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UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Corporate Champions for Education Are Bound for Colombia

SAP, WE Communications, and Niagara Bottling’s Employees Will Serve Pro Bono to Improve STEM Education
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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Corporate Champions for Education are headed for Colombia. SAP, WE Communications, and Niagara Bottling have joined forces to send their employees into the field as pro bono consultants to strengthen organizations whose mission it is to improve educational outcomes and open opportunities for more sustainable livelihoods—and lives.  

Join SAP: Corporate Champions for Education Head to Colombia in 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SAP is seeking like-minded companies of all sizes to collaborate and address the pervasive skills gap around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).   Working with PYXERA Global, SAP is leveraging the extensive experience and capability of their employees to address the issue, as well as making opportunities available to the employees of other companies through the Corporate Champions for Education.

Aflore and Whole Planet Foundation Help Small Businesses Blossom in Colombia

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Whole Planet Foundation was created to support communities worldwide where Whole Foods Market sources products. Flowers for Whole Foods Market stores across the US, Canada, and the UK, along with many other products, are sourced in large quantities from Colombia — so while it’s perhaps a bit of a happy coincidence, it seems quite fitting that Whole Planet Foundation’s newest microfinance partner in Colombia is called Aflore, the name of which comes from the Spanish word flor, for ‘flower.’

Recycling Empowers Rural Populations to Overcome Poverty and Food Insecurity

Social Enterprise breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Colombia by exchanging recyclable waste for essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs
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Boyaca, Colombia, November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bancalimentos, a social enterprise that exchanges recyclable goods for essential household goods with vulnerable rural populations in Boyaca, Colombia,  joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase food security and generate sustainable incomes for 12,500 people by 2022. Established in 2015, Bancalimentos provides essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs in exchange for household organic waste and recyclables. 

Nespresso Announces Investment in Post-Conflict Colombian Coffee

The company plans to expand its coffee-sourcing programme into regions formerly impacted by conflict as part of a USD 50 million investment for sustainable quality coffee production
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia, November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso today announced it will expand its coffee-sourcing programme for the first time into several former conflict zones as part of a USD 50 million investment in sustainable high-quality coffee cultivation in Colombia.

President Juan Manuel Santos addressed the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board where he welcomed the company’s commitment. He cited the investment as an important contribution to the development of post-conflict areas.

When Seedling Met Soil: A Coffee Bean Origin Story

How Nestlé coffee is raising the bar on sustainable growing and community development
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Your morning ritual probably feels like it starts when coffee hits your lips. But actually, it started before you rolled out of bed. In the case of this coffee, it started on a farm in Armenia, Colombia.

Shakira’s Fundación “Pies Descalzos” and Costa Cruises Together for the Construction of a School in Colombia

In Barcelona Shakira and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, announced the official start of the project with a symbolic “First brick” delivery ceremony. The school will be built in Cartagena (Colombia), with scheduled delivery in June 2019.
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In Barcelona Shakira and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, announced the official start of the project with a symbolic "First brick" delivery ceremony. The school will be built in Cartagena (Colombia), with scheduled delivery in June 2019, providing education and support to 1,300 local students and the entire close communities involved.

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In Barcelona Shakira and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, announced the official start of the project with a symbolic "First brick" delivery ceremony. The school will be built in Cartagena (Colombia), with scheduled delivery in June 2019, providing education and support to 1,300 local students and the entire close communities involved.

NetRiders Success Leads to a Job at Cisco

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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Maria Del Pilar Munoz won the first NetRiders competition in Colombia, and went on to become a Cisco consulting systems engineer who balances her career with studies at Georgetown and Colombia Universities in the United States and her family.

Focus on a Career in Networking Technology

Costa Cruises and Shakira's Foundation Pies Descalzos to Build School in Colombia

Building Happiness With Costa Cruises and Fundacion Pies Descalzos
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Costa Cruises and Shakira's Foundation Pies Descalzos partner on a new campaign called  “Building Happiness” for the construction of a school in Colombia. It will help over 1300 families and children in Colombia by providing access to quality education.

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