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Leaves on the Success Tree: Hard Work, Mentorship, and Sponsorship

By Melissa Holder, Customer Success Executive
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The value of hard work has always been a staple of mine, long instilled in my siblings and I from our parents. In fact, anytime I found myself being lackadaisical or not paying attention to detail, my mom would always paraphrase a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saying, “Even if you’re a street sweeper, you be the best street sweeper you can be.”

First WELL Portfolio Scores Demonstrate Commitment to Health Through a Portfolio-wide Approach

Early adopters JLL and Lendlease lead the way as first occupier and first owner to achieve WELL Portfolio Scores and implement health and well-being strategies at scale
Press Release

NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that global real estate leaders JLL and Lendlease are the first companies to earn WELL Portfolio Scores for achieving the initial benchmarks toward certification of their portfolio of assets participating in the program.

Hundreds of Built Environment Experts Join Forces In Statement to WHO Urging Enhanced Guidance on Role of Buildings In Addressing COVID-19

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NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ --  More than 680 built environment experts from 51 countries have come together in a statement urging public health leaders to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices proven to help protect building occupants worldwide from the spread of COVID-19. 

Moldovan Education Company Increases Youth Employment Through IT Training

Press Release

CHISINAU, Moldova, August 5, 2020  /3BL Media/ – As the first member company from the Republic of Moldova, educational technology company Codifun has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to broaden its delivery of affordable information technology (IT) courses by 2022 and enable 125,000 low-income people in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine to find well-paying jobs.

Duke Energy Creates Job Training Opportunities Through $900,000 in Grants to North Carolina Community Colleges

Summary: 
  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017
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  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017

Bank of America Taps Duke Energy to Expand Renewable Energy Commitment

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Partnerships support new solar generation to power Bank of America's Charlotte operations; also support new solar projects in local communities.

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Partnerships support new solar generation to power Bank of America's Charlotte operations; also support new solar projects in local communities.

IWBI and GRESB Deliver Report Demonstrating Alignment Between WELL and GRESB 2020

Press Release

NEW YORK – July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and GRESB today released a report that outlines how the GRESB Real Estate Assessment is supported by the WELL Building Standard (WELL). Mapping WELL v2 pilot features to the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment helps demonstrate the importance of health and well-being for organizations seeking to benchmark, report and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance through real estate.

Community Investment Strategies Aligns with Delos to Integrate Wellness Solutions Into Affordable Senior Housing Portfolio To Help Bolster Healthier Environments

1,300 senior housing units in New Jersey will undergo an immediate health-focused facilities improvement upgrade
Press Release

NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Community Investment Strategies (CIS), a fully-integrated real estate organization specializing in multi-family housing including affordable, age-restricted, and assisted living, as well as mixed-use redevelopments, today announced a collaboration with Delos, a wellness real estate and technology company, to integrate Delos’ leading wellness solutions into affordable senior housing units across New Jersey.

EforAll: Helping Small Businesses Through Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll works with individuals who may be in the idea stage or looking to pivot and grow an existing business.

Colombian Beverage Company Partners With Small-Scale Farmers to Create Sustainable Supply Chains

Colombia’s first certified organic drinks brand aims to fight rural poverty by working directly with low-income farmers as suppliers and producers
Press Release

Medellín, Colombia, July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Colombian organic beverage company Dcada has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the aim to directly contract 15 small-scale Colombian farmers and guarantee fair payments, while providing technical assistance to them to become organically certified by 2024. Dcada will also have 100 percent of the ingredients used in its products sourced organically from regional Colombian farmers and support the growth of women participating in its supply chain by 2024.

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