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Leading up to ObesityWeek 2018, the Shared Value Initiative Publishes Case Study on Novo Nordisk’s Commitment to Transforming Obesity Care

Case study highlights how Novo Nordisk is working to change the narrative and harmful social norms around obesity in the U.S.
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BOSTON, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In a new case study, the Shared Value Initiative spotlights Novo Nordisk as a leading example of a company that has found a business opportunity in helping to solve a pressing social issue.

Humana Charity Crafters Donate 500+ Handmade Items to Cancer Center in Phoenix

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Have you ever knitted, crocheted or sewn a hat? How about hand-making more than 500 hats and then giving them to charity?

That’s exactly what the Humana Charity Crafters recently did, hand-making more than 500 hats, breast cancer pillows, blankets and stuffed animals to benefit cancer patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. The donation was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27.

Sweeten the Holidays with the 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck

Annual Aflac and Macy’s partnership focuses on helping children with cancer
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COLUMBUS, Ga., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed corporate ally in the cause to help defeat childhood cancer, today introduced its 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck. One hundred percent of net proceeds from sales of the limited-edition plush at select Macy’s nationwide and online benefit The Aflac Foundation, Inc. and will be distributed to participating hospitals across the country providing treatment and care to children with cancer.

'All in for Florida' Program Works to Intervene in Emergency Rooms in Opioid Overdose Cases

by Laura K. Wise
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The opioid crisis is one of the most serious threats to public health in America since the crack/cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, there were 2,252 deaths associated with cocaine in 1988, while the CDC has estimated that around 66 percent of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid.

Hurricane Michael Highlighted the Growing Diversity of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters

By Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE
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Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are reacting to disasters.

American Chemical Society Presents Merck with Green Chemistry Challenge Award

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We're proud to be named a winner of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The award recognizes companies for innovative processes in reducing waste and the generation of hazardous materials.

Learn more about our green and sustainable science here: https://bit.ly/2OwNFW7 

Nestlé Partners with Tembo Education to Drive Greater Nutritional Awareness in East Africa

New partnership, launched through HENRi@Nestlé, aims to utilize Nestlé for Healthier Kids initiative in the Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) by sending customised, nutrition based curriculum to parents via SMS and WhatsApp messages
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NAIROBI, November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé has partnered with Tembo Education to deliver customised, nutrition-based curriculums to families across Kenya, through SMS and WhatsApp messages. The aim is to help families provide their children with the best possible nutritional start in life by delivering information, tools and tips that could tackle malnutrition and potentially save lives.

FCA US Offers Employees, Families Personalized Support and a Digital Tool to Better Manage Critical Gaps in Diabetes Care

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  • Pilot program features a digital glucometer with real-time alerts and connections to health care professionals
  • Program provided at no charge to salaried employees, retirees and covered dependents
  • Represents latest innovation by award-winning employee health and wellness team
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  • Pilot program features a digital glucometer with real-time alerts and connections to health care professionals
  • Program provided at no charge to salaried employees, retirees and covered dependents
  • Represents latest innovation by award-winning employee health and wellness team

Private Sector Harnessing Power of Digital Innovation to Overcome Development Challenges and Improve Lives

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

Helping Kids Cope with Cancer: Tough Questions Interviews Dan Amos, CEO of Aflac

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“I think I always thought I might be in the insurance business,” said Dan Amos, CEO of Aflac. “My family had been in it and it was just something I thought I might like.”

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