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A Deeper Look at CECP's Year-End Investing in Society: People

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Investing in SocietyCECP’s recently launched and updated compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

FCA US Launches Student Loan Refinancing Benefit with CommonBond for Business™ to Help Employees Tackle Student Debt

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  • FCA US among the first automotive companies to offer student loan refinancing as a benefit
  • Continues tradition as a leader in providing attractive, innovative benefits to employees
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  • FCA US among the first automotive companies to offer student loan refinancing as a benefit
  • Continues tradition as a leader in providing attractive, innovative benefits to employees

Celebrating International Day of Education Focused on Inclusion and the Future of Work

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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Today, January 24, 2019, marks the first International Day of Education. The United Nations established this global day to acknowledge the essential role quality education plays in advancing the Sustainable Development agenda and in building sustainable and resilient societies. Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all is not only one of the 17 Global Goals (SDG 4)—it is a catalyst for the success of the other 16 SDGs.

How We Use a Shipping Container to Spark Scientific Curiosity

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"How can students get excited about science if they don't have access to the resources?" asks science education promoter Daniel Sherling. Answer? Bring the fun science to schools — with a mobile science lab meant to encourage engaged, dynamic learning! Sherling explains how he, his team and a bright yellow shipping container tour North America with a single goal: to spark curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

The American Heart Association and the National Football League Work With Discovery Education to Take Students on a Virtual Field Trip Inspired by Super Bowl LIII

The NFL Play 60 Kids Day Live, inspired by Super Bowl LIII, helps students learn the importance of healthy living and physical activity
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SILVER SPRING, Md. Friday, January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Getting 60 minutes of physical activity a day through moderate-to-vigorous and bone strengthening exercise is what is recommended for school-aged kids according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Duke Energy Employees Honor MLK’s Legacy Through Service

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On MLK Day of Service, hundreds of Duke Energy employees fanned out across our communities to serve others. Each year, thousands of people across the country spend the day serving their communities to carry on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From packing STEM kits for local students and stuffing teddy bears for children impacted by disaster to serving food and building homes for those in need, Duke Energy In Action volunteers put our purpose into action: to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities.

Partners in Education of Toledo Receives $25,000 FCA Foundation Grant to Support Youth Literacy

Funding helps provide critical one-to-one literacy tutoring to help K-3 students gain skills and confidence in reading and writing
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TOLEDO, Ohio, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Recently, Partners in Education was awarded a $25,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support youth literacy via the Mentors in Toledo Schools program.

Government of Ghana Launches First of Its Kind Public-Private Partnership With Novartis to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of People With Sickle Cell Disease

Summary: 
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1
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  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1

Arrow Electronics Expands Access to Agriculture Technology in Rural Schools

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DENVER, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Now in its fourth year of sponsorship, Arrow Electronics is celebrating the National Western Stock Show by expanding access to agricultural technology in rural schools. The company is sponsoring a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at Eads High School in Eastern Colorado that aims to improve livestock management. 

Supply Chain Integrity - Introducing Farm to Yarn, Traceable Organic Cotton With Social and Environmental Benefits

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Volcom, in partnership with the social enterprise CottonConnect, is launching Farm to Yarn – a socially conscious raw materials initiative in India that features certified organic cotton that’s traceable back to the program’s farmers and that provides social and professional education programs for the farmers and the women in the farming villages of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, where the cotton was sourced.

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