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FOX Sports, National Geographic Channels Nominated for Cynopsis Social Good Awards

Awards honor the entertainment industry's outstanding social responsibility initiatives
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FOX Sports and the National Geographic Channels are among the nominees for the Second Annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards, which honor the entertainment industry’s outstanding social responsibility initiatives. The winners will be announced at the Social Good Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 7, in New York City.

The nominations for 21st Century Fox businesses include the following:

That Grantmaker Plays a Mean Bass Guitar

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My only disappointment was that they didn’t smash a guitar.

Actually, looking back, I’m glad they didn’t. That would have been wasteful, and such destructive behavior really wasn’t as “cool” in their later years. The Who could still put on an incredible concert though.

Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil

by Julie Chrysler
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What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge with the goal to help local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with real-world problems, and show that IT-related competitions can be fun and engaging.

New Study Says CSR Programs Increase Revenue up to 20%

Verizon and Campbell Soup
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Well-designed corporate social responsibility programs increase revenue by as much as 20 percent, command price premiums up to 20 percent and increase customer commitment by as much as 60 percent, according to a study commissioned by Verizon and 

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The Opportunities and Challenges of Legislating Corporate Social Responsibility

Legislating Social Good
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Recent studies have shown that many companies are giving more generously to social causes than ever before. Some, like Unilever, Coca-Cola, GSK, and others, have begun to champion the notion that social and financial profit can be achieved simultaneously. But even the most progressive companies often sideline social investment and corporate social responsibility, using them more to increase a company’s brand image and awareness than to generate real social return.

Two Ways Broadband Internet Is Improving Health Care and Education

by Tae Yoo
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This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post ImpactX.

In many parts of the world, being able to download information on a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a few seconds is the norm. In Silicon Valley, wireless high-speed Internet connections are more ubiquitous than Starbucks.

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