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Dow Named One of America's Most Just Companies by Forbes and Just Capital

Earns top spot and Stakeholder Seal among chemical companies in the workers category
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MIDLAND, Mich., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/– Dow (NYSE:DOW) announced today that it has been named to the Forbes JUST 100 list and is the top scoring chemical company in the workers category. Forbes and JUST Capital publish this list annually to showcase companies doing right by all their stakeholders. Dow is recognized for its commitment to serving its employees, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders.

MetLife Named to “Just 100” List of Best Corporate Citizens

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NEW YORK, October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ — MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has been named one of America’s 100 Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital, in recognition of its commitment to serving the needs of all of its stakeholders, including employees, customers, communities, and shareholders. 

Putting Purpose Into Action: Sustainability Strategy

Excerpts from the 2020 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report.
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Our approach focuses on identifying our material sustainability issues, tracking expectations and performance against them, and reporting our progress and aspirations.

Our approach focuses on identifying our material sustainability issues, tracking expectations and performance against them, and reporting our progress and aspirations.

OUR MATERIAL ISSUES

We undertake regular reviews to monitor and assess our top sustainability issues — from product innovation to supplier and customer engagement.

We focus on issues that:

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at NRG

Our virtual, yet unified celebration
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From September 15 - October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the wealth of contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American history and culture. And while we continue to practice social distancing for the health and safety of our employees, it has never been more important to remain connected. 

COVID-19 Grants Help Pretzel Factory, Small Businesses in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana

Minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses assisted by Duke Energy and local chambers
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Even a pretzel factory in Northern Kentucky couldn’t escape the COVID-19 pandemic.

When COVID-19 regulations shut down a majority of Marilyn Baker’s Yankee Doodle Deli customer base, she lost almost all her wholesale accounts. “I posted on social media that I thought I would be closing,” Baker said. “Financially, I was looking at a bleak situation.”

Helping Women Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive in the Digital Economy

How the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is collaborating with Grameen America and other community development finance institutions (CDFIs) to help expand access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs.
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Sheila founded Liha, her mobile boutique in a converted delivery truck, in the heart of New York City’s Harlem community. For the past few years, she and her shop have been fixtures in the neighborhood, where the store thrived. “When people see more women of color running and owning (businesses) and living independently, that empowers not only the community but the world,” says Sheila, who is Black.

Medtronic: Putting Purpose into Action

FY20 Integrated Performance Report Announces Goal for Carbon Neutrality by FY30, and Outlines Progress on Pay Equity and COVID-19 Response
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Global corporate citizenship is instrumental to the work we do and how we operate. With today’s release of the Medtronic Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Integrated Performance Report we share our progress in key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) areas. This includes surpassing our FY20 environmental performance goals and setting a goal to go carbon neutral in our operations by FY30; achieving 100% global gender pay equity in many countries including the United States; and increasing global access to ventilators and other technology to aid in COVID-19 response.   

Booz Allen VP Michael Ruiz Talks Cuban American Upbringing and Turning Obstacles into Superpowers

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Every year from September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and histories of Americans whose ancestors come from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Spain.

Underscores its Commitment to the Clean Energy Transition with Launch of National Grid Renewables

Rollout of new National Grid Renewables brand emphasizes the important role renewable energy will play in the company’s efforts to decarbonize the energy system
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WALTHAM, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Min., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

Medtronic Named One of America's Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital

Company Also Ranked #13 Last Month on Fortune's 2020 'Change the World' List
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DUBLIN, Oct. 14, 2020 /3BL Media / -- Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, has been named one of America's most JUST companies, ranking 29th overall on the 'Forbes JUST 100' list for 2021 and first in its industry category of Healthcare Equipment and Services. This placement recognizes companies doing right by all their stakeholders – workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders – as defined by the American public.

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