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  • Mars, Incorporated Joins G7 Business for Inclusive Growth Coalition Powered by the OECD August 23, 2019
    Companies joining forces to tackle inequality SOURCE: Mars, Incorporated SUMMARY:Summary Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG […]
  • One Step Forward to Transform Education August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Schneider Electric DESCRIPTION:by Veronica (Nicki) Virina, Corporate Social Responsibility and Internal Comms Manager of Schneider Electric Philippines In what feels a lifetime ago, I was working in an NGO brokering some projects for schools. I was quite new to the world of CSR. I was still shocked at how forward-thinking companies can be with their school […]
  • A Coffee Cup Free Zone August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: CNH Industrial DESCRIPTION:FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) is driving down waste at its facility in Betim, Minas Gerais State in North Eastern Brazil, by eliminating single use cups. All 120 employees at the location’s state of the art technical center received a ‘zero-waste cup kit’ consisting […]
  • Governor Northam Announces Major Donation from Smithfield Foods to Support Programs for Homeless Veterans August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Smithfield Foods DESCRIPTION:RICHMOND, Va., August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $150,000 to support state programs for homeless veterans and their families. Governor accepted the donation from Smithfield Foods on behalf of the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF) during […]
  • From Farm to Table: Online Company Increasing Incomes of Turkish Small-scale Farmers by Connecting Them Directly to Consumers August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Business Call to Action (BCtA) SUMMARY:Turkish company Tarlamvar is reviving the small-scale farming industry by promoting organic and sustainable farming, while connecting local farmers to consumer markets  DESCRIPTION:ISTANBUL, August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fair trade company Tarlamvar has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to revitalize Turkey’s small-scale farming sector by providing livelihood opportunities to […]
  • Bringing Pro Bono Stories to Life | Taproot Foundation's Advisory Service Newsletter August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Taproot Foundation DESCRIPTION:Good stories spark admiration. Great stories spark action.  Pro bono service has the ingredients for a great story—diverse perspective, cross-sector collaboration, personal and professional growth, all in service of positive social change. But we know storytelling isn't that simple.  And yet, capturing and sharing captivating stories of impact has become more important than […]
  • How ON Semiconductor Products Make a Difference in the Community August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: ON Semiconductor DESCRIPTION:How Our Products Make a Difference in the Community As a global company with approximately 70 sites worldwide and over 29,000 products, we are proud to showcase our accomplishments in enhancing our global community. We have components in medical devices, fitness trackers and smartwatches, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, charging stations, and solar […]
  • New Mobile Phone Services Empower Rural Businesses in Cote D’Ivoire August 23, 2019
    by Brian Doe, Regional Director for West Africa and the Middle East SOURCE: Whole Foods Market Foundations DESCRIPTION:Last month I went Cote D’Ivoire to visit Whole Planet Foundation long-time microfinance partner Premiere Agence de Microfinance (PAMF), who administers group microloans to rural entrepreneurs and farmers. This visit allowed me to observe the initial roll-out of a […]
  • New Machines Pair Performance & Sustainability August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Caterpillar Inc. DESCRIPTION:Caterpillar customers want to reduce energy costs and associated emissions – but they can’t afford to sacrifice power in the process. With new Cat® machines for a range of applications, they don’t have to compromise. Learn more about how the new machines pair performance and sustainability.  Tweet me: New Cat® machines pair […]
  • Beijing 2008 Legacy Dovetails With 2022 Winter Games to Boost Sports Participation in China August 23, 2019
    On the 11th anniversary of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, the main legacy of the event is clear to see across China: a massive increase in sports participation amongst the world’s largest population. SOURCE: International Olympic Committee DESCRIPTION:It is a legacy that is set to be further enhanced by Beijing’s hosting of the 2022 Olympic […]
  • Bacardi and Mercy Corps Team Up to Support Small Businesses in the US Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten Through Free Mentoring and Innovation Challenge August 23, 2019
    Share innovative ideas, receive free business mentoring, and enter to win cash prizes of up to $5,000.00 SOURCE: Bacardi Limited DESCRIPTION:ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands and GREAT BAY, St. Maarten, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After the 2017 storms, small businesses are still struggling to recover. The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps and Bacardi, the largest privately […]
  • 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV to Offer 259 Miles of Range August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:DETROIT, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The game-changing Chevrolet Bolt EV will now take customers even farther. Starting with model year 2020, the Bolt EV will offer a remarkable EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge[1], a 21-mile increase over previous model years. The Chevrolet Bolt EV’s winning combination of long range […]
  • Freeport-McMoRan’s PT Freeport Indonesia Partnership Fund Supports Education for Indigenous Children August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Freeport-McMoRan DESCRIPTION:August 23, 2019 - PT Freeport-Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) provides educational facilities and support for local community members. The LPMAK sponsors the cost of boarding school for children of the seven local indigenous tribes near the PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) operations. Over 1000 students are now studying at the following […]
  • SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: SunTrust Foundation DESCRIPTION:ATLANTA, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/—The SunTrust Foundation today announced the winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and Midwest. The awards support the work of the organizations to build self-sufficient families and more financially confident communities […]
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  • Tetra Pak Becomes First Carton Packaging Company to Launch Paper Straws in Europe August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Tetra Pak DESCRIPTION:August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has started field testing​ its paper straws for beverage products with customers in Europe. The move means Tetra Pak is the first carton packaging company to provide such straws for beverage cartons in the region. The company also announced its intention to publish and […]
  • Alliance Data: Embracing Change and the Environment August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Alliance Data DESCRIPTION:We recognize that the natural environment is under increasing strain: ecosystems and wildlife are being threatened and climate change is creating a growing uncertainty for societies and economies. These issues are real and relevant to our clients and associates. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint and deliver social and economic benefits […]
  • August is #SubaruLovesLearning Month August 23, 2019
    SOURCE: Subaru of America DESCRIPTION:This August, Subaru, our retailers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are teaming up for the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Through this initiative, Subaru and our retailers are supporting the AAAS by donating over 75,000 award-winning science books and supplies to schools across the country. You can […]
  • An Open Letter to the Business Roundtable August 22, 2019
    SOURCE: Benevity DESCRIPTION:At the risk of being a drowned voice in a sea of many, I’d like to passionately applaud the 181 CEOs in your membership that signed on to support a new, modernized definition of “the purpose of a corporation”— one that expands beyond simply maximizing shareholder returns to be more inclusive of actions […]
  • How Sappi Innovates With the Customer in Mind August 22, 2019
    SOURCE: Sappi North America DESCRIPTION:At Sappi, we are known for our history of paper innovation—but we don’t stop there. This past year we’ve launched an unprecedented amount of investments and initiatives all to support our customers and business. With our portfolio of high-quality sustainable products, including our new paperboard packaging, along with our outreach and […]
  • Mohawk Cushions the Fight Against Breast Cancer and Celebrates Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walkers August 22, 2019
    SOURCE: Mohawk Industries DESCRIPTION:CALHOUN, Ga. August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk expands its fight against breast cancer with its continuing support of the Susan G. Komen® 3-Day Walk. This year, Mohawk is not only donating more than 5,000 SmartCushion pads to comfort walkers and crew members, but it is also teaming up with retail partners […]