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  • Fortune Ranks Comcast NBCUniversal #3 on 'Best Big Companies to Work For' List February 18, 2019
    SOURCE: Comcast Corporation DESCRIPTION:Comcast NBCUniversal was named one of the 2019 FORTUNE “Best Big Companies to Work For,” ranking #3 on the inaugural list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. It’s an honor to be on this list, alongside many other impressive companies. This recognition is a reflection of all of our fantastic […]
  • Aflac and CMN Hospitals Named a 2019 Halo Awards Finalist February 18, 2019
    SOURCE: Aflac DESCRIPTION:Engage For Good’s Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts. This prestigious CSR, cause marketing and corporate social impact award focuses on initiatives where brand purpose and social impact intersect to help build a better world and […]
  • 75% of Schneider Electric Employees Are Covered by the Group’s New Global Family Leave Policy February 18, 2019
    SOURCE: Schneider Electric DESCRIPTION:At Schneider Electric, we believe ‘Great People Make Schneider Electric a Great Company'. Our Diversity and Inclusion ambition is to provide equal opportunities to everyone everywhere and to ensure all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best. What defines family, life and work for our people is changing everyday. […]
  • Consumers Energy Foundation Calls for Planet Awards Applications Supporting Michigan’s Natural Resources with $500,000 February 18, 2019
    Nonprofits Could Receive Up To $250,000 Each; Applications Due March 18 SOURCE: Consumers Energy DESCRIPTION:JACKSON, Mich., February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is strengthening its commitment to Michigan’s environment by announcing new plans to provide $500,000 to nonprofits for projects aiming to preserve, restore and protect Michigan’s natural resources. The first Planet […]
  • These Employees Invented a Device That Could Save Lives February 18, 2019
    With the help of other Duke Energy employees, their idea is becoming a reality SOURCE: Duke Energy DESCRIPTION:Rick Freeman left work thinking about a conversation he had with his co-worker Brandon Garrison about how to improve a safety process at Allen Steam Station. The next day, he came back to work with an idea that […]
    Kate Finegan
  • European Commission Is Planning to Update the Non-Binding Guidelines on Non-financial Reporting February 18, 2019
    SOURCE: GRI DESCRIPTION:The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the European Commission in July 2018 has published its first report on companies' disclosure of climate-related information in January 2019.    The adverse events associated with climate change cause damage to people and ecosystems, cost millions in damage, and disrupt business. And businesses […]
  • Ingersoll Rand Receives United Way “Spirit of North Carolina Award” for Citizenship Efforts in Central Carolina February 18, 2019
    Award honors campaign excellence, employee volunteerism and $1.4 million donation to address critical hunger, housing and shelter needs SOURCE: Ingersoll Rand DESCRIPTION:February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, received the “Spirit of North Carolina” award in recognition of its excellence in conducting a United Way […]
  • GMAAN and Cadillac Discover 'The Power of Reinvention' February 18, 2019
    13th Annual Black History Month Program brings together GM employees and the community SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors African Ancestry Network (GMAAN), in partnership with Cadillac, discovered “The Power of Reinvention” during its 13th annual Black History Month Program. This year’s theme acknowledged the power of the organization’s collective […]
  • How These Dogs Are Trained to Save Lives in an Avalanche February 18, 2019
    by Jason Armesto SOURCE: Subaru of America DESCRIPTION:Marshall Thomson is a ski patroller in Crested Butte, Colo., but drove to southeast Nebraska to pick up his dog from a breeder at just 8 weeks old. The 12-hour ride back took 36 hours when Thomson and his puppy encountered what he describes as the worst snowstorm he’s seen […]
  • ASCSC Community Foundation Hosts Pop-Up Prom Dress Giveaway for 300 High School Students at Dignity Health Sports Park February 16, 2019
    AEG’s ASCSC Community Foundation teamed up with Stitches Tech Designing for Success Academy, and Becca’s Closet to provide 1,000 dresses for students to choose from SOURCE: AEG DESCRIPTION:AEG’s Dignity Health Sports Park’s ASCSC Community Foundation partnered with Becca’s Closet to host a pop-up prom dress giveaway at Dignity Health Sports Park for 300 high school […]
