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Safety Gets Top Billing at De Beers Group

Safety for employees and the communities they come from was the theme for De Beers Group’s Global Safety Day.
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All round the Group, people held special sessions where the emphasis was on the need to be vigilant on safety – at work, on the way to and from work and at home. The company takes the view that safety does not stop at the mine gate but extends to its host communities.

CEO Bruce Cleaver told employees in a video message: “The only production we care about is safe production.” He said no diamond was worth a human life. And Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice-President, De Beers Group Consumer and Brand, stressed at a safety session in London that “safety is not someone else’s job”.

How Utilities United to Fight Scammers

Beware utility scams. For National Utility Scam Awareness Day Nov. 15, energy companies want you to be vigilant.
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Editor’s note: Jared Lawrence is vice president of Customer Operations – Piedmont Natural Gas and Metering Services, and chair of the Utilities United Against Scams Executive Committee

“America’s Pledge” Report Affirms US Commitment to Paris Accord on Climate Change - The Minute

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Last week saw the boldest example yet of business taking the lead to fight climate change since the Trump administration’s announced intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement earlier this year.

#CiscoChat Recap: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Social Entrepreneurship

by Cristina McGlew Castro, Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving 1B
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Last week, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) hosted a #CiscoChat on its Twitter page around social entrepreneurship; specifically, we looked at how organizations, companies, and individuals can leverage technology to accelerate social change.

As a strategist on CSR’s Strategy and Global Problem Solving, 1B team, I joined three featured participants during the hour-long discussion:

Commercial Real Estate Firms Are Helping Veterans Find Jobs In The Industry

by Champaign Williams, National Editor
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Transitioning from service in the U.S. military to civilian life can be a challenge, especially when it comes to finding a rewarding career. Several commercial real estate firms have established programs to help connect veterans with employers. 

Oil Spill Response Planning: the Inside Scoop on What’s Next and What to Do About It

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Antea Group has been monitoring changes around the country from states that are in the process of or have already developed regulations requiring railroads to write oil spill response plans (OSRPs) when they are transporting crude oil or other flammable materials.

Hormel Foods Announces 2017 Hormel Heroes Scholarship Recipients

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AUSTIN, Minn., November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the recipients of its $10,000 2017 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support female students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program, and is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

VIDEO | An Update on Cisco’s Veterans Program

by Michael Veysey, Director of Corporate Affairs
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Cisco is a strong supporter of veterans, and we are committed to helping them transition to the civilian work force. On this Veterans Day, I’d like to thank all Cisco employee veterans for their service and recognize their valuable role in making Cisco a Military Times Magazine “2017 Military-Friendly Employer.”

Sands Cares and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth host Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit at The Venetian

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Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Las Vegas Sands, with our continuous efforts to combat youth homelessness and dedication to being a good corporate citizen through our corporate giving program, Sands Cares, hosted the first annual Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, at The Venetian on Thursday, November 2.  The summit was held to accelerate community awareness of the youth homeless problem and kick-start a year-long planning process.  The plan is a community-wide master plan targeted at reducing the high incid

Northern Trust's Commitment to Shared Value

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Community engagement opportunities, paid time off for volunteerism and matching gift programs provide a competitive advantage in partner recruiting and satisfaction. Partner volunteerism is consistently a priority for college graduates considering future employers. Non-profit and civic board involvement is integral to talent management as it provides partners with leadership, skills development and networking opportunities beyond the scope of their responsibilities.

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