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PNC's PREPARE4LIFE Program

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As a financial services company, PNC is committed to promoting financial well-being for our customers and our employees. In 2017, PNC introduced Prepare4Life, a campaign to help employees understand how to get the most financial value from PNC’s benefits and programs. Initial outreach has included in-person seminars, webinars and articles on a range of benefits-related topics.

Tork Survey Reveals Lunch Break Impact on Workplace Engagement

Tork Encourages Companies to “Take Back the Lunch Break” and Bridge the Gap between Employer & Employee Lunch Misperceptions
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PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 16, 2018 / 3BL Media/  - Tork, an Essity brand, announces its “Take Back the Lunch Break” survey results, revealing a major disconnect between bosses and their employees when it comes to taking a lunch break.
 

2018 Powered by Women

From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
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Profiles by Ronald Ahrens, Tom Murray, Gary Witzenburg, Ilene Wolff  

Patti Poppe, President and CEO • CMS Energy, Consumers Energy

Employees: 7,822 • Revenue: $6.8B

As president and CEO of Jackson- based CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, the largest energy company in Michigan, Patti Poppe readily explains she’s never been happier in her career — a state of contentment best described by one of her favorite Japanese terms, ikigai.

Better Together: Workplace Giving & Volunteering

How an integrated, global program boosted a Fortune 500 financial services corporation’s participation by over 100%
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Leaders of a Fortune 500 financial services corporation’s CSR program believe that the company’s volunteering and gift matching programs are a differentiator—something that can truly set the company apart in attracting, retaining and engaging talented employees. This is especially important for a company located in the competitive hiring environment of Silicon Valley.

What’s Your Healthy Lifestyle?

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At Humana, one way we focus on the health of employees is the 100 Day Dash. We walk together as a company on our journey toward lifelong well-being. And, we share our healthy lifestyle, inspiring others to work on their own health and well-being.

Sustainable Ideas From the Suppliers

The ways UPS is Collaborating with Suppliers Extends Reach Sustainably
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As our business grows, we are entering into more contractual relationships with third parties, such as outside service providers (OSPs). OSPs are an important part of our delivery fleet in Western Europe, four times larger than our owned fleet in the region. Every day, OSPs in this region:
  • Operate 5,300 vehicles on the road
  • Make 344,000 stops
  • Deliver 519,000 packages

Duke Energy Foundation Grants Will Help Strengthen Nonprofits, Provide Access to the Arts in South Carolina

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  • Nearly $300,000 in community impact grants will benefit 11 organizations
  • Funding will support capacity building, cultural programs and training efforts across Palmetto State
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  • Nearly $300,000 in community impact grants will benefit 11 organizations
  • Funding will support capacity building, cultural programs and training efforts across Palmetto State

Duke Energy Boosts Economic Development and Job Growth with $275,000 in Urban Redevelopment Grants in Ohio and Kentucky

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  • Nine projects awarded $275,000 in Urban Revitalization grants
  • Duke Energy has issued $2.2 million in redevelopment grants to 65 projects in Greater Cincinnati since the program launched in 2011
  • Catalyst grants given to projects that aim to reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business expansion and workforce training opportunities
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  • Nine projects awarded $275,000 in Urban Revitalization grants
  • Duke Energy has issued $2.2 million in redevelopment grants to 65 projects in Greater Cincinnati since the program launched in 2011
  • Catalyst grants given to projects that aim to reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business expansion and workforce training opportunities

Developing Our People – Q&A With Jenine Ellefson, Vice President, People

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In our 2017 Sustainability Report, we show how our commitment to our people is at the forefront of everything we do. From recruitment to onboarding to succession planning, we are dedicated to growing the careers of everyone we hire. We sat down with Jenine Ellefson, our Vice President, People to talk about the many changes, successes and challenges we encountered in 2017, and how these stories have generated fruitful learning experiences and lasting value for the company.

VMware Citizen Philanthropists Organize Bangalore E-Waste Drive

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On July 21, 150 citizen philanthropists at VMware Bangalore designed a custom service learning project: door-to-door e-waste collection. In the weeks leading up to the drive, volunteers worked with local radio and newspapers, as well as businesses and social media influencers to promote the drive, and partnered with local nonprofits, Saahas and Ensyde, t

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