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Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Services YMCA Kick Off Eighth Year of “Operation Ride Home”

Annual Campaign Helps Junior Enlisted Service Members and Families Travel from Bases to Homes Across the Country During the Holiday Season
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LYNCHBURG, Tenn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/- For the eighth year, Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) have kicked off their “Operation Ride Home” campaign that provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel from their place of military service to back home for the holidays.

Brown-Forman Donates $2 Million to Fund YMCA in West Louisville

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For over 90 years, Brown-Forman has called the same neighborhood its home. Last month we announced a $2 million gift to the YMCA being built in our backyard. Learn more about how this gift will impact our local community.

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For over 90 years, Brown-Forman has called the same neighborhood its home. Last month we announced a $2 million gift to the YMCA being built in our backyard. Learn more about how this gift will impact our local community.

Smithfield Foods Adds 250 Jobs in North Carolina With New Distribution Center

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SMITHFIELD, Va., December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new distribution center in Tar Heel, North Carolina, which will create approximately 250 new jobs in the state.

Brands Taking Stands: 3BL Forum Explores Corporate Activism

by Jennifer N. Dienst
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In the past few years, as discussions about issues like climate change, gun control, inclusiveness, and gender equity have reached a boiling point, companies have increasingly chosen to speak up instead of staying silent. And it’s proving to be a good thing. Studies show that corporate leaders believe that activism positively resonates with customers, thus potentially impacting their bottom line.

Sysco is Committed to Seafood Sustainability

By Melissa Aronson
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In 2009, Sysco Corporation – one of the largest purchasers of seafood in North America – began working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to assess and improve the sustainability of its seafood supply chain. Through this collaboration, Sysco committed in 2011 to source its top 10 Portico® brand (Sysco’s own seafood brand) frozen and further-processed wild-caught seafood species from fisheries that were either certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, in full assessment for MSC certification or engaged in a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), by 2015.

Ahead of COP24, Schneider Electric Strengthens Its Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

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  • The Group presented innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice
  • Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders actively participated at COP24
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  • The Group presented innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice
  • Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders actively participated at COP24

How I Became Passionate About the Circular Economy

by Melissa Rusinek
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In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work, according to a recent report from American Express. Many are finding that purpose in the corporate responsibility and sustainability fields. As this next generation enters the workforce, we wanted to find out what draws them to careers in this space, so we are publishing a series of personal essays from young professionals about what their new CSR or sustainability careers mean for them. 

Are you at or near the beginning of a career in CSR or sustainability? We’d like to hear your story: How you got started, your particular interests, and the steps you’ve taken to activate your passion. Contact editorial@3blmedia.com.

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In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work, according to a recent report from American Express. Many are finding that purpose in the corporate responsibility and sustainability fields. As this next generation enters the workforce, we wanted to find out what draws them to careers in this space, so we are publishing a series of personal essays from young professionals about what their new CSR or sustainability careers mean for them. 

Are you at or near the beginning of a career in CSR or sustainability? We’d like to hear your story: How you got started, your particular interests, and the steps you’ve taken to activate your passion. Contact editorial@3blmedia.com.

Gildan Signs New AAFA/FLA Apparel and Footwear Industry Commitment for Responsible Recruitment

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In October, Gildan joined industry peers as a signatory of a multi-stakeholder initiative to safeguard workers in the global apparel supply chain.

Whole Kids Foundation Awards Bee Hive Grants to Three Chicago Schools

Grants support school bee hives, children’s education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in food systems
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AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it has awarded Bee Hive Grants to three schools in Chicago with money raised from the inaugural Give Bees a Chance campaign this past summer. Grant recipients include Smyth IB World School, Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School and Community Christian Alternative Academy. Each school will receive support for an educational bee hive on campus, providing students with learning opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition, business and agriculture.

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