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Sodexo Future Chefs Program Earns National Restaurant Association Recognition in First-Ever Innovator of the Year Awards

Program Wins Menu Development Category for Using Kid-Created Recipes to Improve Student Nutrition Nationally
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(3BL Media) Gaithersburg, MD - May 24, 2012 - Sodexo Future Chefs, a national program that encourages students to learn about good nutrition by creating their own fun, creative and healthy recipes, won the Innovator of the Year Award in the Menu Development category in the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) inaugural Operator Innovations Awards.  The Future Chefs national challenge was formally recognized at the NRA Show 2012 in Chicago.

LillyPad: Elanco and Heifer Partner in China to Fight Hunger

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By David Marbaugh

Leaders from the Chinese government, Heifer International, and Elanco – Lilly’s animal health division – have announced a joint effort to fight hunger. More than 1,000 families in Weichang County in Hebei Province in China will receive a beef heifer, along with training to improve cattle shelters and care during the harsh winters. 

Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Russian Sustainable Development and Innovation

Cisco and Skolkovo Agree on R&D Strategy, Focus on Creation of New Jobs in Russia
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(3BL Media) San Jose, CA and Moscow – March 29, 2012 – Cisco today announced the signing of a strategy document outlining its Research and Development plans with the Skolkovo Foundation. This marks an important milestone in Cisco's multi-year, $1bn investment in sustainable innovation within the Russian Federation. The plan sets the way for the company to create a physical R&D presence in the Skolkovo Technopolis, and was announced at the Global Technology Symposium, in Menlo Park, California.

Inviting Consumers to Innovate

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Smart companies are embracing the notion that sometimes the best ideas come from unexpected sources, outside of their four walls.

Bombardier Launches "YouCity," Interactive Urban Innovation Contest; Innovation Center for US Dairy Gives Inaugural Sustainability Awards - CSR Minute for March 15, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Bridging Peace: Cisco Empowers Al Fakhoora Students in Gaza to Share their Experiences and Engage in Global Dialogue

Cisco TelePresence Technology is at the Heart of Al Fakhoora's Virtual Majlis Program Facilitating Cross-Cultural Communication Between Students in Gaza, Qatar and the United States
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(3BL Media) Doha, Qatar - March 7, 2012 - Cisco announced today that Al Fakhoora,  an international campaign committed to raising awareness of the plight of students in Gaza, has officially launched its Virtual Majlis initiative based on Cisco TelePresence technology to connect university students from Doha, Gaza and the US to create deeper understanding without stereotyping or prejudice, promote critical thinking and explore commonalities.

Research4Life Case Studies Highlight Impact of Access to Research in Developing Countries

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To celebrate Research4Life’s 10th anniversary in 2011, the organization launched a user experience competition. Users were asked to share how HINARI, AGORA or OARE has improved their work, life and community. In total some 60 entries from countries in all five continents were received. This impressive array of inspiring testimonies revealed a wealth of positive impacts brought about by Research4Life. This book celebrates the stories behind some of these competition entries.

Fed Ex Supports ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital; Recyclebank Named "One of World's Most Innovative Companies" by Fast Company - CSR Minute for February 27, 2012

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Fed Ex is sponsoring ORBIS’s Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only ophthalmic surgical and training hospital in an airplane, on its current trip to the Philippines. ORBIS will conduct a three week skills exchange program to increase the surgical abilities of local eye care providers in the Western Visayas Region.

Microsoft Announces Four Imagine Cup Grant Winners in Inaugural Year

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Today, we’re announcing the four teams that have been selected as the inaugural Imagine Cup Grant winners! Starting today, these students will continue their journey of transitioning their Imagine Cup project into a startup business or nonprofit organization with support from Microsoft as well as on the ground connections they will soon make.

Business+

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There are many ways to talk about it – triple bottom line, new way of doing business, good business – but whatever you want to call it, in this day and age, it comes down to a simple principle that to survive in this economy, it cannot be business as usual.  It must be business +.  What that plus stand for can be open to interpretation by an organization but the most obvious, and realistic opportunity that can demonstrate a tangible ROI is the integration of sustainability into the model.  This can show up in business operations, product development or the supply chain but if an organizatio

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