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75% of Schneider Electric Employees Are Covered by the Group’s New Global Family Leave Policy

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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. We need policies to address the diverse needs of all our employees, no matter who they are, where they live, and how they manage their unique life and work.

ASCSC Community Foundation Hosts Pop-Up Prom Dress Giveaway for 300 High School Students at Dignity Health Sports Park

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
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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 students from the surrounding area in the American Express Stadium Club on Friday, Feb. 8.

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce “Cha-Ching™ Money Smart Kids!” Elementary School Contest Winner

– 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 –
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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 leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced Larry Miller Intermediate School in New Concord, Ohio as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Contest.

Going Green for a More Sustainable Business and Future

Symantec employees’ yearlong actions protect their communities and the environment
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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 employees to take part in our environmental sustainability efforts, while also learning about opportunities for individual actions.

European Commission Is Planning to Update the Non-Binding Guidelines on Non-financial Reporting

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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.   

PNC Joins the Business Coalition for the Equality Act

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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 the Equality Act includes companies with operations in all 50 states, headquarters spanning 24 states and a combined $3.2 trillion in revenue. The 147 companies that make up the coalition employ over 7.5 million people in the U.S.

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Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Has Exceeded Its Target Score of 5/10 for 2018, Achieving 6.10/10

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  • 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
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  • 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

Companies Of All Shapes & Sizes Invest In Community

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Amazing that the three questions that launched the LBG Model in 1992 remain top of mind, 26 years later. All industries, corporate structures, areas of focus and size. 

The LBG Model has been demonstrating the value of community investment since 1992. Check out the Canadian version of the model at http://www.lbg-canada.ca.

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Are B Corps the Future of Business OR Just Another “Elite Charade for Changing the World”?

What’s the best way to solve our biggest problems? Government regulation or via market solutions?
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By Brad Zarnett

Having just read the book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by former New York Times columnist, Anand Giridharadas, and mostly agreeing with it, I thought that it would be interesting to read a critique by Jay Coen Gilbert, the co founder of the movement for Certified B Corporations, which happened to fall into the crosshairs of Giridharadas’ criticism.

Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

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Government regulation can be a blessing or a burden. In every case, it’s the result of a public process. In contrast, says Domtar CEO John D. Williams, too many of today’s extra-governmental, voluntary programs — shadow regulations — fall short of this process.

Shadow regulations are built on opaque algorithms and are of nebulous value, and they threaten the very transparency that legitimate sustainability regulations are supposed to advance.

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