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Imagination Foundation Launches 2016 Inventor’s Challenge in Collaboration With AT&T Aspire

By AT&T
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Students Pre-K Through High School Encouraged to Create Novel and Imaginative Solutions to Improve Their Schools or Communities

Financial Solutions Lab Opens Applications for $3 Million Year-Two Challenge to Address Financial Shocks, Celebrates First-Year Culmination

Virtual Financial Technology Lab Launched by CFSI and JPMorgan Chase Helps Startups Improve and Scale High-Tech Solutions to Improve Consumers’ Financial Health
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced its $3 million year-two challenge, while celebrating the culmination of its first-year challenge with an inaugural group of nine FinTech innovators. FinLab, a $30 million, five-year virtual lab initiative, unveiled Financial Shocks as the theme for its second-year challenge.

Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil

by Julie Chrysler
Blog

What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge with the goal to help local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with real-world problems, and show that IT-related competitions can be fun and engaging.

Social Innovation: Good for Society and Good for Business

by Alexis Raymond
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Organizations are increasingly paying more attention to two areas that are critical to business success and sustainability: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and human capital development.

Students Glimpse the Future of Technology at Cisco Live! Milan

by Alexis Raymond
Blog

On January 26, 2015, Cisco held its second-annual Academy Day at the Cisco Live! conference in Milan, Italy. The event is sponsored by the Cisco Networking Academy program, which trains 1 million people worldwide each year in computer networking technology.

USA TODAY: Amway Expertise Improves Childhood Nutrition Globally

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By Steve Van Andel, Amway Chairman

Around the world, Amway is taking on the issue of global malnutrition, helping thousands of children and families live better lives. Everyone needs proper nutrition to achieve their full potential. However, many people — especially children — are not getting the vitamins and minerals they need. This causes a wide range of health and developmental problems.

More than 3.1 million children age 5 and younger die each year of malnutrition, according to the World Health Organization.

Making a commitment

How Millennials Are Shaping the Way Companies Give Back

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Millennials — who will make up more than half the workforce by the year 2020 — are pushing companies to manage social responsibility in new and innovative ways, according to recent studies. 

At The Coca-Cola Company, the emphasis has shifted from a traditional top-down business approach to philanthropy, to a bottom-up strategy that is inclusive of the Millennial perspective and aligned with community needs, says Lisa Borders, chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and vice president, Global Community Connections.

Social Innovation Summit Brings Together Business Leaders & Change-Makers to Discuss the Next Big Thing in Social Transformation

Press Release

Redwood City, CA, November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Social Innovation Summit 2014, an inspiring and unique network of global Fortune 500 business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders will convene this week in the Silicon Valley to discuss the most innovative initiatives driving business and social impact.

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