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MilkCrate app simplifies, incentivizes sustainability for enterprises

When Morgan Berman (pictured), founder and chief executive officer of MilkCrate LLC, began conceptualizing a company designed to promote sustainability and thoughtful action four years ago, she had no idea her ideation would be catapulted from school project to startup by the Forbes Under 30 Summit. Her accelerated journey into the world of B Corps has taught her as much about running a business as it has about how necessary companies like MilkCrate are to modern businesses in every industry.…

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USAID, Nestlè, Vega collaborate for safe, high quality maize supply – The Citizen

This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) and VEGA Member Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) have announced a new partnership program:Feed the Future Nigeria and Nestlé Maize Quality Improvement Partnership (M-QIP)to help address the issue of crop contamination prevalent in the cultivation of maize. The new partnership is expected to reach20,000 smallholder farmers—including 40 percent women and other agro-industry entrepreneurs within the value chain, leading to an increase in supply of…

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Petrolina donates €26,209 to ‘Goal in Life’

Honorary event for supporters and volunteers and an accountability report of the 3rd Petrolina Charity Festival   With a donation of €26.209, PETROLINA, the Cypriot petroleum company, supports the charity organization ‘Goal in Life’. The amount includes a €15.000 donation by PETROLINA and €11.209 resulting from the sales of food, beverages, commemorative gifts and contributions from the public at the 3rd Petrolina Charity Festival, which was organised last September. The donation from Petrolina was presented to the president of the…

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Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards winners celebrate success

It’s official! Ashford Orthodontics are the champions of industry on Wearside after lifting the Overall Business of the Year crown at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards. The winners: Overall Business of the Year winners Ashford Orthodontics Ltd. at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2017 at ther Stadium of Light last night. Small Business of the Year – Artventurers. Medium Business of the Year – Ashford Orthodontics. Large Business of the Year – Premier Tech Aqua UK (Winner); JB Skills Training…

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Work to start on 150 projects on Ganga by March

NEW DELHI: India Inc should undertake Ganga cleaning and river rejuvenation projects under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, road transport and water resources minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Corporations can build ghats, crematoriums and adopt river development projects as the government is looking to enter into memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the private sector, the minister said at PHD Chamber’s annual session here. Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 requires companies above a certain size to spend…

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Unity Bank supports North-East rehabilitation – Punch Newspapers

In an effort to sustain its current focus towards intervention for the North-East rehabilitation, Unity Bank Plc says it has stepped up its support to Borno State Government with a recent donation of a vehicle to the State Universal Basic Education Board. The lender said the development was part of its corporate social responsibility to promote education and ameliorate the effects of insurgency in the state. The vehicle was presented on behalf of Unity Bank by a team led by…

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A push for pension protection a legacy of Sears injustice: Tim Harper

By Tim HarperNational Affairs Columnist Thu., Oct. 26, 2017 We live in a time when our outrage daily bubbles and boils. And just as quickly we move on, taking aim at the next indignation. Which makes the enduring disgust over the treatment of Sears workers in this country so remarkable. It has proved to be enduring. Now, there are those seeking to surf that outrage into legislation to protect pensioners across the country. Putting pensioners first when a company collapses…

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BFood CEO Sydney Quays is Eminent Leader at ACES

SINGAPORE: Berjaya Food Bhd CEO Sydney Quays (pix) emerged as the year’s only Eminent Leaders in Asia category winner last night at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) here. Quays bagged the award for his role in developing coffee giant Starbucks in the Malaysian market. Quays is a pioneer with Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd (BStarbucks) and was instrumental in the 1998 establishment of the Starbucks brand in Malaysia. He now oversees the overall operational management and…

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PSUs devote over Rs121 crore of CSR funds towards ‘Statue of Unity’

The SOU, a memorial dedicated to independence movement leader and India’s first home minister Vallabhbhai Patel, will be installed at the Sadhu Bet Island in Gujarat’s Narmada district, and will be the tallest statue in the world. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: India’s leading public sector oil companies contributed over Rs121 crore towards the construction of the ‘Statue of Unity’ (SOU)—a gigantic statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat—as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spend during the fiscal year…

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Hilton, Tagaddod to generate biodiesel from used cooking oil

Hilton is further demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability by entering into a partnership with Tagaddod, a cutting-edge renewable energy and waste management company specialised in making biodiesel from used cooking oil. A total of 15 Hilton hotels in Egypt will participate in the program: Hilton Alexandria Corniche, Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza, Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch, Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residences, Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences, Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort, Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort, Hilton…

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RECAP: #CaesarsPPP – People Planet Play

Today, Caesars Entertainment and TriplePundit came together at #CaesarsPPP to discuss “People Planet Play” – corporate social responsibility and citizenship at Caesars Entertainment. The world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment company has released its eighth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, entitled “People Planet Play,” detailing Caesars’ sustained progress and leadership across its many corporate social responsibility initiatives. The name “People Planet Play” is also Caesars’ new platform that clearly communicates citizenship at all levels of the business and reaffirms the company’s’…

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NAACP’s American Airlines warning is a wake-up call to corporate America

The NAACP said Wednesday that it is embarking on a broad new strategy for the more racially charged President Trump era and would take a more muscular approach to calling out discrimination by corporate America. The move follows Tuesday’s unusual warning to African Americans that they could face discrimination if they fly on American Airlines, and it comes only days after the civil rights organization named longtime Mississippi activist Derrick Johnson as its new president and chief executive. “As we…

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Churchgate station building: Coming up in a week, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s mural of Gandhi

Written by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published:October 26, 2017 1:15 am The work shows Gandhiji stepping out of the railway station. Amit Chakravarty Globally recognised Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is painting the mural of Mahatma Gandhi on the south and east facing sides of the Churchgate railway station building. It is already making pedestrians stop and look up at the building. The painting, aimed at making the structure vibrant, started early this week, and would be completed by the…

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USAID, Nestle to train volunteers on agribusiness

A female farmer Four organisations including Nestle and USAID have initiated a training programme for volunteers in the field of agriculture and agribusiness in Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports under the programme tagged `Feed the Future’, that farmers would be trained in maize quality improvement and small agricultural businesses in the state. Other organisations involved in the project are Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) and Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA). Sylvian Roy, CNFA President…

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo Announce $2 Million in Grants from Resilient Communities Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $2 million in grants to eight nonprofit organizations to increase community capacity to plan and implement resilience projects and improve the protections afforded by natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures across the United States. The grants will generate $11 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $13 million. The grants were awarded through the Resilient Communities…

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ZTE : partners with Wind Tre and Open Fiber to build Europe’s first 5G pre-commercial network

Oct. 25, 2017, SHENZHEN, China /PRNewswire/ — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced its partnership with Wind Tre and Open Fiber, the largest mobile operator in Italy and Italy’s wholesale fiber network operator respectively, to build Europe’s first 5G pre-commercial network in the 3.6-3.8GHz band. In early 2017, the Italian Government announced its intent to take the lead in rolling out the EU 5G…

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