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Taking Action Toward Gender Equality in the Energy Sector

Promoting gender equality has numerous benefits for business if done deliberately
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Tetra Tech International Development Services Energy Advisors Jeannelle Blanchard and Sandra Chavez and Gender Expert Karen Stefiszyn explore a mix of tools and approaches that can be replicated to integrate women into the energy sector. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

VIDEO | P&G and National Geographic Documentary Raises Global Water Crisis Awareness as 844 Million People Still Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water

Most Americans underestimate impact of global water crisis new research shows
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Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program and National Geographic have been raising awareness about the global water crisis.  Released in conjunction with World Water Day and a national survey, the documentary, titled “The Power of Clean Water,” follows the lives of three women and their families, providing a first-hand perspective on the daily challenges of accessing clean drinking water.

PepsiCo Champions Farmer Economic Security, Sustainability

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The word “sustainability” doesn’t give too many farmers the warm fuzzies, admits Margaret Henry, PepsiCo director of sustainable agriculture. She gets it. Henry grew up on a Kentucky dairy farm.

But here’s why she thinks the concept is important: In her view, it allows the food system to speak with a common language that resonates with consumers. If used properly, it instills confidence that farmers and their food-system partners are conserving natural resources.

Boosting Farmers’ Income While Strengthening Climate Resilience in Colombia

Colombian family restaurant business lifts living standards for smallholder’s farmers while protecting the environment
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BOGOTA, Columbia, May 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Colombian restaurant chain Crepes & Waffles has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to sustainably improve the income of 100 smallholder farmers in the Montes de Maria region of Colombia by 2020. Additionally, Crepes & Waffles will regenerate large areas of the country’s dry forest by creating better conditions for water conservation, contributing to farm resilience and food security.
 

Teachers on the New Frontier

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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For many middle school teachers, taking part in a one-to-one initiative, where every student has a digital device for learning, has led to an existential search. In a technology-driven, student-centered learning environment, what does it mean to be a teacher? Back when many teachers were in training, the role of the teacher was clear: to impart facts to students. Teachers gave lectures at the front of the classroom, and wrote information on the board. And students copied that information down to commit it to memory.

Sands Academy Assists Team Member in Attaining US Citizenship

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As part of its commitment to helping Team Members thrive in the hospitality industry through educational partnerships and providing them with an outstanding working environment, Sands Academy has offered a course “Road to Citizenship” through Sands Academy, Las Vegas Sands’ Learning and Development program.  The course was held by an immigration officer, teaching Team Members how easy the process is. 

Discovery Partnerships Pave Pathways Toward College Access and Career Success

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There will be 55 million job openings in the U.S. economy through the year 2020, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce—and 65 percent of these will require at least some college experience. However, federal data show that fewer than half (46 percent) of 25- to 29-year-olds held an associate’s degree or higher as of 2017.

CLP Sets 2030 Targets for Priority SDGs

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Four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will become the CLP Group's target impact areas leading up to 2030. They include climate action (SDG 13), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), and industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9). These areas are considered as the most relevant to its business strategy.

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