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Auditing Community Investment in Canada: Three Major Trends

LBG Canada releases the 2011 Annual Benchmarking Report
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 23, 2011 - Calgary, AB - With over $335 million invested into Canadian communities and 24,000 people contributing 238,689 volunteer hours across the country, the 2011 LBG (London Benchmarking Group) Canada benchmarking cycle represents significant growth. Today, the 37 participating companies together set the highest standard in community investment management, performance measurement and reporting in Canada.
 

Southwest Airlines and SCA Volunteers Complete 250 Hours of Service at Three East Coast Parks

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The Southwest Airlines Conservation in Action Tour continues its trek across the United States, celebrating Southwest's 40th Anniversary with 40 service projects nation-wide!  Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association to make a difference in the communities it serves.

Most recently, the tour visited New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.  Volunteers completed a total of 250 service hours.

Thanks to American Eagle, one of the Tour's sponsors, the SCA interns got to see "their faces in lights": an advertisement for the Conservation in Action Tour appeared on a Times Square billboard! 

Conservation in Action Tour visits New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC
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The Southwest Airlines Conservation in Action Tour continues its trek across the United States, celebrating Southwest's 40th Anniversary with 40 service projects nation-wide!  Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association to make a difference in the communities it serves.

Most recently, the tour visited New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.  Volunteers completed a total of 250 service hours.

Thanks to American Eagle, one of the Tour's sponsors, the SCA interns got to see "their faces in lights": an advertisement for the Conservation in Action Tour appeared on a Times Square billboard! 

UPS Employees Shine at Super Bowl of Safety

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19 UPS drivers showcased their skills at National Truck Driving Championships in categories involving safety, rules, regulations and on-course driving skills.

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19 UPS drivers showcased their skills at National Truck Driving Championships in categories involving safety, rules, regulations and on-course driving skills.

Empowerment - A New Post from the Allison & Partners' Blog, It's About the Work

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The enemy of creativity is the word “no.”  I’m reminded of this just as Allison & Partners has wrapped up its first Cause Conference in Los Angeles.  Many years ago, I had an idea to host one of these conferences as a means to help my firm stay competitive in the marketplace.  I brought the concept to my former CEO and received the following feedback, “we are a PR firm, not conference planners.”  This always gnawed at me.  Not because I felt I was smarter than the CEO, but because he just flat out turned it down without recognizing that there migh

SC Johnson Teams up with City of Racine for Ninth Annual Backpack Giveaway

Annual Festival to Distribute 3,000 Backpacks to Racine Area Students
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Racine, WI - August 18, 2011 - For the second year in a row, SC Johnson will be the major sponsor of the ninth annual free backpack giveaway as part of the Racine Mayor’s Back-to-School Stay-in-School Festival. All Racine area students are eligible to participate in the program on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Racine’s Festival Grounds on the Lake.  Activities will include live entertainment, interactive games and food.

Ernst & Young mentoring program helps unlikely students navigate the road to college

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This fall, thanks to the assistance of a new mentoring initiative, College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), co-sponsored by the nonprofit College for Every Student and Ernst & Young, Dennis Pacheco in one of 120+ students from across the US who will begin their college education.

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This fall, thanks to the assistance of a new mentoring initiative, College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), co-sponsored by the nonprofit College for Every Student and Ernst & Young, Dennis Pacheco in one of 120+ students from across the US who will begin their college education.

Volunteer profile: Michelle Velez - helping today's students become tomorrow's entrepreneurs

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"As most people who volunteer will tell you, you always get more than you give."

Check out Michelle Velez's Volunteer Profile.

View more Volunteer Wall of Fame Profiles, here.

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"As most people who volunteer will tell you, you always get more than you give."

Check out Michelle Velez's Volunteer Profile.

View more Volunteer Wall of Fame Profiles, here.

Volunteer profile: Cecil Sterrod helps low-income high school students achieve the dream of college

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"The motto of the National Association of Black Accountants is 'lifting as we climb.'  That's my motto too."

Check out Cecil Sterrod's Volunteer Profile.

View more Volunteer Wall of Fame Profiles, here.

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"The motto of the National Association of Black Accountants is 'lifting as we climb.'  That's my motto too."

Check out Cecil Sterrod's Volunteer Profile.

View more Volunteer Wall of Fame Profiles, here.

Volunteer profile: Dominick Brook walks the talk on environmental sustainability

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"I help my clients figure out sustainability strategies.  By volunteering with Earthwatch, I was living a sustainability strategy."

Check out Dominick Brook's Volunteer Profile.

View more Volunteer Wall of Fame Profiles, here.

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"I help my clients figure out sustainability strategies.  By volunteering with Earthwatch, I was living a sustainability strategy."

Check out Dominick Brook's Volunteer Profile.

View more Volunteer Wall of Fame Profiles, here.

Ernst & Young LLP joins Change the Equation, a corporate initiative to stimulate science, technology, engineering and math education in the US

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - September 16, 2010 – Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce its membership in Change the Equation, a CEO-led initiative to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which was launched today at the White House. Change the Equation (CTEq) will aim to achieve the President’s Educate to Innovate campaign mission to increase private and philanthropic involvement in STEM education and will meet a critical need for a workforce and a citizenry fluent in science and math.

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