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Shorty Social Good Awards Recognize 21CF and National Geographic for Social Media Campaigns That Make a Difference

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21st Century Fox and National Geographic took home top honors at the second annual Shorty Social Good Awards on November 15 for developing social media campaigns that engage audiences on important social issues and empower them to take action.

Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith highlighted the need for the technology sector to think about embracing technology as a cause to protect people.

“As the first responders of this new era, those of us who are in the business of technology need to think about it as more than a business—we need to think about it as a cause to protect people,” Smith said.

Blackbaud and Microsoft to Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Digitally Transform the Nonprofit Sector

Social good software leader Blackbaud bets big on Microsoft Azure as the two companies plan to go deeper on integrations, innovation and sector leadership to scale global good
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BALTIMORE, Md., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As part of bbcon 2017, Blackbaud (Nasdaq: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), plan to expand their partnership in support of their mutual goals to digitally transform the nonprofit sector.

USCIB-GAN-CITI Rountable on Apprenticeships Report

Industry-Leading Apprentice Programs
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About USCIB
​USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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Report shared with permission by the USCIB.

About USCIB
​USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

How Technology and Connectivity Can Extend Refugees' Opportunities Beyond Borders

HP's technology is helping refugees in Malawi connect to the global digital economy.
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This article was written by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP, and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies. It was originally published here.

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This article was written by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP, and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies. It was originally published here.

The Best Rates for the BSR Conference 2017 Have Been Extended to September 29

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We don’t want you to miss this! We’ve extended our advance registration deadline to this Friday, September 29.

Microsoft President Brad Smith has joined our already exciting line-up of plenary speakers at the BSR Conference 2017, and we want you to be there!

How 3-D Technology is Transforming Patient Health

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Imagine that a doctor could fully examine a patient’s heart, from all angles, before a single incision is made. Or see real patient data as a hologram: zooming in on troublesome areas, enlarging areas of concern. If a tumor is spotted, a doctor “walks” around the area, examining it on all sides.

Why Microsoft and The Markle Foundation Are Working Together to Connect Workers with New Opportunities in the Digital Economy

by Brad Smith and Zoë Baird, CEO & President at Markle Foundation
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Today we announced a three-year partnership between The Markle Foundation and Microsoft Philanthropies. Microsoft is investing more than $25 million over three years in Markle and the expansion of its successful Skillful initiative, first across Colorado and then to other states. This is one of the single biggest philanthropic investments Microsoft Philanthropies has made, reflecting the importance of the work involved.

The Markle Foundation and Microsoft Partner to Accelerate a Skills-based Labor Market for the Digital Economy

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NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash., June 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ — On Wednesday, the Markle Foundation and Microsoft Corp. announced a three-year partnership to expand Markle’s Skillful initiative, a data-driven approach to connecting American workers and businesses in a rapidly evolving labor market. While advances in technology have helped the economy overall, some American workers are being displaced.

Second Year of Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Grants Awarded

Meet some of the entrepreneurs bringing internet connectivity, access to energy and economic opportunity where they're needed most
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He made a vow. When his 16-year-old daughter died from an illness doctors could not diagnose, Allen Bailochan Tuladhar promised he would carry out her dream to help young people in Nepal obtain better access to technology and computer science education.

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