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by Nancy E. Pfund, founder and managing partner, DBL (Double Bottom Line) Partners and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2016

In Silicon Valley, Samsung Engineers and Designers Put Tech Aside and Help Fight Hunger on Day of Service

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***MEDIA ALERT***

May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/-- 

WHAT: Employees from Samsung’s Research and Development center in North America will spend the day packing up fresh food to give to those in need at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara. Since 1974, the food bank has made it its mission to end hunger in the local community. It provides groceries and supplies to about 250,000 people every month. Samsung employees have been volunteering their time at the food bank for years, even before the Day of Service program began in 2014.

HP: Upgrading Citizenship to a Whole New Level

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In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before.

Chris Librie, senior director, strategy & communications, HP Living Progress, says that global citizenship has been part of HP’s DNA from the outset. “It was part of our foundational values,” he says. “However, it wasn’t totally embedded in the corporate strategy. In true Silicon Valley fashion, we were very decentralized.

Professors: New Coding Platform a Must for Higher-ed Classrooms

Computer science profs say coding a must for all students, just like reading and writing; help design new classroom platform.
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A new coding platform has a mission to elevate the state of coding education in higher-ed classrooms around the world; and one way it’s doing this is through professor buy-in.

GreenBiz Extends VERGE Event Series in Silicon Valley Through 2017

2015-2017 dates announced for tech-meets-sustainability event
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group will bring its rapidly growing VERGE event series to the heart of the Silicon Valley, and is announcing event dates and venues through 2017.  

Hacking the Rails: The Journey So Far

Jakub Misiorny is a Software Developer for Bloomberg R&D and one of two Bloomberg mentors advising the HackTrain teams on their journey. Here he shares his experiences so far.
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

We’re 20 hours into our journey and the HackTrain has reached it’s second stop: the beautiful city of York.

Women-Led VC Funds Look for Investment Profits - The Minute

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The venture capital business is the most macho sector of the majorly male Silicon Valley business culture. Female partners make up just six percent of U.S. VC fund partners, according to a Babson College study. Of the 92 most successful VC firms surveyed by Fortune magazine, women made up 4.2 percent of the total partners. Seventy-seven percent of VC funds have never had a female partner, according to Harvard Business School. This gender inequality is about to change.

GM Ventures Sees Potential in Fuel Saving Technology

Tula Technology’s software could be used in GM vehicles
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DETROIT, January 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – GM Ventures is optimistic that its 2012 equity investment in Silicon Valley-based startup Tula Technology, Inc. will result in a revolutionary new fuel economy technology that could be deployed in future gasoline engine-powered General Motors’ vehicles.  

Tula’s Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology integrates advanced digital signal processing with sophisticated powertrain controls to create a software-based approach to variable displacement engines. The result makes the most of vehicle fuel economy across a wide range of driving conditions.

Gender Diversity Audit: What Tech Companies are Actually Doing to Fix the Problem

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The SAP write-up in this article talks up Gender Intelligence job posting efforts, LEAP program to target and accelerate the promotion of top female talent, SAP Women’s Business Network, WomenSpark program, partnership with the Anita Borg Institute and the Grace Hopper Conference, and recent events on SAP campus such as the GIRLsmart workshop. 

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The SAP write-up in this article talks up Gender Intelligence job posting efforts, LEAP program to target and accelerate the promotion of top female talent, SAP Women’s Business Network, WomenSpark program, partnership with the Anita Borg Institute and the Grace Hopper Conference, and recent events on SAP campus such as the GIRLsmart workshop. 

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