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Cargill Mexico, CIMMYT Reward Country’s Best Food Security and Sustainability Projects

The award recognizes the activities of researchers, producers and opinion leaders with grants to continue their work.
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Three people working to achieve food security in a sustainable way received a combined $25,000 in awards from Cargill and the International Center for Improvement of Maize and Wheat (CIMMYT) research center in Mexico.

They are the second winners of the Cargill-CIMMYT Food Security and Sustainability Award, which was created in 2015 to demonstrate Cargill’s support for Mexico’s role in providing accessibility to safe, nutritious and affordable food.

The impact of these projects goes far beyond the award winners, said Marcelo Martins, president of Cargill Mexico.

Women Gain More Ground in Mexico’s Banking Sector

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  • The participation of women is increasing in different economic sectors of Mexico, including the financial sector
     
  • Scotiabank recognizes the participation of women as a competitive advantage in meeting the Bank's objectives and as a fundamental pillar of the company's inclusion values
     
  • 41.2% of Mexico’s workforce are women, according to information from INEGI
  • Scotiabank Mexico were recently ranked as the 3rd most sought after employer for women and 1st for the percentage of women in leadership positions by Expansión, Mexico’s leading business magazine
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  • The participation of women is increasing in different economic sectors of Mexico, including the financial sector
     
  • Scotiabank recognizes the participation of women as a competitive advantage in meeting the Bank's objectives and as a fundamental pillar of the company's inclusion values
     
  • 41.2% of Mexico’s workforce are women, according to information from INEGI
  • Scotiabank Mexico were recently ranked as the 3rd most sought after employer for women and 1st for the percentage of women in leadership positions by Expansión, Mexico’s leading business magazine

New Infrastructure Promotes Education in Sinaloa, Mexico

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For years, children in the northern region of Mexico’s Sinaloa state had no real place to learn. Teachers would move from one house to another, or cram their young students into a tiny room measuring 6m x 4m – with no furniture, no power, no running water and no washrooms.

“For more than 12 years, the level of education for our Indigenous initiation class was deplorable,” said Francisca Torres, who teaches Indigenous programming in Sinaloa.

“We had to work in bad conditions, with no infrastructure.”

The Youth Employment Crisis

A Perspective from Mexico
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Young people play a vital role in fostering global economic development. In the face of weak prospects for global economic growth, their involvement in the formal economy becomes increasingly relevant and urgent. In recent years, there has been much talk about the demographic dividend in most emerging economies and less-developed countries, a scenario where a larger proportion of the overall population is of working age. In Mexico, young people between 15 and 29 represent the largest age group.

Meet Diego, a Graduate from Generation Mexico

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Diego is representing his fellow graduates from Generation Mexico in an exciting new advertising campaign running in the Mexico City subway.

Launched in late December, the ads feature an image of Diego during his time in the Generation retail program, practicing new skills during the boot camp style training.

The subway network is used by 4.5 million riders per day! Developed in partnership with the government of Mexico City, the campaign is incredible opportunity to build awareness of the program.

Generation Mexico is funded by McKinsey & Company and USAID.

Birds, Frogs and Turtles Call General Motors’ Wetlands Home

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Wetlands rank right up there with rain forests and coral reefs when it comes to the world’s most productive ecosystems. In recognition of World Wetlands Day, several General Motors sites featuring or supporting wetlands share how they are working to increase biodiversity.

Volkswagen Brand Supports 100 CSR Projects Throughout the World

From education to road safety training, from health to nature conservation – social responsibility projects contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Volkswagen has published an interactive map showing all CSR activities worldwide. The core brand engages in 100 environmental and social projects. In Mexico, 1,000 young people have been trained as environmental ambassadors who plant bamboo and clean rivers. Read all about the EcoChavos, the reforestration of the Volcano National Park, and how disadvantaged children are being helped.

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Volkswagen has published an interactive map showing all CSR activities worldwide. The core brand engages in 100 environmental and social projects. In Mexico, 1,000 young people have been trained as environmental ambassadors who plant bamboo and clean rivers. Read all about the EcoChavos, the reforestration of the Volcano National Park, and how disadvantaged children are being helped.

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
Summary: 
  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Meet Gabriela, a Graduate from Generation Mexico

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Gabriela joined Generation Mexico in 2015. After graduation she got a job as a cashier at Chedraui, a leading Mexican retailer.

Many obstacles to overcome

Gabriela had dreamt of going to nursing school, and her older brother was committed to supporting her. “My brother would always tell me: ‘You are not going to work, you will keep going to school and I will pay for your studies’.” But then the worst happened: her brother, just 21 years old, was killed.

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