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U.S. Department Of Labor Approves Lockheed Martin National Standards Of Apprenticeship

Press Release

BETHESDA, Md., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin has announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has approved its proposed National Standards of Apprenticeship, establishing a common framework for the company to develop and expand registered apprenticeship programs across its U.S. facilities. These programs will include on-the-job training and classroom instruction for highly-skilled roles.

Tools to Power Small Business Lending

From Moody's 2017 CSR Report
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Information and education are the keys to unlocking credit, which is essential to helping small businesses achieve success. At Moody’s, we’re creating greater economic opportunities for small businesses through tools and analytics that make financial information more transparent and actionable.

MARQ and CashFlowTool.com

New Study on Financial Inclusion, the 2018 Global Microscope, Shows Countries in Latin America and Asia Provide the Best Environments for Financial Progress

Summary: 
  • Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Phillipines and India have the most conducive environments globally for financial inclusion, driven by a high degree of government coordination
  • Rwanda and South Africa stand out for the best environments among countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gaps in connectivity infrastructure and digital identification systems represent a barrier for the expansion of digital financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • E-money is making inroads in countries that allow market entry to a variety of providers
  • Technology introduces new opportunities and new risks, and most countries still must increase their commitment to cybersecurity and develop their capacity to enforce data privacy protections
Press Release
  • Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Phillipines and India have the most conducive environments globally for financial inclusion, driven by a high degree of government coordination
  • Rwanda and South Africa stand out for the best environments among countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gaps in connectivity infrastructure and digital identification systems represent a barrier for the expansion of digital financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • E-money is making inroads in countries that allow market entry to a variety of providers
  • Technology introduces new opportunities and new risks, and most countries still must increase their commitment to cybersecurity and develop their capacity to enforce data privacy protections

Securing a Sustainable Future

Symantec publishes 11th annual Corporate Responsibility Report
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By Debra McLaughlin, Sr Mgr, Corporate Responsibility

We are proud to share our 2018 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, which highlights the progress we’ve made in delivering on CR commitments to our people, your information, and the world. In this, our 11th CR report, we share both the progress we’ve made and the areas where we need to improve, as both are a part of our CR journey. 

Sustainable Agriculture Means Sustaining More Young Farmers

by Tina Casey
Article

According to some U.S. food industry observers, interest in small farms and sustainable agriculture is on the rise among young people.

Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Research to Mitigate Health and Economic Risks
Press Release

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases.

A Dream Job for a Coffee Lover

From El Salvador to Washington DC, Nestlé coffee makes an impact
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By Leo Aizpuru, Marketing Director, Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Nestlé USA

When I arrive at Nestlé’s office each morning, the first thing I do is get a cup of coffee. Some days, I kick off with Chameleon’s Nitro Cold Brew, while other days I sip a Nespresso latte. I’m a coffee lover. Marketing Nestlé’s Ready-to-Drink beverages is a dream job.

Making Clean Water More Accessible by Equipping African Entrepreneurs With Resources and Expertise

A social enterprise is financing and training young people in Africa to grow their own business from the ground up and make clean drinking water available to their local communities.
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Jibu, a business that supports the self-empowerment of low income communities, joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to equip, train and finance 1,000 African entrepreneurs to launch drinking water franchises that will produce two and a half million litres of affordable, safe water every day and serve three million consumers by 2022. 

Webinar Series: Inclusive Business and Human Rights

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Business Call to Action and BSR are pleased to announce a new online Masterclass on Inclusive Business and Human Rights.  Learn how respecting and promoting human rights is an essential part of being an inclusive business, and the ways it can positively impact your competitiveness, reputation, and ability to secure and retain investment.  

The Masterclass is composed of four parts:

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