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Cisco’s FY17 CSR Report: Accelerating Global Problem Solving

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We live in a digitally connected world where anyone can be a global problem solver, addressing critical issues like unemployment, hunger, poverty, climate change, and income inequality. By combining the power of technology with innovative, entrepreneurial, and passionate people, we can accelerate solutions that create positive and lasting change.

Last year, Cisco set an ambitious new goal: harnessing the power of global problem solvers to positively impact the lives of one billion people by 2025.

Corporate Citizenship: Serving Our Communities, Employees, and Planet

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Since our founding, American Express has strived to be the world’s most respected service brand. Learn how this philosophy has shaped the way we support communities, engage our employees and protect our planet.

Hacking to Save Endangered Species: The London Zoohackathon

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The lives and work of software engineers and conservationists might seem worlds apart. However, last month the two came together at the Zoohackathon, hosted by ZSL London Zoo, in collaboration with Bloomberg and the U.S. Embassy London, to develop technological tools to protect endangered species around the world.

Homeless No More: A Friendship that Turned a Life Around

The homeless shelter wasn’t David Williams’ rock bottom; it was his springboard to a better life. Today, he’s a Wells Fargo home loan servicer who says a Wells Fargo volunteer helped him turn his life around.
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After years of joblessness, homelessness, and depression, David Williams began to turn his life around not long after he arrived at a homeless shelter in Des Moines, Iowa.

On first impression, it might appear that being in a homeless shelter would represent a low point in his life. But for Williams, that’s where he found himself again — and a life-changing friendship with John E. Johnson Jr., a community volunteer, Christian minister, and full-time customer service representative for Wells Fargo Home Lending.

Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project

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GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.

ING, Mars, General Motors, and Siemens on Transforming Business

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December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ethical Corporation has just published a new intelligence report that discusses the need for transformational change in business, in order to meet the SDGs and 2 Degree target.

The content pack includes a 9-page briefing and a 1-hour webinar, both enabling you to learn how innovative businesses the like of ING, Siemens, General Motors, Verizon and MARS are looking to drive the required changes internally and externally, including:

Head Start Boot Drive

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Boots On The Ground at Sanofi Pasteur – As the first of a two-part program focused on helping local Head Start families in need, hundreds of Sanofi Pasteur employees donated snow boots, hats, gloves, and other wintertime essentials to approximately 225 Monroe county Head Start children. Pictured, L-R, are Sanofi Pasteur employees Judy Olsommer, Ellyn Schindler, and Denise O’Connor. Judy and Denise are co-leading this year’s collection drive program.

Hams For Hunger - East Texas Food Bank

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Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. donated 1,080 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams to the East Texas Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season. In total, the two companies are donating over $100,000 in hams to dozens of food banks and food kitchens in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores operate.

Sunday Conversation with Teryn Buster

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For Teryn Buster, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started well before the holiday. In early November, Columbus-based insurer Aflac flew the 10-year-old, her mom and grandmother to New York City for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Macy’s Parade Studio and VIP access to “Balloonfest” to see up close the newest balloonicles (self-powered balloon vehicles). “We looked like tiny little ants standing next to them,” said Teryn, who is from Lithonia. Her favorite, of course, was the Aflac Duck, decked in a blue hat and scarf and holding a heart to his chest.

Viacom’s Partnership with Franktown Makes Dreams a Possibility

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Viacom’s OneCommunity, an impact team initiated by the Global Business Services Department, is making strides to improve the community within and around them. One example of the impactful work done comes from the team in Cool Springs, Tennessee, that has a long-standing partnership with Franktown Open Hearts to provide children with knowledge and experiences they may not have received otherwise in hope to provide greater opportunities and paths for the immediate and foreseeable future.

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