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Tonya Berry Named VP of Operations Performance at Consumers Energy

by Selena Hill
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Consumers Energy, a public utility that provides natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million people in Michigan, named Tonya Berry as its new vice president of operations performance. Starting on Nov. 16, 2018, Berry will be responsible for improving work management processes within the gas and electric groups.

Berry has 20 years of experience deploying Lean methodologies in several industries. 

Corporate Social Responsibility: Being a Force for Good in an Era of Employee Activism

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Social activism has transformed America over the past two years. From the Women’s March to the NFL; from Net Neutrality to hurricane relief. And the sort of activism Americans are demonstrating has moved beyond marches, social media hashtags, and town hall meetings—it has entered the workplace.

Legg Mason Introduces New Global Education Benefits

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Legg Mason, Inc. has introduced a new educational benefit for global employees. Beginning immediately, employees can receive reimbursement for anything they want to learn. We call this program SEED (skills, education, enrichment and development).

“Legg Mason is focused on growth, and we believe that a hallmark of growth is a learning mindset,” said Patty Lattin, Legg Mason’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “This benefit, which we believe is unique in the asset management industry, is one of the many ways we’re working to hire and grow the best talent.”

VIDEO | Mohawk’s George Bandy Jr. | 2018 USGBC Leadership Award Recipient

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Last month, Mohawk Industries VP of sustainability and commercial marketing George Bandy Jr. was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with the prestigious USGBC Leadership Award. Bandy was presented with the accolade by Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC president and CEO, during a special ceremony in Chicago that coincided with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Making Good Happen at Work on #GivingTuesday

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The Common Impact team had the pleasure of spending #GivingTuesday in Boston with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for the first-ever Making Good Happen at Work conference in Boston. The conference brought together leaders from the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors for an interactive conversation on creating and tending an effective employee service and giving program.

Lockheed Martin Earns Seven ENERGY STAR Certifications, Three LEED Silver Ratings

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BETHESDA, Md., November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance on seven buildings, and U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver ratings on three buildings over the last twelve months. The company is an official ENERGY STAR partner.

Taking Safety Seriously: Sappi Hires EMTs On-Site at Somerset Mill

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When you work in a remote location, every second counts in an emergency. An ambulance typically takes eight to ten minutes to reach the Somerset Mill location, so early intervention can provide the best possible outcome. That’s why each member of the 15-person team of security guards at Somerset Mill is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician. They’re available at a moment’s notice to respond to any emergency.

CSR Participation: Co-workers Are 50% More Influential Than Bosses

Who cares what the CEO thinks? Not Millennials!
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Corporate bosses don’t motivate new generations of workers when it comes to philanthropy. Learn how to use viral engagement techniques to get your total workforce fired up about your programs. You will learn:

  • The raw facts about what motivates Millennials to act

  • How dashboards, gamification and online sharing work together to drive engagement

  • Most importantly, how to put these techniques to work for your organization

Stock Market Reactions to Long-Term Plans Measured for First Time

Quantifies market reaction in returns, volume of trades; Higher-quality long-term plans, larger reaction
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NEW YORK, November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Institutional investors act when they hear how companies will create value over the long-term.

VIDEO | Aflac CSR Hero Sherricka Day Highlights the Value of Investing in Employees

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When it comes to laws and regulations, Aflac employee and CSR Hero Sherricka Day knows her stuff. She is part of the Regulatory Compliance department, which helps ensure the company is compliant with state laws and regulations. Although her job can be tedious, Sherrika finds balance in the friendly, warm environment that Aflac cultivates.

“I think it’s very important for a company to show their appreciation and to invest in their employees. When you do that, then your employees will, in turn, do whatever it is that you need them to do to further your mission.”

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