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Points of Light Announces 2018 Honorees of The Civic 50 at Service Unites

Annual awards initiative honors companies with superior community engagement
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ATLANTA, June 19, 2018  /3BL Media/ Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announced The Civic 50 honorees of 2018, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcased how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

KitchenAid's 'Day of Caring' Gets Extended to the World

By Tony Wittkowski
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Mike Maxwell spent his Wednesday out of the office, caked in mud.

And yet, the global senior category leader for KitchenAid couldn’t have been happier.

Maxwell was taking part in the ninth annual Day of Caring, where hundreds of KitchenAid volunteers ventured out to help several nonprofit organizations for a day.

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Symantec Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Civic 50 honors Symantec for its commitment to and investment in communities
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that it has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 sets a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business.

Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism

Reflections from Common Impact’s staff retreat
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Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in important conversations on the future of pro bono work, and it also provided an opportunity for the team to re-connect with our mission and each other. 

Webinar: Purpose-Driven Corporate Social Responsibility is Not a Myth (+ Proof!)

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and company purpose might sound similar, but they’re not the same thing.

How do you balance the two so that the causes you champion and your company  purpose inform your giving decisions? And how do directives from leadership fit into your employee volunteer program goals? Last (but certainly not least), how do you create a program that’s inclusive of employee wants?

A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause.  Download on iTunes now!

Deloitte Employees Give Back On Impact Day

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by Maya Moore

Deloitte employees spent Friday out of the office, cleaning, organizing and applying fresh paint to the walls of classrooms and hallways at Covenant Preparatory School as part of their 19th annual Impact Day.

A team of 35 employees from Deloitte’s Hartford office were deployed to lend their efforts at Covenant Prep. As employees eagerly waited to apply a second coat of paint, Deloitte consulting manager Akhila Geethakumari said the work had given her a huge sense of satisfaction.

Cigna Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Key Environmental, Social, Governance Efforts

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  • Lowered opioid use among customers by 25 percent
  • Delivered 10,000 free health screenings nationwide
  • Established new 2020 environmental sustainability targets
  • Provided $21 million in Cigna philanthropic giving
  • Progressed toward UN Sustainable Development Goals

Las Vegas Sands Cares for Communities in the Face of Disaster

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In 2017, our global properties were called on many times to step up in the face of tragedy. From Typhoon Hato in Macao to the Las Vegas shooting massacre and other U.S. natural disasters, Las Vegas Sands and its Team Members rose to the challenges.

Cleaning Up Typhoon Hato

Shire Employees Show How They Are Taking Responsibility for the Environment on World Environment Day

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Shire employees around the world held events during the first week of June to bring awareness and action for the environment in honor of World Environment Day on June 5.

The theme of Shire's World Environment Day event was Taking Responsibility for the Environment: Energy & Climate, Water and Waste, in support of the company’s Responsibility goals (see the infographic focused on Shire’s natural resource goals).

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