Economic development

Paving the Way for Economic Development

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Sanofi Pasteur executive Phil Hosbach volunteers his time and expertise toward responsible economic development in the Poconos.

As a Monroe County business executive and local resident, Phil has a passion for this cause. As such, he was chosen by the Monroe County Commissioners to serve on a committee forwarding local economic development.

Engineers Without Borders: Pouring into Peru

In partnership with Eastman Corporate Responsibility, the Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) Tri-Cities Chapter is making a difference in Peru.
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April 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A team of Eastman engineers recently travelled to Samne, Peru to assess existing water sources and initiative improvement programs.

“The goals of this trip to Samne, Peru, were to complete a full evaluation of the existing water source, to identify alternative water sources, build community relations and to initiate a safe water education program,” said Lindsay Hoggatt, chemical engineer.

Education is the Promise of a Future

By: Dan Pelino

Today’s learners must be able to think critically, recognize patterns, solve problems and communicate effectively in the workforce and society to be successful.  Sixty-three percent of education leaders state job placement as the leading success factor for higher education, though only 43% of industry leaders indicate higher education is preparing learners with the needed workforce skills.

Talk with Green Guy Show - 3/20/16 - Mayors Climate Summit Series - Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Mgr, City of Richmond, VA

Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond, VA
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life. - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Listen to the March 20th show by clicking below and be sure to tune in this Sunday, March 27th for an interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC.

Business Leaders, UN Member States and Civil Society Agree: Gender Equality Critical to Economic Development

The UN Global Compact and UN Women organize the Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event
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NEW YORK, March 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing gender equality as a fundamental human right, central to driving the global economy and achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), business leaders joined UN Member States and civil society organizations at the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event.

Making Homelessness Rare, Brief and One-Time


Making Homelessness Rare, Brief and One-Time

By Mark Putnam

The homelessness crisis in Seattle, Washington, defies the city’s reputation as an economic engine of the Pacific Northwest. Nearly 10,000 people experience homelessness in King County, Seattle’s county, and disparities are drawn along racial lines. A group called All Home, however, is working to move people into stable housing. Their goal is to prevent homelessness before it starts.

Cisco Joins Global Problem Solvers at 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

by Austin Belisle

This week, more than 2,500 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will convene at the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. As one of those attendees, Cisco will collaborate with other global problem solvers in strategic discussions about the political, economic, social, and technological transformations reshaping the world.

Eastman Teams with Bays Mountain and SHiFT Design for Unique Camping and Creating Experience

This week, Eastman in partnership with SHiFT Design is hosting more than 50 design students from across the country at a unique, maker-inspired camp experience.
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December 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Known as SHiFT Tennessee, the week-long event is nestled in Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and focuses on the “Story of Making.” Attendees will explore the nature around them and interact with global material experts and local craftspeople that will immerse them in the local history and educate them on the art of making. The students will also be challenged to create new wayfinding systems for Bays Mountain inspired by their local learnings. At the end of the week, teams will present “walking stories” using a variety of materials and craftsmanship.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Support to Thirteen New Cities through the What Works Cities Initiative


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Twenty-one American Cities now Participating in the Nation’s Most Comprehensive Initiative to Help City Halls Use Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives

Freeport-McMoRan Creates Partnerships Through Community Trust Funds

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January 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan has established community trust funds or social funds in Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia and the United States, which are managed by community members who determine the allocation of funds to programs that focus on education, health and economic development.

Contributions to the PT Freeport Indonesia Partnership Fund were over $31 million in 2014 and $634 million since its inception in 1996.


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