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Pearson Releases 2016 Sustainability Report Showing Progress Towards 2020 Plan

2016 report shows progress in first year of implementing Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan to transform the company’s social, environmental, and economic impact
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Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights the progress made in implementing its 2020 Sustainability Plan and a continued vision for driving alignment between business and sustainability strategies.

Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan is a five-year strategy to integrate social and environmental issues into every aspect of the business in order to drive growth and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Female Founders Inspiring the Next Generation

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The Barclays Eagle Lab in London’s Notting Hill was abuzz with entrepreneurial energy when a ‘speed-networking’ event, hosted by The Female Founders Forum, paired some of the UK’s top businesswomen with would-be entrepreneurs.

Tunisia's Fresh Female Face of Entrepreneurship

Go Market helps local entrepreneurs expand their businesses.
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Ever since gaining a Master’s in Applied Languages in Economics and Business in 2007, Hayfa Ben Fraj has wanted to start her own business.

“I always saw myself in the communication field,” Ben Fraj said. “I knew that the first obstacle would be financing, but I had a dream and I wanted to make it happen.”

Advancing Gender Equality

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BNY Mellon was one of the first financial institutions in the U.S. to do business with women, dating back to the 1870s when we started encouraging women to take control of their finances.

Today, striving for gender equality within and outside our four walls is key to our success. It’s an economic driver that can enhance company performance and generate significant market returns.

Embracing Change for a Better World

By Jyoti Chopra, Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability
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For more than 230 years BNY Mellon has been innovating and evolving for the future, staying ahead of the trends shaping our world and leveraging them for the benefit of our company and our stakeholders.

'Rosie the Riveter' Is Still an Inspiration

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Whether we've had experience caring for an aging parent or rearing children, women have a unique perspective and a nurturing nature to bring to their jobs. To be successful, leaders in manufacturing must have strong analytical skills, the ability to ask the right questions and be driven to learn as well as improve from the answers. If you couple these traits with compassion, you have a unique skill set that fits well with manufacturing for the long-term care industry.

Addressing Barriers for Women Leaders: Reducing Gender Bias

By: Dawnita Wilson
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In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global recognition that there are basic inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms that apply to every human being. The Declaration made clear that men and women have the same rights to basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

The Potential of Gender Equity for Business and Society

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In the past few years, we have seen growing commitment and excitement around the world amongst foundations, non-profits, and companies who are re-thinking what achieving gender equity means, and why it is a critical societal imperative.

Barclays | Leading Questions: Kathleen Britain

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Kathleen Britain was raised in California and joined Barclays in 2005, from the wealth management arm of Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) in New York. Britain was appointed Head of Charities for Barclays in 2016, having previously been Barclays Head of Citizenship for UK and Europe. She has strong personal links to the charity sector, serving as a trustee for the National AIDS Trust, Stop The Traffik, and the Stephenson Academy.

What is your role at Barclays and how did you get here?

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