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The Business Imperative of Enabling Peace and Prosperity

A case study on Energía para la Paz, a shared value initiative of Grupo Energía Bogotá
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After Colombia's historic 2016 peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, people in rural areas heavily affected by the conflict began dreaming about a different future. However, decades of violence had left hundreds of landmines, thousands of deaths, and millions of people displaced, in addition to high levels of poverty and a weakened social fabric.

On the International Day of Peace, Olympic Medallists Tulu and Meyer Reflect on a Defining Winning Moment in Barcelona 1992: “We Represented Africa.”

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They were the most natural of actions, but the hugs, kisses and flag-laden celebrations of Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu and South Africa’s Elana Meyer after winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 have never been forgotten.

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They were the most natural of actions, but the hugs, kisses and flag-laden celebrations of Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu and South Africa’s Elana Meyer after winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 have never been forgotten.

Empower Your Employees to Support Justice and Equity for Black People

10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
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Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.

Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.

How a Mindfulness Practice Can Help Transcend Negative Politics

Artist, Poet and Musician MC Yogi Reflects on Battling the Darkness in Politics with Mindfulness
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In this era of sparring bipartisan political agendas and unapologetic mudslinging among campaigning rivals, it can be challenging not to get sucked into a downward spiral of negativity each time you turn on the news or read your feed.

1,000 Goddesses Gather on the National Mall in D.C. to Heal the Planet, 10/22

1,000 Goddesses Come to D.C. to Invoke Tibetan Prophesy for a Divinely Feminine Planetary Healing
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Just weeks before the Presidential election, 1000 Goddesses will gather this Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C. for a visionary wisdom and compassion gathering to transcend the politics of fear, greed and separation. This free event will take place on the National Mall at Constitution Gardens, just West of the Washington Monument from 11 am to 5:30 pm.

Chant4Change Says More Justice, More Peace!

Devotional Activism Event on 10.8.16 Seeks to Invoke the Spirit of MLK to Unite through Love, Song and Prayer
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At this critical moment in history where our world is filled with war, disease and racial conflict, there is a movement afoot to rise up consciously as one earth family, with one collective voice, unified through heart and song.

How Children are Changing Our World Through Peace

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War Child Holland is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

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War Child Holland is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

UN Global Compact 15th Anniversary Celebrations Underway in New York

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June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Starting yesterday, three days of events marking the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact are underway at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

With over a dozen focused meetings taking place on 23-24 June, the event will culminate with a plenary meeting in the UN General Assembly Hall on 25 June. The GA session will bring together over 1,000 global leaders from business, Government and civil society to take stock of fifteen years of corporate sustainability, and to map out pathways for the future.

Business Plays a Critical Role in Advancing Peace

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Melissa Powell, Head of Business for Peace at the UN Global Compact, tells Corporate Citizenship Briefing that business has ingrained reasons to help advance peace, and highlights how a growing group of companies are working toward creating stability in conflict-areas.
 
Read the article on Corporate Citizenship Briefing.
 

State of the Union Between Business and Society at a Crossroads, Says UN Global Compact’s Georg Kell

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Oslo, 15 May 2014 /3BL Media/ – Addressing the “state of the union” between business and society, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell urged key players – business, Governments and investors – to move swiftly in order to achieve a critical mass of companies acting responsibly.  He delivered these keynote remarks today at the Oslo Business for Peace Summit and Award 2014 at Oslo City Hall.

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