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Student Trio Cash in on New De Beers Partnership

Three South African students are the first to benefit from a partnership between De Beers Group and computer giant Dell that will cover all their university fees and study expenses.
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The young trio, from the company’s mining communities, were selected from the De Beers Financial Study Assistance Scheme and awarded R80,000 each towards their tuition fees and study material by the Dell Development Fund. They also received brand new Dell laptops as part of the bursary.

Maanda Makgatho, Ndlaleni Mkwanazi and Anisa Camroodien initially applied for R25,000 each but ended up with more than three times as much.

De Beers Mine Sets up Business Incubator

A ‘business incubator’ has been launched by De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa to boost budding entrepreneurs and enterprises in mining communities.
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The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management, ultimately leading to a bankable business plan. One-to-one sessions with entrepreneurs will help mentors evaluate their progress and provide coaching and support.

Sealed Air and Alchemy Systems Partner to Improve Food Safety and Traceability Across Borders

Enables food companies to keep up with new safety standards and mitigate supply chain risks.
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Sealed Air and Alchemy Systems have announced a new partnership.  Whereby the two companies will work together in Latin America and North America to help both food producers and exporters meet growing and changing industry regulations by identifying and addressing risks in their supply chains. 

Playing for a Sustainable Future

Recently, PANDORA joined an event supporting the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. PANDORA participated in ‘The Global Goals World Cup’ in Bangkok with a female soccer team of employees competing against other supporting companies.
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In 2015, World Leaders in the United Nations came together to face the future. A future where the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are reached; one where extreme poverty is ended, inequality and injustice are fought, and the planet is protected.

In support of this future, PANDORA has chosen to work with and commit to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are seen as an action platform for PANDORA’s support within the UN Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

#CiscoChat Recap: Developing Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Large-Scale Impact

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Social, environmental, and economic barriers are interconnected, and governments, companies, and nonprofits must work together to address global issues. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can deliver meaningful and sustained outcomes to communities across the globe while accounting for differences in culture, society, and governing models.

How to Engage on the Education SDGs

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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

Live #CiscoChat September 21st: Developing Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Large-Scale Impact

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Big issues call for big solutions. Declining community health, poor economic sustainability, and insufficient access to education are just a few of societal challenges we face. But when governments, companies, and nonprofits collaborate strategically, their powerful public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help to overcome them.

UNIDO, HP Inc. and the HP Foundation Extend Partnership to Promote Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Developing Countries

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), HP and the HP Foundation have renewed their partnership to further foster entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for young men and women in developing countries through technology-related learning.

A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed in New York today by LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, and Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer for HP. The signing took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s United Nations Private Sector Forum.

#AskTt Twitter Chat: Advancing Economic Growth Through the Agriculture Sector

Join @TetraTechIntDev on September 19, 2017, at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET/7:00 PM EAT for an #AskTt Twitter Chat on Advancing Economic Growth through the Agriculture Sector
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September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Join @TetraTechIntDev on September 19, 2017, at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET/7:00 PM EAT for an #AskTt Twitter Chat on Advancing Economic Growth through the Agriculture Sector, hosted by Tetra Tech International Development Services, and co-hosted by the USAID Feed the Future U

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