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eBay Launches ‘Retail Revival’ Program to Boost Small Businesses

Partnering with the City of Akron, Ohio, eBay will empower local entrepreneurs to harness the power of technology and ecommerce.
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by: Kendall Fields

Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Akron Mayor’s office, local government officials, representatives from the Downtown Akron Partnership and area small business owners to celebrate the launch of eBay’s Retail Revival program on Friday, January 19, in Akron, Ohio. Through the 12-month pilot, eBay and the city of Akron aim to advance existing economic development efforts by harnessing the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace in support of the local business community.

New Program Supports U.S. Retailers Who Are 'Always Open on eBay'

eBay partners with sellers to help connect their online and offline efforts.
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Today, we are launching Always Open on eBay to support our sellers who also own physical retail stores, helping them showcase their products, attract new customers, and grow their business. Participating retailers receive co-branded collateral for their physical space that promotes their eBay store, where their customers can shop at any time, and from anywhere.

Perspectives from World Economic Forum

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This year, I had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together over 3,000 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. I’ve attended the gathering in the past, and can say that this meeting was my favorite experience for a few reasons.

Arrow Electronics’ SAM Car Spotlighted in the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

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Arrow Electronics is showcasing its award-winning SAM Car project in the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. The festival, which honors excellence in corporate citizenship, relies on public voting to determine a “fan favorite” and finalists in each of its three company-size categories.

Marina Bay Sands Team Member Pretika R K Shares: What Volunteerism Means to Me

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When Pretika R K left the Republic of Singapore Navy after nearly a decade of service to her country, she rededicated her life to another form of service – making a difference in the lives of others.  Pretika has been an active member of the community since she was young and has volunteered at various organizations on her own time.

Citi Community Development, the City of New York and National Disability Institute Launch New National Initiative Aimed at Building the Financial Security of People With Disabilities

Press Release

NEW YORK, January 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, Citi Community Development, the City of New York, and National Disability Institute (NDI) announced the launch of Empowered Cities, a new national initiative enabling municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion for people living with disabilities and their families.

BCtA Webinar Series: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Inclusive Business

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What Can Business Do for Women and What Can Women Do for Business:

A Perspective from and for the Base of the Pyramid to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Women and Accelerate the Realization of the SDGs.

1st Webinar: Tuesday 30th Jan 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm (GMT+3)
2nd Webinar: Tuesday 6th Feb 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm (GMT+3)
3rd Webinar: Tuesday 13th Feb 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm (GMT+3)

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

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Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

UN Recognition for British American Tobacco’s Programme to Inspire a New Generation of Farmers in Brazil

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BAT’s Novos Rurais programme in Brazil, which is run by the company’s Souza Cruz Institute, provides entrepreneurial training and opportunities for young people to receive financial support for setting up new agricultural businesses.

The programme was recognised in 2017 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which awarded it a Certificate of Good Practice for Sustainable Rural Development.

Weather Project Helps Vietnamese Women Adapt to Climate Change

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Adapting to a changing climate relies on knowledge, experience and accurate weather forecasts. In the rugged northwest of Viet Nam, female farmers have been learning how to obtain and use forecasts with help from the World Agroforestry Centre.

Read the full article on the Viet Nam News website.

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