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CDC Development Solutions Becomes PYXERA Global, Launches New Brand Identity

A Vision for Purposeful Global Engagement
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, November 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Early this month, CDC Development Solutions launched a new brand; the organization’s new name is PYXERA Global. The new name comes as part of a new brand identity fitting for the organization’s quarter-century impact in global development. The name, a fusion of two words evokes the role of the firm to serve as a navigator (pyxis) on the ground (terra). 

First Impressions of Africa

TransCanada employees share their experiences while on secondment in Ghana and Zambia
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It’s not every day that your employer serves you fried caterpillars with lunch.

But it’s what TransCanada employee Tim Hirtle recently ate while working with Forest Fruits Ltd., a company that produces Zambezi Gold organic honey and provides a sustainable income to more than 6,000 beekeepers in rural Zambia.

“They make lunch every day for all the workers. The owner’s wife is a nurse, so she makes sure to balance the nutritional content of the lunches throughout the week,” says Tim. “I totally just ate fried caterpillar with lunch today.”

TransCanada Employees Make a Difference in Africa

Two more TransCanada employees head to Africa with Engineers Without Borders Canada
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In 2011, TransCanada initiated a three-year, $300,000 partnership with EWB in order to help tackle the problem of persistent poverty in Africa. This month, the successful partnership was renewed for another two years, increasing TransCanada’s financial investment to $145,000 each year. The unique partnership includes the secondment of 10 employees to EWB projects for six months each (with four months spent in Africa), making use of the skills of TransCanada employees to support local entrepreneurs and create opportunities for growth.

4th Annual International Corporate Volunteerism Conference Responsible Leadership: The Future of Corporate Engagement in Global Development

“A New Model for Leadership in the 21st Century” – Stanley S. Litow, IBM
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WASHINGTON, D.C.,  February 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - This April,  IBM, Merck, PepsiCo, SAP and others will share how volunteering is building their future leaders by enabling them to play a constructive role in some of the most critical issues of our time, including food security, clean water and economic empowerment.

As Restaurant Company Expands, So Do Development Opportunities

Article

By Andrea Useem on 21 January 2013

This article is produced and published by Devex Impact, a global initiative of Devex and USAID, that focuses on the intersection of business and global development and connects companies, organizations and professionals to the practical information they need to make an impact.

The Next Big Thing in Corporate Citizenship

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International Employee Volunteering is about to become the next hot topic in CSR. Don't be confused, however; international and global volunteering are 2 entirely different things. Here are the differences - plus, who's ahead of the game and why it's important. 

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International Employee Volunteering is about to become the next hot topic in CSR. Don't be confused, however; international and global volunteering are 2 entirely different things. Here are the differences - plus, who's ahead of the game and why it's important. 

READ THE BLOG HERE

IBLF's CEO Clare Melford is panelist at Accenture report launch

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Clare Melford, CEO of the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), served as a panelist at the launch of a new report from Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) in May 2011. She expressed her opinions on how to make partnerships work in a convergent economy and whether business had any mandate to stray into social areas traditionally reserved for government.

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Clare Melford, CEO of the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), served as a panelist at the launch of a new report from Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) in May 2011. She expressed her opinions on how to make partnerships work in a convergent economy and whether business had any mandate to stray into social areas traditionally reserved for government.

Celebrate World Population Day

PCI-Media Impact participates in 20th Celebration of World Population Day
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July 11. 2009 - Investments in education and health for women and girls have been linked to increases in productivity, agricultural yields, and national income — all of which contribute to the achievement of the MDGs, according the the United Nations Population Fund.

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