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The CSR Minute: Business Takes Action on Diversity and Inclusion, Part II

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In the previous CSR Minute, I described C.E.O. Action, a collaboration by 150 corporations to promote open discussion in the workplace on the issues of ethnicity and gender. In this week’s Minute, I’ll outline a few individual efforts. Dow has launched Project Search, a program to increase representation of persons with disabilities in the workforce.

Jenn Michaels, MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Recognized as “Outstanding Woman in Hospitality”

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June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Jenn Michaels, Senior Vice President of Public Relations for MGM Resorts International, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Woman in Hospitality by Women in Travel and Tourism International (witti). Announced earlier this month, the awards are the first of their kind in which women are honoring their peers for outstanding contributions to the travel and tourism industry. 

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National to Make School Environments Safe for LGBTQ Youth

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CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. today proudly announced its partnership with PFLAG, a national organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), for the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program.

Home Safe Home: 7 Companies Standing #WithRefugees

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In recent years, the refugee crisis has expanded to unprecedented levels, with nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide displaced from their homes. Amidst a widespread perception of federal inaction, companies and NGOs have seen an increasing demand from consumers to step up and do their part to make a difference. In fact, more than two-thirds of consumers cited immigration as a top priority for companies to take the lead on.

Arrow Electronics Sales Team Supports Ronald McDonald House in Toronto

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Earlier this month, members of the Arrow Electronics Toronto-based sales team donated their time to cook and serve dinner for more than 150 people at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) location in downtown Toronto. The Arrow team arranged the event, purchased the provisions, and prepared and served a multicourse meal to families currently calling the facility home.

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) And Lightbox Announce Partnership to Foster Diversity in Documentary Filmmaking

Partnership to begin with an initiative to fund development of feature documentaries, sponsored by 21st Century Fox and National Geographic
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Films to be developed and produced by Lightbox and the newly formed ABFF Films division and executive produced by ABFF CEO Jeff Friday and Lightbox co-founders Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn

NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and Lightbox, a multi-platform media company focused on creating high quality non-fiction programming for film, television and digital platforms, announced they will collaborate on a new initiative to foster diversity in the feature documentary arena.

Viacom Celebrates UK Pride 2017 with First-Ever Cross Brand On-Air and Digital Coming Out Campaign, Out in 60

Will Young, Leona Lewis, RuPaul, Doug Armstrong and Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson amongst talent confirmed to share coming out stories
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LONDON, June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Musical stars Will Young and Leona Lewis, TV personality RuPaul, YouTuber Doug Armstrong and Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson, are amongst the high profile talent who have agreed to support Out in 60, a new TV and digital media campaign aimed at raising awareness of LGBT issues and celebrating the act of ‘coming out’ in the lead up to the Pride in London Parade on 8th July. 

Why Inclusion and Diversity is Good for Business

by Brian Tippens, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
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At no time in history has more attention been paid to the lack of diversity in the technology industry. An increasing demand for transparency from customers, stakeholders, and employees alike, has led to growing pressure to diversify a predominantly white, Asian, and male workforce. New companies are mobilizing to take a stand on social issues, while others with a strong history of human rights are aiming to increase accountability within management to foster inclusion among their teams.

5 Ways Finances Influence Same-Sex Marriages

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Marriage equality is now a reality for same-sex couples, and along with that comes most of the marriage protections offered by federal and state laws. For some, the opportunity to marry may have come later in life, perhaps after one or both individuals have amassed personal wealth. As a result, many gay and lesbian couples may find themselves weighing the economics of marriage more carefully than many other couples do.

How Can Companies Respond to the Refugee Crisis?

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FSG Managing Director Philippe Sion recently hosted a panel on the role companies can take in accelerating solutions to the refugee crisis, as part of the Everyone a Humanitarian series, hosted by swissnex in San Francisco.

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