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Changing the World is Good Business

Jennifer Weston-Murphy, Associate Manager, Corporate Leadership
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The Fortune 2018 Change the World list features 57 companies that are doing well by doing good. These businesses are trying to fix big problems and make money while doing it. That’s right, it’s not a list about charity (though many of these companies also have charitable efforts). It’s about how business—one of the most scalable and sustainable engines we know of—is using its resources and expertise to tackle the biggest challenges.

Global Reporting Initiative Co-launches Impact Management Project

Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

Research to Mitigate Health and Economic Risks
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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.

The Four Ps of Leadership

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In today’s highly competitive and polarized environment, any movement or cause needs energetic and effective leaders. This is especially true in the social sector, which is chronically understaffed and undercapitalized. Therefore, truly successful and sustainable leaders need to combine the skills and attributes of both leadership and management. They require a vision as well as the ability to execute it.

Keeping the Dream of Education Alive Amid Conflict

Inspired by UNICEF's commitment to education, innovative thinking and community-based approach to delivering learning to Syria's children, our Foundation has contributed $100,000 to support UNICEF's Self-Learning Program.
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The Avery Dennison Foundation focuses its giving in three core areas: Sustainability, Education, and Women’s Empowerment. In many cases, our giving is inspired by employees who recommend organizations for grants, which allows the Foundation to connect our employees’ charitable interests with the company’s philanthropy.

INFOGRAPHIC | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Making an Impact on Global Poverty

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty.

VIDEO | How Bankers Can Help Charities with Their Strategic Priorities

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To enable their efforts to do good for others, charities also need to manage the commercial, structural and strategic aspects of their organisation well. For that, they need an expertise they may not necessarily have among staff members.

That’s why five UK-based charities, including the British Red Cross and Alzheimer’s Society, recently joined over 70 Banking staff at a workshop designed to provide each organisation with the advisory support and strategic guidance needed to face their unique challenges.

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $650 Million Contract for Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Services

Secure property rights provide a foundation for sustainable natural resource management, access to water resources, economic growth, and improved food security
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PASADENA, Calif., August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Company a $650 million, multiple-award contract to develop innovative solutions to address land rights challenges around the world.

Changing the Mindset from Old Power to New Power in the Arts

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In Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’ new book, New Power: How Power Works in our Hyperconnected World and How to Make it Work for You, the authors define “old power” like a currency (held by a few) and “new power” like a current (open, participatory and peer-driven).

KOMIDA: Investing in a Future Without Poverty in Indonesia

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by Claire Kelly, Asia/Pacific Regional Director

As part of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual due diligence visits to our microfinance partners around the globe, we observe the presence or absence of “responsible finance indicators” which shed light on how our partners are serving the world’s poorest people. Many of our microfinance partners use or develop strategies to inform their work, ensuring they are reaching their target populations with the services they need most.

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