Corporate innovators to be recognized by A Billion + Change at Nov. 29 event
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - During this holiday season and throughout the year, Silicon Valley businesses are stepping up to lend their most valuable resource, the time and talent of their employees, to nonprofits in their communities. A Billion + Change will recognize corporate innovators using pro bono and skilled volunteering to make lasting contributions to nonprofits and communities at a special event at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Despite the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, over 20 HP employees from around the world braved the weather to attend the Out & Equal Workplace Summit on Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. The Out & Equal Workplace Summit is an annual meeting that brings together LGBT employees, allies, human resource and organization professionals with the goal of working towards creating safe and equitable work environments for all.
There are more than seven billion of us, spread across every continent. We live in cities, towns, villages, hamlets and in the far-flung dots on the map. We all need the same things– access to safe water and food, educational opportunities, secure housing, etc. – and governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses have been trying for years to most effectively reach people with programs to fill the gaps.
President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney each addressed the nation’s major challenges in their recent convention speeches. With different perspectives and emphases, the candidates spoke to some or all of these issues: job creation and economic recovery, deficit reduction, education, healthcare, alternative energy development, and the elimination of poverty. In addition to the solutions offered by the candidates, the “third sector”--nonprofit organizations--can be a vital partner to the government and business sectors in achieving success.