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Delos™ and Tsinghua University Collaborate to Advance Mutual Interests in Societal Health Outcomes for Both the United States and China Through Healthy City Research

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Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, announced that its China subsidiary, Delos (Beijing) Building Technology Co., Ltd. (Delos Beijing), entered into a cooperation agreement with Tsinghua University that will establish a Healthy City Research Center (HCRC). The cooperation will further scientific research on solutions and strategies to improve human health and well-being in the built environment, communities and cities. Research findings may potentially inform policy making to address public health challenges in Chinese and global cities.

Essity Pledges Responsible Sourcing of Fiber in Vancouver Declaration

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The Vancouver Declaration is a public promise made by companies across the globe to work towards more sustainable sourcing of forest products. It also acts as an endorsement of FSC as our supplier of choice for certification of forest products. The Vancouver Declarations have also been signed by other sustainable companies, such as IKEA and H&M.      

LG Launches ‘Experience Happiness’ Initiative

Company Announces Sustained Commitment to Reducing Youth Stress by Teaching Skills that Drive Happiness
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., November 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Aiming to enrich the lives of 5.5 million youth in the United States by 2021, LG Electronics USA is launching a unique new corporate social responsibility initiative called “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness.” The science-based platform is designed to engage non-profit partners who help equip American youth with the skills for sustainable happiness.

Merck Commemorates 30 Years of MECTIZAN® Donation Program Progress

Program Expanded to Reach Additional 100 Million People Annually for Lymphatic Filariasis in Support of New, Evidence-Based WHO Guidelines
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KENILWORTH, N.J., November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Merck announced an expansion of the MECTIZAN® Donation Program (MDP) to reach up to an additional 100 million people per year through 2025 as part of the global effort to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF).

Bali's Plant-Based Eco-Adventure

Wellness Seekers Flock to Bali for a Healing Food Immersion
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Come with us as we visit the magical Island of Bali, Indonesia for a two week plant-based raw food immersion at the beautiful and mystical Svarga Loka Resort in Ubud. Led by world renown master raw chef and cookbook author Sayuri Tanaka, the course provides a powerful framework for the tools and techniques needed to raise your vibration through raw vegan cuisine – from sprouting, dehydrating and holistic nutrition to flavor balancing and plating.

Teamwork and Skill on Display: A Point of Pride

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In 2016, we sponsored and participated in the tenth annual International Mines Rescue Competition in Sudbury, Ontario. The well-attended competition is a global event focused on improving mine rescue knowledge and safety practices, as well as providing an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their abilities and commitment to excellence in mine safety. There were 27 mine rescue teams, representing 13 nations, competing in a number of events including an underground scenario, firefighting exercises, first aid and a high angle rope rescue.

Big Bet Philanthropy: These Gifts of $25 Million or More Target Society's Toughest Problems

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Bloomberg Philanthropies' Tobacco Control Program Tied for Fifth Most Promising $25M-Plus Gift Targeting Tough Social Problems in 2016

By Kerry A. Dolan
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Bloomberg Philanthropies' Tobacco Control Program Tied for Fifth Most Promising $25M-Plus Gift Targeting Tough Social Problems in 2016

How Michael Bloomberg Landed in the Center of the Virgin Islands' Hurricane Recovery

by Fredreka Schouten
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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire known for his activism on climate change and gun safety, said he had no grand scheme to become involved in hurricane recovery in the Caribbean.

But what started off as an effort to provide quick emergency assistance in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where his Bloomberg L.P., co-founder Tom Secunda has a home, has turned into a new kind of project for Bloomberg and his key aides, putting them at Ground Zero of efforts to rebuild the tiny U.S. territory.

New Public-Private Partnership Promises Shared Value for Better Nutrition and Livelihoods in Nigeria

By Alicia Dunn, Communications Manager at Shared Value Initiative
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In Kaduna State, Nigeria, as in many parts of the developing world, post-harvest losses due to high levels of mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, and other contaminants have plagued staple crops such as maize and soybean, making it much harder for small-holder farmers to earn a decent income. These mycotoxins also threaten the health and lives of humans and animals. These contaminants lead to cancer and fatal kidney and liver failure. In children, aflatoxin poisoning causes stunting, immune suppression, and even death.

De Beers Secretaries Use Their Special Day to Help Young Girl Students

Administrative employees from Debswana have celebrated Secretaries’ Day by making a donation to boarding students at a Remote Area Dwellers hostel near the company’s Orapa mine in Botswana.
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The aim of the P7,000 donation of toiletries and sanitary pads by a total of 32 secretaries from the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa mines was to support young girls in the hostel at Khwee Primary School in the challenges of developing into young women. It was also a demonstration of Debswana’s value of showing its people care.

Each young girl was given three packs of pads, washing powder, a face cloth and toiletries such as toothpaste, bath soap, body lotion and roll-on deodorant. 

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