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Meet the 2018 Cisco GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Jara

by Mary de Wysocki
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When an earthquake strikes, the initial impact isn’t always the most devastating. Often, it’s the aftershocks that leave a destructive, lasting impact. The 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 affected nearly 8 million people, destroying thousands of homes and leaving an already remote country in critical need of support.

But hundreds of aftershocks — some with magnitudes greater than 6.0 — ensnared every aspect of Nepalese life for months. Roads became impossible to traverse, businesses crumbled, and nearly 9,000 schools were destroyed or damaged.

Fair Trade USA Expands Leadership Team and Invests in the Future With Key C-Suite Hires, New Board Chairman

New leadership positions organization for significant growth to reach and empower even more farmers and workers around the globe.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomes Mark Gunton as Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Girouard as Chief Financial Officer, Anna Banks as Chief Marketing Officer and James White as Chairman of the Board.  These new hires underscore the organization’s commitment to foster a culture of innovation, drive efficient operations and expand impact on farmers and workers around the world.

VIDEO | See How CIT Employees Volunteered in Their Communities Across the Country

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During CIT Cares Month, more than 250 community projects were completed by 1,900 CIT volunteers over 7,300 hours across 18 locations to make a difference. These efforts included packing & delivering over 130,000 lbs of food, planting 1,300 lbs of vegetables, and cleaning parks and beaches across the country. 

Click here to read more about CIT Cares Month.

Connecting the Orphans of Jhamtse Gatsal to the World

by Darrel Ward, SVP Commercial Client Business
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“Seeing right there in the moment we changed their lives.”

I can only hope that my words above capture the trip of a lifetime. My team and I set out on a journey with Mike Libecki of National Geographic.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Team CXWorks - Access to Employment

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Team CXWorks partnered with Tech Impact to develop a curriculum for a call centre training programme in Nevada to support unemployed young adults. The team volunteered 250+ hours to deliver vocational training, resulting in employment being secured. In Nevada, almost 10% of young adults aged 16-24 are unemployed. Tech Impact provides workforce development programmes to disadvantaged youths in Wilmington, DE and Las Vegas, NV. Working with Tech Impact, Barclays colleagues created a curriculum for call centre training to establish a hiring pipeline in Nevada.

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.

Barclays Encore! Programme Reboots Careers

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After spending more than twenty years as a Senior Portfolio Manager on Wall Street, Maria Spinelli decided to take a break. She found herself reenergized after her professional sabbatical and desired to return to the workforce, but contemplated whether to pursue a new career path or leverage her asset management expertise. 

Alliance Data Works with My Possibilities to Create Access to Employment for Adults with IDD

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For nearly two decades, Alliance Data has supported nonprofits like My Possibilities (MP), a Plano-based for cause organization designed to provide adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) the opportunity to continue their education. Our support of MP goes beyond the role of traditional corporate partner, as we’ve played a leading role in transforming the organization, catapulting it into a position that virtually guarantees its ability to deliver on its mission not just in the years to come, but in the decades to come.

Dispatches from the Sustainable Brands Conference – Vancouver 2018

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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

by Allison Burtka for the Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

Ahead of His Time: Chris Fox, VP Corporate Responsibility at HanesBrands

by Terry Ramsay
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On one of his first days of work at Sara Lee Corporation—now HanesBrands—Chris Fox was introduced to the world of factory compliance. The Kathy Lee Gifford sweatshop scandal had just broken, revealing the appalling conditions and child labor practices that were prevalent in the factories that produced clothing under her label.  As legal counsel for Sara Lee, Fox witnessed firsthand the seeds of a movement that, over the course of many years, would result in a change to consumer consciousness and buying behavior. 

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