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Abbott Included on 2018 Fortune Change the World list

Fortune recognizes Abbott for creating positive social impact through business
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Today Fortune magazine announced its "Change the World" list, recognizing companies that are delivering shared value by making an important social or environmental impact through their core business strategy and operations. Fortune included Abbott on the list of leading companies, highlighting work to help dairy farmers through a nutrition supply chain initiative.

Republic Services Driver Helps Return Stolen Vehicle in Texas

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On August 16th, KENS 5 aired a report of a stolen vehicle in San Antionio. The next day, a Republic Services driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, spotted the vehicle while at an apartment complex on his route. He blocked the car into its parking space, staying with it until police arrived.

Social Responsibility: Worthy, but Worthwhile?

Insurance professionals considering establishing CSR programs should know what the data has to say about CSR’s significance to consumers.
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Today’s large companies understand the value and need for corporate social responsibility (CSR): “green” programs, charitable donations, volunteerism and more. Considering the size, influence and resources found at such companies, it may not be difficult for them to establish, monitor and publicize high-profile corporate social responsibility efforts.

Read the full article on BenefitsPro.com.

 

Elevating your Role in Cyber Security Through Passion

by Jonathan Omansky, Senior Director of Operations
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During my time as a hiring manager of cyber security talent, I’ve reviewed thousands of resumes.  Many of these resumes detail varied levels of experience, education, projects, and knowledge.  However, one of the most important qualities in hiring, and one that I rarely see come through on paper is passion. 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Combines Financial and Non-financial Reporting in Its Latest Annual Report

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has released its annual report for the 2018 financial year. The report includes a comprehensive view of the Bank’s non-financial progress and performance and is supplemented by a number of Spotlight articles detailing the Bank’s approach to financial education, financial wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, customer advocacy and climate change.

Republic Services® Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet Serving Greater Denver Area

More than half of its Colorado fleet now powered by the domestic fuel source
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DENVER, August 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services® announced today the addition of 17 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by the Company throughout Colorado to 108.

Keybank Provides $38.4 Million in Total Financing for the Construction of Affordable Housing in Texas

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CLEVELAND, August 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) has provided $38.4 million in total financing for the construction of Del Valle Apartments in Austin, TX. The CDLI team provided a $9 million equity bridge loan, with a $29.4 million Freddie Mac Tax Exempt Loan (TEL) Forward Commitment component arranged by Key’s Commercial Mortgage Group.

Domtar Diaper Donations Bring Dignity and Comfort to Those in Need

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Our absorbent hygiene products are used by people around the world. They help bring health, dignity and comfort to infants, children and adults in communities throughout North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Domtar diaper donations help ensure that everyone has access to these important products.

Survey: Take Back the Lunch Break with Tork: How Do You Stack Up?

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Taking a lunch break has been shown to boost productivity, engagement and even happiness at work, according to new research from Tork. That’s no small feat for a short break. We want to hear from you – are you reaping the benefits that come with taking lunch? Take the survey below and see where you stack up compared to 1,600 other employees surveyed in North America.

Take the survey here

Pedaling for a Cure

Team ScottsMiracle-Gro participates in Pelotonia’s 10th anniversary bike tour.
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Over 100 associates from ScottsMiracle-Gro recently participated in Pelotonia.

Pelotonia is an annual bike tour and nonprofit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, that raises money for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

The associate group, known as Team ScottsMiracle-Gro, has been raising money for Pelotonia since the beginning of the year. Hundreds of associates from around the world have made donations to this year’s team.

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