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Enactus World Cup Showcases High Caliber Students, Projects

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The Enactus World Cup showcases college and university students around the world who go above and beyond to help their communities through entrepreneurial action. This year the event will be held in Beijing, China from 22-24 October and select events will be livestreamed.

For World Sight Day, Watch Enactus Students Help Provide Affordable Eye Care

Celebrate World Sight Day and watch a video of Enactus students who help provide affordable eye care
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“By training villagers to diagnose common vision problems, you effectively create a dedicated workforce of micro-opticians that can make and sell glasses to people in their communities, while also providing for their families.”

-Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, talking about the project OneDollarGlasses by the Enactus Technical University of Munich team in Germany.

Marijke Mars Speaks At Annual Assembly Of The German Branded Goods Association 2014

Addressing an audience of over 500 influential leaders, Marijke discussed how “Doing Good is Good for brands…”
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September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - At today’s annual assembly of the German Branded Goods Association, Marijke Mars addressed a keynote that focused on the entire spectrum of this year's theme "Brands mean freedom of choice! Superior brands – confident consumers".

Achieving Triple Impact

One-Day Workshop Examines Global Pro Bono Effects on European Marketplace
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global is proud to announce Achieving Triple Impact, an action-packed interactive workshop hosted by SAP, PYXERA Global, and, UPJ, in Berlin, Germany on September 25, 2014.  Achieving Triple Impact will bring together European corporations to explore how investment in global pro bono volunteering can enhance employee engageme

SAP and Partners Co-Innovate to Connect Cars With Parking and Food Services in German Pilot Program

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July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a co-innovation pilot with Volkswagen AG and further partners that intends to use mobility-and cloud services from SAP to help drivers locate parking and nearby food offers in Hannover, Germany. The pilot is the result of a multi-year partnership and co-innovation investment by both companies envisioned to drive standardization and common formats to consume such cloud-based services.

Bombardier Promotes Employee Diversity on German Diversity Day

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation took part in the second German Diversity Day at its sites in Berlin, Görlitz and Kassel.
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  • Three Bombardier sites held activities on the subject of diversity
  • People of 47 nationalities work at Bombardier Transportation’s global headquarters in Berlin
  • Germany’s Charter of Diversity firmly embedded in corporate structure
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  • Three Bombardier sites held activities on the subject of diversity
  • People of 47 nationalities work at Bombardier Transportation’s global headquarters in Berlin
  • Germany’s Charter of Diversity firmly embedded in corporate structure

Volkswagen Group to Receive 2014 World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development

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May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 30th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Volkswagen Group on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The company is being recognized for its commitments to environmental sustainability operations, most notably through its holistic approach to sustainability leadership.

German Companies Go Off the Grid -Energy Minute

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In Germany, one in every six companies now generates its own electricity. 16 percent of all German companies produced their own power last year, according to the German Chamber of Commerce, up from about 10 percent a year earlier. 23 percent more companies are considering joining this trend. Companies as large as Dow Chemical, with a plant that consumes one percent of the entire country’s electricity, and as small as rural, family-owned businesses, are investing in their own power-generation infrastructure.

Germany Plans to Raze Towns for Brown Coal and Cheap Energy

Villages face the bulldozer as one of Europe’s renewable energy leaders leans more heavily on an old habit.
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The German village of Atterwasch is tiny, its single street lined with sturdy brick and stone houses. The village has a single church whose bells peal out at noon each day, a small volunteer fire department, and a cemetery with a special section devoted to German soldiers who died nearby in the closing months of World War II.

Atterwasch may soon be gone.
 
Vattenfall, a Swedish energy company, hopes to relocate the village and its residents in order to strip-mine the ground underneath for lignite, or "brown coal."

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