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eBay Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Internet Sales Tax

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Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process.

Women in Finance: Plant Your Garden and Tend It

How finance could and should be a tool for good
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by Jane Carten, President and Director, Saturna Capital 

Smithfield Foods Donates More than 70,000 Pounds of Protein to Food Banks Across America

Smith’s Food and Drug Joins Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food and Drug to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Utah Food Bank. Smithfield also contributed nearly 35,000 pounds of protein to the Maryland Food Bank. Smithfield’s contributions are part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.

Sodexo Inducted into DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame

An Honor Bestowed to Only Six U.S. Companies For Longstanding Diversity and Inclusion Accomplishments
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today the company’s induction into the inaugural DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame -- an honor bestowed to only six U.S. companies -- for exceptional human capital management accomplishments and superior corporate values and culture.

Impact at Work: WakeEd Partnership Project Spotlight

by Lauren Chasanoff
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I had the exciting opportunity to interview Nancy Merritt and Tim Lavallee of WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a nonprofit organization in Raleigh, North Carolina that engages, informs, and mobilizes the business community and community-at-large in collaboration with the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) to provide every student with excellent educational opportunities, highly effective teachers, and strong leaders.

How Mars Inc. Aligns Sustainability With Biz Strategy: Q&A With Supply Chain Exec

By Jennifer Hermes
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Global food manufacturer Mars Inc. recently made public the fact that the global carbon footprint from its extended supply chain is equivalent to a country roughly the size of Panama. But last week, the company announced its new commitment to reduce its GHG emissions from its full value chain by 27% by 2025, and by 67% by 2050 (from 2015 levels).

The Academy of Country Music Partners With Aflac to Present First Ever Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor

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The Academy of Country Music has officially announced a partnership with Aflac for an incredible new award.

The charitable arm of the academy, ACM Lifting Lives, is teaming up with the voluntary insurance company to present the first-ever Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor. The award will go to someone for his or her “remarkable and selfless dedication to bringing the healing power of music to those who are in need,” according to a statement released by the charity.

Taproot Convenes Leaders From 80+ Cross Sector Companies and Organizations at 7th Annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit

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April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The social sector is rapidly evolving to meet the needs of its communities. How can corporations and their human capital step up, make an impact and address the infrastructure challenges of nonprofits? On April 18 and 19, the Taproot Foundation will convene 80+ leaders from corporations, nonprofits, philanthropies and government to explore emerging trends in pro bono at the 7th annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit in San Francisco.

Traceability Is a Must for Companies With Zero-Deforestation Pledges

By Julie Nash
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Unilever and Nestlé made waves in February when they became the first global food companies to publish their entire palm oil supply chains — both their direct suppliers and the mills that indirectly supply them. Palm oil is a key ingredient for many of the companies’ products, from margarine to candy to soap and shampoo; yet, it has been a thorn in the side of their zero-deforestation commitments.

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