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The PepsiCo Foundation Expands Access to Safe Water for More Than 22 Million People Worldwide; Part of PepsiCo's Broader Aim to Contribute to Positive Water Impact

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PURCHASE, N.Y., March 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - PepsiCo announced today that it has helped more than 22 million people in underserved communities around the world gain access to safe water since 2006. In the last year alone, PepsiCo and its partners expanded access for more than 6 million people, indicating the company is on track to exceed its goal to support a total of 25 million people with safe water access by 2025.

Video | Verizon Commits to Increased Visibility for People with Disabilities

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People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. Let’s change that.

Verizon, Getty Images and the National Disability Leadership Alliance are creating The Disability Collection, a growing collection of stock images that break stereotypes and authentically portray people with disabilities in everyday life.

This Children’s Village Supports Vulnerable Children and Families Across South Africa

by Mbali Kgame
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With 11 facilities across South Africa, SOS Children’s Village supports vulnerable children as well as fragmented families. 

At their Ennerdale village in Johannesburg, on Friday, HP Inc. hosted a day of action for their staff members and internal stakeholders to help support educational programmes and activities. 

Back in July 2017, HP Inc. committed to enhancing education for more than 100 million people by 2025. 

Human Rights Must be Front and Center for Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Privacy

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Artificial intelligence and the internet of things have the potential to drive unprecedented productivity, reduce pollution, and improve human health. With the rollout of advanced, high speed wireless connectivity known as 5G in the next few years, the number of connected devices will explode: 28.5 billion devices are expected to be networked by 2022 growing to 300 billion connected devices and things by 2030.

As Countries Turn Inward, Companies Stand Up for Humanity. Let’s Applaud and Encourage Them.

By Neal Keny Guyer, CEO at Mercy Corps
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Skyrocketing numbers of people fleeing conflict. Increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters. Decreased diplomatic efforts. Slashed foreign aid budgets. A West that is increasingly embracing narrow nationalism and isolation. It all leaves us in the humanitarian community concerned for the future of our interconnected world.

HP’s Pledge to Educate 100,000 More Learners Across Africa by 2021

by Andre Bodson, Managing Director, Emerging Markets HP
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I watched with pride as HP’s MD of Central Africa and Nigeria, Ify Afe, took to the stage at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to announce our pledge to empower another 100,000 learners across Africa in the next three years. This follows our commitment at last year’s Festival to invest more than $20 million in improving education for over 100 million people by 2025.

FedEx Provides Free Admission to National Center for Civil and Human Rights Super Bowl Saturday in Atlanta

Second annual FedEx Free Day highlights new exhibits including Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change examining sports and activism
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ATLANTA, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will host a FedEx Free Day, Saturday February 2, providing free admission to all visitors courtesy of presenting sponsor FedEx.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases Blockchain Guidelines to Drive Alignment in Mineral Supply Chain Due Diligence

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their mineral supply chains, today announced voluntary guidelines to drive the common adoption of definitions and concepts in the application of blockchain-enabled solutions.

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