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A Vision for Corporate Philanthropy From a Philadelphia Leader

By David Allen
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For a discussion on corporate social responsibility, who better to share insights than a leader from the company with the largest corporate philanthropic footprint in Philadelphia?

Earth Day Network's 2019 Cleanup Spans Thousands of Locations During April

Over 3,000 cleanups in communities across the U.S. for Earth Day 2019
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WASHINGTON, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Earth Day Network is implementing a nationally coordinated environmental volunteer cleanup to mark Earth Day 2019, in collaboration with partners across the U.S., including National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful. All over the country people are encouraged to get up, get out, and help clean their communities to celebrate Earth Day.

Join SAP: Corporate Champions for Education Head to Colombia in 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SAP is seeking like-minded companies of all sizes to collaborate and address the pervasive skills gap around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).   Working with PYXERA Global, SAP is leveraging the extensive experience and capability of their employees to address the issue, as well as making opportunities available to the employees of other companies through the Corporate Champions for Education.

AccountAbility Releases Arabic Translation of the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018)

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – AccountAbility has released the Arabic translation of its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document – the AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018). The AA1000AP (2018) serves as the foundation of the AA1000 Series of Standards, and offers an informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainabilit

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 19 - Colleen Olphert, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

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Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Colleen Olphert, Director of Membership and Member Services at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC). Since 1985, BCCCC has been helping companies align corporate citizenship objectives and business goals to create a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

The Rise of ESG Indicators

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The Responsible Business Summit, hosted by London-based Ethical Corporation, is among the most well attended events by leaders from all sectors, providing a space for strategic discussions on business’ role in addressing our most important systemic challenges. In March, RBS New York convened 400 CEOs, along with mayors, investors, and nonprofit leaders to share insights and map out strategies for a sustainable future—one that the private sector will play a major part in shaping.

Lockheed Martin Employees Recognized with President’s Volunteer Service Awards

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BETHESDA, Md., April 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin proudly recognized 2,418 of its employees who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for performing more than 100 hours of volunteer service in 2018.

Special Ducks Help Comfort Children Who Are Battling Cancer

The ducks interact with kids, can be fed or bathed, and play soothing sounds, by Charlie Wojciechowski
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The invention, called “My Special Aflac Duck,” was named one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2018, and it’s easy to see why, as kids rapidly grow attached to them.

“We consider the duck a social robot,” inventor Aaron J. Horowitz said. “He is a constant companion for kids that can really share in the experience that they are having, and can give them a better tool to communicate how they feel.”

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Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

Hallmark VIDEO | Inspiring Acts of Caring: Scott Poore Aids Animal Rescue and Adoption

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Inspiring others to show they care through acts of kindness speaks to the essence of the Hallmark brand. Hallmark’s Care Enough campaign highlighted the selfless acts of dozens of individuals to inspire others to perform acts of caring. 

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Inspiring others to show they care through acts of kindness speaks to the essence of the Hallmark brand. Hallmark’s Care Enough campaign highlighted the selfless acts of dozens of individuals to inspire others to perform acts of caring. 

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