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Symantec, a U.S. computer software company puts materiality at the heart of their corporate responsibility work. We spoke to Debra McLaughlin, Sr. Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Symantec, who told us about how the company uses sustainability reporting to address its sustainability challenges and to communicate initiatives that create shared value.

Smithfield Bioscience and University of Virginia Announce Regenerative Medicine Research Partnership

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SMITHFIELD, Va., February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. and the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science announced today a research partnership to explore and advance regenerative medicine technologies leveraging porcine bioproducts. The research is part of a collaborative project between UVA and Smithfield Bioscience, a strategic business platform within Smithfield Foods that is focused on supporting a range of biotechnology solutions in areas of human therapeutics, tissue fabrication and regenerative medicine.

Sustainability Reporting for SMEs Made Simple

GRI Competitive Business Program helps SMEs get started with sustainability reporting
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Through the Competitive Business Program, GRI is working in the developing world to stimulate more transparency on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are impacting our global society and world. In this video, GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin talks about why SMEs should join the program, which is running in Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam.

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JetBlue and The New York Botanical Garden Start an Environmental Consortium Focusing on Conservation in the Caribbean

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As the official airline partner and a founding member of this Caribbean consortium, JetBlue furthers its mission to balance conservation and commerce

Caribbean consortium kicks off with a ‘Spotlight on Cuba’

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As the official airline partner and a founding member of this Caribbean consortium, JetBlue furthers its mission to balance conservation and commerce

Caribbean consortium kicks off with a ‘Spotlight on Cuba’

MTV and Get Schooled Launch “We Are the Dream” Campaign with Multi Platinum Recording Artist and Activist French Montana to Support Undocumented Students Seeking Higher Education

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NEW YORK, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, MTV and Get Schooled launched, “We are the Dream,” a multi-platform campaign to amplify resources for undocumented youth seeking higher education.  Highlights of the campaign include:

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 165,000 Pounds of Protein to Local Food Banks

Winn-Dixie, B&R Stores, Fareway join Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® tour
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This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Winn-Dixie, B&R Stores, and Fareway to donate more than 165,000 pounds of protein. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. The donations, equivalent to more than 664,000 servings, will help families fight hunger across northeast Florida, Nebraska, and western Iowa.

Cisco and CARE Invest in Tomorrow’s Global Problem Solvers

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
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Innovative ideas are everywhere, from Silicon Valley’s corporate offices to dorm rooms across the United States. They can be small or large; local or global; old or new. Incubators, classrooms, and garages around the world house what could be the “next big thing.”

But without an initial investment to fund the design — and the ability to scale — many of these products and solutions never become a reality.

An Experience of a Lifetime at Super Bowl LII

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Teaching digital skills to young people is at the core of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One Club member, Anaa Jibicho, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see those skills in action at Super Bowl LII, and to shadow members of the NBC Sports team as they used leading-edge technology to deliver the biggest game of the year. Read about his experience below.

By Anaa Jibicho
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Teaching digital skills to young people is at the core of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One Club member, Anaa Jibicho, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see those skills in action at Super Bowl LII, and to shadow members of the NBC Sports team as they used leading-edge technology to deliver the biggest game of the year. Read about his experience below.

2018 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Be hosted in Oakland at VERGE 18

More than 400 renewable energy leaders to convene for third annual summit
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OAKLAND Calif. and WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The annual Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will return to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2018 — hosted in Oakland, October 14-16, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 18 conference and expo.

Rebuilding Together and Albertsons Companies Foundation Partner to Rebuild Communities Affected by Recent Wildfires and Hurricanes

Customers and employees donate $1.6 million towards organization's long-term recovery efforts
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together, the leading home and community revitalization national non-profit organization, today announced a $1.6 million donation from Albertsons Companies Foundation to support long-term recovery efforts for underserved residents affected by California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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