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Stories of Positive Impact Pour in at Cisco Live Barcelona

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In 2016, Cisco committed to positively impact one billion lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal through our social impact grants to nonprofits and our signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, like Cisco Networking Academy. Four years into our commitment, we are 47 percent of the way toward our goal (469 million lives impacted).

Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

By Catherine Cheney, Devex
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SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth unveiled data.org, a platform for partnerships that aims to build the field of data science for social impact.

At an event at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from both organizations spoke about the evolution of their 5-year $50 million Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative, which they launched at the same event one year ago.

Detroit-Hamtramck to be GM’s First Assembly Plant 100 Percent Devoted to Electric Vehicles

$2.2 billion investment will support 2,200 good-paying manufacturing jobs
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DETROIT, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) vision of an all-electric future is coming into clearer focus and gaining momentum with a $2.2 billion investment at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. GM’s first all-electric truck will be a pickup with production scheduled to begin in late 2021. This will be followed soon after by the Cruise Origin, a shared, electric, self-driving vehicle unveiled by Cruise in San Francisco last week.

Measuring Opportunity, One Neighborhood at a Time

The new Inclusive Growth Score helps identify opportunities for revitalization and evaluate the outcomes of investments in Opportunity Zones.
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Verizon Innovative Learning Expands to 100 New Schools

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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NEW YORK, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) celebrates the International Day of Education, honoring education as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and celebrating the role of equitable education in empowering people, preserving the planet, building prosperity and fostering peace.

The Importance of Data Privacy, Today and Every Day: Insights from Alliance Data’s Chief Security Officer

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Data privacy was a major topic among financial services and technology leaders at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting last week in Davos, Switzerland. Google CEO Sundar Pichai asserted that in 2020, privacy should not and cannot be a “luxury good.”

In recognition of International Data Privacy Day on January 28th, Alliance Data’s Chief Security Officer Mike Britton highlights a few changing industry trends around data privacy and why the issue is so central to the company’s values and obligations.

Keysight Technologies Wins 2020 BIG Innovation Award

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SANTA ROSA, Calif., January 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc.

How One NGO Helps Farmers Use Mobile Phones to Invest in a Better Harvest

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This is the third article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series, click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

VMware Received 100% Score in 2020 Corporate Equality Index, PRIDE Leader Shares Insights on What it’s Like to Work at VMware

By Laura Folk, HR Source Employee Advisor and Global Co-Lead of PRIDE@VMware
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I recently was appointed as a global co-lead of PRIDE@VMware after five years serving as the co-founder and co-lead of PRIDE@VMware Austin. I’m excited to be developing and executing strategies on a global scale, which is something new for our Power of Difference Communities (PODs) structure. Through my roles with VMinclusion, our corporate-wide Diversity & Inclusion initiative, I have developed leadership skills I could not develop through my current job as a HR Source Employee Advisor.

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