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Global Push for Corporate Purpose Fuels 85% YoY Growth in Adoption of Benevity OneWorld™ International Solution

Benevity’s International User Base More than Triples as Hundreds of Thousands of People Give Across Borders
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CALGARY, Canada, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced an 85 percent year-over-year increase in adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution, as more companies expand the reach of their CSR programs across borders. More than 600,000 new OneWorld users logged on to the cloud-based giving and volunteering platform in the last year alone—boosting the total number of people engaging with causes outside of their home country by 362 percent.

RBA Compass Awards 2019 Call for Submissions

Awards Recognize Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence in Global Supply Chains
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the opening of its 2019 Compass Awards program and called for submissions from member companies, their suppliers and factories. This awards program recognizes corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.
Summary: 
  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 
Press Release
  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 

Device for the Visually Impaired Wins 2019 Koch Innovation Challenge

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The votes have been tallied, the judges have spoken, and there’s a new Koch Innovation Challenge Grand Champion for 2019.

In Friday’s final pitch competition (May 10) at Wichita State University, members of Team Water Level Sensor Buddy (Cierra O’Neill, Edie Reese, Jedidiah Borchard and Tyler Thompson) managed to claim the title of Grand Champion over four other finalist teams with their invention – an all-mechanical, magnet-based tool for the visually impaired to help measure fluid levels when filling up water bottles or drinking glasses. 

FCA US and Aurora to Partner to Develop and Deploy Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles

Summary: 
  • FCA and Aurora plan to integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicles
  • FCA and Aurora will leverage one another’s strengths and capabilities to address the needs of commercial vehicle customers
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  • FCA and Aurora plan to integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicles
  • FCA and Aurora will leverage one another’s strengths and capabilities to address the needs of commercial vehicle customers

Blackbaud President & CEO Mike Gianoni on How Digital Transformation Drives Performance for Social Good Organizations

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Mike Gianoni, president & CEO of Blackbaud, joined The sgENGAGE Podcast for its 100th episode to explore the topic of digital transformation and how it drives business performance.

GM Digital Vehicle Platform Debuts, Enables Adoption of Future Technologies

Installed on newly-unveiled Cadillac CT5, with rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023
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General Motors has debuted the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature*. These and many other advancements are central to GM’s vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

STMicroelectronics Reports Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

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May 22, 2019 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of the Company’s 2019 Sustainability Report.
The 22nd report contains details and highlights of ST’s sustainability performance in 2018 and presents the Company’s ambitions and longer-term goals for 2025.

New Nonprofit Resource: Transforming Technology Pro Bono

A Customer-Centric Approach to Effective Technology Pro Bono
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On the heels of last week’s Global Pro Bono Summit, Taproot Foundation and VMware are releasing their latest research—a compilation of guides to Transforming Technology Pro Bono—in an effort to support nonprofit organizations in maximizing the impact technology pro bono can have on their mission.

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