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High School Students Use Star Banks Adventure® App to “Game Their Way to Success”

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“Dear Ms. Christoff,” the email began, “My name is Olivia Perini, and I am a 9th grade student at Harrison High School in New York. For our high school DECA club project, my two partners and I were assigned the task of coming up with a financial literacy promotion. We chose to use the T. Rowe Price Star Banks Adventure app to promote financial literacy in the school.”

INFOGRAPHIC | A Look at the “eBay Economy” In the US

Commercial sellers and full-time entrepreneurs on the eBay platform are responsible for creating more than 690,000 jobs, and more than a third of our U.S. sellers come from small towns and rural areas.
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by Dan Tarman, Chief Communications Officer, eBay

Online commerce has been one of the most powerful innovations in commercial history, enabling almost anyone, anywhere, to reach customers around the world. And eBay is one of the pioneers. We are guided by our purpose to empower people and create opportunity for all. The nearly $90 billion worth of merchandise sold on eBay last year forms what we call “the eBay economy.” We conducted an online survey among eBay’s 6 million US sellers to gain more information about the scale and impact of the eBay economy.

Recycling Electronics While Rebuilding Lives

L.A.'s Homeboy Electronics Recycling is helping HP support local communities as it expands its pioneering closed-loop recycling system.
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Exactly one year ago, Donnie Holland’s life changed completely.  

After 20 years in prison and months of moving from one dreary job to another in Los Angeles, Holland got a tip to try interviewing at Homeboy Electronics Recycling. Now, as he heads out every day to companies to pick up old computers, printers and phones to recycle, Holland is proud to be the face of Homeboy and the good work it’s doing.  

New Publication From GRI: Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy

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According to the World Bank Group, close to 95% of all businesses worldwide can be classified as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That is some 400 million companies, that form the backbone of the global economy. As such, they have an important part in the global economy and play a crucial role in a more sustainable world. 

AEG and Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund Partner to End LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

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LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK June 5, 2018  /3BL Media/ - AEG, the the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, and Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund today announced a new partnership to raise awareness to prevent and end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.   The partnership reaffirms AEG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and its long-established practice to improve the lives of youth in the communities where the company does business.

The Chairman of the Company Behind Snickers and M&Ms Reveals What's Next for the Chocolate Giant

By Cadie Thompson
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Mars Inc, the maker of M&Ms, Snickers, and Milky Way, was once one of the most secretive companies in the United States. But that has started to change during the last few years.

The 106-year-old company is making some big transformations in an effort to tackle new challenges and new opportunities.

We sat down with Mars chairman Stephen Badger to discuss why the company is opening up and to see what the $35 billion firm has planned for the future. We also got him to give us some insight into what working for a family company is really like.

‘Decision Critical’ – Four ESG Themes Investors Should Be Aware of Right Now

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We’re often asked about the most important ESG themes that investors should consider. As bottom-up, active managers, we unsurprisingly tend to focus on those issues that are most material for each investment case. That said, there are several overarching ESG topics that we believe are increasingly important for investors to be aware of right now. 

1) Carbon Disclosure – pressure to improve

New Epsilon Bulk Repack Room Dedicated at Food Bank’s West Suburban Center

by Laura McGowan
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On May 31, Northern Illinois Food Bank dedicated the Epsilon Bulk Repack Room, celebrating its ongoing, generous partnership with Epsilon, an Alliance Data company.

The Epsilon Bulk Repack Room is designed to safely handle donations of bulk dry goods like cereal, pasta and rice, and repackage them into family-sized portions. Since the Food Bank's West Suburban Center was opened in 2011, the bulk repack program processes 150,000 meals with the help of 2,500 volunteers every year.

With Surgery and Modern Technology, Operation Smile Gives Hope and Dignity to Children

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By Vanessa Ho  

Kids in the Philippines threw rocks and slurs at a 6-year-old boy when he tried to go to school. In Madagascar, an 8-year-old girl was shunned by her village and abandoned by her mother, who couldn’t overcome the stigma of her daughter’s condition. In Morocco, a 12-year-old girl hid in shame at home, so no one could see her face.

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