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How Business Can Help Close the Digital Divide for Millions of Students

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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The 2021-2022 school year is the third affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, students and families continue to struggle with the fallout from digital inequity, as learners without devices or internet access at home fall increasingly behind on their schoolwork. Fortunately, as the digital divide has widened, so has attention to the issue and with it new solutions to ensure equal opportunity for all students. 

What is the digital divide?

Companies Step Up to Support U.S. Students Returning to School

Words by Ellen R. Delisio
Article

It could take years to fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. students and schools. But educators and experts already know that as schools reopen, families and educators are still in the throes of financial uncertainty and academic struggles, and the needs are extensive.

A New Roadmap for Feeding 9.7 Billion People, Sustainably

Words by 3P Editors
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The global community will have to find a way to feed 9.7 billion people by 2050 in a warming, resource-constrained world. It will require a rethink and collaboration from those across the value chain, as demand for animal protein is only set to rise. The challenge is that agriculture is already cited as a top greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter and user of natural resources, with livestock alone producing about 14.5 percent of global GHGs.

For Low-Income Communities, Digital Access Opened Unexpected Doors in a Pandemic

Words by Amy Brown
Article

When her daughter’s fourth-grade education became increasingly dependent on internet access three years ago, Jamillah Lamb, a director on Capital One’s Community Finance team, had one of those lightbulb moments. While she could provide her daughter with devices and in-home internet and digital access, what about those families who couldn’t? 

System Change is Key to Driving Social Impact Work That Matters

Words by Amy Brown
Article

The level of system change required to tackle many of the world’s most pressing challenges can seem overwhelming. Sometimes, a simple and unlikely symbol changes our perspectives. For personal care company Kimberly-Clark, it was a photo of an abandoned toilet in the middle of a field. A donation to a rural community to drive sanitation, it had never been used because the physical, social and cultural infrastructure to support its role in better sanitation hadn’t been addressed.

Can This Model of Academic, Emotional and Financial Support Root Out Racial Disparity in Education?

Words by Ellen R. Delisio
Article

At its most basic, education is about uplifting the individual. That means providing the tools and knowledge necessary to give people choices about their futures and a chance to be productive, and hopefully happy, in their lives and work.

From Farm to Fork: How Technology Can Help Lift Smallholder Farmers Out of Poverty

Words by Roya Sabri
Article

The world produces enough food to feed every individual, yet almost 690 million people continue to go hungry. The irony is that many of those who are undernourished spend their days growing food for others.

Wellbeing Is As Important As Safety in a Post-COVID Workspace, Employees Say

Words by Tina Casey
Article

The end of the COVID-19 crisis is finally coming into view, but its disruptive impact on the U.S. workforce is only just beginning to take shape. In one especially significant development for employers, the struggle to recruit and retain top talent has intensified. The fresh wave of competition is not simply a matter of which company can offer more financial rewards.

The Role of Collaboration in Driving Forest Restoration

Words by Kate Zerrenner
Article

Despite progress over the past decade in government commitments to combating climate change and protecting forests, corporate “no-deforestation” and human rights policies, and significant investments to support sustainable forest management, the rate of natural forest loss continues to increase. Forest loss impacts not only the environment, but also approximately 1.3 billion forest communities and Indigenous Peoples who rely on forests for their livelihoods.

How to Make Financial Well-being a Priority in Uncertain Times

Words by Amy Brown
Article

Between the economic downturn and COVID-19, consumers are under immense financial pressure at a time when it’s more important than ever to think about saving money and planning for a stronger, post-pandemic recovery. Even amid such great uncertainty, there are still ways to save, get control of debt and credit, and boost financial well-being.

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