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LIXIL Marks World Toilet Day with Next Generation of SATO Products

SATO’s new V-Trap Connection System going for $10 or less in India, helping to reduce open defecation
Press Release

TOKYO, November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - LIXIL Group Corporation (“LIXIL Group”), a global leader in the housing and building industry, is marking World Toilet Day (November 19) with the roll-out in multiple states in India of its new series of innovative SATO products. SATO is a first-of-its-kind line of innovative toilet and sanitation products designed to bring improved sanitation and comfort to rural and peri-urban communities around the world.

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

GSK Honors Triangle Nonprofits Making a Positive Impact on Health Outcomes

Press Release

November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ten nonprofits will receive $40,000 to support healthy eating, quality employment and education, affordable housing, and other social determinants of health.

The Diabetes Research Institute: Moving Groundbreaking Research From the Lab to Patients

Blog

November is Diabetes Awareness month, and a time to elevate the dialogue about how this disease affects millions of people across the world. For those living with and managing the disease every day, a world free from the pain and suffering of diabetes is the ultimate dream.

While there are many organizations that raise awareness about diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is unique in its singular focus on a cure. Our dedication to curing diabetes now is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.

Aflac Holiday Duck Has a Huge Heart in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Article

It’s a warm and fuzzy gift. It’s a keepsake collectable. But, most importantly, it’s a way for anyone and everyone to give from their hearts in the crusade against childhood cancer.

Three Best Practices to Remember When Choosing a Sustainability Framework

By Laura Wise
Blog

This post was sponsored by Tetra Pak as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process. 

As early trading and bartering have grown into a booming, trillion dollar world economy over the last several hundred years, so has the need for companies to reevaluate how they are participating in this economy.

The U.S. Is Tackling Global Warming, Even if Trump Isn’t

New York Times Op-Ed by Mike Bloomberg and Jerry Brown
Article

"American leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses across the country have shown up in force, and we have delivered a unified message to the world: American society remains committed to our pledge under the agreement."

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Novartis, ASCP and ACS Join Forces to Fight Cancer in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

Press Release
  • Objective is to provide patients with rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care

  • First focus will be on Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

  • Cancer is on the rise in Africa, with more than 500,000 deaths annually

Safety Gets Top Billing at De Beers Group

Safety for employees and the communities they come from was the theme for De Beers Group’s Global Safety Day.
Article

All round the Group, people held special sessions where the emphasis was on the need to be vigilant on safety – at work, on the way to and from work and at home. The company takes the view that safety does not stop at the mine gate but extends to its host communities.

CEO Bruce Cleaver told employees in a video message: “The only production we care about is safe production.” He said no diamond was worth a human life. And Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice-President, De Beers Group Consumer and Brand, stressed at a safety session in London that “safety is not someone else’s job”.

How Women Leaders in Technology Transform the Non-Profit World

By Leon Kaye
Blog

In recent years, the nonprofit sector has witnessed more women ascending to technology management positions. These leaders are on the front lines of discussions on management and employee engagement. And at a time when many organizations are shifting to a social enterprise model, technology remains central to NGOs’ missions.

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