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SEED SPOT Entrepreneurs Pitch Impact-Driven Ventures at Booz Allen’s Innovation Center

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To conclude two days of idea exploration, customer validation, market analysis, and prototyping, SEED SPOT hosted a Pitch Night at Booz Allen’s Innovation Center on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00-8:00pm. A group of up-and-coming impact-driven entrepreneurs will pitch their ventures to a live community audience of fellow entrepreneurs, startup ecosystem builders, and potential investors.

Aligning CSR Spending to Improve Workforce Diversity

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Today, women hold only 19% of computing degrees with women of color holding just 4%. Symantec has joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to align existing philanthropic donations with peers and build a more inclusive workforce. Together, we plan to double the number of women of color graduating with computing degrees by 2025.

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General Motors Recognized for Corporate Sustainability Leadership on Two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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We’re proud to announce that General Motors has been included on this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, a global index long considered the gold standard for corporate sustainability. This is the fourth year we’ve made the North American Index as the only automaker and our second time appearing on the World Index. 

ESG Investing: What IT Leaders Need to Know

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IT can play a pivotal role in a company’s environmental, social, and governance impact, criteria that are key to institutional investors. Greater access to data, lower environmental impact, and improved privacy and security controls are just a few things they look for when shopping for new investments. Here's what you need to know.

Named Industry Leader in Sustainability for the Sixth Consecutive Year by DJSI

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For the sixth consecutive year, Abbott has been named the leading company in its industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate sustainability and responsibility. As the industry leader in Health Care Equipment & Supplies, Abbott is one of the 60 companies recognized for leading their respective global industries.

Powering and Digitizing the Economy

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Energy decentralization means customers can now produce their own energy, and we can go one step further to help them be sustainable, efficient and productive. Schneider Electric is innovating to help customers navigate the new energy landscape at the upcoming Innovation Summit Singapore.

Stoppenhagen Takes Seat on Board That Helps Plan 'Meeting of the Minds’

Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

It’s Time to Close the Gap for Women of Color in Tech

by Cecily Joseph, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
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More than ever before, the tech industry is focusing on diversity. As sustainability and impact professionals, we continue to push our leaders to make racial and gender equity the business norm. Companies in our sector have changed recruiting policies, increased training budgets, hired new diversity team members, established goals, and released metrics on progress. 

Arrow Electronics and IBM Team Up to Support Call for Code to Promote Technological Solutions for Natural Disasters

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DENVER, Co., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics today announced that it is joining the Call for Code initiative with Founding Partner IBM, an effort designed to inspire new technology to address pressing social challenges. IBM’s five-year, $30 million USD commitment to the initiative is focusing its efforts this year on encouraging software developers around the world to create applications for natural disaster preparedness and relief.

Ethics and Responsibility in Tech-Driven Business With HP, Microsoft, Forgerock, Thomson Reuters, Google, Natura and Under Armour

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September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - It is imperative to advance ethical leadership in today's age of digital disruption. Failure to do so will result in loss of customer trust, shareholder value and ultimately, profits.

Ethics and responsibility in tech-driven business impacts everything from ensuring the proper use of data and being a privacy conscious company to social inclusion, freedom of speech and climate action.

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