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The Future of Household Energy in Emerging Markets Will Be Safe, Convenient and Online

Internet of Things technology making cooking easier and safer for families and providing businesses and organizations direct insight into clean energy adoption.
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How did you cook your breakfast this morning? If you’re one of the roughly 3 billion people worldwide who live in energy poverty, it was over an open fire or a pile of lit charcoal inside a rudimentary stove. Cooking this way is inefficient, wasting up to 90% of the heat from combustion. It is also dangerous, affecting vision, causing heart and lung disease and ultimately shortened lives. Almost half the world’s population still cooks this way because they need to eat and don’t have other options, but thankfully progress is being made.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Hosoi Masatomo – Colleagues in the Community

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Together with Teach For Japan, Hosoi is improving education for children in regions suffering from extreme poverty due to the decline in industry, resulting in education being neglected. Teach for Japan recruits, trains and supports young leaders to become inspirational teachers, giving hope and providing guidance to disadvantaged children. Hosoi has played an active role in supporting Teach for Japan to establish their organisational framework, raise their profile at universities to recruit young leaders and provide pro-bono legal advice since 2015.

Builds Are Underway in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Avery Dennison believes in supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look for local needs and opportunities for our employees to volunteer time and resources to making their communities stronger.
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“On our Habitat for Humanity build days, we put values like teamwork, excellence and innovation into action. Our community and our team are stronger for it.”

Caterpillar Inc. | Goals & Progress

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Caterpillar has set aspirational, long-term goals for its operations and product stewardship.

Learn more here about how our focus on efficiency improvements contributed to year-over-year performance gains in most areas in 2017. Improved sales and revenue, in addition to efficiency gains made in the last several years, are reflected in the improved performance toward our 2020 intensity targets

VIDEO | Solving the Energy Challenge on International Youth Day

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There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world; the largest youth population ever. However, 24 million of them are out of school because of political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation. This Sunday, 12th August is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

Empowering Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

by Christine Fraser, Chief Responsibility Officer
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Being part of this year’s  Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit was truly amazing.  I found myself in a room with more than 100 women entrepreneurs, from 16 countries, representing 25 industries with a combined revenue of over $4 billion – all discussing issues and opportunities women entrepreneurs face as they scale and grow their businesses across the globe.

Microfinance vs. Informal Finance: A Fair Comparison?

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by Claire Kelly, Asia/Pacific Regional Director

If microfinance is so effective, then why hasn’t the industry put informal moneylenders out of business?

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Beginning with Children Mentoring Program

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The Beginning with Children Mentoring programme is designed to support the personal, social, academic and career growth of high school students. Mentoring relationships with Barclays volunteers have been successfully established, dedicated to helping students achieve their full potential. The programme, now in its ninth year, has helped over 75 students from Brooklyn to graduate from high school and enroll into college, 85% of whom are from low-income families.

How to Improve Access to Education Around the World

by Jan Lee
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Unicef tells us that 101 million children worldwide don’t regularly attend school. High costs, lack of local availability, lack of uniforms and school supplies, disability and competing family priorities are among the many reasons for this devastating statistic.

Each of those children may grow up without the basic communication, math and reasoning skills that can help them earn a living wage to support their family and build their communities. And so the cycle of poverty continues.

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