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100 Days to Comcast Cares Day

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At Comcast NBCUniversal, making a positive impact in the communities where our employees live and work is a core value that we embrace all year long.

PayPal Community Donates $1 Billion During Holiday Season

Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
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As this is my first post of 2018, let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

At PayPal, we pride ourselves on always looking forward and never standing still. By challenging ourselves to do better and work harder we can better serve our customers and move further towards fulfilling our mission of democratizing financial services. With that said, however, I spent some time over the holidays reflecting on the past year – as I imagine many of you did as well – and wanted to offer a few thoughts and celebrate a meaningful milestone.

Timberland Europe and The King Baudouin Foundation Announce Winners of Urban Greening Grant My PlayGreen

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. For Timberland, the outdoors encompass backcountry trails as well as well-worn paths in city parks, community gardens and other urban green spaces where employees and consumers live, work, and explore. Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. 

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

Boeing Donates $10 Million to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative

Multi-year investment to support veterans’ programs and services
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DALLAS, January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded $10 million to the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative in support of veterans’ programs and services. The company’s donation is part of a $30 million, multi-year investment aimed at veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services. In 2018 alone, Boeing grant dollars will assist more than 100 veterans’ nonprofits, worldwide.

In Time of Need, Tonya Dirkse Found Warmth, Peace

Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
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Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.  

Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.” 

When Does It Pay for Companies to Signal That They Are “Green?” – Research by Tom Lyon, Erb Institute Faculty

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The prevailing wisdom says that it pays to be green. However, some research has demonstrated negative market consequences to companies’ voluntary emissions reductions. Why is this? One answer may lie in “regulator discretion.”

Humana Named Greenest Among Health Care Providers & Services in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

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Humana is the greenest company in the Health Care Providers and Services industry, according to Newsweek’s 2017 Green Rankings.

The annual list is one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. Humana ranked No. 18 out of 500 U.S. companies on the list and is the industry leader in the Health Care Providers and Services industry. Overall, Humana ranked No. 32 on the global list.

JetBlue Encourages ‘Even More Girls - In Tech’ With an Event Focused on Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

GRI Standards Now Available in German

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The German translation of the GRI Standards is now available to download in time for the reporting cycle at hand, thanks to the sponsorship of the Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS), and the work of the peer reviewers. ​The GRI Standards are for global use and the translations program intends to make them as accessible and impactful as possible in key territories around the world.

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