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Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple’s corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.

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Why We Should Teach Everyone Character

Character, also known as emotional intelligence, doesn’t need to come from blood, sweat, tears and a stint in Outward Bound. It can be taught.

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Renewable Energy Could Be the Key to Emergency Aid in Nepal

Hundreds of thousands of families are displaced without power in Nepal. Because Nepalese locals and relief groups need reliable energy sources, Greenlight Planet is teaming up with World Vision to bring light and energy to thousands.

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Following the Money in the Amtrak Tragedy

An Amtrak train derailed last week in Pennsylvania, which triggered a set of questions that are not often associated with tragedy. Questions like, “Is Amtrak underfunded?” and “Could technology have prevented the crash?” seem out of left field. But given the current state of politics in Washington, these questions seem more legitimate.

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When Toxic Flame Retardants Were Good For You

For five years, companies that make toxic flame retardant chemicals told us that they had hard science to show that their products save lives. Without flame retardants in all of our furniture, they’d say, thousands of children would die in house fires every year. That’s untrue. Here’s the story of the man who crafted the message.

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Why Facebook’s Internet.org is so Controversial in Asia

Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org initiative has a noble stated goal to bring Internet access to the billions around the world currently lacking it. However, the free application launched in Indonesia and India to waves of backlash from net neutrality activists and widespread concerns that it was promoting a Facebook-centric Web.

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Human Capital Impact of Educational Institutions

Colleges and universities can help build the knowledge and skills — or human capital — of a region’s people, a critical component of an area’s economic success, argues Meghna Tare of the University of Texas at Arlington.

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CVS Sets Example by Taking the High Road on Tobacco Sales

Every now and then, a company takes a bold step, walking away from a profitable line of business because it doesn’t support their mission, or because it simply is the right thing to do. Retail pharmacy chain CVS took such a step last year when it decided to stop selling tobacco products. RP Siegel talks with Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS, to better understand the thinking behind this decision.

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Mexican Startup Goes Beyond Fair Trade

Semina Boni Terra doesn’t prioritize competition in the hostile trade environment between Mexico and U.S. corporations. Montse Castro, founder of the Mexican startup, re-imagined the agriculture business model as fair trade in practice, not promise—on a national level—to curb food poverty and preserve cultural and economic integrity in rural Mexico.

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Networking and NetWorthing to Success

We spoke with expert networker and professional development facilitator Sarah Michel, the creator of the NetWORTHing process and author of “Perfecting Connecting: A Personal Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace,” who shared valuable insights on what it means to be a leader – for oneself and others.

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Meet Six Brave Activists Who Risked It All for Their Communities

Each winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize is something of an environmental hero: Some faced death threats, prison or loss of livelihood for standing up for their communities’ safety and survival. And in every case, the adversary was their own governments. Read on to meet them.

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The Women’s Leadership Conference — Back In Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren explains why this conference is the nation’s new forum to promote women’s personal and professional development and advancement.

Attendees will learn how to seek their highest level of personal and professional growth and gain varying perspectives and strategies for development. Find out more here.