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Common Impact Connections: A Quarterly Newsletter

In this issue: new program models, new team members and a new podcast!
Newsletter

Happy Fall! Common Impact is excited to head into the last few months of 2018 (can you believe it?) with new initiatives under our belt and a wealth of inspiration. Over the past eight months, we have had the opportunity to define and launch new models for scaled impact, interview everyday leaders from all backgrounds to understand how they create a meaningful impact in their communities, build our internal capacity by hiring new rock star team members and create new partnerships that enable inclusive and sustainable social progress.

Shire Says 'Thank You' to Clinical Research Patient Volunteers

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Shire conveys our gratitude to clinical research study participants, very important people who are directly responsible for helping potential new medicines become available to patients in need.

Learn more about Shire’s approach to clinical trials at https://www.shiretrials.com/

Duke Energy to Invest $500 Million in Battery Storage in the Carolinas Over the Next 15 Years

Summary: 
  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project
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  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project

Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger

A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
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By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach

One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the ongoing threat to food security and development gains across much of the planet.

How Would Your Day Be Different Without Water?

Raising awareness about the value of water and sustainable water infrastructure through Imagine a Day Without Water
Press Release

October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On October 10, 2018, Tetra Tech is participating in the fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a day of education and advocacy sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign.

Tetra Tech is among hundreds of organizations that are raising awareness about the importance of water in daily life and the crucial need for investment in water infrastructure to ensure that no community is left without safe and reliable water.

KeyBank Expands Corporate Responsibility Leadership Team

Kelli Arnold named Director of Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement; Eric Fiala appointed Director of Corporate Community Initiatives & Relations
Press Release

CLEVELAND, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank has expanded its Corporate Responsibility leadership team to further drive KeyBank’s commitment to helping communities thrive.  As part of the expansion, Kelli Arnold has been named director of Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement and Eric Fiala has been appointed Director of Corporate Community Initiatives & Relations.

Global Reporting Initiative Co-launches Impact Management Project

Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Corporate Activism and the Future of Sustainable Business

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Due to the accelerating "CEO Activism," or "Corporate Activism," trend, employees are demanding for companies to demonstrate what their values are and what they mean by integrity. How will this impact the future of sustainable business?

Join us at BSR18 to explore this topic more.

Strengthening Clean Energy with a Diverse Workforce

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by Kristen Graf, Executive Director, WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy)

Subaru Share the Love® Event Returns for Its Eleventh Consecutive Year in 2018

2018 National Charitable Partners Include ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America® and National Park Foundation
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CAMDEN, N.J., October 10, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the return of its annual Share the Love event in 2018. Eleven years running, this year’s Share the Love event marks the third consecutive year there will be no cap placed on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. At the culmination of this year, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $140 million donated since Share the Love event started in 2007.

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