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Faces of GSK's Pro Bono Efforts

How employees create positive change through volunteering
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As the Vice President and Director of Scientific and Public Health for GSK’s Vaccines practice, Dr. Len Friedland has a very rewarding job, but his sense of purpose extends beyond his day job to support people in poor health as well as those with limited access to quality healthcare, as a volunteer. “Helping patients feel better and live longer aren’t just words to me—they’re part of who I am. The way I see it, having great science at the company is fantastic, but it means nothing unless we make sure this science benefits the right people,” said Len.

Breakthrough: The Michigan Source Reduction Initiative

Setting the Stage for the New Normal
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Written by Neil Hawkins and co-authored by Linda Greer, John Ehrmann, and David Buzzelli

Relationships between environmental groups and businesses were not ‘normal’ when I came to Midland, Michigan in 1988 to start my career at The Dow Chemical Company. At best, there were periods of détente, interrupted by conflict, much of which took place in the courtroom or with the media. Had someone suggested that we could find a way to collaborate with environmentalists for mutual benefit, they would have been laughed from the conference room. ‘Tolerate’ was the best we could imagine then.

Solar Decathalon 2.0

Building Up the Base of the Pyramid
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Imagine groups of college students, working together with community leaders around the globe, in a contest to develop cutting edge, small, affordable, solar-powered homes for a pre-determined location. 

Imagine 20 of those teams assembling their homes on a micro-grid and opening them for inspection by architects, engineers, and leaders from the community where they will be located, along with thousands of visitors interested in learning more about how they were built and where they will be used. 

Innovative My Special Aflac Duck™ Helping Lift Spirits for Thousands of Children with Cancer

One year after taking the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show by storm, Aflac's comforting robotic duck is helping kids across the nation cope with cancer treatments
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- One year after being introduced to Americans at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic comfort provider modeled after the famed Aflac Duck, is helping provide comfort and joy to thousands of children across the country. With more than 100 hospitals and childhood cancer care facilities in the United States registered to order ducks, to date, 2,063 have been distributed to children facing cancer.

Medtronic Foundation Recognizes 12 Bakken Invitation Honorees for Driving Positive Change in Healthcare

Program Celebrates the Legacy of Medtronic Co-Founder Earl Bakken and Other Outstanding Patient Advocates Around the World
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.

J&J Exec: Tuberculosis is a Global Emergency. It's Time to Start Treating it That Way

By Paul Stoffels
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  • Ebola, and HIV before it, shows what can be accomplished once a disease is catapulted to the top of the global agenda.
     
  • Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, says tuberculosis is a far deadlier disease, but has not received this sort of attention and focus from the global community.
     
  • An outdated and inadequate toolbox is largely to blame for the unacceptably high toll of TB.
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  • Ebola, and HIV before it, shows what can be accomplished once a disease is catapulted to the top of the global agenda.
     
  • Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, says tuberculosis is a far deadlier disease, but has not received this sort of attention and focus from the global community.
     
  • An outdated and inadequate toolbox is largely to blame for the unacceptably high toll of TB.

Meet a Johnson & Johnson Researcher Poised to Crack the HIV Vaccine Code

In the lead-up to the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in the Netherlands, we sat down with Hanneke Schuitemaker, who's hard at work on the holy grail of HIV research: a preventive treatment.
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By Sheila Weller

In 1992, as a young HIV/AIDS researcher in her native Netherlands, Hanneke Schuitemaker, Ph.D., now Vice President, Global Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., was devoted to learning as much as she could about the disease—and saw her role as that of a researcher, rather than someone who closely interacted with people who were living with HIV.

But that quickly changed.

Sysco Shows What Better Looks Like

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At Sysco, we are committed to care for people, supply products responsibly and protect the planet with a clear path to the future.

To learn more about Sysco's commitment to Delivering A Better Tomorrow, read our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report here.

About Sysco

Working Responsibly

As our impact grows, so does our responsibility.
Summary: 

Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training
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Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training

WEBINAR: A Year in Purpose: The Top 10 Trends of 2018

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As the year draws to a close, Cone evaluated 365 days’ worth of Purpose-driven campaigns to bring you the top 10 trends of 2018. Join us as we count down through what trended in 2018, the implications for businesses and what’s on the horizon for 2019.

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