With the end of the year approaching, my colleagues asked me to reflect on the last 6 months, which, in short, have been quite the ride. I may have moved to a completely new city but “life in London” thus far has involved more explorations of new technologies and books on building a lean and mean start-up than explorations of the city’s cobblestone streets and Shakespeare’s sonnets.
DALLAS, TX, October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – NPower and its skills-based volunteering program, The Community Corps, is collaborating with its partners at Symantec to offer a high-impact workshop in Dallas, Texas as part of Pro Bono Week 2014. Cybersecurity breaches at top organizations across the country continue to fill the headlines. Hosted by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, this workshop is designed to help nonprofits navigate the sometimes confusing waters of cybersecurity and will provide a sound basis to better protect organizations online and in the cloud.
New York, NY, October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – NPower and its skills-based volunteering program, The Community Corps, is collaborating with its partners at Symantec and Google on two high-impact workshops in New York City as part of Pro Bono Week 2014. Both workshops address timely topics for nonprofits and will provide these organizations with valuable tech skills that will vastly improve their operations.
New workshop helps companies adopt global pro bono, innovation in corporate investment Berlin, Germany
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014, Washington, D.C., Berlin, Germany /3BL Media/ – On September 25,SAP, PYXERA Global, and, UPJ host Achieving Triple Impact, the first workshop of its kind to bring together European corporations in Berlin, Germany to explore how investment in global pro bono programs can achieve triple impact for companies, their employees, and communities worldwide
Last week, I wrote about how the Sharing Economy is transforming capitalism (by emphasizing access to goods rather than ownership) and providing an important part of the solution to our urgent environmental needs (by enabling more people to use fewer resources.)
If the Internet was a country, its electricity use would rank sixth highest in the world. That huge power demand, and the potential to drive a renewable energy solution to its sourcing is the basis for Greenpeace’s report on tech companies that are moving toward one hundred percent renewable energy to power the Internet. For the report, Clicking Clean: How Internet Companies are Creating the Green internet, Greenpeace has evaluated 19 tech companies, including a review of over 300 data centers that make up their electricity supply chains.
The annual survey of corporate giving by the Chronicle of Philanthropy lists several tech corporations as among the most generous of all U.S. companies. The corporations that scored high donated between .02 percent of their pre-tax profit, recorded by IBM, and 1.4 percent, recorded by AT&T. AT&T donated $95 million to arts and culture, health, the United Way, education, and community development. Verizon gave $56 million for health and education issues and programs.
Last fall World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was chosen to participate in Google’s Giving Through Glass program, designed to explore how nonprofit organizations can use Google Glass to further their mission.
As a Glass “Explorer”, WWF has taken Glass to places like the Arctic and the Amazon, and most recently to Nepal to test out a new Glass-specific app (“Glassware”) that could help researchers gather critical data on rhinos and share among fellow researchers – all hands-free.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Ethisphere Institute has come out with its annual list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” The list includes 144 winners, with companies ranging from Ford Motor, Kellogg and Microsoft in the U.S. to IHCC, a Saudi hospital construction company, All Good Organics, a food company in New Zealand, and PKN Orlen, a Polish oil refining company.