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The Corporate Champions for Education

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Accelerating global leadership development, building the capacity of nonprofit organizations to better meet their missions, gaining insight into rapidly growing markets, engaging employees, and developing authentic reputations for Corporate Social Responsibility—all of these are reasons for companies to engage in international skills-based volunteering, otherwise known as Global Pro Bono. 

With backing from SAP, PYXERA Global has immediate openings for participants in the Global Pro Bono program Corporate Champions for Education, a multi-company collaborative approach. 

Partnering for Disaster Preparedness in Chile

IBM and Johnson & Johnson Team up in Santiago to Strengthen Community Resilience
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The term “natural disaster” is a misnomer. Natural ecosystems often require disturbances such as fires and floods to remain healthy. They have an inherent resilience to the occasional battering. Crises created by destructive natural events might be more aptly referred to as “social disasters,” because of the toll of life and economic damage left in their wake. Framing such events as social disasters places them in a different light, shifting the burden on all sectors of society to proactively manage the threat.

Activating Small-Holder Farmers for Personal and Environmental Change

How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
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Mr. Cipolo worked at an airport in Lusaka, Zambia for most of his adult career. In 1994, at the age of 50, he was suddenly laid off. He applied to other jobs in the city but no one wanted to hire him because of his age. Yet he still needed a full-time income to support his family. He tried farming, but after balancing his books at the end of first year, he found he was losing money.

The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

Fostering Student Interest and Inclusion to Close the STEM Gap

Inequality hinders innovation. The key to closing the STEM skills gap lies in both reaching and engaging groups of youth.
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For a country that has historically thrived on innovation, the United States may now be losing out on generations of innovators in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. These innovators are essential to bridging the skills gap in STEM: an estimated 3 million STEM jobs in America are unfilled because there are not enough qualified workers to fill them.

Book Excerpt: Waging Justice

A doctor’s journey to speak truth and be bold
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From the devastating wildfires racing through northern California to the hurricanes that slammed into Puerto Rico and Texas to daily challenges to democracy, we are constantly reminded we are living in a time of major environmental, social, and geopolitical upheaval.

SAP Launches Multi-Company Collaboration to Support Agenda 2030 Through Skilled Volunteering

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NEW YORK, September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Building on their extensive experience to deploy employees to address some of the most challenging problems in the world, SAP announced Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters the establishment of the “Corporate Champions for Education,” a multi-company, cross industry collaboration to send skilled corporate volunteers into short-term assignments in underserved communities.  

Closing the STEM Gap Through Skilled Volunteerism

How pro bono service can build capacity while supporting diversity and inclusion
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Around the world, employers are seeking to enlist workers with relevant skills for existing and emerging roles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM. According to the CECP 2017 Giving in Numbers report, workforce development and education, particularly as related to STEM, are two of the largest focal areas for corporate and foundation giving. These are also two of the largest mission focus areas for nonprofits.

To Reduce Post-Harvest Loss, Start With a Sustaining End in Mind 

What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.
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What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.

Visiting with a rice farmer in Bihar state in India at the end of harvest, it was easy to see that it had been a good year for rice. Awaiting threshing, bundles of rice were organized into stacks twice as tall as the farmer with the length and width of a small building. The farmer was pleased that yields had been good. However, the farmer knew that success had yet to be achieved.

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