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UK Women In Finance Charter

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In 2017, Northern Trust signed the UK Women in Finance Charter and committed to raise the ratio of women in the levels of senior and executive vice president to at least 35 percent by 2020. This is a commitment by the UK’s HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair finance industry

Walmart Supports Future Leaders Through $2 Million in Funding to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Walmart awards $1 million both to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to help provide internship opportunities on Capitol Hill for diverse youth
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Bentonville, Ark., July 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced $2 million in grants to organizations working to expand internship opportunities for diverse youth populations, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The grants build on previous Walmart funding to the two nonprofits, bringing the company’s total investment to more than $6 million over the last several years.

JetBlue March in NYC Disability Pride Parade in support of Reaching Blue Heights Initiatives

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On July 15, JetBlue marched in the NYC Disability Pride Parade in support of JetBlue’s Reaching Blue Heights initiatives. Hosted by Disability Pride NYC, the parade’s purpose is to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and to redefine public perception of disability.

Novartis Renews Drug Donation of Egaten® (Triclabendazole) Until 2022, Reaffirming Its Commitment to the Fight Against Liver Fluke

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  • Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally1
  • Since the start of the donation program in 2005, Novartis has donated approximately 4 million tablets of Egaten, valued at USD 41 million, helping to treat around 2 million fascioliasis patients worldwide

  • Egaten is currently the only treatment for fascioliasis recommended by the WHO and is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally
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  • Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally1
  • Since the start of the donation program in 2005, Novartis has donated approximately 4 million tablets of Egaten, valued at USD 41 million, helping to treat around 2 million fascioliasis patients worldwide

  • Egaten is currently the only treatment for fascioliasis recommended by the WHO and is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Novartis Announces US Renewables Agreement to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Summary: 
  • Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with renewable energy company, Invenergy, adds 100 megawatts of clean power to the electrical grid.

  • VPPA expected to be online in 2019 and to reduce Novartis greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tons per year, equivalent to removing more than 48,000 passenger vehicles from the road each year

  • Electricity will be generated from Invenergy’s Santa Rita East wind farm near San Angelo, Texas

  • Project in line with Novartis’ sustainability goals to substantially reduce carbon footprint and increase use of renewable energies

Agreement expected to reduce Novartis greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tons per year, equivalent to removing more than 48,000 passenger vehicles from the road each year
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  • Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with renewable energy company, Invenergy, adds 100 megawatts of clean power to the electrical grid.

  • VPPA expected to be online in 2019 and to reduce Novartis greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tons per year, equivalent to removing more than 48,000 passenger vehicles from the road each year

  • Electricity will be generated from Invenergy’s Santa Rita East wind farm near San Angelo, Texas

  • Project in line with Novartis’ sustainability goals to substantially reduce carbon footprint and increase use of renewable energies

Viacom Diversifies Vendor Pool, Echoing Internal Culture

by Stuart Winchester
Blog

Viacom content rolls from screens across more than 180 countries and in dozens of languages, reaching more than 4 billion subscribers. Every single piece of this content is the result of dozens or hundreds or thousands of workers who do everything from directing to producing to lighting to catering to set design – and most of them do not work directly for Viacom; they work for independent companies, vendors that Viacom contracts to execute the particulars of production or logistics or supply delivery.

Booz Allen’s Ebony Thomas Named to TNJ List of “40 Under Forty” Dynamic Achievers

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Ebony Thomas embodies the concept that the status quo is made to be broken. Thomas, a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, exhibits a commitment to reach for higher goals. The Network Journal took notice as they named her to the 2018 List of “40 Under Forty” Dynamic Achievers.

Fair Trade USA Expands Leadership Team and Invests in the Future With Key C-Suite Hires, New Board Chairman

New leadership positions organization for significant growth to reach and empower even more farmers and workers around the globe.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomes Mark Gunton as Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Girouard as Chief Financial Officer, Anna Banks as Chief Marketing Officer and James White as Chairman of the Board.  These new hires underscore the organization’s commitment to foster a culture of innovation, drive efficient operations and expand impact on farmers and workers around the world.

Wells Fargo Contributes $250,000 for New York Area Housing, Revitalization Efforts

Local NeighborhoodLIFT grants, down payment assistance will help create about 350 homeowners
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NEW YORK, July 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a total of $250,000 in donations for three local nonprofits to support affordable and safe housing, small business empowerment and health and wellness in the New York area.

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