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Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PARIS, March 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ The Responsible Minerals Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and the Responsible Mica Initiative today announced the release of a Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors. The new Standard aims to improve conditions for workers in mica supply chains by leveraging the collective experience of these initiatives and benchmarking against internationally recognized frameworks.

The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

Employers are using keystrokes, webcam photos, and screen capture to monitor remote workers’ productivity—but can they do it in a rights-respecting way?
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By: Hannah Darnton, Associate Director, BSR; Susan Morgan, Senior Advisor, BSR; Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development, BSR

The monitoring of employees by employers is not a new phenomenon, but it seems to be entering a distinctly new phase.

Global Citizen Presents: A 'Recovery Plan for the World' Roundtable Conversation

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– Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, along with Campaign Partners WW International and The Rockefeller Foundation, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World –

– With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19, Curb the Hunger Crisis, Resume Learning Everywhere, Protect the Planet, and Promote Equity for All  –

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– Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, along with Campaign Partners WW International and The Rockefeller Foundation, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World –

– With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19, Curb the Hunger Crisis, Resume Learning Everywhere, Protect the Planet, and Promote Equity for All  –

More Than a Moment: Business Can and Must Advance the Racial Justice Movement

Join leaders from PwC, Prudential, ESPN and more for the first installment of “3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands - LIVE” on Thursday, March 4, at 1 p.m. EST.
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Following the murder of George Floyd last summer, countless companies and their senior leadership publicly condemned discrimination in any form, announced various financial commitments aimed at accelerating change and, in some cases, unveiled long-term initiatives to fundamentally alter their business practices to meet the needs of all people.

VinaCapital Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Activities For The Our Hearts To Central Vietnam Campaign In Nam Tra My District, Quang Nam Province

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VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) announced the launch of disaster relief activities of “Our Hearts to Central Vietnam” Campaign in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province. The campaign’s main focuses in Nam Tra My district are to assist with the restoration of 10 battered rural commune healthcare centers and the district hospital, as well as to provide mobile healthcare clinics, water filtration systems, medical equipment and training for local health workers to support the local capacity to diagnose and treat the overwhelming number of ill and injured people.

Quotes: Global Citizen Launches a 'Recovery Plan for the World' - a Campaign to End COVID-19 for All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

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NEW YORK, Genève, Switzerland | Brussels, Belgium – February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International advocacy organization Global Citizen today launched a Recovery Plan for the World - a campaign to end COVID-19 for all and kickstart a global recovery. The Recovery Plan for the World is a year-long campaign and series of events that aims to: 1) end COVID-19 for all; 2) end the hunger crisis; 3) resume learning everywhere; 4) protect the planet; and 5) advance equity for all.

Global Citizen Launches a 'Recovery Plan for the World' - a Campaign to End COVID-19 for All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

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– With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19; Curb the Hunger Crisis; Resume Learning Everywhere; Protect the Planet; and Promote Equity for All  –

 – Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Femi Kuti, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman, Idris & Sabrina Elba, Jonas Brothers, Lang Lang, Lars Ulrich, Miley Cyrus, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rachel Brosnahan, SuperM, Usher and Yemi Alade Join to Support the ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Effort  –

– In Partnership with Teneo, Year-Long Campaign Includes Multiple Major Global Events, Including ‘Global Citizen LIVE’ and ‘Global Citizen at the G20 Summit’ –  

– Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, and Campaign Partners WW International, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World –

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– With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19; Curb the Hunger Crisis; Resume Learning Everywhere; Protect the Planet; and Promote Equity for All  –

 – Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Femi Kuti, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman, Idris & Sabrina Elba, Jonas Brothers, Lang Lang, Lars Ulrich, Miley Cyrus, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rachel Brosnahan, SuperM, Usher and Yemi Alade Join to Support the ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Effort  –

– In Partnership with Teneo, Year-Long Campaign Includes Multiple Major Global Events, Including ‘Global Citizen LIVE’ and ‘Global Citizen at the G20 Summit’ –  

– Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, and Campaign Partners WW International, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World –

Leading With Love: How Edith Ornelas Created the Mariposas Collective

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Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants.

Black & Veatch Joins SEIA Effort to Prevent Forced Labor in the Solar Supply Chain

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February 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, has joined a coalition of 175 solar companies in signing a pledge to oppose the use of forced labor in the solar supply chain. 

Medtronic African Descent Network Celebrates Black History Month by “Making Good Trouble”

Throughout February, a number of Medtronic African Descent Network hubs around the U.S. are embracing Lewis’ call to “make good trouble” and build a stronger future for employees and communities.
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"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." - John Lewis in 2018

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