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Mars Announces Pioneering Partnership With World Food Programme On World Health Day

The partnership marks World Food Programme’s (WFP) first ever collaboration with Mars on food safety, supporting WFP’s drive to deliver more locally sourced, safe food in Africa
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MCLEAN,VIRGINIA, April 7th, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a new partnership today - on World Health Day - that will improve the provision of safe, locally-sourced food the organization provides to those in need in Africa. The two-year partnership will advance the way in which WFP works with its suppliers in Africa – establishing new food safety guidelines for local suppliers in-country to improve the availability of safe foods for those in need.

World Water Day: Time for a Conservation Conversation

In commemoration of World Water Day on March 22, here are some of the ways GM is reducing water use throughout its global operations.
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Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, but only three percent of all the water on the planet is fresh water. And less than 1 percent is readily available through rivers and streams to sustain more than 7 billion people on earth.

As members of the global community, both individuals and businesses have a responsibility to protect this resource.

Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias
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Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Largest Gathering of Private Sector at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Support Strategic Partnership to Deliver on Gender Equality
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NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable developmen

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

General Mills Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Women’s Empowerment

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Yesterday, hundreds of thousands across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. This important holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s and still today it continues to serve as a day to remember gender equality and women’s empowerment in our society and around the world.

Michael Bloomberg: US' Immigration Laws Prevent It From Tapping Into India's Talent Pool

By MC Govardhana Rangan & Bodhisatva Ganguli
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Michael Bloomberg is synonymous with the financial markets, thanks to the Bloomberg analytics terminal which is a must for every company that deals with financial markets. But after spending more than a decade as Mayor of New York, Bloomberg is on a mission to make governments sensitive about climate change as UN envoy. In an interview with ET, he speaks from climate to financial markets. Excerpts: 

Mike Bloomberg: Five Reasons I'm Going to India

By Michael R. Bloomberg, Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP
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The writer is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and former mayor of New York City.

The last time I visited India was shortly before I was elected mayor of New York City in 2001. Now, as India's role on the global stage is rapidly growing, I'm going back. Here's why:

You Might Take Yours for Granted, but This Family Can Tell You the Difference a Toothbrush Makes

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, created by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. These Daily Point of Light Award honorees – two sisters – have found a simple way to help others across the globe who live without access to basic oral care.

5 Things Sustainable Companies Do: The Power of Principles

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According to the UN Global Compact's Guide to Corporate Sustainabiliy, to be sustainable, companies must do five things, which starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

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