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Best CSR Reads of 2018

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 As we dive into 2019, I’m sharing my annual list of CSR reads.

These thought-provoking pieces from the past year examine how the field is evolving to create greater societal and business impact. In a review of countless articles shared with me and from across the web, five stood out (in total, they take just over one hour to read):

Wolverhampton Businesses Reach £1M in Sales with eBay UK Retail Revival Program

by Federica Rabiolo, Global Impact, EMEA
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Just two short months ago local Wolverhampton businesses joined eBay for the first UK Retail Revival training event at the iconic Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton. Today, the 64 businesses participating in the program have reached £1M in sales on eBay, representing a 41% increase in sales for these businesses.

Aflac Asks: How Important Are Benefits at Work?

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What can you learn about benefits and employee concerns through casual conversations with people on the street? Find out by watching three new videos that take a lighthearted and humorous approach to benefits realities using questions from the 2018 Aflac WorkForces Report.

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Duke Energy Named to Black Enterprise’s “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list

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Black Enterprise Magazine has once again named Duke Energy to its “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers with whom we partner to serve our customers. Among the programs that Duke Energy offers to advance diversity and inclusion are:

Fulfill Your Resolution to Start an Employee Volunteer Program in 2019

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
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The benefits of employee volunteering are well documented. This video showcases some of the highlights.  If you're convinced but don't know how to get started, check out the collection of resources below.

What is an Employee Volunteer Program?

Why are Employee Volunteer Programs Important?

Black Enterprise Names Merck One of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity

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Merck has been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine for its commitment to developing a culture that promote inclusion. 

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

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Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched 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.

Year in Review: 6 Significant Moments That Shifted Business From “For Profit” to “For Purpose”

by Sona Khosla, VP Marketing, Benevity
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The last two years have been a bit of an anomaly when it comes to giving back. With the 2016 election cycle, we saw a slew of new and important causes hit the top 10 charts, most notably human rights and humanitarian causes. But over the last year, and especially in the last few months, things appear to have changed.

Blackbaud Acquires Market-Leading Corporate Social Responsibility Provider YourCause

Acquisition will accelerate, expand Blackbaud’s solutions for companies with social commitment while cultivating new donors, volunteers, advocates for social good organizations
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CHARLESTON, S.C., January 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the acquisition of YourCause™, a market leader in enterprise philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software.

Blackbaud purchased YourCause for approximately $157 million and the acquisition closed Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

How to Tell Your Employee Volunteering Story: The Best Example We’ve Seen

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Realized Worth is always on the lookout for great examples of employee volunteering and storytelling to share with our readers. On International Volunteer Day, we shared a video produced by Emirates NBD, a leading banking group and a leader in the practice of employee volunteering in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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