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Working Mother Magazine Names Astellas Among 100 Best Companies in the US Across All Industries

Astellas ranked for its commitment and support of working mothers
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NORTHBROOK, IL, September 28, 2016 - Astellas was named one of Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies in the U.S. for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families. The 100 Best Companies is featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

She Builds: Giving Women the Confidence and Skills to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Home

By Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together
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She Builds is a nationwide event series, created by Rebuilding Together, featuring community revitalization projects that create real change for women - providing critical home repairs and community restoration to women in need, while giving women the confidence and skills to maintain a safe and healthy home. She Builds is held in collaboration with Rebuilding Together affiliates in local cities; as well as corporate and community partners. 

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She Builds is a nationwide event series, created by Rebuilding Together, featuring community revitalization projects that create real change for women - providing critical home repairs and community restoration to women in need, while giving women the confidence and skills to maintain a safe and healthy home. She Builds is held in collaboration with Rebuilding Together affiliates in local cities; as well as corporate and community partners. 

Addressing Women’s Empowerment Is Key to Sustainability: BSR’s Strategy for Business Action

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By Aditi Mohapatra, Director, BSR; Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which celebrate their first birthday this week, identify women’s advancement as a prerequisite to progress on the global sustainable development agenda and as central to achieving all 17 goals.

Making the World a Safer Place for Women

By: Rohini Anand
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Around the world, 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives. That means 35 percent of our sisters, 35 percent of our friends, 35 percent of our coworkers—or maybe you’ve even experienced it first hand.

Sodexo announced a new Commitment to Action today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York called Girls, Women and the Global Goals: Workplace Strategies to End Violence Against Women. This is an effort to raise awareness about and curb gender-based violence, something no one should have to experience – ever.

Sappi North America Announces Recipients of the 17th Ideas that Matter Grant

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BOSTON, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the eight grant recipients of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given to designer applicants who create and implement print projects for social impact.

Rebuilding Together to Renovate Women’s Prison Association Residence

Volunteers at second ever She Builds event will repair a shelter serving criminal justice-involved women and their children
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Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes communities, will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together New York City on October 1, 2016, to renovate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a homeless shelter for formerly incarcerated women and their children managed by the Women's Prison Association.

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Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes communities, will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together New York City on October 1, 2016, to renovate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a homeless shelter for formerly incarcerated women and their children managed by the Women's Prison Association.

New BSR, Women Deliver, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Report: How Business Can Advance Women’s Health, Rights, and Wellbeing in Global Value Chains

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San Francisco, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — In the past several years, there has been a growing business movement to empower women, with individual companies setting internal targets and with commitments enshrined at the global level in the Sustainable Development Goals, the Women’s Empowerment Principles, and the UN HeForShe campaign.

Valued Social Roles: A Declaration of Identity

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“I am not a mental patient.  I am a secretary.”
--Unnamed long-stay patient at government mental hospital

From Hungry to Feeding the Hungry

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Two years ago, Shaneka Jimerson and her three children were living in a car in Orlando after she lost her telemarketing job and couldn’t afford rent — but she hadn’t hit bottom yet. That day came when her car caught fire.

Caterpillar Alleviates Poverty through Social Innovation

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Through strategic investments and collaborations, we leverage our unique strengths to support the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission to eliminate poverty by placing people on a path to prosperity. Founded in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $650 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world.

Learn more about the Caterpillar Foundation’s strategic focus areas, 2015 investments and key partners around the globe

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