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Social Good Meets Business Strategy With This Multi-Billion Dollar Tech Company

This tech company has figured out that social good not only helps the world - it helps their business too.
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By Jessica Zemple

In today's day and age it is all about social good (or at least it should be). There are numerous companies that are leading the trend. TOMS is one of the most widely recognized companies doing social good with the concept of buying a pair of shoes and giving one to someone in need. 

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Collaboration is Vital to Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

Gavin Cepelak, PYXERA Global, will be a Panelist at the Conservation Conference to Discuss the Private Sector’s Role in Partnership for the SDGs
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - No one sector can advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) alone. Gavin Cepelak, Vice President, Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global, will be a panelist on Collaborating for the SDGs at the Conservation Conference 2016, November 3.

LBG Canada/Volunteer Canada Volunteering Excellence meeting November 10

Measuring impact and mapping to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Volunteering Excellence! is a collaboration between LBG Canada and the Volunteer Canada Corporate Council. This one-day meeting is a workshop for professionals seeking to achieve impact and then to measure the impact of their volunteer programs.

UN Global Compact Takes Sustainable Development Goals to Local Business in Dubai Events

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DUBAI, October 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – This week the United Nations Global Compact convened over 600 leaders from business, civil society, the UN and Government in Dubai to drive business awareness and action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.

LBG Canada November Regional Meeting Series

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October 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals are an opportunity for companies to communicate their impact vision as a part of a global movement. 

Learn the value of mapping your community investment and social impact vision to the Sustainable Development Goals at one of LBG Canada's Regional Meetings this November!

LBG Canada will be hosting these half-day meetings in Toronto (November 7), Vancouver (November 21), Saskatchewan (November 24), and Calgary (November 30).

The cost for the session is $50.00 per participant. 

UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2016)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

A Business Framework for Global Impact

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by John Hodges, managing director, Infrastructure and Finance, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) 

Qualcomm Wireless Reach and the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons Learned in Nairobi

By Margaret Ombai
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I must confess: while I’ve always been excited by technological innovations that transform people’s lives, like the Vodafone m-pesa mobile money service that many Kenyans now use instead of cash to pay for groceries, car fuel, even health clinic fees, I hadn’t given much thought to how information and communications technology (ICT) can also revolutionize how work is completed in international development to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable

GRI Podcasts: Beyond Reports - Episode 8, Vishnee Payen

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In this month's episode of Beyond Reports, listen to Vishnee Payen, Group Sustainability & CSR Manager at LUX Resorts & Hotels, talk about how the hotel operator is using their sustainability reporting process to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. LUX Resorts & Hotels is a member of GRI’s GOLD Community.

Bechtel’s Latest Bridge: Low-Carbon Natural Gas

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The expense and inefficiency of capturing carbon emissions from gas-fired power plants may no longer be a barrier to using the cheap, abundant fuel as a step in reaching both global development and climate targets. 

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