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Nearly half of low-income households in Los Angeles do not own a computer. See how one eBay seller is helping open new doors for them.

Blog from in Philanthropy
Jun 13, 2018 9:15 AM ET

Millions of people from all around the world connect on eBay. Each time that happens, something positive happens in the world. These are the stories of everyday people on eBay making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.


Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Jun 13, 2018 9:05 AM ET
  • The Cherangani people of Kenya were for generations reliant on the forest for hunting, gathering and agroforestry — a way of life that was curtailed by the colonial government.
  • Today, Cherangani communities living on the edge of the forest have returned to their traditions, intercropping avocado, bean and coffee plants among trees that help reduce water runoff and soil erosion, and improve nutrient cycling.
  • The return to agroforestry has had wide-ranging benefits, from helping the communities improve their livelihoods, to minimizing human-animal conflicts by providing a buffer of fruit trees between the farms and forest.
  • The project has received $5 million in funding, which is expected to provide training to more than 2,000 households on forest...

Blog from in Philanthropy
Jun 13, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Foster care adoption takes dedication and commitment from the families and the children they hope to adopt. It can be a long process depending on circumstances, but the Bruns family never let that dissuade them.

The Bruns became foster parents 10 years ago after their adult children left home. They focused mostly on older youth until the day they received a call about temporary placement for a 1-year-old boy, T.


Newsletter from in Health and Wellness
Jun 13, 2018 8:55 AM ET

MERCK FOR MOTHERS LEADERSHIP NEWS

Merck for Mothers lead Dr. Naveen Rao has announced his intent to retire on July 1. Dr. Rao has led Merck for Mothers since its inception, and was responsible for leveraging Merck's scientific and business expertise to accelerate the program's progress. Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, currently the executive director, will succeed Dr. Rao.

Click here to learn more.

EVIDENCE FOR IMPACT


By Cadie Thompson

Article from in Business & Trade
Jun 13, 2018 8:00 AM ET

With more than $35 billion in annual sales, Mars Inc — the company behind brands like Twix, M&Ms, and Skittles — is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. And it has been around for more than 100 years.

But as the company makes changes and invests in its future, there is one thing that will continue to stay the same for the chocolate giant, Mars chairman Stephen Badger told Business Insider in a recent interview. 


Sharing lessons learned to prevent, detect, and manage hot landfill facilities

Blog from in Environment
Jun 13, 2018 8:00 AM ET

James Walker, PE, is a senior client manager with Cornerstone, A Tetra Tech Company. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering and has 30 years of experience with Subtitle D landfill design and construction projects across the United States. Here he discusses challenges solid waste managers may encounter related to hot landfills as well as prevention and management tactics. This blog post originally appeared on CornerPost. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.


Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 13, 2018 4:00 AM ET

Kingfisher, the home improvement company, believes that a good home is a sustainable home.

As part of its journey to become a net positive business by 2050, Kingfisher recently launched its sustainable growth plan which sets out its sustainability targets for the next seven years. These targets aim to drive lasting change by translating sustainability into a language that connects with customers and the real concerns they have in their homes.


After a hurricane, every second counts. That's why Abbott is helping community food banks and clinics prepare proactively.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 12, 2018 6:55 PM ET

It’s not enough to be reactive when hurricanes strike— for hurricane season, the best defense is a good offense. Advance preparation ensures that aid can be delivered more quickly, ultimately saving more lives.


Gardner emphasizes success, paves path forward

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 12, 2018 4:00 PM ET

Sappi North America saw many successes in 2017 despite challenging market headwinds. To our employees, customers and other partners whose dedication contributed to those successes, I thank you.


Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 12, 2018 1:45 PM ET

Not too long ago, LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute studied the challenges of pro bono from the nonprofit point of view. Since then, we’ve been wondering what companies have been doing with their pro bono programs that might help nonprofits overcome some of the challenges identified in that study. We also wondered what innovative or unique practices companies have come up with.


Article from in Health and Wellness
Jun 12, 2018 11:45 AM ET

At Shire, supporting patients is at the heart of being a champion for patients. Beyond discovering and developing medicines, we are committed to dramatically shortening the time to diagnosis for rare diseases, and we aim to support patients along the entire patient journey, from conducting clinical trials to enabling patients to better manage their care through the use of innovative digital technologies, and beyond.


Blog from in Environment
Jun 12, 2018 11:20 AM ET

Not hurricanes. Not flooding. Tornadoes are bad news if you run into one, but those fatalities are low too. Lightning strikes don’t hit many people, and blizzards aren’t so bad either. So what else is there?


Funding to Restore Eight Cultural Heritage Sites Including Historic Kitchen Garden of Versailles and Iconic British Piers Damage

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Jun 12, 2018 11:10 AM ET

NEW YORK,, June 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  American Express and World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced $1 million in funding to support preservation efforts at eight endangered cultural heritage sites included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch.


Blog from in Environment
Jun 12, 2018 11:00 AM ET

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) LinkedIn page. In tandem with our Twitter, @BIERoundable, we will be sharing information on beverage industry sustainability, benchmarking, tools, and insights from our members.

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