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Easing Brazil’s Jammed Skies: GE’s Big Data Tech is Helping to Free Brazilian Skies

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Soccer fans are already booking plane tickets for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil next summer. After they leave, another wave of visitors will descend on the country during the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Travel tied to the sporting events will only add to the already busy skies over Brazil. The number of passengers has doubled since 2007 and is expected to grow at a more than 6 percent clip over the next decade.

Brazil: "Rapid Results" Approach to Worker Health & Safety

Updates from Wave 1's 30-day mark of the project's 100-day timeline
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On July 17-19, Social Accountability International (SAI) with the Rapid Results Institute convened a workshop to launch Wave 2 of SAI's Worker Engagement Program in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Accenture Awards Conexão US$3.3 Million to Equip Young People in Brazil with Business Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
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SAO PAULO, August 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Conexão today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Conexão a grant of US$3.3 million to help the organization expand its efforts to help thousands of unemployed young people in Brazil gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Conexão to more than $6.5 million since 2007. 
 
The award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizens

GVces/Citi Parternship Launches 2013 Phase of Innovation and Sustainability in the Value Chain Project

This year's emphasis will be encouraging SMEs and big companies to share knowledge and experiences in post-consumer waste management
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São Paulo, April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) at the Getulio Vargas Foundation's São Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV-EAESP), in partnership with Citi and with the sponsorship of the Citi Foundation, has begun the 2013 phase of its Innovation and Sustainability in the Value Chain project.

After Brazil

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As part of the GE Citizenship Expert Panel, it was interesting being back in Brazil one year after Rio+20 to discuss the challenges of implementing sustainability.

Rhett Butler on the Palm Oil Industry

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The global expansion of the palm oil industry is one of the largest upheavals in modern agricultural history – and one that many Americans know nothing about. And yet palm oil is now everywhere in this country – in our food, our cosmetics and someday soon maybe even in our gas tanks.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - May 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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Sustainable Brands Unites Global Partners for First Look at Project on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Behavior Change

International collaboration led by Eight Sustainability Platform launches today at Sustainable Brands conference in Rio de Janeiro
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® announced today that the Emerging Economies Consumer Behavior Change Project will launch at the Sustainable Brands Rio conference in Brazil.

Call for Suppliers: Brazil Worker Engagement Program

SAI invites factories in the São Paulo region to join the Worker Engagement Program to help enhance health and safety systems
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Over the past decade, it has become clear that to improve workplaces, management systems and effective ways to engage teams in tackling specific problems are needed. 

Millions of accidents occur every year in workplaces, taking a toll on workers, their families and the community. Occupational health and safety issues can be devastating to business, resulting in an enormous loss of productivity and reputational damage, yet they are some of the easiest issues to prevent. It is critical for workplaces to be in tune with its social performance, in order to move forward as a global competitor in their industry and meet customer expectations.

>>Learn more about the Brazil Worker Engagement Program

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Over the past decade, it has become clear that to improve workplaces, management systems and effective ways to engage teams in tackling specific problems are needed. 

Millions of accidents occur every year in workplaces, taking a toll on workers, their families and the community. Occupational health and safety issues can be devastating to business, resulting in an enormous loss of productivity and reputational damage, yet they are some of the easiest issues to prevent. It is critical for workplaces to be in tune with its social performance, in order to move forward as a global competitor in their industry and meet customer expectations.

>>Learn more about the Brazil Worker Engagement Program

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