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Choice Hotels Canada Launches Book to Build

Choice Hotels Canada, Canada’s largest hotel franchisor, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Book To Build campaign, a charitable program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada to raise an estimated $100,000 for families in need of affordable housing.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle?

You’re the realm’s greatest mathematician, but ever since you criticized the Emperor’s tax laws, you’ve been locked in the dungeon. Luckily for you, one of the Emperor’s governors has been convicted of paying his taxes with a counterfeit coin, which has made its way into the treasury. Can you earn your freedom by finding the fake? Jennifer Lu shows how.
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State Street Global Advisors Inspires With “Fearless Girl”

McCann New York and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) have taken responsibility for the sculpture’s presence which was installed on International Women’s Day on March 9.  The piece, titled The Fearless Girl, comes as part of a call for more women advisors on corporate boards.  The statue faces off the 7,000 pound “Charging Bull,” an 11-foot-tall bronze statue that has been displayed since 1989.

A plaque at her feet proclaims: ‘‘Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.’’

State Street also announced that it had adopted new guidelines to press 3,500 public companies in which it invests to increase the number of women on their boards.

“We believe good corporate governance is a function of strong, effective and independent board leadership,” Ron O’Hanley, chief executive officer of SSGA, said in a statement.

“The Fearless Girl” was created by artist Kristen Visbal, and will remain for at least a week in the New York City’s Bowling Green Park, as McCann is negotiating with the city for her to become part of the permanent NYC art program.

5 Ways to Give Back This Christmas

The Christmas season is the time of year when gifts are on the mind of everyone. While it may be easy to get more excited about receiving gifts, I think it can be much more meaningful to give gifts. One way to truly have an impact this year is to choose at least one way to give back in a manner that is bigger than just you and your family.

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Blue Jays’ Dalton Pompey spends 24th birthday handing out Tims cards to less fortunate

Your company’s data could end world hunger

Your company might have donated money to help solve humanitarian issues, but you could have something even more useful to offer: your data. Mallory Soldner shows us how private sector companies can help make real progress on big problems — from the refugee crisis to world hunger — by donating untapped data and decision scientists. What might your company be able to contribute?

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