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Next Steps for the (Former) Members of the Business Advisory Councils

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

In the wake of yesterday’s collapse of the advisory councils assembled by Donald Trump, the question of which CEOs will stay and which will go is now moot. The core issues, however, remain, and the need for business leadership is stronger now than ever.

VIDEO: Innovation, Education and Bringing a New Experience to the Blind

Just Another Day in Atlanta
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When AT&T opened the doors to the Atlanta Foundry in 2013, it wasn’t a coincidence we chose Georgia Tech’s Technology Square. It’s where start-ups, college students and researchers come together to collaborate. 

This location has also opened up the potential for AT&T and Georgia Tech to work together. The latest project creates an inclusive experience for people with a visual disability, during the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Scotiabank New CSR Perspectives Series: Supporting Gender Equality through the HeForShe movement

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Gender equality remains a global issue and achieving equality requires an inclusive approach. Scotiabank is supporting the UN Women Solidarity Movement, HeForShe, with their efforts towards gender equality as one way for employees to advocate inclusion.  

How Employers and Employees Can Constructively Fight Against Hate and Teach Tolerance

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“I am very alarmed at hate crimes. What can I, as one person, do to help?”

“I find myself wanting to act, to show support for the victims, to demonstrate my anger and sorrow. But I don’t know what to do or how to begin.”

The JetBlue Foundation and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Help Fuel Students Interest in Aviation

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Throughout the summer, the JetBlue Foundation partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), to inspire more than 150 high school students through the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy. Students in Boston, New York, Long Beach Calif., Orlando Fla., San Juan Puerto Rico, and St. Croix were able to explore the various career opportunities available within the aviation industry.

Corporate Activism Addresses Climate Change, Immigration Reform, LGBTQ Rights

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways.

 
By Dave Armon
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways.

 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Publishes Its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

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This week Commonwealth Bank of Australia released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report, which shows continuing progress across a range of initiatives focused on delivering the Group’s vision to excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities.

Commonwealth Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Narev, said the Report provides a transparent and thorough update on the work being done across a range of initiatives that benefit employees, customers, shareholders and Australian communities.

Invitation to Apply for Saudi Arabia's First Sustainability Training for Small and Medium Enterprises

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August 15, 2017 /3BL Media / -- King Khalid Foundation is proud to partner with AccountAbility to facilitate the Sustainability Leading Practices (SLP) Training Program, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The workshop will be conducted through three days of training sessions on October 23-25, 2017. This will be the third training, following two previous workshops in Riyadh and Abha. The training will be provided in English and simultaneous Arabic translation will also be available.

Ecocentricity Blog: Charlottesville

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This is an environmental blog, so I admit that I’m not fully comfortable writing this post. That said, I simply can’t write about anything other than Charlottesville today. It’s occupying too much of my mind and my heart.

by John Anderson Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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This is an environmental blog, so I admit that I’m not fully comfortable writing this post. That said, I simply can’t write about anything other than Charlottesville today. It’s occupying too much of my mind and my heart.

VIDEO | Hackster.io Launches Project to Promote Gender Diversity in Hardware

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In a 2016 survey of people from 104 countries, Hackster.io discovered that fewer than six percent of hardware developers are women. In an effort to encourage more women of all ages to pursue careers in hardware, Adafruit and Hackster.io have collaborated to create the Women in Hardware (WiH): Interview Series.

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