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Balancing Employee Passions with a Central CSR Strategy


Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” As many corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals will recognize, this rings true when defining your CSR strategy.

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Voya Financial Chief Communications Officer Paul Gennaro Joins Board of US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)

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August 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Paul Gennaro, senior vice president of Brand and Corporate Communications, and chief communications officer (CCO), has been appointed to the board of directors of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). USBLN is a national nonprofit that helps the business community drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.

Minnesota Pitcher Glen Perkins and Wife, Alisha, Support Mental Health in Twins Cities

Glen and Alisha Perkins are dedicated to making life better for those with mental illness

Around the time of Major League pitcher Glen Perkins’ sixth annual Fifteen’s 5K charity race, the MinnesotaTwins’ veteran closer was nearing the finish line of a nearly 16-month rehabilitation process from major shoulder surgery.

“I’m in a better place mentally than I have been,” the three-time all-star said when he returned to Minneapolis the day before the Aug. 6 race. “I think for the first time in my rehab I’ve been pushing our medical and our front office to say, ‘Hey, let’s go.’ For a long time I didn’t feel good enough to take steps.”

Discovery Communications Employees Shine on Impact Day and Beyond


Discovery Communications held their annual Impact Day on June 16, 2017. Over 4,000 Discovery employees across 60 offices in 37 different countries completed nearly 200 service projects. In this post, Laurel Schepp, Manager, Corporate Relations at Discovery, discusses the planning that goes into Impact Day, how they align the day with business goals, and what makes their overall volunteer program shine.

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How Data has Transformed Social Good: A Conversation with Steve MacLaughlin, VP of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steve MacLaughlin (@smaclaughlin),Vice President of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud. Steve reviews the dramatic increase in the use of data in recent years, examining how it has changed his work as technology continues to evolve. Steve explains how data has transformed the environment for social good by removing guesswork and promoting prescriptive analytics.

Malaria Fighter Rides Bicycle into Battle with Disease, Story from Novartis

As World Mosquito Day approaches, revisit this story from the Novartis archives about healthcare worker Dismus Mwalukwanda who’s on the front line in the battle against malaria in Zambia.

Healthcare worker Dismus Mwalukwanda is on the front line of the battle against malaria. Saving lives is his priority

Novartis Story About the Rising Concern of Malaria That Resists Treatment

As World Mosquito Day approaches, revisit this story from the Novartis archives on how the rising concern of resistance threatens the great progress made against malaria

In Kenya, about three-quarters of the population is at risk for malaria, and all four species of the malaria parasite that infect humans occur in the country. Although there has been substantial progress, malaria remains the leading cause of mortality in Kenya, killing an estimated 30,000 people every year, most of them children under 5 years old.

VIDEO: AT&T and Aira Explorer Help Visually Impaired Experience Solar Eclipse

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On Aug. 21, people across the U.S. will step outside and experience one of nature’s most visual phenomenons – a total solar eclipse.

The start-up Aira came to the Connected Health AT&T Foundry to improve wireless connectivity for their groundbreaking platform.

Aira’s remote technology uses smart glasses to connect those with diminished vision to a network of certified human agents.


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