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Certification Program Launches in Asia to Promote Renewable Energy

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and Apple partner to develop and pilot Green-e® certifications for solar projects in Singapore and Taiwan to pave the way for other companies
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is for the first time expanding its Green-e® certification program to renewable energy projects based in Asia, starting with pilot projects from Apple in Singapore and Taiwan. This program and the successful pilots make it easier for other companies to certify their renewable energy use in the region.

JLABS @ Shanghai: The Innovation Hub That's Poised to Shake Up the Healthcare Start-Up Scene in Asia

By Nicole Frehsee Mazur
Summary: 
Sharon Chan, head of the first Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, in Asia, gives us a tour of the exciting new incubator that's designed to help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into great products.
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Sharon Chan, head of the first Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, in Asia, gives us a tour of the exciting new incubator that's designed to help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into great products.

Asian Malaria Endgame Threatened by Resistance to Insecticides and Malaria Treatments

Asian experts surveyed in a new report fear that the last mile in malaria elimination in the region is threatened by increasing resistance to antimalarials and insecticides – new tools will be needed to defeat the disease.
Summary: 
  • Asian experts fear that the last mile in malaria elimination in the region is threatened by increasing resistance to antimalarials and insecticides – new tools will be needed to defeat the disease
  • Another major hurdle to meeting elimination targets in South and Southeast Asia will be reaching mobile and migrant populations in remote areas
  • Elimination will also depend on countries in the region maintaining malaria expertise as they develop their primary healthcare services
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  • Asian experts fear that the last mile in malaria elimination in the region is threatened by increasing resistance to antimalarials and insecticides – new tools will be needed to defeat the disease
  • Another major hurdle to meeting elimination targets in South and Southeast Asia will be reaching mobile and migrant populations in remote areas
  • Elimination will also depend on countries in the region maintaining malaria expertise as they develop their primary healthcare services

SC Johnson Asia Debuts on 2019 Best Multinational Workplace List

Company Ranks No. 22 on List of Best Workplaces in Asia
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RACINE, Wis., April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, SC Johnson announces that it has been recognized as a Best Multinational Workplace in Asia by Great Place to Work®. This is the first time the company’s Asia region has been recognized as a Best Workplace. SC Johnson Asia ranked No. 22 on the 2019 list of top places to work in the region.

Inclusiveness 4.0

Modern advances in technology make employment of people with disabilities possible beyond limits
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Modern advances in technology make employment of people with disabilities possible beyond limits

New Study on Financial Inclusion, the 2018 Global Microscope, Shows Countries in Latin America and Asia Provide the Best Environments for Financial Progress

Summary: 
  • Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Phillipines and India have the most conducive environments globally for financial inclusion, driven by a high degree of government coordination
  • Rwanda and South Africa stand out for the best environments among countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gaps in connectivity infrastructure and digital identification systems represent a barrier for the expansion of digital financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • E-money is making inroads in countries that allow market entry to a variety of providers
  • Technology introduces new opportunities and new risks, and most countries still must increase their commitment to cybersecurity and develop their capacity to enforce data privacy protections
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  • Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Phillipines and India have the most conducive environments globally for financial inclusion, driven by a high degree of government coordination
  • Rwanda and South Africa stand out for the best environments among countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gaps in connectivity infrastructure and digital identification systems represent a barrier for the expansion of digital financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • E-money is making inroads in countries that allow market entry to a variety of providers
  • Technology introduces new opportunities and new risks, and most countries still must increase their commitment to cybersecurity and develop their capacity to enforce data privacy protections

The Future of Energy Is Decentralized

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By David Breecker, Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory 

Decentralization is a Dominant Trend

Universal Health Coverage: Filling the Gaps Through International Partnerships

To Achieve ‘Health For All,’ Everyone Needs a Seat at the Table
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Achieving universal health coverage is target 3.8 of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3—to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” More than this, providing universal health coverage, which includes access to high quality, affordable health services and essential medicines, is necessary to achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Dow Leadership in Action

Pro Bono Team Brings Safe Drinking Water to 50 Homes in Cebu, Philippines
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In 2016, The Dow Chemical Company deployed 40 employees from across the globe to Cebu, Philippines as part of the company’s signature skills-based volunteer program, Leadership in Action. The Dow employees collaborated on six different projects as pro bono consultants for local government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to address local challenges.

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