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Modern-Day Nightingales: Meet Three Enterprising Nurses Who Moonlight as Inventors

From a clever way to help prep kids for surgery to a baby bottle nipple shaped just like Mom's, these nurses' bright ideas helped them win Johnson & Johnson's first nursing innovation challenge—and a total of $100,000 in grant money.
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By Meghan Rabbitt

When you think about groundbreaking healthcare innovations—creations that forever changed how medicine is practiced, like the invention of sutures—chances are you first think of medical device engineers and pharmaceutical scientists brainstorming in a lab.

Lambton College Wins National Champion Title in Environmental Challenge

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VANCOUVER, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Students at Lambton College installed solar drip irrigation systems at schools in Zambia, Africa, providing a varied diet to students using clean, solar energy.

Enactus Lambton College has been named the 2019 Scotiabank Environmental Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter Scotiabank. The national competition took place at the 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises and Kinder Unite for a Social Responsibility Project

The historic Ferrero Group brand comes on board Costa's ships with Kinder+Sport Joy of moving
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 CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Kinder and Costa Cruises sign an important partnership based on shared values to bring the Kinder+Sport Joy of moving” project and the right to play into the life of children, on board and on land, all over the world.

ESG Coverage Is Improving

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We recently reviewed the ESG coverage status for the 8,686 companies in the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index).  The ACWI is a popular benchmark for many investors, because it includes approximately 85% of the global opportunities for equity investment.  We felt it would be useful to see how much ESG information is currently available on the companies on this type of broad index.

Opening Doors Through a Mother’s Heart

From despair to hope, Iris Peralta found a new door opened, her life changed, and a new joy in being a mother, with help from a Florida program supported by Wells Fargo.
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With motors and machine tools surrounding her, Iris Peralta smiles as she wields a welding gun at her workstation. Her work on the factory floor is to create new specialty parts for high-end sports cars.

She dons her protective helmet, positions the welding wand, and works the sweet science of machining she has come to love. With steady precision, she shapes the metal parts that will help the cars run like a top.

University of Alberta Team Wins Youth Empowerment National Champion Title

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VANCOUVER, May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Students at the University of Alberta are increasing high-school and post-secondary students’ financial literacy and employability skills through their Project NextStep.
 

Grand Opening of Accessible Horticulture and Education Center at Overbrook School for the Blind

Center made possible by contribution in memory of late OSB Trustee M. Christine Murphy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant
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PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Local officials will join Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) students, staff, and Board of Trustees, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center - a LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse - on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Unite to Bring Sustainability to Landmark Campus

Sun Club® grant funds solar array, garden and sculpture in the latest expansion at the first Ronald McDonald House
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PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Leaders and staff from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club joined the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House to commemorate Sun Club-funded sustainability projects at the non-profit, including the unveiling of a 5-foot-solar-powered sculpture in a new orchard today. The sculpture, orchard, and an accompanying 125 kilowatt solar array, are additions to the Philadelphia campus made possible through a grant worth more than $315,000 from the Sun Club.

Consumers Energy Powers Future STEM Careers by Inspiring Students through Robotics Programs

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This year’s season is over for high school robotics teams across Michigan, but Consumers Energy is still bringing the energy to their cause.

Register for the June 7th Collective Impact Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Is your organization committed to creating greater social impact through workplace giving, corporate citizenship, CSR, and employee giving and engagement programs? 

Register for FREE by May 22nd and join us at the Collective Impact Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 7th!

Offering an innovative, safe space for cross-sector collaboration, the Collective Impact Conference will allow participants to explore ways to engage in the business of giving back through workplace giving, employee engagement, and related areas of philanthropy.

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