Limpopo Province to improve engagement with the mining communities at grassroots level.

They were the first of their kind held by De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) and are now set to become an annual event.

The fairs, held in February, were designed to help people in rural communities learn more about Venetia mine and how they might benefit from the development opportunities on offer – for example, jobs, financial study assistance and the company’s Youth Development Programme.

Blog from in Philanthropy
Mar 22, 2017 7:30 PM ET

On Tuesday, March 21, students from 21st Century Fox partner Ghetto Film School and South London creative non-profit Bold Tendencies held a special screening in London for Ghetto Film School’s 2016 Thesis Films, Ghost of a Chance and Genesis. The short films are the product of almost a year

The sponsorship is part of the longstanding partnership between Volkswagen Group of America, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and MoMA PS1

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Mar 22, 2017 4:00 PM ET

WOLFSBURG, Germany/NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) further expands its range of online courses, offering a new course focusing on the materials and techniques of postwar abstract painting. As the Lead Sponsor of MoMA’s education program, Volkswagen Group of America has supported the creation of course content, and is enabling free access to the online courses, available on the Coursera platform.

Blog from in Business & Trade
Mar 22, 2017 3:15 PM ET

Water is the essence of life. Yet, for many, this basic human right is rapidly drying up. With climate change dramatically affecting rainfall patterns and water availability, the global water crisis is intensifying in many parts of the world. Today, more than 650 million people still lack access to safe drinking water sources, while another 2.4 billion do not have access to basic water sanitation.

By: Catalyst

Blog from in Human Resources
Mar 22, 2017 2:50 PM ET

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees constitute a sizeable global workforce population, and more than ever, leading companies are acknowledging their contributions. With many global organizations now focused on building inclusive cultures in which all employees feel engaged and valued, LGBT issues are becoming a critical priority in workplaces around the world.

Blog from in Environment
Mar 22, 2017 2:30 PM ET

Whether at the General Motors’ headquarters in the Great Lakes State or an assembly plant in a water-stressed area of Brazil, GM is consistently looking for ways to conserve water. In honor of World Water Day, here are five tips for industrial water conservation from Todd Williams, GM’s senior project engineer for water and wastewater treatment. 

1. Track use: What gets measured gets done. Perform site-wide water checks to better understand water use across your operations and identify areas of improvement. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Multimedia with summary from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Mar 22, 2017 2:05 PM ET

World Water Day 2017 asks the question "Why Waste Water?" and highlights the linkages between water, wastewater, and sustainable development. At Weatherford, we are committed to doing business in a sustainable manner and protecting the environments in which we live and operate. In line with this commitment, we are observing World Water Day on March 22 to encourage the proper management of water resources by reducing, reusing, and recycling water wherever possible.

Partnerships Key to Providing Access to Safe Water

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 PM ET

KOHLER, Wis., March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/- Since its first shipment of KOHLER Clarity water filters on World Water Day 2016, Kohler Co. has distributed over 15,000 filters to residents in 11 countries around the world. Each filter can provide up to 40 liters of safe water each day – enough for a small family. A global leader in the plumbing industry, Kohler developed the ceramic filtration system to provide an in-home solution for the 1.8 billion people who lack access to safe drinking water.

Blog from in Environment
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 PM ET

There’s no question water plays a critical role in day-to-day operations at Goldcorp. It’s a valuable resource required for metals production. It’s also one of the most important resources in the world and there is growing scrutiny of its use in all industrial applications, including mining.

Article from in Environment
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 PM ET

We recognize that water stress, water quality and water access are critical global issues. As a result, we’re constantly working to minimize water use at each of our sites around the world. At our LEED Platinum® certified Kalyani Vista building in Bangalore, India, we’ve reduced our on-site potable water usage by 40%. We’ve also taken action to reduce water consumption at our headquarters in California, which is experiencing a multi-year drought.

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Mar 22, 2017 12:15 PM ET

March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - At any given time, 80 percent of the world's tangible Gross Domestic Product is moving from manufacturer to market via ships. With new cybersecurity threats surfacing daily, the need for maritime cybersecurity is more pressing than ever. To protect and maintain global commerce at sea, the U.S. Navy invited top millennial data analysts to take on tough maritime cybersecurity use cases and challenges at its HACKtheMACHINE event held in Austin, TX last month.

by Louella Fernandes

Article from in Business & Trade
Mar 22, 2017 12:15 PM ET

The circular economy, which is regenerative and restorative by design, is helping organisations to create more value while reducing their dependence on scarce resources. The print industry is already playing a leading role in the shift to a circular economy; a transition which has been driven by the desire for greater economic and environmental sustainability. Circular business models are well established across the product lifecycle – encompassing circular supply chains, recovery and recycling, product life extension and a move from product-based to service-based models.