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Duke Energy Signs on to Congressional HBCU Partnership Challenge

First energy company to join bipartisan effort to promote corporate engagement with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C, October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/. -- Duke Energy today became the first energy company to sign up for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge created by the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, launched the HBCU Partnership Challenge to promote greater engagement and support from private companies with HBCUs. Duke Energy is among 13 other companies, including Intel, Lyft, Amazon and GM Financial, to take the challenge.

5 1/2 Things Americans Are Saying About The Arts

By Timothy J. McClimon, Senior Vive President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Blog

One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership organization. AFTA has recently published its latest public opinion survey on the arts entitled Americans Speak Out about the Arts. The report is based on a nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults, and it updates a similar study that was conducted two years ago.

5 1/2 Things Americans Are Saying About The Arts

By Timothy J. McClimon, Senior Vive President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Blog

One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership organization. AFTA has recently published its latest public opinion survey on the arts entitled Americans Speak Out about the Arts. The report is based on a nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults, and it updates a similar study that was conducted two years ago.

Scholarship America, Wells Fargo Invite Students to Apply for Disability Scholarships

Applications accepted through Dec. 6, 2018
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) and Scholarship America announce the People with Disabilities Scholarship Program call for applications. In 2016, Wells Fargo committed $1 million over four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement the program. 2018 marks the third year of the program.

Sodexo Seniors, in Partnership With Connected Living, Introduces New “Smart Living” Program for Senior Living Residents Using Alexa in the US

With the new smart-tech, Sodexo Seniors enables more social engagement to drive health, longevity and Quality of Life
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, is now offering a new “Smart Living” program for senior living residents to easily engage within their community and in the community at large by simply using their voices. The “Smart Living” program integrates Sodexo menus with Connected Living content management systems to allow residents to simply ask Alexa for community information and much more.

Harvard Business Review Best-Performing CEOs Ranking With CSRHub ESG Metrics

Blog

Harvard Business Review (HBR) has published its annual global ranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs, with Pablo Isla of the Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex topping the list for the second year in a row. Following behind Isla in the #2 and #3 spots are Jensen Huang of NVIDIA and Bernard Arnault of LVMH. They’re joined by newcomers to the top 5 this year, François-Henri Pinault of Kering (#4) and Elmar Degenhart of the German automaker Continental (#5). Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has climbed to the #6 spot, up from #12 in 2017.

Nestlé Purina is Working to Build a More Disability-Friendly Workplace and Community

By taking simple steps, we’re developing an environment where everyone can thrive
Blog

By Laura Lee, Senior Manager of Digital Communications, Nestlé Purina

Millennials, Gen Z, and the Future of Business

Multimedia with summary

Millennials are expected to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025, and Gen Z to make up 40% of global consumers by 2020. You’ve read the statistics, and you know that these generations buy products that align with their values and demand jobs with purpose.

Verizon Innovative Learning School Named One of America’s Best Urban Schools

Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem Earns National Center for Urban School Transformation’s Highest Honor
Article

School is a lot different today than it was two years ago at P.S. 171, Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem, NY. In 2016, when teachers wanted students to use computers in class, they rolled in the computer cart. Students lined up, took the laptops from the cart and brought them back to their seats. At the end of class, students lined up again to put the laptops back in the cart so they could be rolled over to the next classroom.  

New Resource: Pro Bono As a People Strategy

How companies can create shared value between CSR and HR
Article

Taproot has long made the case that a strong corporate pro bono program is a triple win—nonprofits receive the support they need, companies build deeper relationships with their communities, and employees have the opportunity to apply their skills in new and meaningful ways. While a good deal of evidence supports pro bono as a powerful social impact strategy, practitioners often struggle to articulate the business case for pro bono.

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