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Scotiabank Supports Children’s Health

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Scotiabank has again committed support to the Bustamante Children's Hospital through sponsorship of the upcoming Shaggy and Friends concert. Since the concert's inception, the bank has 'Dared to Care', donating more than $30-million in funds, and volunteer hours to the cause.

At this year's sixth staging of the event, Scotiabank has again demonstrated its commitment to improving health facilities for children with unwavering support of the show.

Satisfy Your Appetite to Help: Dine Out for HIV/AIDS Care Spring 2018

Powerful Dining Out For Life Fundraiser Set For Thursday, April 26th; NYC Takes a Seat at the Table
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CHERRY HILL, NJ – January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly fulfilling call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city.

Legg Mason Expands Parental Leave Policy

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Legg Mason has announced that it will offer US employees 12 weeks of parental leave to both men and women, effective January 1, 2018.

Expanding this benefit is consistent with Legg Mason’s efforts to improve diversity and inclusion across the company by treating all new parents equally – both male and female.  All new parents with at least one year of service qualify for the benefit.

The company also announced that it will reimburse mothers who are traveling for business for expenses related to shipping breastmilk home for their children.

China Can Reduce Air Pollution By Repurposing Leftover Straw

HP uses shipping materials made from straw to help reduce environmental and health concerns.
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Each year, as farmers across China harvest their crops, more than 600 million tons of straw are left behind. Unfortunately, a large portion of the remaining stalks are simply burned to quickly and cost effectively clear fields for the next harvest.

Solving the Immunology Puzzle: A Scholar's Journey From Caltech to Forbes 30 Under 30

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In high school, Marvin Gee was fortunate to get a jump start on his research career, working at the National Cancer Institute. Cancer had been a personal interest of his because of the death of his uncle who battled with the disease. His early exposure to bioscience research helped him realize that biology is like a complicated puzzle. It all eventually fits together to make perfect sense.

Major League Baseball Players Association Year in Review: Players Make Connections With All Those Who Play and Love the Game

Major League Baseball Players and their union are committed to growing the game while honoring its past
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The Major League Baseball Players Association had quite a year in 2017, on and off the field, as the union began its second 50 years of advancing and protecting players' rights.

Advancing players' interests took on exciting new forms in 2017 as Executive Director Tony Clark sought to broaden the player fraternity's reach by strengthening ties to the former player community, providing new and better platforms for active players to engage with fans and moving ahead with the vision of building a solid foundation to support and develop youth baseball around the world.

Walking the Talk: How Nestlé USA is Tackling Obesity

Yes, we’re reformulating our foods and beverages and encouraging healthier choices, but we’re going even further to provide support for a healthier workforce
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By Veronica, Manager of Benefits Strategy and Excellence at Nestlé

America’s obesity epidemic won’t be solved by any single agency, non-profit, or even a progressive company like Nestlé USA. We understand that no one-size-fits-all solution exists, yet realize we can play an important part in moving the needle on obesity.

Going Flexitarian?

By: Ellie Krieger
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It’s no longer simply trendy to say you’re eating less meat. I believe that more people are really taking to heart the message that plant foods offer so many health benefits—and are delicious, too. Americans are moving toward meals that are more plant-based, and they are having meat more occasionally. They’re being flexible about it.

2017 in Review: The GRI Sustainability Standards One Year On

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This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and at what 2018 has in store.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA New Year’s Raffle: Donations for SOS Children’s Villages, Mercy Ships and Fly & Help

AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket
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December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The annual New Year’s Raffle is taking place aboard all of the ships in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The proceeds from the raffle will once again go to a number of different projects.

For more than ten years, AIDA Cruises has supported the work of SOS Children’s Village with its worldwide projects for disadvantaged children. Thanks to our guests, it has been possible to support various SOS Children’s Village measures in Germany, Africa and the Philippines with donations totaling over one million euros.

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