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Arrow’s Dutch Employees Foster Volunteer Tradition

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VENLO, Netherlands – ​For the second year in a row, employees from Arrow Electronics’ Venlo office volunteered with the Maria Auxiliatrix Run (M.A.-Run), a weekend of festivities supporting individuals with disabilities. 

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Partners in Food Solutions

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Africa’s food companies and entrepreneurs are getting a boost from Partners in Food Solutions, an organization that is working across the continent to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development. For more information, visit us at blog.generalmills.com.

SHOW NOTES – Episode 26: October 16, 2017

Link: PartnersInFoodSolutions.com

A Global Passion for Fighting Hunger

by Claudine Galloway
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Picture this: It was a brisk, sunny January day in Davos, Switzerland in 2007. Ken Powell, former CEO of General Mills, was attending the World Economic Forum when Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, challenged Powell and General Mills to help the world’s hungry.

Powell’s answer, ultimately, was to harness what we knew about food and connect with Africa’s small and growing food companies across Africa.

Our food knowledge is deep and wide, and includes solving technical problems, ensuring food safety and developing products.

A South Bronx Sodexo Summer

By: Stephen Ritz
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Now that I’m well into back-to-school mode and looking towards the future, I can’t help but reflect on our amazing South Bronx Sodexo Summer. A summer when twenty children from the largest stretch of public housing in the poorest congressional district in America chose to come together to:

Log 5,579,532 steps

Rescue 1,769 meals

Acquire 108 new vocabulary words

Write over 100 letters to people, businesses and visitors

Case Study: Tackling Poverty in Developing Countries

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Poverty and sustainable development are the prime focus of GRI’s program with the Swedish government. GRI works to raise awareness among local and global companies on poverty issues, and provides guidance to help companies identify their poverty impacts and increase the materiality of poverty-related business indicators. Through specialized trainings, GRI also helps civil society organizations, media, investors and policymakers understand and make use of the reported corporate data to stimulate action for positive change.

Global Health Corporate Champions Have Openings Available for February Cohort

Employees from the Leading Corporations are Teaming up to Improve Health in Rwanda
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The third cohort for Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC), an activity of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, is filling up as corporate volunteers prepare to travel to Rwanda in February, aiming to make a difference in local organizations in order to improve community health. A few slots remain.

The Sustainable Development Goals Turn Two: the Future of Pro Bono for Ending Hunger

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Imagine if we created an early warning system for small scale farmers that helped mitigate the effects of slow-onset climate-related events? Or if we redesigned financial incentives and investments, allowing these farmers to better access capital, seeds, and equipment?

It’s possible if we use our human capital.

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

Habitat for Humanity and Quicken Loans to Transform Three Communities in Second Annual Quicken Loans Neighborhoods Week

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ATLANTA, September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity is again partnering with Quicken Loans in three cities across America during Quicken Loans Neighborhoods Week. Team members from the Quicken Loans Family of Companies will work alongside homeowners and residents to help strengthen their communities.

Continuing through October, activities will take place in Charlotte, Cleveland and Phoenix. The projects will include new home construction and home repairs in Cleveland and Phoenix, and a neighborhood garden project in Charlotte.

Implementing a Successful Public-Private Partnership | Part 3: Determine How to Execute

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This is the third article in a five-part series on how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful public-private partnerships (PPP) that achieve large-scale impact. Click to read part one on determining who to work with, and part two on determining when and how long to engage.

 

By Laura Quintana, VP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco
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This is the third article in a five-part series on how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful public-private partnerships (PPP) that achieve large-scale impact. Click to read part one on determining who to work with, and part two on determining when and how long to engage.

 

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