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75% of Schneider Electric Employees Are Covered by the Group’s New Global Family Leave Policy

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At Schneider Electric, we believe ‘Great People Make Schneider Electric a Great Company'. Our Diversity and Inclusion ambition is to provide equal opportunities to everyone everywhere and to ensure all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best. What defines family, life and work for our people is changing everyday. We need policies to address the diverse needs of all our employees, no matter who they are, where they live, and how they manage their unique life and work.

Aflac and CMN Hospitals Named a 2019 Halo Awards Finalist

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Engage For Good’s Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts. This prestigious CSR, cause marketing and corporate social impact award focuses on initiatives where brand purpose and social impact intersect to help build a better world and the bottom line.

Going Green for a More Sustainable Business and Future

Symantec employees’ yearlong actions protect their communities and the environment
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By Amanda Davis, Sr. Manager, CR and Environment

A focus on the environment not only supports Symantec’s business objectives—it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. We launched the “Going Green in 2018” campaign to encourage employees to take part in our environmental sustainability efforts, while also learning about opportunities for individual actions.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Has Exceeded Its Target Score of 5/10 for 2018, Achieving 6.10/10

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  • 2018 turnover of Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services is up 13.8% compared to 2017
  • 45.7% of Schneider Electric’s sales fall into its new Green Premium ecolabel
  • 75% of Schneider Electric employees are covered by the Group’s new Global Family Leave Policy
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  • 2018 turnover of Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services is up 13.8% compared to 2017
  • 45.7% of Schneider Electric’s sales fall into its new Green Premium ecolabel
  • 75% of Schneider Electric employees are covered by the Group’s new Global Family Leave Policy

Lockheed Martin Employees Awarded for Excellence at BEYA STEM Conference

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Thirty-one Lockheed Martin employees were awarded for their excellence in science, technology and workforce innovation at the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference, February 7-9 in Washington D.C.

Are B Corps the Future of Business OR Just Another “Elite Charade for Changing the World”?

What’s the best way to solve our biggest problems? Government regulation or via market solutions?
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By Brad Zarnett

Having just read the book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by former New York Times columnist, Anand Giridharadas, and mostly agreeing with it, I thought that it would be interesting to read a critique by Jay Coen Gilbert, the co founder of the movement for Certified B Corporations, which happened to fall into the crosshairs of Giridharadas’ criticism.

Expanding Sustainability Through Partnership

Hormel Foods joins with private and nonprofit groups to protect water quality
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By Claire Stremple

Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

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Government regulation can be a blessing or a burden. In every case, it’s the result of a public process. In contrast, says Domtar CEO John D. Williams, too many of today’s extra-governmental, voluntary programs — shadow regulations — fall short of this process.

Shadow regulations are built on opaque algorithms and are of nebulous value, and they threaten the very transparency that legitimate sustainability regulations are supposed to advance.

Twenty Years and Going Strong!

By Andre Solorzano, Senior Manager, Data Insights, CECP
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As CECP marks its 20th anniversary, corporate social investment is more important than ever. Looking back at the last two decades, measuring and benchmarking social investment overall has become more integrated in corporate strategies and has employed more sophisticated tools and models to evaluate progress. Since its founding, CECP has been steadfast and unparalleled in helping companies transform their social strategy and gain serious, on-going traction.

Partnership With HBCUs Helps Duke Energy Recruit Top Talent

Fascinated by how things work, NC A&T State University student is becoming an engineer
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As a young child, Jonathan Reddix loved riding the merry-go-round at the zoo. 

While other riders waved to their parents and posed for pictures, he’d stare at the overhead gears and pulleys, trying to figure out what made the merry-go-round spin.

He said his mother and grandmother laugh about those rides, and his early fascination with how things work. His family’s also proud that his studies resulted in top grades, scholarships and a strong interest in engineering.

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