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Coca-Cola and WWF Expand Partnership with New 2020 Sustainability Goals

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are working together to extend their global partnership and achieve new environmental sustainability goals for the Coca-Cola system. The performance goals in the area of water, climate, package and sustainable agriculture complement other community and welfare commitments of Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola and WWF have an existing partnership that goes back nearly a decade.

New Elsevier Study Throws Light on How Assisted Reproduction is Used by Male Same-Sex Couples and Single Men

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) Being a gay man or couple does not have to mean going through life without having a family of your own. There are many options to become parents. Although adoption or fostering may be an option for some, many have an overwhelming desire to have their own biological child, even if the child has only half of their parent's genes. However, until recently, there has been limited information available to same-sex male couples and single men using assisted reproduction treatment to build their families.

Crowdfunding Power: Solving Climate Change and Other Community Needs

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Crowdfunding could be an incredibly powerful way to deliver a decentralised energy system. In Germany, over 50 per cent of renewable energy capacity is now community-owned. Online crowdfunding or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending allows individuals to lend or raise money for projects directly. The latest player to appear on the P2P lending scene is Abundance, set up by Bruce Davis, one of the founders of P2P pioneer Zopa. It invests specifically in renewable energy.

How Mobile Phones Are Driving Business and Social Impact

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By Charu Adesnik

If you look around and think everyone has a mobile phone, you’re right. There are almost as many mobile subscriptions (6.8 billion) as there are people in the world (7.1 billion), according to the International Telecommunication Union.

Africa: the Last Frontier of the Global Economy

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Brazil's move to cancel or restructure $900 million worth of debt from 12 African countries is a signal of the African continent's influence as a booming region, home to some of the world's fastest growing economies. It is regarded as the last frontier of the global economy, where we will see high growth rates in the next decades.

DSI Social Impact Game Design Workshop

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Join us for the DSI Games for Impact Workshop

Play is the most effective way to add creativity and energy to your work and your organization. Join us for a workshop with the masters of game design: DSI Faculty memebers Asi Burak, Co-President of Games for Change and creator Half the Sky, and Matt Parker.

Play to win - for all.

 

High-intensity Active Video Games Could Improve Children's Health

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There has been a lot of news lately about the negative health effects of how watching too much television or playing too many video games can affect children's mental and physical health. Excessive exposure to television is seen as a risk factor for overweight preschool-aged children, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. The association between total television exposure and the risk of overweight was examined in 1,016 children, selected randomly from ten centres in America.

Business Innovation Meets Social Transformation at the United Nations

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By Jennifer Barr

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the sponsors of the Social Innovation Summit (SIS) at the United Nations in New York City this week. The summit connects global leaders in the corporate, investment, government, and nonprofit sectors and helps them collaborate to multiply the positive impact they can make in the world. The agenda includes presentations and discussions on key strategies and best practices for creating social transformation.

Controversial Shipbreaking Methods In South Asia Are Cause for Alarm

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There are serious concerns about how the shipping industry is disposing of its toxic waste during the process of shipbreaking:the way an old ship is disposed of, being broken up for scraprecycling. Most vessels have a lifespan of a few decades before they need to be retired; beaching is the most commonly used method to do this, as it is employed by 95 per cent of shipbreaking yards.

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