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How Pro Bono Resources Can Fight Post-Harvest Loss
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By Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald and Mary Ruth Robinson

Novartis Rises to Second Place in 2018 Access to Medicine Index

Report highlights newly launched Novartis Access Principles to systematically integrate access strategies in research, development and delivery of new medicines
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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

VIDEO | Las Vegas Teens Share Their Stories to Raise Awareness about Youth Homelessness

Las Vegas Sands debuts their plan to be a catalyst for the changes that could end youth homelessness in Las Vegas
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Since 2015, Las Vegas Sands has made addressing the homelessness issue in its corporate headquarters its primary issue. We have a core focus on youth homelessness, along with targeted initiatives that can strongly impact all people experiencing homelessness in our community. Our commitment involves a three-pronged strategy that leverages our position as a major business leader to be a catalyst for change: delivering immediate relief, driving long-term problem-solving, and advocating for change.

Las Vegas Sands Brings Their Community Together for a Global Hygiene Kit Build & Blood Drive

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More than 500 volunteers in Las Vegas joined Las Vegas Sands and social enterprises Clean the World and the American Red Cross to build 35,000 hygiene and comfort kits to support populations in need. The large community volunteer effort was in part with the company’s global annual kit build and its active approach on community preparedness. Through Sands Cares, LVS’ global corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, the company is committed to making the communities where they operate a better place to live and providing aid during times of disaster and emergencies.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 8 - Evan Goldberg, NetSuite

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We are excited to welcome Evan Goldberg, Founder and Executive Vice President of Development of NetSuite to Pro Bono Perspectives! Before starting NetSuite, Evan worked at Oracle Corporate where he focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users and launching his first startup, mBED Software, where he developed groundbreaking website technology. After learning from his past experience, Evan started NetSuite, the global business management software company, with Oracle founder Larry Ellison in 1998. The company was then acquired by Oracle itself in 2016.

A New Dream Is Born in Villas De Aranjuéz, Cartagena

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  • In Villas de Aranjuez, an alliance has been made between Shakira and her Foundation, the national Ministry of Education, Cartagena's Major's office, Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, Costa Cruises and the Program of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Switzerland  Embassy, with the Architecture Department of the ETH Zürich to make real the dream of a new Educational Institution.
  • 13.000 inhabitants of Villas de Aranjuéz will benefit from the construction of the new Educational Institution that will also be open as a community center for the development of the community.
  • In a total area of 14.500 m², will be build an space that will be promoting Quality Education for the children and young people of the region, based on innovation designs of sustainable architecture.
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  • In Villas de Aranjuez, an alliance has been made between Shakira and her Foundation, the national Ministry of Education, Cartagena's Major's office, Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, Costa Cruises and the Program of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Switzerland  Embassy, with the Architecture Department of the ETH Zürich to make real the dream of a new Educational Institution.
  • 13.000 inhabitants of Villas de Aranjuéz will benefit from the construction of the new Educational Institution that will also be open as a community center for the development of the community.
  • In a total area of 14.500 m², will be build an space that will be promoting Quality Education for the children and young people of the region, based on innovation designs of sustainable architecture.

Local Teen Brings Crayola Colorcycle Project to Smithtown

The 17-year-old recently implemented the initiative at several local schools to help make Smithtown just a little bit 'greener.'
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By Priscila Korb

SMITHTOWN, NY - Smithtown has gotten just a little bit "greener" thanks to one local student.

Recently, 17-year-old Justin McArdle, a soon-to-be a senior at Smithtown High School East started a recycling project involving several schools in the district.

How PayPal Innovated to Engage More Employees Worldwide

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The innovative change-makers in charge of PayPal's giving and volunteering program were eager to engage more employees across their global workforce. They knew their program had the potential for even more social impact, and they wanted to support their people's passions for environmental sustainability.  
  
Learn how PayPal engaged more international team members—and saw tangible results from their sustainability efforts! 

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Tossing Your Carton in the Bin!

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America Recycles Day is the perfect time to make sure you are recycling everything you can. For example, food and beverage cartons are now accepted in many community recycling programs.

What exactly is a food and beverage carton?

There are two kinds. Products like milk, juice, cream and other beverages come in cartons you'll find in your refrigerator. These cartons are made mainly with paper, with a thin layer of plastic.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

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