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UPS’s Myron Gray Receives National Urban League Award

Charles Collins Award given for distinguished service and commitment
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August 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced that Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations, is the recipient of the Charles Collins Distinguished Trustee award from the National Urban League for his service and mentorship upholding the work and ideals of the National Urban League.

Clooney Foundation for Justice Partners with UNICEF to Open Seven Public Schools to Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

With support from Google.org and HP Inc., the Clooney Foundation for Justice's $2.25 million partnership and $1 million technology grant will enroll thousands of currently out-of-school refugees in formal education, provide additional support for Lebanon
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NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Clooney Foundation for Justice today announced a $2.25 million partnership, which includes a generous donation from Google.org, and a $1 million technology grant from HP, to support formal education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The partnership with UNICEF will help seven public schools to provide critical education opportunities to nearly 3,000 currently out-of-school refugee students this school year, and will also support a pilot of technology tools in these schools to advance learning outcomes for refugee children.

Doing Better Together: EDC Releases Its Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report for 2016

EDC’s 12th annual CSR report emphasizes promoting positive change with partners
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Export Development Canada is Canada’s export credit agency. Their job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. In 2016, they helped more than 7,150 Canadian companies do business in over 200 countries.

Mural Honors Victims of Pulse Nightclub Attack

A Wells Fargo branch in Orlando, Florida, has a new mural to pay tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting and celebrate the city’s united and diverse community.
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A year after the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Wells Fargo continues to remember the victims and join the city to rally around the Hispanic, LGBT, and other communities affected.

Wells Fargo recently dedicated a new mural at its Downtown Orlando branch at 131 North Orange Avenue, ahead of the first anniversary of the June 12, 2016, attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens of others during the gay nightclub’s “Latin Night.”

When Global Health Benefits From a Breath of Fresh Air

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Breaking the mould of the work routine is invaluable. I was reminded of this recently as I walked around the white tents of the Aspen Ideas Festival. Here, against the backdrop of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, you’re more likely to see shorts and t-shirts than suits and ties. There's also a good chance you’ll finally talk with that expert you’ve been trying to connect with for months - while waiting in line for a famous Let’s be Frankgrass-fed beef hot dog.

Closing Critical Gaps in Family Planning: What I Learned from Three Youth Champions

by Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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Family planning is widely cited as one of the “best buys” in global development, a relatively low-cost, high-impact intervention offering transformational benefits to individuals, their families and communities. In low- and middle-income countries, where pregnancy is the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 to 19, increasing access to and uptake of modern contraceptive methods among adolescents can save lives.

A New Era of Culture as Everything

Lessons from Uber, Lyft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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By Benevity Founder & CEO Bryan de Lottinville

Responsible Labor Initiative Launches to Promote Rights of Workers Vulnerable to Forced Labor

EICC Initiative Convenes Multiple Industries and Stakeholders to Transform Labor Market
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced the launch of its Responsible Labor Initiative to help companies address the root causes of forced labor. This initiative will extend the EICC’s existing world-class standards and programs to other industries, thereby accelerating change through collective influence and action.

Home Safe Home: 7 Companies Standing #WithRefugees

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In recent years, the refugee crisis has expanded to unprecedented levels, with nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide displaced from their homes. Amidst a widespread perception of federal inaction, companies and NGOs have seen an increasing demand from consumers to step up and do their part to make a difference. In fact, more than two-thirds of consumers cited immigration as a top priority for companies to take the lead on.

Lessons for Funders Supporting LGBTQ Communities

by Efrain Gutierrez
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FSG’s Efrain Gutierrez recently presented in front of more than 200 grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues in Seattle, WA, as a part of the Pacific Northwest Plenary for Funding Forward 2017, a conference organized by Funders for LGBTQ Issues (FSG is a proud member). While the session focused on supporting LGBTQ communities in the Pacific Northwest, funders in the U.S.

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