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Sodexo and Partner Campuses Fight Hunger in Local Communities by Making & Donating Tens of Thousands of Sandwiches

Hunger-Fighting Efforts are Part of World Kindness Day Celebrations
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – During the season of giving, Sodexo-sponsored teams of volunteers at colleges and universities are giving back to others by assembling more than 37,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for hunger-relief organizations throughout the western United States. This is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to fighting hunger in the communities in which it operates.

Booz Allen Plays Career Matchmaker for Military Spouses

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Military spouses are the backbone of military families. Studies show that supporting military spouse employment and closing the military spouse un/underemployment gap not only strengthens our nation’s economy, but also improves military readiness.

But for military spouses who want to work outside the home, the frequent relocations common to military life can seem an insurmountable barrier to building and maintaining a career. As a result, many military spouses find themselves unemployed or underemployed.

Hacking to Save Endangered Species: The London Zoohackathon

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The lives and work of software engineers and conservationists might seem worlds apart. However, last month the two came together at the Zoohackathon, hosted by ZSL London Zoo, in collaboration with Bloomberg and the U.S. Embassy London, to develop technological tools to protect endangered species around the world.

Homeless No More: A Friendship that Turned a Life Around

The homeless shelter wasn’t David Williams’ rock bottom; it was his springboard to a better life. Today, he’s a Wells Fargo home loan servicer who says a Wells Fargo volunteer helped him turn his life around.
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After years of joblessness, homelessness, and depression, David Williams began to turn his life around not long after he arrived at a homeless shelter in Des Moines, Iowa.

On first impression, it might appear that being in a homeless shelter would represent a low point in his life. But for Williams, that’s where he found himself again — and a life-changing friendship with John E. Johnson Jr., a community volunteer, Christian minister, and full-time customer service representative for Wells Fargo Home Lending.

Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project

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GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.

Duke Energy Joins Industry Initiative to Enhance Sustainability Reporting for Investors

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Pilot program aims to standardize reporting on environmental, social, governance and sustainability metrics.

 
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Pilot program aims to standardize reporting on environmental, social, governance and sustainability metrics.

 

ING, Mars, General Motors, and Siemens on Transforming Business

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December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ethical Corporation has just published a new intelligence report that discusses the need for transformational change in business, in order to meet the SDGs and 2 Degree target.

The content pack includes a 9-page briefing and a 1-hour webinar, both enabling you to learn how innovative businesses the like of ING, Siemens, General Motors, Verizon and MARS are looking to drive the required changes internally and externally, including:

General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - December 2017

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At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts are for the Birds
It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

Alliance Data Does It Again: Company Named a 2017 Best Workplace for Diversity by FORTUNE

Alliance Data ranks No. 57 on 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity
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At Alliance Data, 83 percent of our associates say their workplace is great, a statistic taken during from FORTUNE’s Great Place to Work survey of more than 1150 associates from across the U.S. Great Place to Work and FORTUNE evaluated employees’ experience at work with professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment of employees of different backgrounds. The ranking also accounted for the share of women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBTQ individuals in the workplace. Alliance Data is proud to announce that it took the No.

Black & Veatch Work on $1.3B Koch Fertilizer Plant Expansion Contributes to Water Award

Oklahoma Project Cited as Example of Collaboration for Water Management, Environment, Water Reuse
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a leading engineering and construction company with deep expertise in industrial water treatment, water reuse and water infrastructure, helped guide a Koch Industries subsidiary to an award-winning water treatment project at the Koch Fertilizer plant in Enid, Oklahoma.

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