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MGM Resorts International Sponsors the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Parade in Downtown Las Vegas

Press Release

LAS VEGAS, January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of Las Vegans are expected to line downtown streets Monday, Jan. 15, to cheer on participants of the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

For the eighth consecutive year, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) returns as the presenting sponsor of the parade, themed “Living the Dream – Building a Bridge to Unity.”

Boeing Donates $10 Million to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative

Multi-year investment to support veterans’ programs and services
Press Release

DALLAS, January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded $10 million to the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative in support of veterans’ programs and services. The company’s donation is part of a $30 million, multi-year investment aimed at veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services. In 2018 alone, Boeing grant dollars will assist more than 100 veterans’ nonprofits, worldwide.

In Time of Need, Tonya Dirkse Found Warmth, Peace

Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
Blog

Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.  

Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.” 

Advancing Your CSR Efforts in 2018: Start With These Great Reads

By Jennifer Weston-Murphy, Associate Manager, Corporate Leadership
Blog

This year, there have been more articles about the evolution and growth of CSR than anyone could read. On the first few days of 2018, I share here a few of the most thoughtful and important pieces I read from this past year. In total, they take only 45 minutes to read. In no particular order, here they are:

*What CSR Looks Like During a Trump Presidency (Fast Company, 4-min. read): https://goo.gl/q1fms9

Scotiabank Sponsors Race Weekend 2018

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Bank is Silver Partner of Marathon Bahamas/Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure

Nassau, The Bahamas - Scotiabank is a silver, corporate partner for Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend 2018. The Bank has supported the annual event, inclusive of Marathon Bahamas and the Susan G.

Action Points for Poverty Alleviation: New GRI Paper Outlines Practical Steps

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Sustainability reporting can support companies’ contribution to poverty alleviation. So how can we maximize its impact to help reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of no poverty by 2030? A new paper by GRI outlines recommendations and specific disclosures that companies can apply.
 

Calling All Ed-tech Innovators: Apply Within

Blog

Ed-tech isn’t just about digitizing books and training manuals for a tablet. It’s about using technology to deliver new forms of learning and teaching. It’s about personalizing and accelerating learning for everyone, everywhere, at any time. 

That’s why we’re looking for game-changing solutions for real-world education challenges. If you’re an innovative ed-tech venture in the U.S., we want you to apply for the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator

JetBlue Marks the 100-Day Milestone of its 100x35JetBlue Hurricane Relief Program in Puerto Rico

JetBlue’s relief program encompassing 100 days and 35 ways – and beyond - of caring for Puerto Rico now transitions to its long-term recovery phase.
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced the 100-day milestone of its 100x35JetBlue hurricane relief initiative, which launched shortly after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. A nod to the island’s 100x35 mile dimensions, 100x35JetBlue outlined 100 days and 35 ways – and beyond – of caring for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. JetBlue has completed or launched 34 of the 35 initiatives, and now transitions to initiative #35: developing a long-term plan for supporting Puerto Rico and fostering economic growth.

Bringing Light to People Across the World

Teachers like Joseph Alter, and their students, are supplying energy to countries without access to electricity, thanks to We Share Solar® Suitcases and support from Wells Fargo.
Blog

Hilltop Special Services Center teacher Joseph Alter was looking for hands-on learning activities for his high school students in San Francisco when a colleague told him about We Share Solar. Now his students will help provide energy to people in other countries who don’t have access to electricity — and they are discovering new career opportunities.

Kohler Co. Honored As "Green Master"

Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council awards company for sustainability efforts
Press Release

January 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Kohler Co. was recognized as a 2017 Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Master Program at the organization's annual conference. 

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