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Final Week to Nominate Volunteers for 5th Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

Cox and The Trust for Public Land honoring volunteers; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
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Chesapeake, Va., April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ —  Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting nominations for Virginia’s 5th annual Cox Conserves Heroes program at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on April 24. The program honors volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $1.9 Million in Grants to Support the Scientists, Innovators and Engineers of Tomorrow

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TORRANCE, Calif.,  April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ –The Toyota USA Foundation announced $1.9 million in grants to K-12 educational programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and serve diverse communities.
 
“We know that the future of our society will be built on increasingly sophisticated technological expertise and innovative problem solving,” said Michael Rouse, Toyota USA Foundation President.

Cyber Resiliency: A New Spin on Community Investment

Time Warner Cable Shares Business Acumen with Non Profit Partners
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By Milinda Martin

As Vice President of Community Investment for Time Warner Cable, I am often questioned on what that term means:  community investment. In my 20 years of strategic philanthropy at various Fortune 500 corporations, I have evolved my own thinking, as the industry has changed.

Humana and CBS EcoMedia Join Forces to Renovate Athletic Fields at Chicago's Ridge Park

Community Leaders Celebrate in Special Ceremony During Weekend Games
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CHICAGO, April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to support community health and revive a local play space for residents, Humana teamed up with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund renovations to the athletic fields at Ridge Park, operated by the Chicago Park District. Renovations began in the fall of 2014 and were completed in the spring of 2015.

Partnering to Make a Difference

Edison International Publishes 2014 Community Investment Report
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Community Partners,

I am pleased to announce that Edison International has published its 2014 Community Investment Annual Report. The interactive report is now available on edison.com. To request a physical copy, please send an email to: edison.gifts@sce.com.

The CSR Scoop - 4/17/2015

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Common Impact is excited to launch a new weekly blog series: The CSR Scoop. Every Friday, we’ll be sharing the scoop on corporate citizenship, employee engagement, skills-based volunteerism, nonprofit leadership, philanthropic trends, and more!  Subscribe to our blog or swing by our site at your week’s end to stay up to date on the latest and greatest initiatives, research and events in the CSR space.

Why the Little Guys are Really the Big Guys in Sustainability

by Nigel Johnston
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When it comes to protecting the environment or improving workers’ conditions, you might think the biggest companies are making the biggest positive impact.

Multinationals like Apple and McDonald's are so large that --just by taking a few significant steps towards sustainability-- they can change vast swaths of the global marketplace.

But it turns out that the largest corporations aren't leading on this issue. It's the small and medium-sized businesses that are out in front on compliance with sustainability, worker safety and other standards.

Doing Business With Nature: Commercial Logic is Key to Business Action on Natural Capital

by Gemma Cranston
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Implementing measures to safeguard water, biodiversity and soil across supply chains makes sense. We know it, you know it, but do CEOs know it? A quick scan of the websites of the world’s biggest companies suggests that only a select few really get it. A lack of evidence of the commercial benefits has become a major barrier to business increasing sustainability – just when we need action the most.

CITGO Supports Children’s Literacy with Bess the Book Bus Sponsorship

2015 program begins in Louisiana on April 20, before embarking on nationwide tour
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Houston, April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 60,000 books will again be distributed to 25,000 children in underserved communities this year, thanks to Bess the Book Bus and CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The mobile literacy program kicks off its national tour on April 20 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and will continue during the year with stops in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.  

From the Source: EPA -- House Bill Could Delay Review of Toxic Chemicals 'Indefinitely'

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"Blood-free" minerals scheme must be binding, EU lawmakers say

Reuters. European importers of minerals from conflict zones should be forced to certify their goods "blood-free", an influential group of EU lawmakers said on Tuesday, seeking to toughen a proposal to prevent the financing of warlords in Africa.

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