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Top 10 Charitable Causes Trending (So Far!) In 2018

See What’s Currently Shaping Employee Giving
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Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!

Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up. 

We Are Only Half As Good As We Want to Be

Here are 3 things companies are doing about it this charitable season.
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Last year, we saw seismic shifts in the causes people supported as we also crossed the $400 billion giving mark for the first time. We saw more people and companies give more than ever before, which is heartening in what has felt like a time of tension, crisis and unprecedented natural and “man-made” disasters.

Yet despite these seemingly huge numbers, most Americans are only half as charitable as they intend. 

The Allstate Foundation Encourages Youth Empowerment with Good Starts Young Program

by Jan Lee
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Mary-Pat Hector was 13 years old when she decided she had to do something to stop the gun violence that was riddling her Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood.

Webinar Series: Inclusive Business and Human Rights

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Business Call to Action and BSR are pleased to announce a new online Masterclass on Inclusive Business and Human Rights.  Learn how respecting and promoting human rights is an essential part of being an inclusive business, and the ways it can positively impact your competitiveness, reputation, and ability to secure and retain investment.  

The Masterclass is composed of four parts:

Caterpillar's Community Impact

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Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world. Caterpillar and our employees focus on contributing time and resources to promoting the health and welfare of communities in which we work and live. We conduct our business in a manner that respects human rights individually.

Caterpillar's Governance & Ethics

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Caterpillar’s Code of Conduct – Our Values in Action – defines what Caterpillar stands for and what we believe in, documenting uncompromisingly high ethical standards for our company. The Code of Conduct helps Caterpillar employees every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors that support Our Values in Action – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.

How Saipem’s Initiatives on Human Rights and Ethical Supply Chain Create a Healthy, Vibrant Business

by Jim Witkin
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For any company that relies on a network of suppliers and subcontractors, maintaining an ethical supply chain — one that protects human rights and promotes fair labor practices and a safe work environment — is hard work. But the challenge is multiplied when you work globally in over 60 countries across five continents, like Saipem, the Italian energy services giant.

Benevity Releases Annual Trend Data on Top Causes Supported by Companies and Their People

Donations to Human Rights Organizations and Crisis Relief Are the “New Normal”
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CALGARY, Canada, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced its annual trend data on the “Top Ten Causes” that have been supported by Benevity clients and their people this year to date, as well as the shifts in top donation recipients between 2015 and 2018.

Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Sodexo Named as Top 10 Company Most Praised by NGOs

Analysis by SIGWATCH names Sodexo as leader in environment issues, human rights and animal rights
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to quality of life, was named as a top-ten company most praised by NGOs (non-governmental organizations) for its leadership on environment issues, human rights and animal rights in the second quarter of 2018 by global research and strategy consultancy, SIGWATCH. Sodexo was specifically commended for its pledge to source only cage-free eggs by 2025.  

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