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Giving Around the Globe is Out – and Meet the Global Exchange

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Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about top issues from each region including:

Global Study Finds Corporate Societal Engagement Increasing Internationally, with Majority of Companies Utilizing Global Volunteerism

Release of New Report Paired with Launch of the Global Exchange, an Initiative led by CECP to Unite Like-Minded Organizations
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NEW YORK, September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A leading study shows a sharp increase in corporate societal engagement across borders in Africa and Asia, and the continuation of a high-level of international corporate societal investment in Europe. Giving Around the Globe, released by CECP, the CEO Force for Good, is the result of a comprehensive analysis of data from over 120 large companies headquartered in 20 countries across the world.

China is Losing its Appetite for Coal-Fired Power Plants

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Originally posted by Mashable.

China is the world's top emitter of carbon dioxide and the world's largest user and producer of coal. Any step the nation takes to reduce its fossil fuel consumption would translate into significant cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions.

China's 114 gigawatts of canceled, early-stage coal projects amounts to about 40 percent of America's total coal generating capacity of 276 gigawatts.

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

How MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Inclusion in China

As part of a series on “Local Perspectives on Financial Health”, Sarah Willis, MetLife Foundation and Julia Arnold, a Financial Inclusion Consultant, teamed up to take a closer look at improving access and usage of financial services and products in China
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MetLife Foundation’s goal is to improve financial inclusion across its footprint, which includes economically and geographically diverse markets. We seek to ensure that low- and moderate-income families in these markets can acquire and successfully use the products and services they need to build a better, more secure life. Yet the implementation of a global financial inclusion strategy is complex so we try to approach the challenges with innovative solutions that reach consumers in different ways.

Electronics Industry Recognizes Vocational Schools in China for Excellence

EICC and Stanford University’s REAP Credential 22 VET Schools in the Henan Province
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STANFORD, Calif., June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, and the Rural Education Action Program (REAP), a Stanford University research organization dedicated to discovering and correcting the causes of poverty in rural China, today announced they have recognized 22 vocational education and training (VET) programs in China for excellence. 

Baxter Awarded for Expanding Access to Care and Education in Rural China

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Baxter China was recently recognized for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs designed to expand access to healthcare and education at the 5th China Charity Festival. The B-CEDAR Program won the Best CSR Program of the Year award at the Festival, while Baxter itself was recognized as the Most Responsible Brand of the Year. This was the fourth consecutive year that Baxter China has been recognized at the Festival, which was established to promote the charitable giving and honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding philanthropic contributions.

Are Carmakers Ready for the Urban Mobility Revolution?

The way people get from place to place is changing in big ways, and auto companies are adapting their global strategies to stay ahead.
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By 2035, more than 60% (pdf) of the world’s population are projected to be urban dwellers. That could result in denser cities, more competition for housing and added congestion caused by cars.

China is Taking Climate Change Seriously. Is the U.S.?

In its recently unveiled 13th Five-Year Plan, China has set aggressive targets to solve its pressing environmental problems, including air pollution, water conservation, responsible urban growth, clean transportation, and renewables.
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Marco Rubio was dead wrong. I suppose that blasting him for things he said while on the campaign trail is futile at this point, but I can’t help but vigorously refute a statement that he made in the last Republican debate—that the U.S. shouldn’t engage in any meaningful climate action because the planet is constantly changing (which is true), that China and India are ruining the environment (also true), and that, since everyone else is polluting and acting irresponsibly, anything we do is pointless because we’re all going to hell in a handbasket (unequivocally not true).

Yum! China Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Poverty Relief

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The 2015 Annual China Corporate Charity Work Awards Summit was held recently at Beijing’s China World Hotel, where Yum! Restaurants China received recognition for its outstanding contribution to poverty relief in China.

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