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UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Increase Impact of Community Investment, November 2-3, 2017, at Inside Out

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TORONTO, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Companies are increasing their impact in community through program designs that reflect the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Christine Foster, Tata Consultancy Services, will share her experience in strategizing through an SDG lens.

PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding to Colleges and Universities

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October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.

Major Leaguer Hector Santiago Shares His Passion for Volunteering with Action Team Captains

2017-18 Action Team conference call series debuts with veteran pitcher calling in from Puerto Rico
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As the baseball season nears its end, the Action Team national youth volunteer program's season is just getting underway. With the new school year beginning, the Action Team program hosted its first nationwide conference call for Captains and Ambassadors on October 12.

Joining high school student volunteers from around the country on the call was current major leaguer Hector Santiago.

Santiago, a left-handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, called in from Puerto Rico where he is actively lending a hand in hurricane relief efforts.

Helping Youth Build a Healthier East Durham Community With EDCI and GSK

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October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30am – 1:30pm, East Durham youth and their families will kick off another healthy school year with the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI)’s Youth Leadership Council.

CITGO Fuels Literacy With Thousands of Children During National ‘Read for the Record®’ Campaign

Day-long national celebration includes visits to more than 25 elementary schools across 12 states
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HOUSTON, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record® campaign, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is participating in a day-long celebration across 12 states on October 19 to spread the joy of reading and help achieve a new reading record.

Industry Standard Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

Celebrating 10 years of good practice, the Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP) qualification is the first internationally recognised professional qualification in the field of sustainability assurance.
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October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Developed by AccountAbility in 2007, the CSAP qualification led the way for practitioners to develop, validate and communicate their competence in a systematic manner, allowing organisations to identify credible assurance providers and improve stakeholder confidence in the expertise of sustainability professionals engaged with their organisations.

De Beers and BIUST Sign Deal on Skills

Debswana and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) have joined forces to develop skills in sciences, engineering, technology and innovation.
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They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at meeting the skills demands of a changing world.

Debswana Managing Director Balisi Bonyongo (pictured, left) described the MOU as an historic moment because it was the first the company had signed with a university.

Blackbaud and Microsoft to Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Digitally Transform the Nonprofit Sector

Social good software leader Blackbaud bets big on Microsoft Azure as the two companies plan to go deeper on integrations, innovation and sector leadership to scale global good
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BALTIMORE, Md., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As part of bbcon 2017, Blackbaud (Nasdaq: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), plan to expand their partnership in support of their mutual goals to digitally transform the nonprofit sector.

2017 Net Impact Conference Invites Participants to Deepen Their "Path to Purpose” in Celebration of 25th Anniversary

2,000 students and young professionals will attend the 2017 Net Impact Conference taking place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28.
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ATLANTA, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, the leading global nonprofit that mobilizes the next generation to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world, will host their 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta from October 26-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Net Impact Conference will gather over 2,000 students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and throughout their careers. Featured speakers include:

Scholarships Level the Field for People With Disabilities

Erika Rebstock and 37 other students are attending college this year with help from the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities.
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When Erika Rebstock was preparing for college, she was shocked that she couldn’t find more financial aid options for people with disabilities — and that she wasn’t eligible for many of the ones she did find.

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