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Celebrating Opportunity for All During Autism Awareness Month

by Brian Reaves
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Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day to increase the global understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is described as a “spectrum” because there’s a wide degree of variation in the way ASD affects people. When describing autism, the concept of neurodiversity is becoming more widely used. Neurodiversity is about recognizing and respecting the different ways each of our brains work.

The Nonprofit 10 Percent

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Those of us who work for or support the nonprofit sector have always known how important it is to the nation’s health, environment, safety net, creativity and quality of life. From churches to cultural centers to food banks, schools and humanitarian organizations, the nonprofit sector feeds the nation’s soul, its heart and its body. But, it’s also critically important to the nation’s economy and job market.

She Started at the Bottom. Now, This Store Manager is at the Top of Her Game.

By Matt Smith and Kyle Jones, Walmart Corporate Affairs
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When I met Amanda Whitehurst this January, she had just been promoted to manager of a Walmart supercenter in Crossett, Arkansas.

BCtA at 10: Inclusivity for All in an Ambitious New Call to Action

On the milestone of its 10th anniversary, Business Call to Action reflects on how the inclusive business landscape has changed over the past decade, and looks forward to what lies ahead
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A decade ago, Business Call to Action (BCtA) was launched with just 18 companies at the helm. During our inauguration, then-prime minister of the UK Gordon Brown said: “Business Call to Action is a landmark opportunity for global business leaders to come together to develop new and innovative ways to spread growth, prosperity and opportunity across the world.”

Lockheed Martin Looks to Fill 100+ STEM Jobs at BEYA STEM Conference

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BETHESDA, Md., February 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Are you looking for a job? Would you like to be offered a position on-the-spot? Lockheed Martin will be hiring at the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C., February 9.

Hallmark Provides Opportunities for Diverse Students to Build Their Skills for Future Careers in the Entertainment Industry

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“Having employees from diverse multicultural backgrounds makes our business stronger, our programming better and our workforce more innovative.” - Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media Family Networks

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“Having employees from diverse multicultural backgrounds makes our business stronger, our programming better and our workforce more innovative.” - Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media Family Networks

Better Business for All: Six Ways Companies Can Integrate Human Rights

Companies across industries are improving human rights in the workplace, with benefits for workers, businesses and communities. New research offers insight for SMEs about to embark on the process
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Over the past decade, we have seen a remarkable rise in the value placed on human rights in the private sector – from a scenario where the ambitions of the business community and human rights advocates seemed irreconcilable, to one in which stakeholders have begun to approach a shared understanding of the risks, challenges, and opportunities involved.

J.Crew Group Inc. Puts Factory Employees First With New Fair Trade Certified Denim

J.Crew and Madewell provide economic opportunities and increase sustainability with new collection
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OAKLAND, Calif., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, Fair Trade USA announces the beginning of a long-term partnership with the J.Crew Group and the introduction of J.Crew and Madewell’s first-ever Fair Trade Certified™ collection.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Year-End Investing in Society: People

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Investing in SocietyCECP’s recently launched and updated compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

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