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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E10: Caroline Barlerin, Platypus Advisors

Debating the Tech Sector’s Role in Society & Democracy
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Controversy over the tech sector’s role in society, democracy, and philanthropy has been making headlines for years. Recently, some tech companies have leaned into these areas even further while others have made statements that they are specifically staying out of political and social issues. In this episode, get a frontline perspective from Platypus Advisors Founder Caroline Barlerin, a leader in CSR and skills-based volunteering with experience at companies like Twitter, Eventbrite, and HP.

Silicon Valley Insiders Say That the Shift to Remote Work Could Finally [Be] Making A Dent in Tech's Diversity Crisis. But It Also Creates Key Problems That the Industry Will Have to Solve for the Change to Stick.

By Rosalie Chan
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For many tech companies, remote work is starting to become the long-term reality, rather than a temporary change, and experts say it could spur a more diverse workforce – an area where tech companies have long floundered and where the percentages of Black and Latinx employees are still often in the single digits.

Whoa Nellie Farm - Making Regenerative Agriculture Work for All

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by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

Just as I was about to head from the kitchen to the office to write an article about Slow Money for this issue of the GreenMoney Journal, a story appeared on CNN about Whoa Nellie Farm in Acme, Pennsylvania. I had no choice but to start here.

Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

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by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)

A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.

America’s Housing Crisis Is a Chance to Change the Narrative and Fix the Future

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by Zane Fischer, CEO, Extraordinary Structures 

A Good House is Hard to Find

Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.

Strengthening Communities in San Jose and Around the World

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At PayPal, our values are the driving force guiding how we can best serve our customers and communities. Our values reinforce our mission to democratize financial services globally and to further the financial health of those who have not been well served by the financial system. 

Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

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by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative

The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.

From the Call Center to the C-Suite: HPE's Neri Talks Diversity, Latino Leadership

By Jennifer Elias
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Antonio Neri, the only Latino to lead a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley, speaks about his personal "responsibility" to hire the right Latinos in tech and his ambitions for a people-focused legacy.

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ESG Investing Outlook for 2019

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors
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An article on ESG & Systems Thinking by Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments 

Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit

Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit at the Microsoft Reactor - San Francisco
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February 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen together with the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations assembled at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco for the Annual Ideagen Global Innovation 2030 Summit.

Ideagen -- Where the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate to address the world’s most vexing issues.

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