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UN Global Compact Launches New Report on Human Rights as the Foundation of Sustainable Business

The report highlights examples of Local Networks and UN Global Compact participating companies taking action to advance human rights around the world
Press Release

GENEVA, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/— In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact has released a new report — Human Rights: The Foundation of Sustainable Business — showcasing opportunities for businesses of all sizes and sectors to strengthen and scale up their efforts on human rights.

When the Shopkeeper Measures Blood Pressure: Novartis Foundation and Partners Prove Effectiveness of Community-based Approach to Tackling Hypertension

Novartis Foundation and partners’ innovative ComHIP pilot in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease.
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• Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease

• Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program

• The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for over a year climbed from 36% to 72%

• The Ghanaian government is integrating the model into national policy and plans to scale-up to additional regions

• This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other NCDs

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• Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease

• Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program

• The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for over a year climbed from 36% to 72%

• The Ghanaian government is integrating the model into national policy and plans to scale-up to additional regions

• This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other NCDs

Creating a STEM-Strong St. Louis

By Deborah Holmes
Article

Science, technology, engineering and math is everywhere around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep understanding of the human body, but you can find STEM in something as simple as a water fountain.

Benevity Data Shows #GivingTuesday Activates First-Time Givers

T-Mobile, Warner Bros. and the Benevity community gear up to empower more people to #BeTheGood in the world
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that among its enterprise clients, nearly half of all employees who donated or volunteered through Benevity for the first time on #GivingTuesday last year have given back again since then. With nearly 30 percent of total donors and volunteers being first-time participants on Benevity, the trend represents a significant opportunity for companies to engage more people in doing good.

Talking Mine Closure With Chris Cormier, Former Vice President, Reclamation and Closure

Blog

Mine closure and reclamation are key components in the life cycle of a mine. To us, how we leave our mine sites and how we start them are equally important. From the early planning stages to the final truckload, mine reclamation and closure are constantly on our radar, as the industry and how we mine responsibly change over time.

Land Remediation Restores Soil Conditions at El Sauzal

Blog

Land management practices in the mining process can take an environmental toll on the soil around a mine site. Tillage, stripping and removal of native vegetation can alter the living and nutrient conditions of soil organisms, and result in a degradation of their microenvironments, particularly with a reduction of soil biotics, both in biomass and diversity.

Reducing Fresh Water Use at Red Lake Gold Mines

Blog

Goldcorp’s Towards Zero Water (H2Zero) Strategy targets dramatic reductions in our use of fresh water and increased water recycling rates at every one of our operations. An immediate goal is to reduce all forms of “high-calorie water” extraction which we define as the extraction of water not necessary due to dewatering or the inadvertent capture or precipitation by our existing facilities.

Seeing Red: The Story of Cyanide Dye at Goldcorp

Blog

Goldcorp’s safety culture underpins everything we do as a company. Mining safely is a challenge we face every day, and there is no better example of this challenge than safety surrounding cyanide.

Cyanide is a highly toxic chemical most commonly used in the leaching process for gold extraction, which means we need to take every precaution to ensure it is handled safely at all our sites. One of the ways we do this is with the addition of red dye to the mix, which helps with leak detection of an otherwise clear liquid.

GRI November Newsletter: Building Alliances for a More Sustainable World

Newsletter

November for GRI has been about cooperation, working with companies to kick-off or improve their reporting, and with other frameworks to achieve better alignment. From GRI in the Corporate Reporting Dialogue, to its participation in P4G in Denmark, the emphasis is on alliance and collaboration.

L.A. LIVE’s The Novo by Microsoft to Host 7th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

More than 1,200 U.S. Veterans and families from neighborhoods adjacent to L.A. LIVE will be served free Thanksgiving meals as part of AEG’s Season of Giving
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This Thanksgiving, more than 1,200 local residents - including 300 U.S. military veterans and their families - along with 900 members of the Pico Union, Downtown and South Los Angeles communities - will be served a FREE traditional Thanksgiving meal by AEG community volunteers. The Thanksgiving Celebration is part of AEG’s annual Season of Giving, the company’s holiday initiative that encourages its employees throughout the world to engage in charitable activities with local nonprofit organizations. The full course Thanksgiving meal will be catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering.

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