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Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

By Catherine Cheney, Devex
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SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth unveiled data.org, a platform for partnerships that aims to build the field of data science for social impact.

At an event at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from both organizations spoke about the evolution of their 5-year $50 million Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative, which they launched at the same event one year ago.

Timberland Launches Season Two of Nature Needs Heroes Campaign

Campaign celebrates six heroes for nature from around the globe; highlights new eco-conscious styles for SS20.
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STRATHAM, N.H., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For the spring 2020 season, Timberland builds upon the brand’s Nature Needs Heroes campaign, celebrating six eco-heroes from around the globe who are making positive change for the planet, and calling on the global community to join the movement. The campaign first debuted in fall 2019, in concert with the bold announcement that Timberland will plant 50 million trees by 2025, to help fight the devastating effects of climate change in pursuit of a greener future.

Food Safety Training Scholarships for the Last Prisoner Project

SCS Global Services supports LPP’s reentry work
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Emeryville, Calif., January 28, 2020.  /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) and the Last Prisoner Project (LPP) are pleased to announce a joint partnership to provide food safety training scholarships for formerly incarcerated individuals affected by the criminalization of cannabis.

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Invite Students to Promote Empathy, Understanding, and Respect Through the ‘Stronger Than Hate Challenge’

Launch of the 2020 ‘Stronger Than Hate Challenge’ Honors International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Encouraging a Student-Led Social Movement to Counter Hate Through the Power of Story
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, USC Shoah Foundation—The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation), and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, announced today the second annual Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

Points of Light Welcomes Three New Leaders to Board of Directors

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ATLANTA, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light is pleased to announce the addition of three leaders to its board of directors. Each individual shares Points of Light’s vision of creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies, and provides a complement to the current board.

The newly appointed members of the Points of Light board of directors are:

Discovery Education Celebrates UNESCO’s International Day of Education

Exploring the global education revolution being powered by Discovery Education’s state-of-the-art digital curriculum resources.
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Education Is A Human Right 

In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education, recognizing that the key to a sustainable future is inclusive and equitable education for all the people of the world, regardless of current affairs or historical context. 

New Swiss Data Center Label to Decarbonize Nationwide Digital Infrastructure

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In this press release

  • Today at the WEF Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label to decarbonize data centers and significantly reduce their energy consumption
  • Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy, the alliance aims to drive adoption across and beyond Switzerland
  • Ten pilot users of the label achieved energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources
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In this press release

  • Today at the WEF Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label to decarbonize data centers and significantly reduce their energy consumption
  • Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy, the alliance aims to drive adoption across and beyond Switzerland
  • Ten pilot users of the label achieved energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources

The American Heart Association, the National Football League and Discovery Education Team up to Take Students on a Virtual Field Trip

The NFL PLAY 60 Huddle Up and Get Moving! Virtual Field Trip transports students to Super Bowl LIV while getting hearts pumping in classrooms nationwide.
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Getting active for 60 minutes a day is critical as kids who are regularly active have a better chance of a healthy adulthood, but only 20% of kids get enough activity to meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans[1].

Help for Reporters to Understand the New Tax Standard

Free webinar on first global standard for tax transparency
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January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Why has the world’s leading sustainability standard setter launched a new reporting standard on tax – and how can organizations start to understand and use it to disclose their impacts?

To help answer these questions and many more, GRI is holding free webinar sessions on January 29, open to all those with an interest in the new Tax Standard. GRI 207: Tax is the first global standard for public, country-by-country reporting on tax. It also includes disclosures on tax strategy, governance and risk management.

Benevity Announces Finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards

Winners will be Celebrated at Benevity’s 7th Annual Goodness Matters Conference
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CALGARY, Alberta, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the list of finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards (aka: The Goodies), which recognize progressive companies harnessing the power of Goodness through a modern approach to corporate philanthropy, social responsibility and employee engagement.

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