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Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 19 - Colleen Olphert, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

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Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Colleen Olphert, Director of Membership and Member Services at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC). Since 1985, BCCCC has been helping companies align corporate citizenship objectives and business goals to create a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Merck Named on 2019 Best Places to Work List for LGBTQ Equality by Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Company earned a 100% score on the Workplace Equality Scorecard for the seventh year in a row
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Merck has been named a 2019 best place to work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This marks the seventh year in a row that the company received 100% on HRC's Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including domestic partner benefits, surrogacy, parental leave and adoption benefits.

FORTUNE and Great Place to Work Name Merck to Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma List

Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace culture
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FORTUNE and Great Place to Work have honored Merck as one of the 2019 Top 10 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma. Merck was certified a Great Place to Work in September and made the Best Workplaces list in 2018. 

Bechtel Releases 2019 Annual Report Showing Strong Financial and Sustainability Performance

Innovation and customer success drive last year’s results at global leader in engineering, procurement and construction
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April 17, 2019 - Today, Bechtel Corporation released its Annual Report showing it ended 2018 in a healthy financial position. Through helping customers deliver their most important projects and in making important progress on its own sustainability goals, Bechtel reinforced its standing as a trusted engineering, procurement and construction partner to industries and governments worldwide.

In 2018, which marked Bechtel’s 120th anniversary, the company achieved:

Dr. Monika Lessl to Lead Both the Bayer Science and the Bayer Cares Foundations

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LEVERKUSEN, Germany, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer’s Board of Management has appointed Dr. Monika Lessl as Bayer Foundations’ executive committee member to lead both the Bayer Science Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation. This role will be integrated into her current leadership of Bayer’s Corporate Innovation and R&D function.

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on Responsible Tin Sourcing

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HERTFORDSHIRE, England and ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation across the entire tin value chain and further strengthen progress on responsible production and sourcing of tin.

Leadership that Drives Results

Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom
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In a world where there are more men named ‘John’ than women of any name leading the 500 largest publicly traded corporations in the world, is there any wonder there would be enthusiasm around Skytop Strategies‘ ‘Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom’ conference?

The Rise of ESG Indicators

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The Responsible Business Summit, hosted by London-based Ethical Corporation, is among the most well attended events by leaders from all sectors, providing a space for strategic discussions on business’ role in addressing our most important systemic challenges. In March, RBS New York convened 400 CEOs, along with mayors, investors, and nonprofit leaders to share insights and map out strategies for a sustainable future—one that the private sector will play a major part in shaping.

Profit Through Purpose: Eight Years of Pioneering and Learning

Unilever’s latest Sustainable Living Report shows how brands are innovating for impact
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April 16, 2019 - We’re eight years into our 10-year Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and have made significant progress across many of our ambitious targets.  We have also learnt a lot during that time. Not least that new technologies, new business models and new ways of thinking are all vital to creating the change the world needs – quickly and at scale. 

While we still face many challenges and don’t have all the answers, it’s clear that doing things differently will continue to be a key driver of our growth.

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