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Multiplying the Impact of Tech Entrepreneurs

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Technology innovation is the fuel that moves our business forward. We also believe it has unsurpassed power to solve complex social issues and improve communities.

“Local tech innovators know — usually better than we do — what’s needed in their communities and what solutions are going to work,” says Jessica Clancy, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. “We recognize that we can make the greatest difference in these communities by helping tech entrepreneurs reach a larger audience and attract more support through our platforms.”

Community Healthcare District Benefits from Streamlined Grant Management Process

Grant software delivers significant time savings and efficiencies for Sequoia Healthcare District
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Just over a year ago, we shared a case study about Sequoia Healthcare District and as promised, it’s time for an update.  First, a quick refresher on Sequoia:

Investors Ask Companies for More Action on Climate Change - The Minute

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Companies are increasingly being asked by investors to reduce their carbon footprint and to meet carbon emissions reduction targets agreed to in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Now, a group organized by the G20 countries, the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, has proposed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose financial risk related to climate change.

Zero Waste-to-Landfill: It’s Not Just for Manufacturing Anymore

Spend 2 minutes with Nestlé’s Chief Supply Chain Officer on the latest news on one-man’s-trash
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By Kevin Petrie

When we talk about waste going to landfill it’s usually about one of two sources: manufacturing or the dinner table. But what about all the connector points that a product hits before it gets to you? Here at Nestlé we are taking a whole supply chain approach, and I’m happy to share that now your Stouffer’s Lasagna (or your DiGiorno pizza, or your Edy’s ice cream…) are coming to you from distribution centers that are landfill-free.

Meet Laurence Vernerey: Bringing Better Nutrition to Your Restaurant Meals

One of the Faces of Nestlé driving a positive impact on individuals & families, communities, and our planet
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Laurence Vernerey is the ‎Nutrition, Health and Wellness Manager for Nestlé Professional. Nestlé Professional North America offers culinary and beverage products and solutions for restaurants and food service providers across the US and Canada.

Sands Academy Elevate Series Presents Effective Feedback Workshop

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In keeping with Las Vegas Sands commitment to providing Team Members with an outstanding work environment and extensive training and other opportunities to advance, Sands Academy hosted property managers and supervisors for a workshop about Effective Feedback.  Conducted by Stephanie McHugh, Senior Manager of Talent Development, the workshop focused on positive and negative feedback for Team Members. 

Xylem Team Ludwigsburg Volunteers at Jugendfarm Kornwestheim

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Xylem Germany’s Team Ludwigsburg sent 11 employee volunteers, along with their family and friends, to conduct a clean-up of a children’s and youth’s farm, Jugendfarm Kornwestheim. There, they repaired water faucets, the roof of an oven, and several storage spaces on the farm. 

In addition, one Xylem volunteer gave participating children a lesson on how water on the farm is actually getting to the sheep. The children learned about pumping systems and stations, as well as the treatment and transport of water, covering the entire water cycle.

Green Building Initiatives Continue Following U.S. Departure from Paris Agreement

by Daniel Rosen
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Upon its signing in 2015, the Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark pact that unified 196 nations throughout the world in combatting climate change. The accord in part aims to limit the rise in global average temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It was seen as a decisive step towards fighting what Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, called “one of the most crucial problems on earth.”

Playing It Safe This Summer: Spotlight on Rail Safety

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Safety is and has always been a priority for CSX, guiding every aspect of the company’s operations. CSX works tirelessly to prevent rail-related injuries and accidents at all levels through educational programs and initiatives to help protect employees, the public, and the communities in which we operate.

The summer season is a great time to revisit CSX’s “Tips for Staying Safe Near Trains or Tracks”:

Jay Leno’s Garage Features Arrow Electronics SAM Car

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The semi-autonomous vehicle that Arrow Electronics developed for quadriplegic former Indy Racing League driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sam Schmidt was featured Wednesday on the U.S. television program “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

Watch the SAM Car segment on Jay Leno’s Garage: https://www.youtube.com/user/JayLenosGarage

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