Engagement CSR News

Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

Press Release

BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

Proud to Serve

By: Deborah Roberts
Blog

There have always been female warriors, and Women’s History Month is an appropriate time to remember them. While many civilians are aware that the number of women on active duty in all branches of service has risen dramatically, few know the extent of women’s service to our country, particularly in combat roles.

Keep America Beautiful Crowns 2016 Recycle-Bowl Champion

More than 700,000 K-12 Students and Teachers Participated in Nation’s Leading Recycling Competition
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Bon Air Elementary School of Kokomo, Indiana, was crowned today as the national champion of Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl, the national recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students, teachers and school communities.

Barclays Pioneers: Helping People Move Forward

Article

Originally posted on Barclays

As Community Banking Director for South London, looking after 44 branches, Paul Turpin knows first-hand about the challenges his customers face. From helping former prisoners open their first bank account to protecting the elderly from fraudsters, he explains why he is so passionate about helping his local community.

What are the particular challenges in your local area?

The Importance of Global LGBT Inclusive Initiatives

By: Catalyst
Blog

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees constitute a sizeable global workforce population, and more than ever, leading companies are acknowledging their contributions. With many global organizations now focused on building inclusive cultures in which all employees feel engaged and valued, LGBT issues are becoming a critical priority in workplaces around the world.

The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

Article

Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Heroes Deserve Headlines

Press Release

March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Good news and the people creating that news is always a welcome story. Yet, it’s often the people creating good news that simply refuse to be a part of the story. Their selfless dedication and passion for the work they are doing is enough. They don’t need to have their name in lights, or headlines for that matter.

Easing the Transition to Campus Life: Recruiting and Retaining First-Generation College Students

By: Jim Jenkins
Blog

Change is all around us, so when we think about college enrollment declining and federal funding decreasing, we know we have to think differently about how we can impact student recruitment and retention. An inspiring place to explore is how to impact recruitment and retention rates among first-generation students; it’s a group that, by nature, can help the academic sector expand its reach and further its mission – to teach and support the next generation of informed, educated and civically-responsible citizens. 

Keep America Beautiful Launches 2017 Great American Cleanup; Encourages Family, Friends and Neighbors to #cleanYOURblock

Millions of volunteers take action to clean, restore and renew America during nation’s largest xommunity improvement program
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., March 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced the official launch of the 2017 Great American Cleanup. Entering its 19th year, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program with an estimated 50,000 events occurring from spring through fall in more than 20,000 communities across the country.

Baxter Employee and Patient Advocate Recognized for Improving Access to Care for Individuals with Kidney Disease

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James A. Sloand, MD, FACP, FASN, senior medical director and global therapeutic lead for peritoneal dialysis at Baxter, was recently awarded The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) John V. Heher Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an individual that has exemplified the NKF’s mission through outstanding dedication to the kidney community.

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