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Awards to Honor Women Scientists from 5 Low-Resource Regions

Women in developing countries talk about the obstacles they face and why this recognition is important
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Succeeding in the competitive world of science is challenging under the best of circumstances. But women scientists in countries with scarce resources and competing cultural expectations face significant additional obstacles as they strive to excel at careers in science. 

A new awards program takes those factors into account by recognizing the research excellence of early-career women scientists from 81 developing countries.

Sappi Fine Paper North America Announces Grant Recipients for the 13th Annual Ideas that Matter Program

Press Release

(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 6, 2012 - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 13 grant recipients for its 13th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations.

Volunteerism and Community Support | 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

PG&E employees spent 32,585 hours in 2011 volunteering in the communities in which they live and work
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Volunteerism and Community Support

Whether enriching the lives of seniors, walking to raise money for cancer patients, repairing trails at state parks or mentoring young students, our employees continue to give back to the communities where they live and work.

Read more at http://3bl.me/4ttpc8

 

Domtar Partners With First Book To Support Literacy For Children In Need

Domtar contribution includes support for new book purchases, book sponsorship, and more as part of national program
Press Release

(3BL Media) Montreal - September 26, 2012 - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that it is teaming up with the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization First Book to put over 20,000 new books in the hands of children in need.

Creating Opportunities for 300 Million Young People in the Next 3 Years

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Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Today we are announcing Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative designed to help create new opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years.

Microsoft Mobilizes to Create Opportunities for 300 Million Youth Around the World

Microsoft YouthSpark is a new companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth through a range of global programs, delivered in partnership with governments, nonprofits and other businesses.
Press Release

(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - September 21, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark, that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Hilton Worldwide and Global Soap Project “Best Partnership” Finalist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Names Finalists, Initiates Public Vote for Winner
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(3BL Media) McLean, VA – September 19, 2012 – Hilton Worldwide and nonprofit partner, the Global Soap Project, are finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s Best Partnership Award, a category in the Center’s prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program.

Knowing Importance of Involvement, PG&E CEO Chairs This Year’s Employee-Giving Campaign

Campaign for the Community: More than giving. Giving back.
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By Tracy Correa

It’s an ambitious goal but one that Tony Earley, PG&E’s CEO, chairman and president, believes employees can meet: raise a collective $5.6 million for worthy organizations and schools through the utility’s annual Campaign for the Community.

The Campaign kicks off today (Sept. 18). And, for the first time, PG&E’s top leader – who has a long history of giving — will lead the employee challenge.

Recyclebank’s Erika Diamond to Share Insight on How Brands Can Bring Green Mainstream at GoGreen NYC

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(3BL Media) September 19, 2012 - 

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Erika Diamond, vice president of community solutions at Recyclebank will share insight during today’s panel discussion at GoGreen NYC, entitled “Green Marketing & Branding: Mainstreaming Green." The panel will look at how green marketing is evolving to go beyond the niche healthy lifestyle and pro-environmental communities, to full-fledged effective strategies detailing how to make “sustainable” behavior mainstream.

AOL Partners with St. Jude for Thanks and Giving Campaign

Blog by Faith Botica, Cause Marketing
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital kicks off its ninth annual Thanks & Giving campaign this week, and AOL is supporting the campaign as a corporate partner, as it has for many years.

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