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Rayuwa: Translating John Deere’s Purpose Into Practice

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“We work with, fund, and have seen lots of other programs. We have never seen anything like Rayuwa. It is truly integrated.  The progress the Rayuwa team has made in just a few months and the level of engagement by the community is incredible.
This is the standard.”  — JACQUES TAYLOR, Managing Director, John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa 

John Deere, PYXERA Global, the Government of Nigeria, and rural Nigerian communities share a vision—to achieve a food secure and prosperous Nigeria. To translate purpose into practice, John Deere and PYXERA Global created the Rayuwa program.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Helps Corporations Discover Purpose

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Corporate citizenship is rapidly changing. In recent years, corporate citizenship has transformed from a nice–to–have to a must–have for the largest multinational corporations. There is no longer any doubt whether business has a role to play in the overall good of society. 

T I E Initiative: Infusing African Artistry Into the World of Fashion and Interior Design

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ACCRA, GHANA, December 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - There’s a new model launching African artistry into the world of fashion and interior design: the T I E Initiative (Tradition. Innovation. Entrepreneurship). Showcasing the bright and complex hand-woven fabrics of Ghana and Ethiopia, the T I E model sets the stage to introduce iconic African design to global markets.

Driving Change: A Strategic CSR Journey

Toyota Financial Services’ Elena Sacca Smith on Aligning Business and Social Goals
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For more than 35 years, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has made it its business to help its customers achieve their dreams. Through flexible financing and leasing, comprehensive vehicle and payment protection plans, and well-rounded insurance offerings, TFS has helped make driving and owning a Toyota vehicle possible for so many.

And now, TFS is taking that same kind of problem-solving and innovation to a new level: serving the customers—and TFS employees—of tomorrow.

Closing the Loop to Create a Circular Future

A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
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With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.

Lessons Learned From a Different Sandbox

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You might think that at 39, I’m a little old for playing in the sandbox, but six years at Covia (NYSE: CVIA) proved just the opposite. It turns out there are still lessons to be learned, especially while leading the sustainability efforts in the largest producer of industrial sand in North America.

Collaboration’s the Key for a Circular Economy

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Hundreds of leaders from business, academia, government, and nonprofits were greeted with this refrain at the start of the 4th annual US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Summit on Sustainability and Circular Economy. If you know anything about the USCCF, you know they exist to unite the public, business, and communities through thought-provoking dialogue that inspires action toward creative solutions. The summit achieved this, and more.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

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On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.

Changing Girls’ Lives Through STEM Education

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Imagine what the future might look like if you are a girl attending a school with limited access to rigorous math and science courses, enrichment programs that expose you to new possibilities, and a support system that encourages dreams and aspirations. Would you know and believe you had the ability to achieve the economic promise of a future career in the science and technology fields? Would this vision of your future be different if you were exposed to STEM careers or had a parent working in Silicon Valley?

The Capacity Commons

Leverage Online Tools to Engage Pro Bono Resources and Build Capacity for Your Organization
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The social sector capacity gap is real. There are more than 1.6 million nonprofits operating across the United States alone, making up 10 percent of the national workforce and engaging an estimated 63 million volunteers. As critical as these organizations are to our economic and social fabric, they often face a challenging funding environment to support critical infrastructure and growth needs, with few options to build them.

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