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How to Improve Access to Education Around the World

by Jan Lee
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Unicef tells us that 101 million children worldwide don’t regularly attend school. High costs, lack of local availability, lack of uniforms and school supplies, disability and competing family priorities are among the many reasons for this devastating statistic.

Each of those children may grow up without the basic communication, math and reasoning skills that can help them earn a living wage to support their family and build their communities. And so the cycle of poverty continues.

L’Oréal and Avery Dennison Collaborate to Eliminate Label Waste

Avery Dennison’s liner recycling programme, supports the company’s sustainability goal to help customers reduce waste from its products.
Press Release

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global materials science and manufacturing company, Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), leading beauty company both globally and in Australia, L’Oréal Australia, and Australia’s leading waste management company, Wasteflex, are collaborating on a recycling programme to deliver zero waste to landfills.

Getting Syrian Students Back to School through Tech-Enabled Learning

by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs for Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP
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The numbers are staggering: More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced. Only a small number of refugees—less than 1 percent of 17.5 million in 2016—will ever be resettled. In Syria alone, more than 5 million people have fled their war-torn country since 2011, 1 million of whom have settled in Lebanon.

Getting Over the Hump

by Jeffrey Whitford
Blog

I recently had an unprecedented experience: I got to an airport early. Not “Jeffrey early” meaning the boarding announcement is beginning as I hit the gate, but “normal people early” — a la two hours early. This afforded a unique opportunity — I actually sat down and ate a meal rather than taking food and shoving it in my face while hot-stepping it to a departing plane.

Rebecca Vallas on Poverty Denialism

Multimedia with summary

“Just remember that what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not happening,” said the President of the United States this week to a group of veterans. It was a statement eerily reminiscent of the quote from George Orwell’s 1984, “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.” It was also yet another example of gaslighting, a term derived from the 1938 Patrick Hamilton play “Gas Light” that’s used to describe efforts to manipulate someone’s perception of reality.

How Machines Are Learning for Modern Agriculture

Machine learning applications in farming today
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Arthur Samuel, an eccentric computer engineer at Stanford University, took part in what could be considered the most important game of checkers ever played. Arthur challenged the then reigning Connecticut state champion to match wits with a computer he programmed to play checkers.a

The machine emerged victorious.

Expanding Safe Water Access – An Urgent Global Need

By Silvia Cruz-Vargas, Sr. Manager, Global Citizenship & Sustainability at PepsiCo
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Perhaps it goes without saying: no resource is more vital to humanity than water. And yet, 844 million people—one in ten worldwide—do not have access to #cleanwater. And demand for water is on the rise. The facts speak for themselves:

Economic Responsibility at Sappi Has Been a Transformative Journey

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Sustainable development is core to our business strategy. We balance a daily operational focus of sourcing wood, identifying productivity improvements and fulfilling customer orders, with a longterm view for growth in core markets and expansion through investment in new markets, innovative equipment and groundbreaking technology.

Aligning Pfizer’s Business with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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At Pfizer, we strive to improve the health and well-being of individuals around the world and in doing so, we are proud to help support several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our commitment to advancing the SDGs is rooted in our belief that every individual deserves to live a longer, healthier and more productive life.

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