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ARAMARK and MIFA Enhance Partnership to Support Healthy Habits for Elderly Residents, Families in Crisis in Memphis

Volunteers Establish ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone for Health and Wellness Education
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Memphis, TN, October 15, 2013/ 3BL Media/ – Healthy meals are scarce for low-income residents of downtown Memphis. In recent years, the city has been named the hunger capital of the United States and large swaths of the area are USDA-designated food deserts – areas that lack easy access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food options, but are heavily populated with convenience stores and fast food restaurants.

Taproot Foundation DC Launches First Annual Pro Bono Week

Taproot Foundation DC offering $100,000 in pro bono marketing expertise to area nonprofits October 20-26, 2013
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October 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the people who volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits.  Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year in the third week of October.

A Crucial Litmus Test for Every Entrepreneur, Forever

CBS EcoMedia Founder and President Paul Polizzotto Shares Sage Advice with Forbes

We all know ideas are a dime a dozen. So how do you know if your idea is worth pursuing?

My b-school friends say that a good vetting question is, "Does your idea solve a pain?" I completely agree but, as an entrepreneur who wants to change the world, I need much more than Advil.

Meet Paul Polizzotto, Innovator and Social Entrepreneur

20,000 Employees, One Day of Service


Guest blog from Beth Hunter, associate communications consultant for Lilly Health, Safety, and Environment and communications lead for Lilly's 2013 Global Day of Service.

First and foremost, the Global Day of Service is about improving communities where Lilly employees live and work. From projects that addressed hunger to those that helped us better connect to our patients, the work completed on and around October 10, was fulfilling, exhilarating – and tiring!

Making A Difference To People And Planet Through Brand Performance

Daniel Vennard, Global Sustainability Director for Brands at Mars, was invited to speak at the Irish Food Board’s, Bord Bia, ‘Our Food, Our Future’ conference in order to explain how Mars brands approach sustainability
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October 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The conference aimed to bring together global thought leaders to discuss what producing food more sustainably means, to challenge each other regarding the obstacles to be overcome and share unique insights on what the future holds.

It Was a Busy Global Day of Service


by Greg Kueterman

Most days at Lilly are pretty busy, but yesterday especially so. And while most days we have people researching the next breakthrough treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's or cancer, yesterday was a little different.

Barry Parkin talks from UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

Watch Barry Parkin, CSO at Mars, talking to the Guardian Sustainable Business about how sustainability should be treated as a pre-competitive issue by businesses.
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Barry Parkin, CSO at Mars Inc., tells Jo Confino that sustainability should be treated as a pre-competitive issue by businesses. He says that new business models must be built on different competitive principles and sites increased scale of impact as the principle opportunity for collaboration

Video Here

Investors Call For Food Companies That Oppose Labeling to Stay Out of Washington State GMO Battle


Companies that donated funds to oppose ballot initiatives to require the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are facing new pressure from shareholders to stay out of future elections. 

Will Companies Be Prepared To Disclose All By Deadline?

In article, Chris Bayer wonders, one year into the Dodd Frank Section 1502 ruling, if companies are in a position to report

Many publicly traded companies are hard pressed to find a solution by May 2014, when they must disclose the origin of conflict minerals contained in their products.  After Source Intelligence put on the Global Conflict Mineral symposium in August, Chris Bayer wondered is companies are prepared to disclose all.

Read Mr. Bayer’s full article HERE

Blog Series - Collective Impact in Public Health


Read the full series

From Maine to Iowa to California, collective impact is helping to address childhood obesity by facilitating changes in the built environment, regional food systems, school nutrition and physical activity policies, and messaging around nutrition and physical activity, to name but a few intervention strategies.


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