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  • Abbott Named One of the Top Companies for Responsible Business on the JUST 100 List by Forbes and JUST Capital December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Abbott DESCRIPTION:Abbott was recently named one of America's Most JUST Companies by Forbes magazine and JUST Capital. The list recognizes the top 100 companies in the U.S. leading the way for responsible, sustainable business. To create the JUST 100 list, Forbes and Just Capital asked 81,000 Americans about what they most want to see […]
  • Solving the National Affordable Housing Crisis With Mercy Housing December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: America's Charities DESCRIPTION:Every day, millions of Americans have to sacrifice food, education, and healthcare because the cost of housing is so high. The numbers are grim: only one out of every four households who needs housing assistance gets it; more than one in four renters pays more than half of their income on housing costs; and […]
  • Mitigating Bias, Fostering Inclusion: Booz Allen Hosts “Day of Understanding” December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Booz Allen Hamilton DESCRIPTION:“He just looked like the right fit.” “I knew I could trust her the first time I saw her.” These superficial assumptions are known as unconscious bias. They cloud decision-making and hinder inclusivity in hiring, promotions, education, law enforcement, and beyond. On December 7, more than 200 Booz Allen Hamilton employees […]
  • Report: How Business Can Measure the Impact and ROI of Corporate Sustainability December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability DESCRIPTION:In partnership with the Erb Institute, Innovation Forum recently hosted a conference in Detroit that delved into the best ways to assess materiality, build a business case and deliver impact at scale. Participants from corporations, nonprofits and academia shared their approaches to measuring impact and […]
    John Arvanitis
  • Smithfield Foods Adds 250 Jobs in North Carolina With New Distribution Center December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Smithfield Foods DESCRIPTION:SMITHFIELD, Va., December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new distribution center in Tar Heel, North Carolina, which will create approximately 250 new jobs in the state. Smithfield invested more than $100 million into the over 500,000-square foot facility, about the size of eight football […]
    Kirsten Hipsky
  • With Girls Who Code, Viacom Develops a Pipeline of Future Tech Leaders December 14, 2018
    What’s it’s like to be one of the 20 women chosen for the four-year internship program. SOURCE: Viacom DESCRIPTION:In the summer of 2016, Sabrina Bergsten was a recent high school graduate preparing for her freshman year at Marist College. Rather than hang out at the beach, Bergsten spent her weekdays trekking in and out of […]
  • VMware Opens Its Discovery Center, Continuing Their Commitment to Innovation, Sustainability and Resilience December 14, 2018
    VMware opens state-of-the-art facility at Palo Alto campus where customers, partners and VMware employees from all over the world collaborate on innovations that matter SOURCE: VMware DESCRIPTION:Since our inception, we’ve strived to operate our business in a responsible and sustainable manner. From our global commitment to green building practices, to the order of magnitude our […]
    John Arvanitis
  • Study Puts Aflac in Top 5 for Workplace Culture December 14, 2018
    Survey conducted by culture data website Comparably ranks large, midsize and small US companies in areas including compensation and leadership SOURCE: Aflac DESCRIPTION:COLUMBUS, Ga., December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, is listed as a top five company in Comparably’s 2018 list of the 50 Best […]
  • Sysco is Committed to Seafood Sustainability December 14, 2018
    By Melissa Aronson SOURCE: Sysco DESCRIPTION:In 2009, Sysco Corporation – one of the largest purchasers of seafood in North America – began working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to assess and improve the sustainability of its seafood supply chain. Through this collaboration, Sysco committed in 2011 to source its top 10 Portico® brand (Sysco’s own […]
  • PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives Top Corporate Social Responsibility Awards December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Freeport-McMoRan DESCRIPTION:December 14, 2018 - Business News Indonesia magazine recently presented PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) with three corporate responsibility awards for 2018. The three awards are: Top Leader on Corporate Social Responsibility Commitment Top Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining sector Top Corporate Social Responsibility Infrastructure Program Some of PTFI’s honored infrastructure programs include […]
  • Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2019 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes December 14, 2018
    $10,000 grant unveiled to enhance K-12 access to STEM education SOURCE: Discovery Education DESCRIPTION:SILVER SPRING, Md., December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Siemens Foundation, one of the country’s premier organizations advancing STEM workforce development and education initiatives, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced […]
  • Keep America Beautiful Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Keep America Beautiful DESCRIPTION:Make a difference this holiday season by taking small steps that can make a meaningful difference by reducing waste and your carbon footprint. And since it’s the season of giving, share these eco-friendly tips with family and friends! Reuse newspaper and paper bags in place of wrapping paper for gifts. Don’t […]
  • Notable Women in NonProfits 2018 December 14, 2018
    Carolyn Bloodworth Secretary/Treasurer, Consumers Energy Foundation and CMS Energy Foundation SOURCE: Consumers Energy DESCRIPTION:Carolyn Bloodworth is an effective team builder who works tirelessly to meet the basic needs of Michigan residents through Consumers Energy Foundation and Consumers Energy employee volunteers. “Throughout her tenure as director of Corporate Giving at Consumers Energy, she has raised hundreds […]
  • Merck Supports The Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Merck & Co., Inc. DESCRIPTION: At Merck, we aspire to improve the health and wellness of people worldwide, and to expand access to our medicines and vaccines. As part of our ongoing commitment to fighting neglected tropical diseases, Merck has announced a $500,000 grant to the World Health Organization’s Expanded Special Project for Elimination […]
    John Arvanitis
  • SCE, Car Manufacturers Share Insights on Future of EVs December 14, 2018
    Automakers encourage the utility to keep building charging infrastructure and educating the public about EVs at Veloz forum. SOURCE: Edison International DESCRIPTION:Building infrastructure for charging electric vehicles and educating customers about EVs are two key things electric utilities should be doing to help accelerate the adoption of electric cars in California, according to automakers who […]
    John Arvanitis
  • Whole Kids Foundation Awards Bee Hive Grants to Three Chicago Schools December 14, 2018
    Grants support school bee hives, children’s education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in food systems SOURCE: Whole Foods Market Foundations DESCRIPTION:AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it has awarded Bee Hive Grants to three schools in Chicago with money raised from the inaugural Give Bees […]
  • Arrow Electronics Poland Employees Help Families Through Holiday Donations December 14, 2018
    SOURCE: Arrow Electronics DESCRIPTION:Gdansk, Poland – Arrow Electronics employees in Gdansk, Poland, participated in the Noble Gift, a holiday campaign that provides aid to families in need nationwide. Through the campaign, the office sponsored a family for the holidays who lost everything in a fire, and gathered donations for their “wish list.” After raising the […]
  • How Agile CSR Software Helps You Make a Bigger Impact December 14, 2018
    by Jeff Summers SOURCE: CyberGrants DESCRIPTION:What is Agile CSR Software?  The true definition of agile is “able to move quickly and easily” and when it comes to project management, it’s often used to describe a method to developing software. So while agile software is the process in which it is built, the software itself can […]
    John Arvanitis
  • How Companies Can Use Data to Maximise Impact December 14, 2018
    It is possible for businesses to improve lives and be commercially successful – but harnessing the power of data management is crucial SOURCE: Business Call to Action (BCtA) DESCRIPTION:From developing an efficient clinical system in rural Kenya to providing a shareable source of clean energy in Rwanda, emerging inclusive businesses – those that engage people […]
    Kate Finegan
  • Gut Check: Data is Valuable, But There’s Something Else December 14, 2018
    By Jeffrey Whitford SOURCE: MilliporeSigma DESCRIPTION:I recently had two pertinent reminders about my gut—and no I’m not talking about my microbiome, though this is an increasingly hot topic for us at the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germanyi. I often have a continual, inner dialogue with myself. This may be a side effect […]