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Global Study Finds Corporate Societal Engagement Increasing Internationally, with Majority of Companies Utilizing Global Volunteerism

Release of New Report Paired with Launch of the Global Exchange, an Initiative led by CECP to Unite Like-Minded Organizations
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NEW YORK, September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A leading study shows a sharp increase in corporate societal engagement across borders in Africa and Asia, and the continuation of a high-level of international corporate societal investment in Europe. Giving Around the Globe, released by CECP, the CEO Force for Good, is the result of a comprehensive analysis of data from over 120 large companies headquartered in 20 countries across the world.

Barclays Pioneers: Improving Lives in Africa

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Susan Payne is leading a unique collaboration between Barclays and healthcare company GSK to transform lives in Africa.

Susan, what is the Barclays GSK Partnership?

The partnership brings together the skills and expertise of a bank and healthcare company to develop and test new models that will increase access to healthcare and improve economic livelihoods across Africa.

From Epiphany to Action

Fifteen years ago, in the wake of 9/11, former marketing executive Janine Maxwell had an epiphany that she couldn’t ignore. Will her story inspire you to pursue your own calling?
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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

An epiphany is a sudden, striking realization. To me, it is also a call to action. In a moment, I’ll tell you how an epiphany led me to leave my comfortable home in Canada to become an activist and mother of 138 children in Africa.

But first, I’ll explain why 9/11 put me on this path.

My hope is that my story leads you to listen to your own epiphanies and inspires you to take action – whether it’s following a call to invent, build or to serve others.

My World Fell Apart

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Announces 2016 Russell E. Train Fellowship Winners

Recognizing 35 rising conservation leaders in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Russell E. Train Fellowship. As part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), Train Fellowships provide funding to rising conservation leaders to pursue graduate degree studies in conservation-related fields anywhere in the world and conduct research in their home countries.

Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Competition Grants Four High School Students a Summer of Science, Travel and Photography

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National Geographic's education initiatives are known for bringing students a global perspective on nature and the environment, and this summer, four top high school students got the chance to see the world for themselves as part of the Nat Geo Mundo Explorer competition.

National Geographic Celebrates World Lion Day with Spotlight on Leading Big Cats Researchers

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National Geographic joined with the rest of the global community in commemorating World Lion Day on August 10, taking the opportunity to highlight some of its many efforts to protect big cat populations around the world.

Saving Lives with Science

Leading Kenyan pharm company Universal Corporation Ltd brings affordable high-quality medicines to sub-Saharan Africa
Press Release

Nairobi, August 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Universal Corporation Ltd (UCL), a pharmaceutical manufacturing company based in Kikuyu Township on Nairobi, Kenya’s outskirts, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide an additional 6 million doses of first-line treatment for childhood diarrhea each year by 2019. At the same time, the company has pledged to introduce two new low-cost medicines to combat malaria child mortality into the sub-Saharan African market.

How We Can Make Youth More Employable by Up-Skilling

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This article originally appeared in Standard Digital

By: Kartik Jayaram

As Africa prepares for an imminent economic takeoff, her young people have a critical role to play in making it a reality. Their youthful energy is a key ingredient in unlocking the continent’s potential as the next frontier for growth.

Women Using Venture Capital to Change the World

The New Leaders in Silicon Valley
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by Nancy E. Pfund, founder and managing partner, DBL (Double Bottom Line) Partners and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2016

Newest Class of Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows to Tackle Global Issues Through Digital Storytelling

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Beginning this fall, the 2016-2017 class of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship will embark on global journeys to study significant social and environmental issues--from the need for community-based food systems in India to the effects of climate change on rural communities in Northern Africa--and share their findings with the world through National Geographic's media assets.

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