As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.
Everyday Heroes: Second Chances
Millions of people from all around the world connect on eBay. Each time that happens, something positive happens in the world. These are the stories of everyday people on eBay making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.
For nine years, Lazon Campbell’s depression consumed him. What started as a byproduct of his parents’ passing became an everyday, uphill battle.
Tool Spotlight: Navigating Corporate / Nonprofit Power Dynamics
Throughout the year, Common Impact has been taking a closer look at The Knitting Factor as a concept that best explains effective skills-based partnerships. Today we explore the sticky relationship component as a way to describe meaningful partnerships between companies and nonprofits that sustain far past an initial volunteer opportunity. Creating these relationships takes intention, time and an appreciation of the knowledge, resources and needs of both parties.
Paper or plastic? It’s a debate that has raged for years about a variety of goods, including grocery bags, food packaging materials, lollipop sticks, personal care items and other single-use products. The latest item to make headlines is the humble straw. Plastic drinking straws are ubiquitous, but they may soon take a backseat to paper drinking straws.
Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Invention of the Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
St. Paul, Minn., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/– Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) have named 13-year-old Rishab Jain the winner of the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Rishab created an algorithm to make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective by using artificial intelligence to accurately locate and track the pancreas in real-time during MRI radiotherapy.
Social entrepreneur Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization, argues that digital technology can be used to create opportunities for the world’s poorest populations, but a joined-up approach from stakeholders is needed
The challenge of ending poverty for the world’s 3.7 billion poor is larger than any one entity can solve. Crucially, this task also presents a market opportunity so large that there is more than enough work for all active stakeholders to engage in. More than ever before, digital technology is making these opportunities easier to harness.
Methane emissions key material risk and opportunity for oil and gas industry
October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the private sector adopts climate disclosure standards established by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the oil and gas industry faces increasing pressure from its investors to disclose how it is managing climate risk, including emissions of methane from oil and gas.
The #MeToo movement has had far-reaching implications for women and workplaces globally. The volume and breadth of incidents raise real questions about our progress toward workplace gender equality.
In response, some companies have taken this moment to re-examine their approach to workplace harassment and women’s empowerment, from establishing new policies to engaging employees in difficult conversations.
New scenarios are emerging that pair storage with conventional gas turbine generation
The cost of energy storage has fallen to the point where the power generation industry is moving from demonstration projects to full deployment. Driven by demand and a federal order designed to nurture broader adoption of storage capabilities, practical applications of energy storage are emerging that are competitive with conventional solutions.
In addition, continued annual reductions in the cost for storage will reveal more and more applications where energy storage makes economic sense. A great example can be found in the performance optimization of gas turbines.
Global Leaders & Luminaries from the world's leading Companies, NGOs and Public Sector convened at the Annual Ideagen Global Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit at the United Nations
Annual Ideagen™ Global Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit 2018 - Achieve the Goals.
September 14, 2018-- Ideagen™ together with leaders and luminaries from the world’s leading Companies, NGOs, and Public Sector convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the Annual Ideagen Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit.
Ideagen™ -- A Global Accelerator where the world’s leading Companies, NGOs, and Public Sector organizations convene to accelerate systemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x.
by Tina Casey
According to some U.S. food industry observers, interest in small farms and sustainable agriculture is on the rise among young people.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation today announced a five-year, $45 million commitment to empower millions of youth to build social and emotional learning skills like resilience, self-awareness and conflict resolution. “Empowering young people by harnessing their talents and passions will build a better world,” said Allstate Chairman, President and CEO Tom Wilson.
Companywide plan will reduce or eliminate plastic straws and stirrers, single use plastic bags, and polystyrene foam items
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today a North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2025, and shift straws to a “by request” item that will still be available to custome