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By Request: CSE Returning to Toronto to Support Boom in Sustainability

Press Release

CHICAGO, August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) will be holding an unprecedented second session of its Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2018, in Toronto, October 25-26, 2018.  April’s training was sold out, requiring several participants to go on a waiting list.

Why all the interest in Sustainability Practitioner training? 

Electrification Project by Duke Energy and Golden State Foods to Save Fuel and Lower Emissions

Summary: 
  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year
Press Release
  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year

Las Vegas Sands Expands Commitment to Responsible Citizenship with Launch of Project Protect

Comprehensive Global Program Enhances Company Performance in Responsible Gaming, Anti-Money Laundering and Human Trafficking Prevention Practices
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, August 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aiming to strengthen community safeguards and demonstrate leadership in addressing critical social issues, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced Project Protect, a comprehensive global initiative to accelerate its performance in responsible gaming, anti-money laundering and human trafficking prevention.  

HanesBrands Reconocida Como Una de las Compañías Más Admiradas de CentroAmérica Y El Caribe

Press Release

WINSTON-SALEM, CAROLINA DEL NORTE, 7 de agosto, 2018 /3BL Media/ – La revista Forbes reconoció a HanesBrands, empresa socialmente responsable líder en el mercado prendas para vestir de uso cotidiano, como una de las compañías más admiradas de Centroamérica y el Caribe. Hanes es la única compañía del rubro textil y de confección que forma parte de este primer ranking realizado en la región.

HanesBrands Recognized as One of Most-Admired Companies in Central America and the Caribbean

Press Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Forbes magazine has recognized HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel, as one of the most-admired companies in Central America and the Caribbean. Hanes is the only apparel company included in the region’s inaugural ranking.

America’s Charities and Pinkaloo Unveil New Employee Giving and Engagement Solution

New Partnership Powers Modern Giving That Enables Employers to Scale Impact and Donors to Give on Their Own Terms
Press Release

Washington, D.C., August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, which inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about, today unveiled a new employee giving solution in partnership with Pinkaloo, a Baltimore-based technology company that uses data and technology to power growth in philanthropic giving all across the planet.

From Royal Inspiration to Royal Recognition

Summary: 

Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to address societal and environmental issues. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Nick Coates, Principal ITSM Solutions Engineer, Production Engineering, in our Reading UK office.

Celebrating Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter & Community Leader Nick Coates
Blog

Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to address societal and environmental issues. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Nick Coates, Principal ITSM Solutions Engineer, Production Engineering, in our Reading UK office.

6 Times Fair Trade Funds Supported Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
Blog

Look at any community around the world that works with Fair Trade, from the smallest village in Uganda, to a coastal fishing town in Mexico, and you'll see that no two have the same exact set of needs. That’s why Fair Trade USA leaves power in the hands of committees of farmers and workers to decide for themselves how the additional funds earned through Fair Trade—called Community Development Funds—will be spent. Regardless of those unique challenges, many see education as the most promising solution.

Diversity in the Newsroom: Time to Address the Elephant in the Room

By Laura Zelenko
Article

Research has shown over and over again that building a diverse workforce isn’t only the right thing to do, but it also gives businesses a competitive advantage. Diversity encourages innovation and creativity, enables discussions and decision-making drawing on a broad range of perspectives and helps to develop and retain versatile talent. Newsrooms globally still have a long way to go in creating and maintaining diversity, and that is a cause for concern.

Changing the Mindset from Old Power to New Power in the Arts

Blog

In Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’ new book, New Power: How Power Works in our Hyperconnected World and How to Make it Work for You, the authors define “old power” like a currency (held by a few) and “new power” like a current (open, participatory and peer-driven).

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