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Gildan Signs New AAFA/FLA Apparel and Footwear Industry Commitment for Responsible Recruitment

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In October, Gildan joined industry peers as a signatory of a multi-stakeholder initiative to safeguard workers in the global apparel supply chain.

Whole Kids Foundation Awards Bee Hive Grants to Three Chicago Schools

Grants support school bee hives, children’s education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in food systems
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AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it has awarded Bee Hive Grants to three schools in Chicago with money raised from the inaugural Give Bees a Chance campaign this past summer. Grant recipients include Smyth IB World School, Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School and Community Christian Alternative Academy. Each school will receive support for an educational bee hive on campus, providing students with learning opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition, business and agriculture.

Gut Check: Data is Valuable, But There’s Something Else

By Jeffrey Whitford
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I recently had two pertinent reminders about my gut—and no I’m not talking about my microbiome, though this is an increasingly hot topic for us at the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germanyi.

I often have a continual, inner dialogue with myself. This may be a side effect of being an only child and figuring out how to entertain myself, or a sign of something else. A lot of that dialogue comes from an attempt to be better in practice at reflection and learning lessons as they’re happening—allowing me to implement feedback in real-time.

Mayors of Leading Cities in North America Join Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York 2019

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December 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ Leading US mayors join CEOs and business leaders from North America’s most innovative, responsible brands to discuss how to lead the change to a sustainable future through investments, collaboration and innovation at Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, March 18-19.

How Agile CSR Software Helps You Make a Bigger Impact

by Jeff Summers
Blog
What is Agile CSR Software?
 
The true definition of agile is “able to move quickly and easily” and when it comes to project management, it’s often used to describe a method to developing software. So while agile software is the process in which it is built, the software itself can also work with agility to provide users with a better experience.
 

Notable Women in NonProfits 2018

Carolyn Bloodworth Secretary/Treasurer, Consumers Energy Foundation and CMS Energy Foundation
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Carolyn Bloodworth is an effective team builder who works tirelessly to meet the basic needs of Michigan residents through Consumers Energy Foundation and Consumers Energy employee volunteers.

Whole Kids Foundation Awards Bee Hive Grants to Two Washington, D.C. Schools

Schools Grants support school bee hives, children’s education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in food systems
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, December 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it has awarded Bee Hive Grants to two schools in Washington, D.C. with money raised from the inaugural Give Bees a Chance campaign held this summer. Grant recipients include District of Columbia International School and Hearst Elementary School. Each school will receive support for an educational bee hive on campus, providing students with learning opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition, business and agriculture learning opportunities.

GRI Reporting’s Impact on ESG Ratings

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Two years ago, the sustainability business community elected me to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council (SC).  Thank you, it has been an honor to represent you.  I recently traveled to Amsterdam to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council.  I thought our readers might like to hear some of what we discussed and learned.

Points of Light Seeks the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

The Civic 50 Annual Survey Recognizes Leaders in Community Building and Corporate Citizenship
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ATLANTA, December 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Points of Light opens The Civic 50 survey, an annual initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, The Civic 50 serves to recognize stronger corporate commitment to community through engagement, volunteerism, and social impact strategies.  

Participation in The Civic 50 survey is open to companies with revenue of $1 billion or higher, that are prioritizing community-building, enhancing corporate citizenship, and delivering innovative employee volunteer programs.

21CF Meets Goal of Positively Impacting 1 Million People in 2018

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Earlier this year, 21CF set the goal of making a difference in the lives of 1 million people around the world in 365 days. The 1M/365 campaign was a powerful way to harness the collective impact of colleagues across 21CF in a unique year. From volunteering time to providing funding and other resources to worthy non-profits, the company aimed to make a positive impact wherever and however it could.

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