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Celebrating the Agents of Change This Black History Month

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Each year during the month of February, Americans set aside a few weeks to focus their historical hindsight on the contributions that people of African descent have made to this country.

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, America's Charities is celebrating the following agents of change who we are proud to call members:

February Is Cancer Prevention Month: Research Shows That up to 50% of Cancer Cases and 50% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable.

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Research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today. In fact, individuals can reduce their cancer risk with some simple lifestyle changes, such as these seven steps to prevent cancer shared by Prevent Cancer Foundation.

CECP Launches Innovation Partnerships

Initial year seeks to streamline inputs to social investment benchmarking and trends
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NEW YORK, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/--Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) announces Innovation Partnerships, a new model of collaboration designed to support how companies use their corporate social investment data for greater impact.

Northern Trust Asset Management President Shundrawn Thomas Speaks at Black History Month Event

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Northern Trust Asset Management President Shundrawn Thomas joined the Deloitte Chicago Inclusion Council and the Chicago Chapter of Management Leadership to speak at a Black History Month Celebration. Shundrawn discussed the challenges and opportunities of driving D&I efforts.

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GM Earns Top Honors at BEYA STEM Conference

Fourteen GM employees honored among the best and brightest in STEM
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For the past 34 years, the Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference has served as a platform for STEM professionals to exchange best practices and strategies on how to promote and retain diverse talent in scientific and technical fields, while showcasing outstanding contributions made by minorities and women within STEM.

GM is on a mission to shape the future of mobility by empowering all employees to infuse unique perspectives in their work, thus enabling GM to remain in the forefront of an ever-changing automotive industry.

CITGO Sponsors First Responders’ Entries to 2020 Boston Marathon

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HOUSTON, February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation, the official fuel sponsor of the 124th Boston Marathon, is sending 10 first responders from its operational areas to run the historic race on April 20, 2020. 

Four Houston Police Department Officers, three Corpus Christi Firefighters, two Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Officers and one Sulphur Firefighter were selected based on their responses to the question, "What does running the Boston Marathon mean to you?"

Goodyear Unveils New Brand Campaign That Champions the Power of Forward Movement

New campaign builds on Goodyear’s commitment to advancing mobility and helping people discover their potential
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AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 14, 2020 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a new brand campaign that underscores its more than 120-year commitment to the discovery, growth and possibility that is fueled by mobility.

Goodyear’s campaign highlights the relationship between physical movement and unlocking human potential. To bring this to life, Goodyear will debut a new :30 television advertisement during the FOX broadcast of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16.  

What Nature Can Teach Business About Achieving Shared and Sustainable Value

By Mary Draves, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer The Dow Chemical Company
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Business can learn lessons from nature. In nature, diversity often translates into healthier ecosystems, resilience and improved productivity. Likewise, companies are recognizing that more inclusive business models and collaborations that include diverse actors can drive both economic growth and accelerate impact on addressing our UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Medtronic Employee Holiday Program Showcases Inspiring Patients

Each year, patients from around the world travel to Minnesota to share their stories about how medical technology has improved their lives.
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Chris Marion was waterskiing with friends in 2017 when choppy water caused him to fall, his head getting stuck in the handle of the rope. The force of the fall caused his skull to become separated from his spine, an injury more commonly known as an internal decapitation.

At the time, Marion didn’t realize just how seriously he’d been injured. But as a veteran firefighter and paramedic, he knew it wasn’t good.

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American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
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February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

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