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Visa Inc. Appoints Marianne Mwaniki as Senior Vice President of Social Impact

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Visa Inc. announced that Marianne Mwaniki has joined the company as senior vice president of social impact, with responsibility for the company’s comprehensive strategy in the areas of financial inclusion, financial literacy, corporate social responsibility and corporate giving programs.

In this new role, Ms. Mwaniki will also lead the Visa Foundation, which was established in 2017 to build on Visa’s long history of corporate giving and to accelerate the delivery of the company’s social impact goals by helping small and microenterprises thrive.

Visa Inc. Appoints Marianne Mwaniki as Senior Vice President of Social Impact

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Visa Inc. announced that Marianne Mwaniki has joined the company as senior vice president of social impact, with responsibility for the company’s comprehensive strategy in the areas of financial inclusion, financial literacy, corporate social responsibility and corporate giving programs.

In this new role, Ms. Mwaniki will also lead the Visa Foundation, which was established in 2017 to build on Visa’s long history of corporate giving and to accelerate the delivery of the company’s social impact goals by helping small and microenterprises thrive.

Kohler Releases 2017 Sustainability and Stewardship Report

Report reflects on progress and outlines approach, goals for the future
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KOHLER, Wis., September 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, has released its second public sustainability and stewardship report. The report examines Kohler’s efforts to positively impact the environment and global communities.

The Next Generation of Workplace Giving: the New "Normal"

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Every year, American employees give to causes they care about through their employers, resulting in $5 billion for the nonprofits who are tackling tough issues and improving the world around us. American generosity has always been incredible, and when the economy does well, charitable giving only grows.

Protecting Desert Tortoises in the Mojave Desert

SCE volunteers recently partnered with the Twenty-Nine Palms Indian Reservation to help clear an exclusion fence for the threatened species.
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Growing up on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, Marlene Woo remembers the desert life — the look, the heat and the smell from the desert plants wafting through the vast openness of the range.

Those memories returned to the Southern California Edison senior claims representative recently when she volunteered with the company’s employee resource group Native American Alliance at the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Reservation.

Public and Private Partnerships in Disaster Relief: Leveraging Expertise for Maximum Impact

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As Florence barrels towards the East Coast, disaster relief continues to be a top-of-mind area of philanthropy. With more hurricanes likely behind this one, the conversation around disaster relief and how we can better prepare communities for the catastrophic impact of disaster is a key area of focus across all members of the social and private sectors.

Xylem Responds to Lombok Earthquakes in Relief Efforts

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Xylem Watermark was involved in the immediate response in asking how they could help the people of Lombok after the devastation of the recent earthquakes that left the island devastated. Three AquaTowers were deployed with their support – bringing thousands of people access to clean, safe water. Thousands of families were evacuated to hillside camps after their homes were destroyed, living in tents without electricity or running water that are shared with many other families.

Nourishing a Farming Community

Team members in Des Moines, Iowa, feed their community with fresh produce from Wells Fargo’s giving garden.
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When people think of Iowa, they often envision lush farmland and plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, said Sarai Rice, executive director of the Des Moines Area Religious Council. The reality, she added, is farming in Iowa mostly consists of producing corn and soy beans that don’t necessarily end up on local residents’ tables. Watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.

Astellas Supports Diversity and Inclusion at Chicago Unites

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On September 5, Astellas employees and their families celebrated diversity and inclusion through classical music by the Chicago Sinfonietta at Chicago Unites. 

FCA Helps Students Explore, Invent Tomorrow’s Next Big Thing

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No one knows what the future holds, but for several weeks this summer FCA opened windows of opportunity for employees’ school-age children to dream big and think creatively about what the future could and should look like.

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