Molecular Solutions, Global Challenges

Eastman’s Innovations for a Sustainable Future

By David A. Golden

The world faces enormous challenges driven by the interconnectivity of energy, water, and food resources. We have to take these interrelationships into consideration as we seek global solutions. To make matters more complex, the ocean, atmosphere, and climate are inextricably linked to energy, water, and the food chain. Considered in the context of a growing population and rising standard of living, we are left with a host of challenging questions.

"How do we feed more people with less arable crop land?”

Announcing Twitter Chat: “the Skills Mismatch: Approaching a Collective Strategy” With the Dow Chemical Company, Sap, Dreamoval Foundation, and Making Cents International

When & Where: Wed, 10/4 at 11 AM, ET on #GEFlive
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When: Wed, 10/4, 11 AM, ET Where: #GEFlive on Twitter 

The “skills mismatch” challenge is overwhelming. The proportion of youth that is both unemployed and without formal education or training has continued a steep upward trend since 2008. In spite of the swelling population of youth ready to begin their careers, thousands of employers are having a difficult time filling open positions. 

John Holm, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at PYXERA Global, to speak at NGO Expo on New Collaboration Model

Coinciding with 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the NGO EXPO is convening international professionals in aid and development to raise funds, network, source, supply and learn
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WASHINGTON, D.C. September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - John Holm, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at PYXERA Global, will be speaking at the NGO Expo, a gathering on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, on programs for social impact. During his session, titled, Reinventing Development, the Community Impact Collaboratives, Holm will talk about some of the newer practices and programs PYXERA Global has co-developed resulting in stronger and more robust collaborations.

Bloomberg Global Business Forum: An Unprecedented Collaboration

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In the first-ever Bloomberg Global Business Forum, heads of state and global business leaders gathered for an unprecedented collaboration between government and the private sector. Speakers like Bill Clinton, Emmanuel Macron, Tim Cook and Justin Trudeau stressed the importance of sharing ideas in order to improve the world.

To get get an inside look at what happened at the inaugural Bloomberg Global Business Forum, watch this video.

Strange Bedfellows Find Common Ground

Earth Day 50 Challenge Summit Yields “To-Do List” for Corporate America
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SAN FRANCISCO and DALLAS, October 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - There may be hope for America after all.

Collective Impact Without Borders

by Philippe Sion

Since publishing the original collective impact article in 2011, the majority of FSG’s work supporting cross-sector collaboration has been focused on communities or regions in the U.S.—like supporting the Early Matters coalition in improving early childhood education in Houston, Texas, or 

Next Steps for the (Former) Members of the Business Advisory Councils


By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

In the wake of yesterday’s collapse of the advisory councils assembled by Donald Trump, the question of which CEOs will stay and which will go is now moot. The core issues, however, remain, and the need for business leadership is stronger now than ever.

How a Cross-Sector Coalition is Reducing Childhood Asthma in Texas


Dallas Children’s Medical Center, a 100-year-old nonprofit hospital serving North Texas, identified the need to reduce disparities in childhood asthma outcomes across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic boundaries. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children living in Dallas and was the top cause for admission to the Children’s Health emergency department in 2013.

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking Expands Scope and Steps Up Efforts to End Trafficking

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major global companies have renewed their commitment to the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) through an expanded membership and scope of work. Formed in 2010, gBCAT has provided a unique forum for business to understand how all forms of modern slavery affect their operations and supply chains, and to design effective and pragmatic solutions to combat traffickers.

Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity Renew Relationship for 18th Year

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation announced a renewal of its longtime collaboration with Habitat for Humanity for the remainder of 2017, continuing to provide a new range and refrigerator for every new Habitat for Humanity home in the U.S.


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