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EforAll: Helping Small Businesses Through Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll works with individuals who may be in the idea stage or looking to pivot and grow an existing business.

Shared Values, Shared Successes

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Working with suppliers who reflect UPS’s diverse markets helps us better serve customers and contributes to the economic development of our communities. Belle-Pak, a minority-owned business and long-time supplier to UPS, provides packaging materials such as polyethylene bags, waybill pouches, and clinical bags. Belle-Pak shares many UPS values, including building a diverse workforce and supplier base. Vice President and cofounder Yves Nahmias shares how his company is advancing sustainable packaging innovation for customers like UPS.

Impossible Foods and Colin Kaepernick Fight Food Insecurity and Racial Injustice

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As COVID-19 tears throughout the U.S., the coronavirus may not be the deadliest part of the pandemic. CNN reports that the resulting hunger crisis could kill more people than the disease itself, especially minorities.

Paul Wheaton Pt. II: Permaculture Gardening

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As you’re spending more time at home, and hanging out in the back yard or porch more than usual, are you noticing an urge to plant things? Apparently you’re not alone as there are multiple reports of a COVID-inspired surge in home gardening. Millions of Americans are rolling up their sleeves and digging into the earth. This week on Sea Change Radio, the second half of our discussion with author and permaculturalist Paul Wheaton.

ekō Included in NACCED's Membership Newsletter

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) discusses Land Betterment subsidiary ekō with its members.
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FISHERS, Ind., June 23, 2020 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job, is proud to announce that ekō, the Company’s sustainable housing development subsidiary, has been included in NACCED’s membership newsletter.  The newsletter’s message speaks directly to ekō’s efforts to improve the housing crisis in impacted regions and how they look first to create dynamic conversations with al

UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
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In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.

More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).

Supporting Sustainable Communities: Bloomberg Corporate Philanthropy

Bloomberg Impact Report 2019
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Philanthropy and service are an integral part of the Bloomberg culture. We’re committed to giving back to the cities in which we live and work, using our employees’ expertise and our company’s resources to address unmet needs in our communities, deepen engagement with our colleagues, clients and partners and improve lives around the world. In 2019, 12,915 employees in 80 cities took part in our Best of Bloomberg corporate volunteer program, contributing more than 158,000 hours of volunteer service.

Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

UPS Longitudes | Women in Trade Can Reinvigorate the WTO and Global Economy

Laura Lane @ UPS, Penny Naas @ UPS
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Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And anyone who has looked at the global economic forecast lately is probably willing to consider a few ways to ensure that GDP growth doesn’t slow to a grinding halt.

Olympic Games Offer Young People Key Skills to Enter Job Market, Says IOC Guide

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THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENTER A TOUGH AND COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET, INCLUDING HUNDREDS WORKING FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), AIMS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENTER A TOUGH AND COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET, INCLUDING HUNDREDS WORKING FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), AIMS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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