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Clean Water for All Starts with Technology

by Erin Connor, Cisco Corporate Affairs & Cisco Foundation
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Water is everywhere. It covers 70% of our planet and makes up nearly 60% of the human body. Despite its abundance, 663 million people around the world lack access to safe water.

Another 2.4 billion people lack access to a toilet or latrine, while more than 3.5 million people die each year because of inadequate water supply, sanitation, or hygiene. The earth may be covered in water, but only 3% of that is fresh water, and only a small fraction of that is available to the planet’s 7.5 billion inhabitants.

Pfizer On Track to Reduce Water Withdrawal Globally

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Today on World Water Day, we are reflecting on all the ways Pfizer is working to reduce and preserve water across our company, contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

Mars' Support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Recognized at Award Ceremony

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MCLEAN, Va., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Grant F. Reid, CEO and President, Mars, Incorporated received the United Nations Foundation’s Global Leadership Corporate Award on behalf of Mars’ work in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the organization’s Global Leadership Dinner which took place in New York City last night. The award honors individuals and corporations for their global leadership in advancing UN causes.

Taking to the stage to receive the award on behalf of the business, Reid said:

Tetra Tech Recognizes the Power of Girls and Women to Change the World

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child 2017
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On October 11, Tetra Tech joins organizations around the world in celebrating the role of girls and women in building a better world.

The United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child has focused the world’s attention on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. […] Girls have the potential to change the world—both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.”

UNICEF Stops Traffic to Campaign for Children in Conflict Zones

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Stunts have long been in marketers’ playbooks as a way to grab consumers’ attention and highlight a specific product or service.  Recently however, we’ve seen an influx of cause-related stunts– from 2 Chainz’s pink Trap House to KIND’s giant pile of sugar in downtown New York City.

Pfizer Supports the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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For Pfizer, Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, is inextricably linked to our belief that every individual deserves to lead a long, healthy and productive life. Good health is fundamental to advancing all of the 17 SDGs, each of which is connected to advances in public health.

97 GM Facilities Connect with Nature for World Environment Day

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Nearly 100 General Motors facilities participated in World Environment Day, an observation established by the United Nations. This year’s theme:  “connect people to nature.”

While all of GM’s manufacturing sites conduct at least one environmental outreach activity a year, this is the second time GM rallied its teams to measure its collective impact within roughly the same period.  

Companies Announce Support for SDG 14 Implementation

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Originally appeared on International Institute for Sustainable Development

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest US supermarket companies, announced its support for SDG 14 by joining the Seafood Task Force and signing on to the pledge on Committing to Social Responsibility in Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, a voluntary commitment made by the private sectors, NGOs and the UN during the UN Ocean Conference.

Making Deinstitutionalization Real: Moving from the Idea Toward the Ideal

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HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Local nonprofit Keystone Human Services International will host the Side Event “Making Deinstitutionalization Real: Moving from the Idea toward the Ideal” on June 14 at the 10th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York City.

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