  • Going Green for a More Sustainable Business and Future February 15, 2019
    Symantec employees’ yearlong actions protect their communities and the environment SOURCE: Symantec DESCRIPTION:By Amanda Davis, Sr. Manager, CR and Environment A focus on the environment not only supports Symantec’s business objectives—it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. We launched the “Going Green in 2018” campaign to encourage […]
  • Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce “Cha-Ching™ Money Smart Kids!” Elementary School Contest Winner February 15, 2019
    – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards Larry Miller Intermediate School $10,000, a Fun Financial Literacy Event for Students and $1,000 for a Charity of their Choice – SOURCE: Discovery Education DESCRIPTION:SILVER SPRING, Md., February 15, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, and Discovery Education, the […]
  • Human Rights Must be Front and Center for Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Privacy February 15, 2019
    SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc. DESCRIPTION:Artificial intelligence and the internet of things have the potential to drive unprecedented productivity, reduce pollution, and improve human health. With the rollout of advanced, high speed wireless connectivity known as 5G in the next few years, the number of connected devices will explode: 28.5 billion devices are expected to be […]
  • PNC Joins the Business Coalition for the Equality Act February 15, 2019
    SOURCE: PNC Financial Services Group DESCRIPTION:PNC has joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to members of the LGBTQ+ community as are provided to other protected groups under federal law. The Business Coalition for […]
    Gina Sibilia
  • When You Realize, It’s Not Just You. – Shedding Light on Gender and Navigating Academia February 15, 2019
    SOURCE: University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability DESCRIPTION:Or how two professors are bringing awareness and a voice to gender issues in higher education: Erb Staffer Carolyn Kwant talks with Sara Soderstrom, Asst. Professor, University of Michigan and Maria Farkas, Asst. Professor, Department of Management, Imperial College Business School.  We’re not crazy.This journey […]
    Kate Finegan
  • Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good February 15, 2019
    From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad SOURCE: Business Call to Action (BCtA) DESCRIPTION:As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may […]
  • Duke Energy Earns EEI's ‘Emergency Recovery Award’ for Power Restoration Efforts in Carolinas After Hurricane Florence February 15, 2019
    SOURCE: Duke Energy DESCRIPTION:CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) “Emergency Recovery Award” for the company’s outstanding power restoration efforts after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina and South Carolina in September 2018. The Emergency Recovery Award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their […]
    Kate Finegan
  • Northern Trust Walk 'N Talk Encourages Employees to Meet Coworkers February 15, 2019
    SOURCE: Northern Trust DESCRIPTION:Walk 'N Talk is in full effect! Every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of February, our hashtagTempe partners are hosting a Walk and Talk networking opportunity during hashtagBlack History Month. Partners are encouraged to step away from their desk for 15 minutes and meet others throughout the office! About Northern TrustNorthern […]
  • Futurebuild Does WELL Announcing New Strategic Partner for 2019 February 15, 2019
    IWBI, Milliken and Herman Miller unite at Futurebuild 2019 to demonstrate the power of design with purpose SOURCE: International WELL Building Institute DESCRIPTION:LONDON, February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Futurebuild is solidifying its commitment to putting well-being at the heart of buildings and communities by announcing the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) as a strategic […]
    Kate Finegan
  • Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Has Exceeded Its Target Score of 5/10 for 2018, Achieving 6.10/10 February 15, 2019
    SOURCE: Schneider Electric SUMMARY:2018 turnover of Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services is up 13.8% compared to 2017 45.7% of Schneider Electric’s sales fall into its new Green Premium ecolabel 75% of Schneider Electric employees are covered by the Group’s new Global Family Leave Policy DESCRIPTION:RUEIL-MALMAISON, France February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - For the fourth year, Schneider […]