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New York Times: Walmart Says It Will Pay for Its Workers to Earn College Degrees

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Walmart announced plans to offer subsidized college tuition for its 1.4 million workers in the United States, joining a growing list of companies that are helping employees pay for higher education as a perk in a tight labor market.

The giant retailer will pay tuition for its workers to enroll in college courses — online or on campus — to earn degrees in either supply chain management or business, company officials announced at Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Ark.

New SEC Search Tool Finds Inadequate Human and Workers’ Rights Disclosure in Financial Filings

Standouts discuss risks and opportunities, but few report financial implications
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May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and CookESG Research released a new tool for identifying corporate disclosure of human and workers’ rights risks and opportunities in annual financial filings. The tool covers more than  5,000 U.S. and foreign companies’ filings (10-K, 20-F and 40-F) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Walmart’s New Education Benefit Puts Cap and Gown Within Reach for Associates

Benefit includes free college credit for Walmart Academy training and options for associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has unveiled a new associate education benefit designed to remove barriers to college enrollment and graduation. The program is another step in the company’s commitment to train and educate workers to advance in the jobs of today - and the future.

Walmart Is Joining a Growing Movement to Get Stay-At-Home Moms Back Into the Workforce

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by Claire Zillman

The largest private employer in the United States is joining a growing movement to get more women back into the workforce.

Walmart Labs, the tech division of the retail giant, has signed onto Path Forward, a nonprofit that facilitates programs to aid caregivers—mainly moms—in returning to professional work after taking time off to look after children, a parent, or another loved one.

Rewiring Employment in a New Age

Hear from leading companies that are REWIRING their talent strategies on June 13 at REWIRE in San Francisco
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Savvy business leaders everywhere are focused on talent, changing demographics, and the future of work—and what it all means for their company. On June 13th, FSG and the Shared Value Initiative are hosting REWIRE: Unlocking Talent Solutions for Today & Tomorrow at Gap Inc.’s headquarters in San Francisco to explore how companies can build their capacity to better recruit, retain, support, and advance historically overlooked talent pools with an aim of improving the bottom line. Join com

SC Johnson América Latina nombrada el mejor lugar de trabajo multinacional

La compañía recibe reconocimiento por tercer año consecutivo
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RACINE, Wisconsin, 25 de mayo de 2018 /3BL Media/ -- SC Johnson anunció hoy que ha sido reconocida como el mejor lugar de trabajo multinacional 2018 en América Latina por el instituto Great Place to Work®. Esta es la 13.ª vez que SC Johnson América Latina ha sido reconocida y el tercer año consecutivo. La organización logró el puesto n.º 4 lugar en la clasificación.

SC Johnson Latin America Named Best Multinational Workplace

Company Receives Recognition for Third Consecutive Year
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RACINE, Wis., May 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announced it has been recognized as a 2018 Best Multinational Workplace in Latin America by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This is the 13th time SC Johnson Latin America has been recognized, and the third consecutive year. The organization earned the No. 4 spot in the ranking.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

MOD Pizza: How a Culture of “Doing the Right Thing” Is Good for Business

Hear from leading companies that are REWIRING their talent strategies on June 13 at REWIRE in San Francisco
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Savvy business leaders everywhere are focused on talent, changing demographics, and the future of work—and what it all means for their company. On June 13th, FSG and the Shared Value Initiative are hosting REWIRE: Unlocking Talent Solutions for Today & Tomorrow at Gap Inc.’s headquarters in San Francisco to explore how companies can build their capacity to better recruit, retain, support, and advance historically overlooked talent pools with an aim of improving the bottom line.

Ceres’ New Analysis of Large Global Companies Links Sustainability Performance with Strong Governance Systems

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May 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by the nonprofit organization Ceres finds that companies with strong systems for board sustainability oversight are more likely to perform better on sustainability challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

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