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Knowing Importance of Involvement, PG&E CEO Chairs This Year’s Employee-Giving Campaign

Campaign for the Community: More than giving. Giving back.
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By Tracy Correa

It’s an ambitious goal but one that Tony Earley, PG&E’s CEO, chairman and president, believes employees can meet: raise a collective $5.6 million for worthy organizations and schools through the utility’s annual Campaign for the Community.

The Campaign kicks off today (Sept. 18). And, for the first time, PG&E’s top leader – who has a long history of giving — will lead the employee challenge.

Recyclebank’s Erika Diamond to Share Insight on How Brands Can Bring Green Mainstream at GoGreen NYC

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(3BL Media) September 19, 2012 - 

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Erika Diamond, vice president of community solutions at Recyclebank will share insight during today’s panel discussion at GoGreen NYC, entitled “Green Marketing & Branding: Mainstreaming Green." The panel will look at how green marketing is evolving to go beyond the niche healthy lifestyle and pro-environmental communities, to full-fledged effective strategies detailing how to make “sustainable” behavior mainstream.

AOL Partners with St. Jude for Thanks and Giving Campaign

Blog by Faith Botica, Cause Marketing
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital kicks off its ninth annual Thanks & Giving campaign this week, and AOL is supporting the campaign as a corporate partner, as it has for many years.

Meet Octavia Beyah, GSK Opportunity Scholar

Building a Healthy Community One Student at a Time
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Meet Octavia Beyah, GSK Opportunity Scholar

No child should cry herself to sleep feeling terrified and hungry.  Yet, for Octavia Beyah, this was her normal life.  She was raised by a drug-addicted parent who kept her and her sister out of school for months locked in their room.  She repeatedly witnessed her mother being beaten by boyfriends. 

Eastman Announces Innovation Partnership with North Carolina State University

Press Release

(3BL Media) Raleigh, NC - September 11, 2012 - In a move signaling a new, innovative approach to multidisciplinary research with university partners, Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has entered into a multiyear agreement with North Carolina State University to conduct joint cutting-edge research in chemistry, materials science and other scientific disciplines.

Communication - Great Leaders Have It, There’s a Way to Get It.

Why Give a Damn: Communication is the most important determinant of whether or not you will succeed in achieving your vision
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Why Give a Damn:

Communication is the most important determinant of whether or not you will succeed in achieving your vision. Great leaders have it, there’s a way to get it.

Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000 to Equip People Across Europe with Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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(3BL Media) Paris, France - September 10, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Ashoka France today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages All Americans to Plant Native Species on National Planting Day and Throughout the Fall Season

Sept. 8 to Mark First National Planting Day
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - September 6, 2012 - With the fall planting season now underway, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging the public, municipalities and civic leaders to plant and re-plant using native species instead of exotic and ornamental plants that are less adapted to local ecosystems.

Accenture Grants Plan International an Additional US$3.65 Million to Equip Young Adults in Thailand and Indonesia with Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release
(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 6, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Plan International today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Plan International an additional grant of US$3.65 million – distributed over a three year period – to help provide approximately 7,100 disadvantaged young adults in Thailand and Indonesia with the technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to find employment or build a busines

VolunteerMatch and Aflac Team Up in Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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When it comes to pediatric cancer treatment and research, VolunteerMatch and Aflac are birds of a feather. The website with the famous hands and the supplemental insurer with the famous duck both share a commitment to helping kids with cancer and their families.

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