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Las Vegas Sands Takes Action on Climate Change with New Set of Sustainability Goals

Sands ECO360 global sustainability program now aligns its environmental performance targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and science-based targets
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LAS VEGAS, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sands ECO360, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has released its 2016 environmental report.  The report marks the company’s first annual measurement against its revised sustainability goals, building upon the success and key learnings of original targets set in 2011 and reported on through 2015.

Watch How Qualcomm Wireless Reach is Making the World a Better Place [Video]

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, our strategic corporate social responsibility initiative, we created a series of compelling videos that drive home the positive difference our technology is making in the lives of people around the world.

Creating the Conditions for Inclusive Markets

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Inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible. Find out how in new FSG report.

How do we get to shared prosperity?
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Inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible. Find out how in new FSG report.

Cisco Leading Cyber Training Effort to Help Employ Virginia Veterans

by Michael Veysey
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Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and employers are challenged with finding the right talent to build their expanding workforce needs. At the same time, thousands of veterans are looking to apply their unique skills as they transition to civilian jobs. At Cisco, we see this as an opportunity to build a bridge between a targeted talent pipeline and our ecosystem of employers and partners.

HP Commits $20M+ to Enable Quality Education

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP Inc.
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For the 330 million children across the globe who are not currently learning basic literacy and numeracy skills, a quality education can be instrumental in breaking the cycle of poverty.

This Refugee is Using Free Online Education to Help Rebuild His Life — And Hopefully Syria, Too

by Meghan Werft
Article

Hadi Althib thought he wanted to be a dentist in Syria before the civil war broke out in his home country. But now he has other plans. 

Althib, 23, wants to build a movement of youth who will lead peace-building efforts in Syria after the war and he is using free education programs to reach his goal, he told TIME magazine

How Can We Empower 100 Million People to Create a Better Future for Themselves?

“In our technology-enabled world, none of us should accept that 330M children are not learning."
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The path to a brighter future can be as easy as one, two, three if you: (1) have access to quality education that leads to (2) knowledge and skills that (3) opens doors to greater economic opportunities.

But for 330 million children across the world, learning basic skills, like math, reading and writing, is not happening. That lack of education puts these children at a severe economic and social disadvantage when they become adults—feeding the cycle of poverty.

Tunisia's Fresh Female Face of Entrepreneurship

Go Market helps local entrepreneurs expand their businesses.
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Ever since gaining a Master’s in Applied Languages in Economics and Business in 2007, Hayfa Ben Fraj has wanted to start her own business.

“I always saw myself in the communication field,” Ben Fraj said. “I knew that the first obstacle would be financing, but I had a dream and I wanted to make it happen.”

Disabled Students Learn about the Diamond Dream with De Beers Group

Teenage students with disabilities have learnt about job opportunities in the diamond industry at a special career guidance exhibition hosted by De Beers Group at its headquarters in South Africa.
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The visit by the 14 students from the Elizabeth Conradie School in Kimberley, organised in collaboration with the Department of Education, was the idea of an employee of De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSA), Jabulani Cindi, himself disabled.

De Beers Group's New Scheme Incubates Wannabe Entrepreneurs

A programme to help budding entrepreneurs benefit from a good start in life has been launched at a De Beers Group Zimele business hub in South Africa.
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Thirty-six people from the areas around Voorspoed mine have been identified for the programme, run by TrioPlus Development, a specialist mentoring and training company that focuses on small, micro and medium enterprises.

The Entrepreneurial Incubation Programme in Kroonstad, which kicked off with a four-day workshop, was for people with a business idea with a good chance of success.

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