People, Social Action & Community Engagement CSR News

Companies Of All Shapes and Sizes Value Employee Volunteering

Multimedia with summary

LBG Canada companies are encouraging and engaging their employees in impactful volunteering programs. Interested in developing or improving your employee volunteering program? We'd love to hear from you! Contact Bryan, today!

-30-

About LBG Canada

AEG Celebrates International Women’s Day

AEG joins global #BalanceforBetter campaign to raise awareness about gender balance; Donates $10,000 to Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles in conjunction with LA Kings’ Kings Care Foundation
Multimedia with summary

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, is raising awareness about the need for gender balance in the workplace through a social media campaign, #WomenStrong. 

Aligning with IWD’s global #BalanceforBetter campaign, AEG’s campaign is anchored by a video that spotlights its female employees discussing the importance of equality in the workplace.  The social campaign encourages the company’s community to tag a mentor in order to highlight the women and men who have helped accelerate gender parity.

Caterpillar Foundation Names New President

Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill., March 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), today announced Asha Varghese as its new president.

Varghese brings more than 15 years of experience at General Electric (GE) to her new role, most recently leading GE’s Foundation as director of global portfolio. In that role, she set the global strategy for the GE Foundation with an emphasis on improving access to quality healthcare for underserved communities in the developing world.

Leading by Example: Viacom Hosts Inspiring Career Day with Figure Skating in Harlem

By Kavell Brown
Blog

Viacom, in partnership with The BEAT (the African American Employee Resource Group), hosted a career day for over a dozen girls from Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH). The girls, grades 7-11, were exposed to the world of media and entertainment and a peek into Viacom’s culture. The event was all part of Viacommunity’s (Viacom’s corporate social responsibility arm) All Good, All Year Initiative. All Good, All Year aims to engage employees each month with at least one volunteer event.

Smithfield Foods Unveils New Career Building at Smithfield High School

Innovative facility made possible through Smithfield Foods Legacy Project
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., Mar. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc.Isle of Wight County Schools, and Isle of Wight County unveiled a new Career Building at Smithfield High School, consisting of classroom space and resources for five Career and Technology programs including manufacturing, engineering, welding, nursing, and the culinary arts.

Bridgeport Classroom Turned Into Secret Lab

Article

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) - Students at one shoreline high school got a big surprise this morning. Sikorsky Aircraft, and parent company Lockheed Martin, took over a classroom with high-tech science gear.

See video and continue reading on WTNH.com

Benevity Helps #BalanceforBetter by Matching up to $50,000 in Donations for Local Women's Causes

For every $1 donated through Benevity’s Community Impact Portal, the company will double the impact by matching 100% of the donation
Blog

On International Women’s Day over the last couple of years, Benevity has made an effort to be intentional about recognizing the importance of gender equality, both at our company and in the broader community.

MilliporeSigma Brings Science Education to Students Across North America With Curiosity Cube® Mobile Science Lab

Summary: 
  • Mobile science lab celebrates 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements
  • Demonstrates MilliporeSigma’s ongoing commitment to providing increased access to science education
Press Release
  • Mobile science lab celebrates 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements
  • Demonstrates MilliporeSigma’s ongoing commitment to providing increased access to science education

Video | The Largest On Site Day-of-Service in Timberland History

Timberland volunteers serve Santiago's Botanic Garden in the Dominican Republic
Multimedia with summary

On January 24, 2019, a team of more than 2,500 volunteers from Timberland met at the Santiago's Botanic Garden in the Dominican Republic for the largest on-site day-of-service in the company's history, serving 11,697 hours.

The team of volunteers planted 2,200 trees of different species and cleared 64 acres of trash, rocks, and debris from the botanic garden and river trail. In addition to these reforestation services, Timberland has also donated tools and boots to the garden. 

The Real-World Impact of Employee Giving Programs

Blog

We all want to make a difference in our communities, and the wider world around us. We see daily evidence of the real and insidious problems that we face as a society. Hunger. Poverty. Homelessness. Civil rights violations and abuses. Health crises. Ever-diminishing natural resources. This can be a very depressing list so I won’t make it exhaustive. Yet in the face of this much turmoil, when I think of problems our society faces, I’m not disheartened. In fact, I am hopeful.

Pages

Subscribe to People, Social Action & Community Engagement