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Problem Solving Must-Reads: The Importance of Mentorship Programs For Female Employees

Plus: A historic agreement to make air travel carbon neutral by 2020, and a campaign to raise awareness about child abuse

Problem Solving Must-Reads: The Importance of Mentorship Programs For Female Employees

Plus: A historic agreement to make air travel carbon neutral by 2020, and a campaign to raise awareness about child abuse

Here at The Citizen, we do problem-solving journalism, looking for ideas and solutions to move the region forward and make a better city. Here are some other great ideas for solving the world’s problems, from media outlets around the globe:

Over 190 Countries Adopt Plan to Offset Air Travel Emissions

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After several years of negotiation, the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) came to an agreement last week to reduce carbon emissions from the airline industry. The historic agreement hopes to make the aviation industry carbon neutral by 2020 by initiating what is effectively a cap-and-trade system for airlines. The benefits of this agreement could prove profound, as air travel accounts for roughly 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. (via New York Times)

Guys Are Painting Their Nails to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Issues

Photo: GOOD

The Polished Men Project was founded by Elliot Costello, CEO of the Australian nonprofit YGAP, in order to raise awareness about the one in five children worldwide that experience physical and/or sexual abuse before the age of 18. Throughout the month of October, the campaign is asking men to paint one of their fingernails in order to support the cause. Several celebrities have agreed to participate in painting their nails, and the campaign has raised over $257,000 thus far. (via GOOD)

How to Run Female Mentorship Programs That Actually Work

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Online database InHerSight utilizes data collected from over 90,000 women to rank employers on 14 fixed metrics, including management opportunities and salary satisfaction. Their data has revealed that mentorship programs are not nearly as widespread as most companies would have their female employees believe. But companies, like PayPal and NetSuite, are actively designing innovative mentorship programs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these programs are directly correlated with women’s overall satisfaction at their place of employment. (via Fast Company)

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