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Rebuilding Together Announces Appointment of New Officers to Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs to individuals in need and revitalizes communities throughout the country, is pleased to announce new officers for 2018-2019.  

Kevin Rafferty (Houston, Texas) will serve as Chair, Guy Cecala (Bethesda, Md.) will serve as Vice Chair, Carrie Teffner (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) will serve as Treasurer and Jim Kelly (Rockville, Md.) will serve as Secretary.

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

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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).

Steady as a Rock: VMware's Pat Gelsinger Leads The CRN 2018 Top 100 Executives Pack

By Joseph Tsidulko
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As VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger prepared last month to raise funds for charity by climbing one of the world's highest peaks, he had already been scaling another mountain of sorts in his efforts over the past two years to transform the company.

Like Mount Kilimanjaro, which Gelsinger successfully hiked to help fund the construction of a girls' school in Kenya, the summit he was aiming for was high: reshape the company's public cloud strategy, transition its go-to-market strategy and solidify its relationship with parent company Dell Technologies.

VIDEO | Mark Your Calendar for 3BL Forum October 23-25

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3BL Forum | Brands Taking Stands™

On October 23-25, 2018, 3BL Forum will once again convene a diverse group of business, policy and NGO leaders to share insights, advance best practices and workshop forward-thinking solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time.

UPS: Sustainability Reporting Helps Find Efficient Ways to Do Business

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UPS, the global multinational package delivery company, has been producing a sustainability report since 2003, and was the first in their industry to issue a report with environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. For the company, sustainability reporting is a means to create more positive impacts in the industry, for its stakeholders and on the world.

Responsible Business Alliance Signs Agreement to Support Bali Process Efforts on Modern Slavery

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BALI, Indonesia and ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Bali Process Government and Business Forum (Bali Process) Secretariat (Walk Free Foundation) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to collaborate on anti-slavery efforts through the Bali Process.

Ecocentricity Blog: Talk Nerdy to Me

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History is littered with examples of corporations that have harmed the environment in the name of earning a profit. Wouldn’t it be nice if a corporation could simultaneously seek a profit while balancing that goal with environmental and social concerns?

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History is littered with examples of corporations that have harmed the environment in the name of earning a profit. Wouldn’t it be nice if a corporation could simultaneously seek a profit while balancing that goal with environmental and social concerns?

Legg Mason Affiliate Martin Currie Achieves Top ESG Rating For Second Year In A Row

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assess responsible investment activities across the industry each year. Their review of 2017 has been published and Martin Currie has achieved A+ ratings for its responsible investment activities.
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For the second year running, the PRI has awarded Martin Currie, an investment affiliate of Legg Mason (NYSE:LM)  an A+ (highest performance band) in all three of its top-level categories: ‘Strategy and Governance’, ‘Incorporation’ and ‘Active Ownership’. Additionally, across all sub categories, Martin Currie is in the top quartile of the investment manager peer group. Notably Martin Currie is in the top 9% for Integration – confirmation that ESG is truly embedded in the firm’s investment process.

Exploring the ‘How’ Behind the ‘Brands Taking Stands’ Movement, Purpose-Driven Companies Gather for 3BL Forum, Oct. 23-25 in Washington

50+ speakers announced; early-bird pricing ends July 31
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As investors, employees, customers and other key stakeholders demand that companies weigh in on vexing social and environmental issues, 3BL Forum has built its agenda around the “Brands Taking Stands” movement, Oct. 23-25, at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C.

More than 50 speakers – ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to veteran White House reporter Eli Stokols – will speak at the annual gathering, presented by 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations. 

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