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VIDEO | Solving the Energy Challenge on International Youth Day

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There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world; the largest youth population ever. However, 24 million of them are out of school because of political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation. This Sunday, 12th August is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

For Its 10th Anniversary, BCtA Is Looking Towards the Future!

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We are delighted to commemorate our 10th anniversary as the world's leading Inclusive Business platform.

Since 2008, the Business Call to Action has reached truly global scale. Now over 200 members strong, our member companies serve low-income populations in growing and emerging economies. Through our key accomplishments and successes, we invite you to reflect on our shared history and take part in the great work ahead—to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.

Click here to explore our timeline work.

Announcing the 2018 Shine Awards for Small Business Winners

UpakNShip Named Small Business of the Year
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This week we welcomed more than 2,000 eBay sellers from across the country to our annual celebration for sellers, eBay Open, in Las Vegas, to connect, learn, and share.

Our community of sellers make eBay one of the most diverse marketplaces in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in our SHINE Awards for Small Business contest, which recognizes some of our most inspirational sellers across the U.S.. 

How to Improve Access to Education Around the World

by Jan Lee
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Unicef tells us that 101 million children worldwide don’t regularly attend school. High costs, lack of local availability, lack of uniforms and school supplies, disability and competing family priorities are among the many reasons for this devastating statistic.

Each of those children may grow up without the basic communication, math and reasoning skills that can help them earn a living wage to support their family and build their communities. And so the cycle of poverty continues.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Sumita Patnaik Teaches the Value of Education

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In 2001, Sumita Patnaik, along with her cousin, started Twinkle Academy, a school in the rural village of Kalan, India. The school has grown from three children to 170 in this time, with the first class of seniors soon to graduate. This has had a huge impact on the community and the education of its children. Kalan is 200 miles from the nearest city and when Twinkle Academy was founded none of the children in the village attended school.

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $22 Million Contract for Biodiversity Conservation and Community Development in Madagascar

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PASADENA, Calif., July 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Company a $22 million, single-award contract to support biodiversity protection and enhance livelihoods in Madagascar.

A Platform for Improving Lives: eBay’s Global Impact

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A week after 9/11, New York Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani approached Meg Whitman, the CEO of eBay at the time, for suggestions on how to raise money for victims of the attacks. Putting in intense weekend hours, eBay staffers created Auction for America—a website that allowed eBay users to earmark auction items to benefit 9/11 victims. In short order, the site raised $10 million.

Benevity Launches “Missions,” a Purpose-Driven Employee Engagement Solution

Helping Companies Engage Employees in Positive Social and Environmental Actions
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CALGARY, Canada, June 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced the launch of its latest innovation. Missions, a new module for its award-winning cloud solution, lets companies engage employees in positive actions to do more good, helping create purpose-driven corporate cultures and increase their social impact.

Reflections on World Refugee Day: Lessons from Lebanon

With a long-term commitment and fiercely dedicated local partners, HP is providing technology-enabled learning in conflict regions, one classroom at a time.
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by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP Inc.

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