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Our markets – Part two

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Being responsible and ethical is part of the Thomson Reuters heritage — a fundamental pillar of our business. We seek to attract and retain the most talented individuals and create an environment where all our people can develop to their full potential to better serve our customers and communities. Valuing and promoting diversity and inclusion is key to this objective. Explore our 2014 Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion report to see how we’re ensuring sustainable growth through diversity of talents, outlooks and ideas. Read part one here.

Pulitzer Prize – Reporting on human-rights abuses leads to Pulitzer — and helps free 900 people from traffickers

In 2014, Reuters won its first-ever Pulitzer Prize for text-based reporting. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting recognized the dedication of a team of Reuters reporters who spent two years investigating human-rights abuses in Myanmar. The Pulitzer committee recognized the team for “their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.” By bringing the abuses to global attention, the team helped to free more than 900 people from trafficking rings.

Cyberbullying – Fighting back against the cyberbullies

Thomson Reuters this year released a major white paper, ”Fighting Cyberbullying in Schools: What Law Enforcement, Schools and Parents Can Do.” It draws on leading law enforcement professionals, a judge and a county attorney, to help police, school resource officers and security officials better understand, investigate and confront cyberbullying — often cited as a key factor in student suicides and deadly school shootings. Among the solutions outlined in the white paper is CLEAR, an investigative suite from Thomson Reuters, which helps identify and locate people engaged in cyberbullying.

Thomson Reuters Eikon – Eikon in the classroom gives students real-time trading experience

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Data Science Insight series presents Building Brains: Learning from Data

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Hear from one of the world experts on Artificial Intelligence, a topic that is changing the world, as part of London Technology Week in one of London, and the world’s, most iconic venues, on June 17, 2015. Click here to register

Learning from data is something that has evolved naturally in the human (and animal) brain. Learning is a fundamentally important part of how we make decisions, how we build things and how we create value. Building machines that can learn was one of the grand challenges in computing in the 20th century, spawning a wealth of research into how to mimic processes of the human brain with artificial neural networks. Most recently, more advanced artificial neural networks have lead to the emergence of the field of machine learning that is today being applied widely in data science and big data analytics. Machine learning is transforming whole industries, and is driving the development of advances such as self-driving cars, a computer that can beat humans at Jeopardy! and real-time machine translation.

In this fourth Data Science Insights event we welcome Steve Furber CBE. Most recently he is working on SpiNNaker – a new kind of computer architecture that directly mimics the human brain. Axel Threlfall, Lead Anchor for Reuters Television, will chair.

Note that this event will be held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in central London.

About the speakers:

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9th Circuit maintains injunction against profiling by ‘Sheriff Joe’

From Westlaw Journal Class ActionAn Arizona federal judge did not exceed his authority by ordering Phoenix’s notoriously anti-immigration sheriff, Joe Arpaio, to end racial profiling of Latinos at all traffic stops instead of just at those performed during special sweeps, a federal appeals court has decided.

In an April 15 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of the preliminary injunction put in place by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow of the District of Arizona, who last year imposed training and monitoring on Arpaio and his Maricopa County department as part of a class-action settlement.

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Obamacare contraception ruling heads back to 6th Circuit

From Westlaw Journal Health LawThe U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a federal appeals court decision that found religious exemptions in Obamacare’s “contraceptive mandate” sufficient, sending the case back to the lower court for reconsideration in light of two landmark rulings the justices handed down last summer.

Remanding the Michigan Catholic Conference’s suit to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the high court made clear that it will not leave in place contraceptive-mandate rulings from before it decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2751 (2014), and Wheaton College v. Burwell, 134 S. Ct. 2806 (2014).

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Thomson Reuters Data Prize 2015 – Quorum and RaptorMaps

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Now running for 25 years, the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition has established itself as one of the U.S., and world’s, premier student business competitions. Awarded alongside the MIT $100K Launch Prize, the Thomson Reuters Data Innovation Lab is proud to support the Thomson Reuters Data Prize, to recognize a team for which innovative use of data is core to their business. Mona Vernon, Vice President, Data Innovation Lab, has supported and championed the Thomson Reuters Data Prize since 2011 in recognition of the high quality teams that the competition produces and the exciting potential that the new businesses represent across all the markets that Thomson Reuters operates in.

This year two winners have been chosen to recognize two important trends for data intensive businesses. Quorum and RaptorMaps were awarded $5000 each by John Schloff, Senior Director in our IP & Science business, at the MIT $100K Launch Finale on May 13, 2015 at the Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA.

