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GlaxoSmithKline Promotes Community Health in St. Louis

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As a part of its national initiative to promote healthier communities, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is running a program called "A Conversation on Community Health." The program is being conducted in several U.S. cities to examine the barriers and identify opportunities to develop healthier communities. The essence of the program is to explore what it really means to be a healthy community and what it takes to achieve that goal. A recent city stop for the program was St. Louis.

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HP's Mandate: Innovative Solutions for Complex Challenges

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By Michael_Thacker

What company is going to invest in low-carbon innovation if the incentives don't support the bottom line? This is a very common question, especially given the macroeconomic headwinds currently impacting businesses across the globe.

Verizon to Launch $10 Million Social Innovation Competition to Help Solve Some of the World's Biggest Challenges

Powerful Answers Award Seeks Innovative Solutions in Education, Health Care and Sustainability
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Verizon will launch a $10 million competition to help address some of the world's biggest challenges. The competition, to be called the Powerful Answers Award, will be a year-long effort to challenge the best minds in the technology industry to develop wireless, wireline or cloud-based solutions in education, health care and sustainability. Prize awards will consist of various amounts -- totaling $10 million -- in multiple categories. U.S.-based companies, entrepreneurs and individuals will be eligible to compete. The winners will be announced at the CES next year.

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Verizon will launch a $10 million competition to help address some of the world's biggest challenges. The competition, to be called the Powerful Answers Award, will be a year-long effort to challenge the best minds in the technology industry to develop wireless, wireline or cloud-based solutions in education, health care and sustainability. Prize awards will consist of various amounts -- totaling $10 million -- in multiple categories. U.S.-based companies, entrepreneurs and individuals will be eligible to compete. The winners will be announced at the CES next year.

Social Benefits on a Global Scale

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This article was written by Tony Prophet, Senior Vice President Operations at Hewlett-Packard.

HP products are made around the world, from the Russia to Australia and from India to Brazil. We also have significant manufacturing operations in Asia, including China, Japan and Singapore. And yes . . . HP products are also made in the USA including Indianapolis and Houston.

U.S. Military Veterans Returning to the Civilian Workforce: A Powerful Story

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Since 9/11, almost three million Americans have been involved with the military. By 2016, an estimated two million-plus will have left the military and returned to civilian life. The U.S. statistics on the return to civilian life and the civilian workforce tell a powerful story . . . as in June 2011: veteran unemployment was over 13.3%, four per cent higher than the national average.

HP's Converged Cloud: Social Innovation at its Best

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David Packard once said, "The betterment of our society is not a job to be left to a few. It is a responsibility to be shared by all." That philosophy still resonates at the core of every HP office and business unit around the globe.

Leading the Way: HP Takes Social Innovation Global

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(This article was posted by Michael Thacker, Global Media Relations, HP)

What does it mean to be a global citizen in an increasingly competitive business climate? Since Bill and Dave first flicked on the lights of innovation in 1939, HP has utilized groundbreaking technologies to meet the challenges posed by our ever-changing world. This means aligning business goals with real social benefits.

Five Social Innovation Summit Stories That Changed My Outlook for 2013

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The Social Innovation Summit (SIS) is a place where really nice people who do really nice things come together to share really important innovations on ways to improve society…really!

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