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Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Symantec's Global Service Week More Than Doubles Employee Volunteer Hours in Just Three Years

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Watch an overview of Symantec’s third annual Global Service Week, one dedicated week when employees volunteer at least one hour in their community.

This year, the third annual GSW, our employees have much to be proud of. Beginning October 14, more than 2,100 employees logged 9,579 volunteer hours at 138 team events across 19 countries in just one week. 

This is a 54 percent increase from 2017 efforts and we have more than doubled employee volunteer hours in just three years.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Employee volunteer hours soar during third annual Global Service Week
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By Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility

At Symantec, we know that corporate responsibility is not only the right thing to do, it is directly linked to employee retention, productivity, and overall engagement. A recent study conducted by Glassdoor found that 75 percent of employees and job seekers expect their employer to support the communities in which they do business through donations and/or volunteer efforts.

Xylem Employees Volunteer Over 10,000 Hours During Annual October Global Month of Service

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Xylem is proud to announce that its employees volunteered over 10,000 hours across the globe during Xylem Watermark’s Annual October Global Month of Service. Through water source clean-ups, restoration projects, educational water monitoring activities, beach and park clean-ups, community building initiatives, and more, Xylem employee volunteers displayed their true commitment to addressing the global water crisis and protecting safe water resources for communities around the world.

Mapping Cross-Sector Solutions to Food Loss

How Pro Bono Resources Can Fight Post-Harvest Loss
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By Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald and Mary Ruth Robinson

Novartis Rises to Second Place in 2018 Access to Medicine Index

Report highlights newly launched Novartis Access Principles to systematically integrate access strategies in research, development and delivery of new medicines
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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

How Do You #GiveTime To Make Home Possible?

VolunteerMatch joins forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to #GiveTime to make home possible in honor of #GivingTuesday.
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#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable holiday season, and for the second year in a row, VolunteerMatch is joining forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to #GiveTime in honor of #GivingTuesday.

This year, we’re focusing on what’s near and dear to so many of us during the holidays — home.

Sands Cares Honored with Governor’s Award in Nevada

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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was recognized for their community service through Sands Cares, the company’s corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, at the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards in October. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide including financial giving, Team Member volunteerism, and in-kind support while making an impact in the areas we care about most: our people, planet, and communities.

VIDEO | Subaru of America and The ASPCA Work Together for the 2018 Share the Love® Event

Watch the “New Friends" Campaign to learn how rescuing a pet can build a family
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When we rescue pets, we build families. This happy commercial tells the story of a girl learning the power of volunteering and helping an animal find a home. We witness a young volunteer give a lonely pet attention. As she does, a younger girl joins out of curiosity. We see the pride of the volunteer’s mother seeing her daughter create a connection between a pet and family. Over the past 10 years, through the Subaru Share the Love Event, Subaru and its retailers have helped rescue over 50,000 animals with the ASPCA.

Las Vegas Second Grader Recruits Help From the Venetian and the Palazzo for His Mission to Save the Planet

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Benji Bach, a seven-year-old second grader at American Heritage Academy in Las Vegas, has been on a quest to save the environment by reducing the use of plastic shopping bags after reading about plastic bags floating in the ocean and how they can harm sea life.  Benji decided to take action and sent a letter to The Venetian Resort asking for assistance with his efforts to seek help from his classmates to eliminate their use of plastic bags. 

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