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Barclays Empowering Women in Business and Health in Zambia

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we meet Elesia, one of the many women Barclays is helping to empower.

“I’m putting more money in my pocket while saving people’s lives,” says Elesia, one of the new Live Well agents in the Chadiza district of Zambia’s Eastern Province. It’s a very neat summary of the new social enterprise being developed by Barclays in collaboration with GSK and humanitarian and development organisation, CARE International.

Business Must Close the Gender Gap

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The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Pledge for Parity.” The message is clear: We have advanced the role of women in society, their access to health and finance, how they benefit from economic progress, and their contributions to all aspects of economic, social, political, and cultural life. But progress has been much too slow: According to the World Economic Forum, without stronger interventions, gender parity is unlikely to happen before 2133.

Is There Child Labor In Your Chocolate?

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Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, biting into a velvety piece of chocolate is likely a non-negotiable activity on your February 14 agenda. In fact,Americans will eat more than 58 million pounds of chocolate in the weeks leading up to one of the sweetest days of the year. No surprise there, right? We love our chocolate!

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

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A growing number of companies understand that advancing women is essential to business innovation, productivity, risk management, and market growth. This report, written by BSR in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, draws on insights gathered from interviews with 10 multinational companies actively engaged in advancing women’s economic empowerment, as well as a comprehensive review of the latest literature and leading company practices and programs.

Asian Business Leaders Present Responsible Business Solutions at the 9th CSR Asia Summit 2015

Companies are increasingly integrating their CSR activities into their core business strategy to remain competitive in the global economy
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Kuala Lumpur, October 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The CSR Asia Summit, an annual leading conference on corporate social responsibility in Asia recently gathered more than 420 delegates, with a unique mix of leaders from business, government and civil society to address pressing concerns and understand important emerging trends.

Orgain & LIVESTRONG Foundation Launch #WeGainStrength, a Campaign to Celebrate the Power of Collective Strength

Orgain Reinforces Commitment to Nutrition’s Role in Health Through a Partnership with LIVESTRONG Foundation
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IRVINE, Calif., Aug 19, 2015 ­­­/3BL Media/ – Orgain, makers of doctor-developed, nutritional products, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of #WeGainStrength. The partnership highlights the power of nutrition with a compelling consumer campaign that encourages people to share inspiring stories in an effort to bring strength to one another – especially to those impacted by cancer.

Window Film Training Program Opens Doors

Eastman’s new manufacturing training program in Virginia is changing lives.
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June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ben Davis was working 50 hours a week to support his family. When he heard of the Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing (CAFM) and the potential to enter the window film workforce, he knew it was a great opportunity.

“It was a struggle taking care of my wife and one-year-old girl on a few hours of sleep, but I kept my eyes on the goal of a career working with Eastman,” Davis said.

What Makes Clothing Fair Trade Certified, So You Can Feel Confident You're Shopping Completely Ethically

by Hayli Goode
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Fair working conditions, safely structured buildings, and worker empowerment are just three of the 354 guidelines Fair Trade USA has structured to rule what makes fair trade clothing, food, home products, and everything else you buy actually fair trade certified. It’s a lot more than just calling an article of clothing fair trade that makes it actually free of unfair labor practices.

Fair Trade USA Successfully Working With Brands To Ensure Ethical Apparel Production

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Bay Area-based nonprofit Fair Trade USA works across a wide range of industries to ensure ethical production of consumer products. The group's Fair Trade Apparel program, which was established in 2012, grew an astonishing 358% in 2014. 

The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $250,000 Grant to Bobby Dodd Institute

Grant supports organization’s mission of empowerment and economic sufficiency
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ATLANTA, June 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to the Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI). The grant will help further BDI’s mission to empower people with disabilities and disadvantages to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence and integration into society.

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