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Nourishing Future Generations with Vitamin Angels

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Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.

My Special AFLAC Duck: A Gold Standard For CSR Programs

by Charles Taylor, CMO Network
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A trend that may help companies reconcile the need to balance the shareholder and the broader stakeholder is the growth of investment in funds focused on the environment, sustainability and corporate governance (ESG). There is also increasing evidence that in general, more investors are factoring ESG practices into their choice of equities. Thus, companies are well-advised to engage in CSR efforts but simultaneously heed consumer skepticism.

Xylem and Planet Water Foundation Set to Bring Safe Drinking Water to Half a Million People Annually

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., August 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - During World Water Week 2019, which is set to address the theme of “water for society – including all,” global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), and Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs, have announced plans to extend and deepen their partnership.

Mohawk Cushions the Fight Against Breast Cancer and Celebrates Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walkers

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CALHOUN, Ga. August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk expands its fight against breast cancer with its continuing support of the Susan G. Komen® 3-Day Walk. This year, Mohawk is not only donating more than 5,000 SmartCushion pads to comfort walkers and crew members, but it is also teaming up with retail partners in each city to host a celebratory lunch to mark the halfway point—the completion of 30 miles, which is a huge feat for the walkers.

National Research Effort Focused on Side Stream Phosphorus Removal and Recovery Technology

Black & Veatch-led team of utilities, universities and consulting firms selected by Water Research Foundation to promote standard use of sustainable enhanced biological phosphorus removal solution
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As phosphorus limits permitted in wastewater effluent shrink to protect drinking water sources, a nationwide research effort headed by Black & Veatch has started work to advance implementation of a leading-edge treatment technology for phosphorus removal and recovery.

Prioritizing Human Connection In Business: My Never Stand Still Conversation with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson has a long history with the company—34 years to be exact. He has had a spectacular career at Kaiser, beginning as an intern and serving in roles from hospital administrator and division president to chief operating officer. In fact, Bernard was such a standout employee that he was hired full time before he’d completed his internship. He jokes that he still owes the company three months of work at an intern’s salary.

Booz Allen Leaps from No. 21 to No. 6 in Annual Vault Survey

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According to a 2019 survey by Vault, who surveys top employers and employees, clients, culture, and compensation are the top three reasons a candidate selects one firm over another. Booz Allen was shown to be a leader in all of these areas and more, rising to No. 6 in the Vault 50 rankings from No. 21 last year.

The Pfizer Foundation Announces 20 Grants Focused on Strengthening Health Systems to Combat Infectious Disease

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The Pfizer Foundation* announced today 20 grants to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits and social enterprises address critical health challenges related to infectious diseases, including the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Recipients of the one-year Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) include partners in 12 low- and middle-income countries that will each receive US $100,000, for a total investment this year of US $2 million by The Pfizer Foundation.

Walgreens Honored on Fortune Magazine’s 2019 Change the World List

Company’s innovative program recognized for encouraging people to engage in healthy habits
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DEERFIELD, Ill., August 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Walgreens has made Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list, taking the #13 spot on this annual list, which highlights companies that leverage their businesses to drive profit and to create societal good. The company is honored for its Balance Rewards for healthy choices® (BRhc) digital wellness program, which currently has more than 850,000 active members nationwide.

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