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HPE Named One of Nation's Most Community-Minded Companies

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For the fifth consecutive year, HPE has been named one of the most community-minded companies in the US by the Civic 50. In 2016, 20,000 HPE employees volunteered 729,000 hours. HPE also invested $40 million in social initiatives.

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Arrow Electronics’ Interns Build 32 Wheelchairs for Veterans

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The Arrow Electronics summer intern class teamed together last month to build 32 wheelchairs for military veterans in need. The Build-a-Wheelchair® corporate social responsibility team-building event was a part of Arrow’s annual Intern Kickoff event.

The Build-a-Wheelchair program was born out of a desire to help American veterans and others with various mobility challenges. Groups use teamwork and leadership skills to assemble, test and decorate new wheelchairs for donation.

It’s Time for the World to Start Caring About Coconuts

How the Coconut Craze is Affecting Farmers and 2 Things You Can Do To Help
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By Angie Crone, Coconut Manager, Fair Trade USA

Taproot Foundation & BMW Foundation Release 2017 Global Pro Bono Summit Recap

Getting the Triple Win, Exploring Multi-National Pro Bono Programs, and more
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The Global Pro Bono Summit is an annual invitation-only gathering of leaders from across sectors and around the world with a shared vision to make the talents and skills of the entire business community accessible to organizations serving our collective good.

Consumers Energy Breaks Ground on Cross Winds® Energy Park Phase II

Company’s Third Wind Project Will Help Meet Customer Demand with Renewable Energy
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Consumers Energy broke ground on its third wind energy project, Cross Winds Energy Park II in Tuscola County’s Columbia Township.Michigan’s largest energy provider is working with lead contractor White Construction, which has started building access roads and will begin constructing concrete foundations within two weeks for the 19 new turbines that will be 499 feet tall and generate up to 44 megawatts. White Construction was the contractor for Consumers Energy’s Lake Winds Energy Park near Ludington, Mich.

GRI Rises To Sustainability Standards Challenge

by Christopher P. Skroupa
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Timothy J. Mohin is the Chief Executive of GRI, developer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards. A veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tim was Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is also a former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and former member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative’s steering committee. Previously, Tim founded and led Apple’s Supplier Responsibility program.

Growing Sustainable Business Leaders

By Mac Macartney
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Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and pull of something deep beneath their feet. A future so uncertain they can no longer ignore it. It is not the erratic, unpredictable and irascible vagaries of the new US president, a resurgent Russia, a fractured European Union or the growth of disaffected communities around the world. It is the quaking of our earth on the brink of exhaustion.

TCR – A Paradigm Shift in Corporate Sustainability

By Frank Dixon
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A paradigm shift is needed in business. Whole system thinking shows that two foundational business ideas are reductionistic, irrational and unintentionally destructive. The first is that it is acceptable for businesses to focus primarily on their own financial well-being without regard for the larger economic, social and environmental systems that enable business existence and success.

Fortune Names Aflac to 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials List

Company Lands on List for 3rd Consecutive Year
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COLUMBUS, Ga., July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/​ - Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company has been named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune Magazine. This is the third year that Fortune has published this list and the third time that Aflac has held a coveted spot. Aflac placed No. 82 in the inaugural year of 2015 and landed at No. 53 in 2017.

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