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Powering the Future World of Work Through Digital Skills Education

SAP CEO Bill McDermott has made clear: the new economy is here, and it’s open for business to everyone. No one can be left behind.
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Regardless of where in the world you find yourself, regardless of the place where you start, opportunity can be open for all in the digital economy. But it requires skills to be successful, and while they don’t pretend to know or have all the answers, SAP’s cross-enterprise approach to building opportunity, inclusively and sustainably, is an example of an integrated strategy that benefits the business and all of its stakeholders.

Celebrating International Day of Education Focused on Inclusion and the Future of Work

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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Today, January 24, 2019, marks the first International Day of Education. The United Nations established this global day to acknowledge the essential role quality education plays in advancing the Sustainable Development agenda and in building sustainable and resilient societies. Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all is not only one of the 17 Global Goals (SDG 4)—it is a catalyst for the success of the other 16 SDGs.

Sharing Insights: Bringing a Customer-centric Focus to the Financial Inclusion Community

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Customer centricity is a win-win strategy no matter who your clients are; but for institutions looking to serve financially vulnerable populations around the world, such wins can have a tremendous positive impact on the economic livelihoods and future prosperity of their customers.  

Strength in Numbers: How Communal Property Rights Can Strengthen Sustainable Investment

Supporting policy development and pilots that strengthen land rights to improve land and natural resource management
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Matt Sommerville, Chief of Party of the USAID TGCC Project, recently attended the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, leading a team of Tetra Tech staff and beneficiaries working on activities in Zambia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Ghana, and Paraguay. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

World Bank Group and Nespresso Partner to Help Coffee Farmers in East Africa

BioCarbon Fund grant to combat climate change
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October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso has today announced a joint investment of $6 million with the World Bank’s IFC (International Finance Corporation) in a landmark collaboration project to support coffee farmers in East Africa to combat the effects of climate change.

A Business Framework for Global Impact

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

TD Bank Group Joins the World Bank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

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July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, TD Bank Group is among a group of Canadian companies to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). "As the first North American-based carbon neutral bank, TD is committed to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy," says Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group. "This is not only key to reducing carbon emissions, but it also makes sound economic sense," says Clarke-Whistler. 

5 Stories of Youth Unemployment Worldwide from the GroundTruth Project

Children International Youth Contribute Their Stories to The GroundTruth Project
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(originally published in The World Post)

By Eric Johnson, The GroundTruth Project

Right now one-third of young people around the globe, between the ages of 15 and 29, aren’t in school or in the workforce. What are the factors driving this unemployment crisis, and what could help address it? 

Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

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by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

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