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Creating a Purpose-Rich Environment for Your Employees Through Volunteering

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Whose responsibility is it to introduce purpose into the workplace: the employee or employer?

Before delving into that question, you may be wondering, “What do you mean by ‘purpose’?” Bea Boccalandro, a purpose advocate, defines it as broadening the social mission of corporate jobs. The result? Increased employee engagement, performance, and general wellbeing.

Sodexo Emphasizes the Importance of Childhood Health and Wellness Through Support of Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run

Sodexo, a company focused on Quality of Life, has proudly supported the MCM Kids Run since 2003
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services and a partner to the United States Marine Corps, joined forces with that organization last weekend in support of its annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Kids Run.  This event, a one-mile just-for-fun run for kids age 5-12, is an annual lead-up activity to the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money. Sodexo has sponsored the event since 2003.

Aligning Your Volunteer Program With Employee Interests [Webinar]

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Studies show that employees seek out companies that embody socially responsible values and provide an outlet for volunteering. You’ve checked those boxes yet can’t seem to get your employees to participate in your volunteer program.

Where’s the disconnect here?

The Home Depot Strengthens Forestry Protection and Improves Chemical Standards in 2017 Responsibility Report

Company achieved an “A-”score by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
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The Home Depot® is increasing its protection of High Conservation Value Forests and tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) by not accepting any wood products from The Amazon (South America) and Congo (Africa) Basins, unless Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
 

VMware Named to the 2017 Fortune Future 50 List

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VMware is pleased to announce that the company has been named to the first ever Fortune Future 50 list. VMware ranked no. 6 in the Leaders category (companies with a market value above $20 billion).

Companies on this list are ranked on a multitude of factors, including their external market potential and internal capability-based lens. Rankings are based on the following five core beliefs:

How Is Cisco Celebrating Pro Bono Week?

by Austin Belisle
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Whether you’re an engineer or a project manager, you have skills that make you uniquely qualified to work at Cisco, from networking expertise to technology know-how. You use them every day, but they’re skills we can apply outside of the office to make a positive impact on people, society, and the planet.

General Mills Works to Make the Cocoa Sector More Sustainable

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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The cocoa industry has a dirty secret. Child labor is way too common in West Africa. Over 70 percent of the global cocoa supply comes from two West African countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Farmers supplying companies with the chocolate they use in their products receive little for the cocoa. That means they are unable to hire laborers to harvest the crop, and child labor is widely used as a result. A Tulane University report found that in 2013 and 2014, 2.26 million children in Ghana and the Ivory Coast worked in cocoa production.

Disaster Relief Solutions for the Long Run

How workplace giving and grants can mobilize help
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The series of storms that rocked Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the southern United States has now passed, and the earthquakes in Mexico appear to have subsided. As residents slowly move back home, we at Benevity have been touched by the response of our clients and their employees. Together, they have raised almost $20 million (and counting) in response to the hurricanes through hundreds of dedicated fundraising campaigns. And they’re coming together again to support people affected by the wildfires that devastated California.

America’s Charities Releases Groundbreaking Report: “Snapshot 2017: What Us Employees Think About Workplace Giving, Volunteering, and CSR”

New study details workers’ expectations; Helps employee engagement leaders shape more successful programs and nonprofits better cultivate employee donors
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/  America’s Charities, which inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about, today launched their new groundbreaking report, Snapshot 2017: What US Employees Think about Workplace Giving, Volunteering, and CSR.

Nestlé Seen as ‘Global Leader’ in Tackling Climate Change

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Nestlé has been recognized as a global leader for its response to climate change, again earning a place in the annual CDP Climate A List.

Nestlé is among just 5 percent of participating companies to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List, compiled by global non-for-profit charity CDP. This is in recognition of action taken in the last year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.

Climate change leadership is part of Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

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