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Mars, Incorporated Joins G7 Business for Inclusive Growth Coalition Powered by the OECD

Companies joining forces to tackle inequality
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  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
  • Coalition companies investing a combined total of 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives
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Summary

  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
  • Coalition companies investing a combined total of 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives

Governor Northam Announces Major Donation from Smithfield Foods to Support Programs for Homeless Veterans

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RICHMOND, Va., August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $150,000 to support state programs for homeless veterans and their families. Governor accepted the donation from Smithfield Foods on behalf of the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF) during a special ceremony in Richmond. The donation will be designated to the Homeless Veteran Fund.

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Behind the Wheel: Laying the Ground for a Bright Future

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CNH Industrial Australia’s business units and employees dedicated resources and time to supporting the Australian charity One Voice. Teams from CASE Construction Equipment and IVECO helped in preparing the ground for a new community that will welcome those on the margins of society to restore and rebuild their lives. Find out more in the latest Behind the Wheel webisode: cnhindustrial.com/onevoice_en

Press Release

CNH Industrial Australia’s business units and employees dedicated resources and time to supporting the Australian charity One Voice. Teams from CASE Construction Equipment and IVECO helped in preparing the ground for a new community that will welcome those on the margins of society to restore and rebuild their lives. Find out more in the latest Behind the Wheel webisode: cnhindustrial.com/onevoice_en

CASE Dealer Ina Store Supports Team Rubicon and Habitat for Humanity for Baldwin, Michigan Veterans’ Village

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July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ CASE Construction Equipment, the global construction equipment brand of CNH Industrial N.V. ((NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI)  dealer Ina Store supplied a compact track loader and grapple bucket to Team Rubicon for a land clearing project in Baldwin, Michigan.

Sabbatical Stories: Paying It Forward

A Software Engineer from Bellevue spent his sabbatical helping to rebuild hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.
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By: Francesca Hellebrandt, eBay News Team

Volunteering has always played an important role in Paul Son’s life. In college, Paul volunteered as a tutor and science fair mentor at a school near the University of Washington. In 2011, Paul first experienced disaster response when he was deployed to Batrop, TX, where a fire had scorched 40,000 acres and destroyed over 1,000 homes. Together, these experiences inspired Paul to spend his sabbatical doing what he does best — give back to the community.

Mobile Solutions to Improve Access to Healthcare

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Health inequality is a growing concern in Canada and the United States.1 Where you live can play a big part, especially for those living in remote communities, but so can employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity. And in turn, there is a link between the state of your health and your finances. The cost of care, the ability to carry a job or to participate in society can have health impacts.

While many things need to fall into place for health inequalities to be addressed, advancements in technology are already starting to make a change.

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Tetra Tech Supports the UN Global Compact

Leading with Science® to eliminate poverty, inequality, and climate change
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As part of its corporate commitment to sustainability, Tetra Tech joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, which supports UN efforts to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and address climate change.

Ending Homelessness in Silicon Valley

How Destination: Home and Cisco are advancing innovative strategies to end homelessness
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“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

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“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

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