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World Promises $10B, But It May Not Be Enough for Syrian Refugees

World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits and social enterprises are leading the charge to help these people. Listed in this article are five organizations taking on brave and difficult work.

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The Flint Water Crisis: A Timeline

After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste leached into its drinking water — poisoning hundreds, including children. We took a look back to see where it all went wrong.

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Ed-Tech Companies Wanted for AT&T Aspire Accelerator Program

Today is the last day to apply for AT&T’s Aspire Accelerator—a customized 6-month program for Ed-Tech entrepreneurs. Selected ventures will receive financial, mentoring and business support from the telecom giant and top ed-tech advisors.

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Bringing Your ‘Whole Self’ to Work Is Harder Than It Sounds

The running concept of bringing one’s ‘whole self’ to work is riddled with ideological flaws. As part of our continued discussion on diversity in the workplace, we spoke with diversity and inclusion strategist James Wright to gain a broader perspective on the topic.

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GRI and the SDG Compass: Moving Beyond the Report

The Paris Agreement and SDGs integrate the highest aspirations of the world community, defining the path for a world in transformation. Every sector of global society is called upon to be part of the process. For CEO Michael Meehan, engaging this multi-stakeholder approach is the foundation for the future of GRI and sustainability reporting in the context of our transformative economy.

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ISSP Certification Helping to Improve Sustainability for All

ISSP’s certification efforts do not seek to limit who can be engaged in sustainability work. Rather, ISSP and its partners are trying to ensure that those who are engaged have sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to really make the efforts count. ISSP looks forward to helping expand the number of organizations and individuals improving sustainability practices everywhere. There is no time to waste.

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Recap: Twitter Chat with Essilor at #SeeChange

Today, Essilor’s chief corporate mission offer and guests panelists from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Business Fights Poverty joined us to discuss the global economic and social benefits of vision correction.

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Coming Together to Tackle Deforestation in Peru

At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru’s Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the world. But locals say these forests are under threat.

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Activist Ai Weiwei Takes The Lego Group to School

While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your products looks suspiciously like censorship.