On presenting both teams with their checks, John commented: “At Thomson Reuters we cover the whole lifecycle of innovation. What really impressed us in these two teams was how they covered the spectrum from discovery of new sources of data to the insights and the understanding to gain competitive advantage from that information. Congratulations to Quorum and to RaptorMaps!” (more…)

Thomson Reuters Foundation spotlight: Media development and training

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At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption, the human impact of climate change, and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking and slavery. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programs that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact. Explore our 2014 Thomson Reuters Foundation Annual Report

For over 30 years, we have been fostering the highest standards of journalism, drawing on the expertise and global footprint of Reuters. We believe accurate and independent media lead to better informed societies. They hold power to account and contribute to economic and social development.

We have gone beyond the traditional concept of journalism training and run initiatives ranging from the creation of sustainable, independent news platforms to a wide selection of skills and mentoring program. This unique mix allows us to provide world-class solutions to pressing needs, helping excellent journalism reach the largest possible audience.

Training without borders

No subject or territory is off limits. In 2014, we trained nearly 1,000 journalists in countries as diverse as Mauritania, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, Fiji, Jordan and Bolivia. In Mauritania, we tackled taboo subjects such as rape and sexual harassment. In November, we hosted the very first journalism course assessing best practices to report human trafficking and slavery. (more…)

Our markets – Part one

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Being responsible and ethical is part of the Thomson Reuters heritage — a fundamental pillar of our business. We seek to attract and retain the most talented individuals and create an environment where all our people can develop to their full potential to better serve our customers and communities. Valuing and promoting diversity and inclusion is key to this objective. Explore our 2014 Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion report to see how we’re ensuring sustainable growth through diversity of talents, outlooks and ideas.

Sustainability.thomsonreuters.com – Providing vital insight on why sustainability matters

The Thomson Reuters Sustainability website promotes global sustainability initiatives by curating daily news stories and thought leadership pieces on how organizations balance short-term and long-term risks related to ESG issues. The site’s growing status was reinforced in 2014 not just by its strong traffic figures, but also by an increasing number of invitations and initiatives. These include publishing a report on the greenhouse gas emission trends for the world’s 500 largest companies, hosting a customer conference on sustainability in the supply chain, and receiving invitations to the first-ever U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi and a U.N. Environment Programme workshop at Cambridge University.

ASSET4 ESG data – Helping investment professionals evaluate company performance

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Know how: An aging population and increasing dementia

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2014 was a year in which knowing more — who, what, why, and how — was critical to informed decision making and successful outcomes. Explore our 2014 Annual Report.

As headlines focused on the Ebola crisis in 2014, another staggering global health challenge accelerated. The aging of the world’s population portends many challenges ahead. The greatest of them, dementia, knows no borders and currently has no cure. Alzheimer’s, the most common form, already affects 44 million people worldwide, and that number will reach 135 million by 2050, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. A disease with terrible human and social costs, it has the potential to bankrupt world health systems and also carries great economic risk: a projected one percent drag on global economic growth in lost productivity, as well as the costs of caring for those affected. Knowing how to manage that future and drive development of strategies to deal with the disease (and invest in the most promising ones) will be one of the greatest challenges — and opportunities — ahead. (more…)

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference

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The 6th Annual Women in the World conference was held in New York City last week. The Summit brings together business and world leaders, celebrities, rebels, peacemakers and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action concerning the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe.

The three-day conference was jam-packed with sessions discussing a broad range of issues including: climate change, diversity, education, government, healthcare, rape, sex trafficking, and sustainability, among others. This is the third year that we have been proud to sponsor the Women in the World Summit in NYC.

While the Summit boasted a wide array of power players like Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Samantha Power, Robin Wright, Barbra Streisand, Katie Couric and others; the real stars of the conference were the brave women (and men) who shared their personal experiences and the work they do every day to promote peace and make the world a better place. (more…)

Bring your passion for impact: A new way to connect with us

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Today, candidates are looking for more than a job. They are seeking a career at a company where they can learn, grow and succeed. Cultural fit plays a huge role in those three factors; and that’s where a career site comes in. Companies now have the opportunity to provide candidates with an authentic view into their own culture, and can use their career site to show candidates who would be a good fit.

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new external career site. With the refresh of the site, our main focus is to provide an authentic view – real employees, real stories, and real content. Instead of stock photography, all photos are of current employees and their stories were written directly by them. The content on our location pages was also written by real employees, who are located in those countries and are best suited to give a glimpse of what it’s like to work for Thomson Reuters around the world. (more…)