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Give the Gift of Light This Giving Tuesday

Symantec nonprofit partner SolarBuddy illuminates better futures for children around the world
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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving which encourages people to give their time, a donation or gift, or the power of their voice to support their local community. Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. 

We’re featuring a guest post by Simon Doble, CEO of SolarBuddy, one of Symantec’s nonprofit partners. SolarBuddy’s program raises awareness of the billions of people living in energy poverty while providing safe, reliable, effective and easy-to-operate solar lights to children without access to electricity. 

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving which encourages people to give their time, a donation or gift, or the power of their voice to support their local community. Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. 

We’re featuring a guest post by Simon Doble, CEO of SolarBuddy, one of Symantec’s nonprofit partners. SolarBuddy’s program raises awareness of the billions of people living in energy poverty while providing safe, reliable, effective and easy-to-operate solar lights to children without access to electricity. 

Join GRI's Live Stream on Meaningful Reporting at the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

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On Wednesday 28 November, GRI will host a session at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, 'Toward meaningful reporting on human rights’. ​This session will invite discussion on what is needed to increase and improve corporate human rights reporting and communication, including barriers to reporting and how these may be overcome, as well as how best to report on human rights due diligence and human rights impacts.

University Dining Teams Partner to Give Back and Address Hunger on College Campuses

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ —Every holiday season, Sodexo dining teams across more than 650 university locations extend their service spirit to students in need. Here are six great examples of partnerships with students, faculty and University leadership that are making an impact beyond the classroom.

IBM Releases Report on the UN SDGs

Putting smart to work towards achieving the UN SDGs
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November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - IBM is leveraging its technology, expertise and commitment to global service and sustainability to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

AIDA Cruises Receives the Innovation Award of German Gas Industry

With AIDAnova and the concept of Green Cruising, AIDA sets new standards – that’s what the jury says.
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ROSTOCK, Germany, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ On the evening of November 22, 2018, the associations of the gas industry presented the German Gas Industry Innovation Award for the 20th time in Berlin. AIDA Cruises was honored in the category Mobility & Transport for building the world’s first LNG cruise ship, AIDAnova, as part of its “Green Cruising” concept.

UN Global Compact Launches New Report on Human Rights as the Foundation of Sustainable Business

The report highlights examples of Local Networks and UN Global Compact participating companies taking action to advance human rights around the world
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GENEVA, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/— In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact has released a new report — Human Rights: The Foundation of Sustainable Business — showcasing opportunities for businesses of all sizes and sectors to strengthen and scale up their efforts on human rights.

Keep America Beautiful’s 2018 America Recycles Day Heightens Awareness and Amplifies Benefits of Recycling

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STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Each fall, thousands of communities across the country participate in America Recycles Day (ARD), a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, which takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.

Brands Taking Stands on ESG Issues Is a Movement, Not a Moment, Say 82 Percent of Corporate Leaders Surveyed by 3BL Media and GlobeScan

Recruiting, Retaining Employees is Top Driver of Corporate Advocacy
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eight-out-of-10 corporate leaders believe companies now have an obligation to speak out on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to new research on brand advocacy conducted by GlobeScan and 3BL Media.

The tightening labor market, specifically competitive pressure for companies to recruit and retain talent, is a key driver of the Brands Taking Stands movement, followed by efforts to protect and enhance corporate reputation.

Living Future unConference 2019 Opens for Registration, Focus on Collaboration and Abundance

Keynote speakers include Bill McKibben, Mustafa Santiago Ali, and Mary Robinson
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SEATTLE, November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 13th annual Living Future unConference in Seattle, Washington, on April 30-May 3, 2019, at the new Hyatt Regency. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

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