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SPARK Continues to Ignite a Passion for Science Around the World

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From Europe and Asia to the Americas, MilliporeSigmai employees gave back to their local communities in more ways than one during SPARK Week, October 13-21, 2018. Not only did they teach Curiosity Labs™ lessons and host site tours, but they also brought science education to a low-income village and an orphanage, impacting thousands of students by providing them with hands-on experiments to spark their curiosity in science.

Teaching Flavors and Fragrances at Technorama OpenLab in Switzerland

Changing of the Guard

Symantec says goodbye to Vice President of CR Cecily Joseph as she leaves the department in Jaime Barclay’s capable hands
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Cecily Joseph has run Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) program for the past 13 years. This week she’s moving on to a new chapter in her life and is passing the reigns to Jaime Barclay, Senior Manager of CR at Symantec. Jaime has extensive experience in philanthropy and CR, and has been a dedicated Symantec employee for more than a decade.

We asked Cecily and Jaime to interview each other – to give us a look into their past work together as well what we can expect to see next. Here’s what we learned:

Timberland's Unwavering Commitment To Environmental And Social Responsibility

by Joseph DeAcetis
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Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the urban outdoor lifestyle. It is part of VF Corporation. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head (pun intended), with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of utility, craftsmanship and style.

Climate-risk Awareness Rises Among Corporations, Says New Report

12th annual “State of Green Business” reveals growing understanding of how sustainability issues help and hinder profits
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OAKLAND, Calif. and LONDON, February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A rising tide of companies around the world are waking up to the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and other environmental issues, according to a new report from Trucost, part of S&P Global, and GreenBiz Group.

Ingersoll Rand to Receive World Environment Center’s 2019 Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development

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February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 35th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingersoll Rand, Michael W.

Film Festival Features FedEx Cares 3-min Video

Eye-opening video shows FedEx reaching kids and communities worldwide
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The FedEx Global Citizenship department has entered a 3-minute FedEx Cares video for judging in an International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Film Festival. The video features how FedEx helps save lives and prevent injuries around the world.

NFL Names '1st and Future' Safety Innovation Winners

By Herbie Teope
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ATLANTA -- The NFL's path to improve player safety continued Saturday morning at the fourth annual "1st and Future" experience at the Ferst Center for the Arts at the Georgia Tech campus.

In this year's event, the NFL teamed with Arrow Electronics to host a live competition between five companies pitching innovative products and concepts aimed to enhance player health and safety. Additionally, four individuals were provided an opportunity to propose rule changes geared to reduce injuries on punt plays based on data.

The Future of Gender Equality in the Workplace

By Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.
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Last week, I sat on a panel with Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and Goldman Sachs Managing Director Dina Powell to discuss the state of gender equality in the workplace at Bloomberg’s annual ‘The Year Ahead Davos’. Our conversation focused on the financial imperative for representation across organizations – from the trading floor to the boardroom – and the key trends driving the evolution of equality. Following our productive discussion, I came away with four major factors catalyzing this change:

Business Leaders on the Value of the Bloomberg GEI

By Kiersten Barnet, Manager, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
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This month, Bloomberg released the 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which includes 230 companies across industries that are committed to transparency in gender reporting and promoting equality. In my role as the head of the Index, I have had the opportunity to connect with business leaders from many of these organizations and gain a stronger insight into why companies report gender data and the value in participating.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Commitment to Connect 10 Million Children to the Benefits of Gardens and Greenspaces by 2023

Gro More Good initiative will improve children’s health and well-being through increased connections to gardening, fresh food, and time spent outdoors
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today announced the launch of Gro More Good, a national initiative that will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children over the next five years.

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