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Hunger, Health and Energy: Can Disruptive Tech Help Solve Global Challenges?

Tech-savvy entrepreneurs may hold the key to reaching some of the 17 sustainable development goals. Here are three to watch
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Meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – a global call to action to eradicate poverty, protect the Earth and promote peace and prosperity – will not only require all hands on deck, but all tech on deck as well.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2018

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Check out the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's November Newsletter.

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Check out the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's November Newsletter.

Recycling Empowers Rural Populations to Overcome Poverty and Food Insecurity

Social Enterprise breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Colombia by exchanging recyclable waste for essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs
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Boyaca, Colombia, November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bancalimentos, a social enterprise that exchanges recyclable goods for essential household goods with vulnerable rural populations in Boyaca, Colombia,  joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase food security and generate sustainable incomes for 12,500 people by 2022. Established in 2015, Bancalimentos provides essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs in exchange for household organic waste and recyclables. 

Water-Smart Farming: How Innovative Technologies Are Improving the Lives of Smallholder Farmers Across Asia, Latin America and Africa

A simple, self-assembled water pump brings a low-cost and environmentally friendly irrigation solution to farmers, increasing food security and livelihoods.
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Delft, The Netherlands, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – aQysta, a “clean-tech” start-up, injects its entrepreneurial energy into the Business Call to Action (BCtA) platform with a pledge to bring its affordable, clean-energy water pump to 10,000 smallholder farmers globally to save 300 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, while improving crop yields and incomes, by 2021.

U.S. Department Of Labor Approves Lockheed Martin National Standards Of Apprenticeship

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BETHESDA, Md., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin has announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has approved its proposed National Standards of Apprenticeship, establishing a common framework for the company to develop and expand registered apprenticeship programs across its U.S. facilities. These programs will include on-the-job training and classroom instruction for highly-skilled roles.

Five Ways LIXIL is Making a Difference on World Toilet Day 2018

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  • LIXIL is extending its sanitation initiatives, from raising awareness to field-testing and collaborating on innovative technologies
  • So far, LIXIL’s SATO products have enabled access to basic sanitation for approximately nine million people around the world
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  • LIXIL is extending its sanitation initiatives, from raising awareness to field-testing and collaborating on innovative technologies
  • So far, LIXIL’s SATO products have enabled access to basic sanitation for approximately nine million people around the world

Coca-Cola and Keep America Beautiful Celebrate America Recycles Day With Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program

2018 Grant Program Opens Today; Grant Applications Accepted through Dec. 30
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation today – on America Recycles Day – announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program. In its 12th year, the initiative is designed to increase access to recycling in community public spaces across America. Grant applications will be available online through Dec. 30 (11:59 p.m. EST), 2018.

Making An Impact: Bristol-Myers Squibb 2018 Global Citizenship Report

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From building partnerships to help ensure patients have access to treatments to ensuring that its commitment to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the workplace, Bristol-Myers Squibb is steadfast in its commitment to being a good corporate citizen. The 2018 Global Citizenship Reports shares stories of the work the company is carrying out as part of its commitment to its people and the communities in which they live.

Video: The Erb Institute Talks Business Sustainability at the Global Climate Action Summit

Curious about the role of business in advancing climate action? Watch this video.
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This September, a delegation from the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute traveled to San Francisco to attend the Global Climate Action Summit. The Erb Institute also hosted an Affiliate event: Developing Climate-Business Strategies: Partnering with Universities for Science-Based Impact.

Mohawk at Greenbuild 2018: Believe in Sustainable Flooring Solutions

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CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ —For the second year at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries will showcase from both residential and commercial divisions sustainable flooring solutions designed to minimize impact on the planet. The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild takes place Nov. 14–16, 2018, in Chicago at McCormick Place, with Mohawk brands exhibiting in booth space 1503. This year’s theme is “Human by Nature” and focuses on the intersection of humanity and the built environment.

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