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How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives

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This post was written by guest blogger Gemma Alcock. Gemma is an award-winning innovator and respected thought-leader in the use of drones for emergency response and public safety. Gemma was recently selected in a prestigious competition as the woman making the most difference in drones for search and rescue (SAR) around the world, receiving the title of the ‘Woman to Watch in UAS 2018.’ She is truly committed to and passionate about creating a future in which drones will routinely be a tool for saving lives

New Ceres Report Calls on Major Food Companies to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

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Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. 

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Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. 

Purpose-Driven Leaders Come Together from Across Sectors to Make More than $72M in Commitments to Inclusive Growth at Inaugural Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Four philanthropic funders including Mastercard committed more than $72 million in funding to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. The announcements were made on Monday, October 21st at the inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit.

Responsible Business Alliance Receives Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it has received the 2019 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The U.S. Secretary of State presented the award to the RBA at a ceremony this afternoon during a cabinet-level meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) in the historic Indian Treaty Room at the White House.

‘Freedom Squares’ Sustainable Modular Rug Concept Launched On Kickstarter

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OAKLAND, Calif., October 29, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Canary are launching a new line of sustainable rugs, designed to add beauty, style, warmth and comfort to any private, public or office space. The modular designs empower anyone to decorate your space just the way you like it. These 100% Polyester carpet tiles are designed with convenience in mind, built to deliver uncompromising quality and ready to be recycled/reused to make another Canary product at end of life.  The Canary Life launched its new innovation on Kickstarter.

United Nations Global Compact Issues New Guidance for Private Sector to Grow Sustainability Through Investments in Emerging and Frontier Markets

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  • Initiative aimed at companies to scale up private finance to meet the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • US$ 5–7 trillion of annual investments required to achieve Global Goals  
  • Investors attend SDG Investment Forum to advance sustainability efforts
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  • Initiative aimed at companies to scale up private finance to meet the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • US$ 5–7 trillion of annual investments required to achieve Global Goals  
  • Investors attend SDG Investment Forum to advance sustainability efforts

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Helps Strike Out Hunger at the Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha, Nebraska

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Each summer – a time when food pantries tend to run low on donations - the PayPal employee GIVE Team in Omaha, Nebraska partners with Food Bank for the Heartland to donate and prepare meals during the Strike Out Hunger campaign.

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Partners with Kiron to Provide Mentorship and Support for Refugee Students

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The PayPal employee GIVE Team in New York partners with a nonprofit online university, Kiron, to provide digital mentorship to refugee students across the globe through career counseling and supporting them in their integration into a new environment.

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Hosts 6th Annual ‘Girls in Tech’ Day in Chennai, India

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Each year, the PayPal employee GIVE Team in Chennai, India hosts a ‘Girls in Tech’ program that teaches useful tech skills and provides mentorship to young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Business As Usual Will Not Save the Planet

By Mark R. Kramer, Rishi Agarwal, and Aditi Srinivas
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The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were explicitly designed to engage the private sector in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Four years into the UN’s 15-year timeline, the question is whether companies are advancing serious solutions or are simply embarking on a massive global public relations charade. Unfortunately, our internal research points to the latter.

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