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World Water Day: Lessons from A Water Expert

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Whether at the General Motors’ headquarters in the Great Lakes State or an assembly plant in a water-stressed area of Brazil, GM is consistently looking for ways to conserve water. In honor of World Water Day, here are five tips for industrial water conservation from Todd Williams, GM’s senior project engineer for water and wastewater treatment. 

1. Track use: What gets measured gets done. Perform site-wide water checks to better understand water use across your operations and identify areas of improvement. 

Habitat Stories: A Healthier Home for Bia

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Maria Lucia is a single mother who works full time as a janitor in a hospital to support her 7-year-old daughter Bia. They live in a one-bedroom house in Bomba do Hemeterio, a low-income neighborhood in Recife, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil.

Before Habitat, their house was small and dark, with little ventilation and natural lighting. The roof was badly damaged from the rain, and the inside of the house was hot and moldy. Bia often had to miss school due to respiratory problems, a common affliction among children who grow up in these kinds of conditions.

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Giving Around the Globe is Out – and Meet the Global Exchange

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Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about top issues from each region including:

Brazil’s Illiterate Share Their Stories with 'Magic Words'

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In Brazil, there are more than 13 million illiterate people. Since their stories go unwritten, their memories may be lost forever. To ensure that not all these stories disappear, HP teamed up with Brazilian advertising agency AlmapBBDO on a project called “Magic Words.” Through the project, 30 individuals across Brazil had the chance to put their voices and life experiences down on paper.

How does it work?

Rio Raises the Bar on Climate Action

With the goal of redefining the global zeitgeist, Rio tackles the issue of climate change head-on at opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics.
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In some ways, it’s ironic that Rio tackled climate change head-on during its colorful opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games.  While riddled with massive environmental challenges, the Brazilians decided to take a stand for climate action in a way that larger countries with more to lose (yes, like the U.S.) might never have done.

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Our Team In Correia Pinto, Brazil, Has Been Volunteering To Help Shape Young Minds To Reach For Their Dreams
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Since 2012, our team in correia pinto, brazil, has been volunteering to help shape young minds to reach for their dreams – in a way that also benefits society and the world around them.

Projecto Crescer, which means ‘Project Growth’ in Portuguese, involves Kimberly-Clark employees, community members and students from seven local schools.

A major goal of the program is to provide ways for students to learn sustainable practices through fun and unique activities; and with their increased awareness to positively impact their families and friends.

CSR Competes at RIO 2016

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Brazil, once the shining star among developing nations and source of unwavering optimism, has run into major infrastructure, public health, environmental and political challenges. Now, the country must grapple with these setbacks while being thrust into the spotlight as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

How Brazilian Farmers Will Use Drones to Boost Agriculture and Support Environmental Sustainability

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Similar to how mobile phones evolved from being a luxury item for the few into a ubiquitous tool that’s improving people’s lives globally, a new Qualcomm® Wireless Reach funded program in Brazil aims to achieve the vision of a drone on ev

Mary Kay Brazil Launches The Mary Kay Institute

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At Mary Kay, giving back is a core principle that lives in the heart of the Mary Kay independent sales force worldwide. Here in Brazil, both our sales force and employees have always been involved in projects to help Mary Kay’s mission of enriching women’s lives. As we continue to grow in Brazil, we felt it was time to consolidate Mary Kay Brazil’s various corporate social responsibility initiatives into one. In 2014, we founded Instituto Mary Kay (Mary Kay Institute).

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