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5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

GRI Review of the Year

Look back on how Global Reporting Initiative has supported corporate transparency throughout 2019
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As we start a new year – and a new decade – GRI reviews some of the highlights and achievements during 2019. 

In yet another busy and action-packed year for sustainability reporting, selecting a GRI ‘top five’ is no easy task. But here goes: 

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

Data and Logistics Expert Vicki O’Meara Joins Black & Veatch Board

Industry executive also brings strong foundation in environmental services and operations as company expands market reach
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting the growing connection between data-driven decision making and infrastructure development and operations, Vicki O’Meara, Executive Chairman at AdSwerve, Inc., and former CEO of Analytics Pros, Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. A former U.S. Justice Department Assistant Attorney General and White House Fellow, O’Meara joins the Board having successfully developed and led organizations focused on client services, logistics, digital commerce and more.

The Power Behind Brands in Motion

WE Communications' third-annual study gets inside the minds of today's consumers. The findings were brought to life at an exclusive lunch at PRDecoded.
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Brands worried about price, promotion, product and placement are stuck in the Stone Age, said Catherine Hernandez-Blades, SVP and chief ESG and comms officer at Aflac, during The Power Behind Brands in Motion lunch at PRDecoded, hosted by WE Communications.

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Partners in Preservation Announces 2019 Winners, Honoring the Legacy of Women's History on Main Streets Across America

Winners To Be Awarded Share of $2 Million in American Express Preservation Grants Decided Through Public Voting Campaign. Over 1.1 Million Votes Cast for 20 Competing Sites, A Record for Partners in Preservation: Main Streets
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NEW YORK, October 30, 2019. /3BL Media/ - American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, announced today the winners of the 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets program.

Working Mother Names American Express As One of the 2019 100 Best Companies

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NEW YORK, October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/Working Mother recently revealed its annual list of the 2019 100 Best Companies, representing more than 2 million employees in the U.S. This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including gender-neutral parental leave, and accessible, affordable childcare. American Express was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.

American Express and National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Women’s History From Coast to Coast

20 Historic Sites Celebrating Women’s Contributions to Local Communities Competing for $2 Million in Grants Through 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Campaign
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NEW YORK, September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, announced today that their annual Partners in Preservation campaign this year will shine a light on historic buildings and sites celebrating the contributions of women in local communities across the country.

American Express Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

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NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have honored American Express as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Women. To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.6 million employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. Employees responded to more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

The PR Week 5.24.2019 Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Aflac

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Catherine Hernandez-Blades, who serves as the chief ESG (environmental, social and governance) and communications officer at Aflac, chats about My Special Aflac Duck®, which was the focus of the campaign that won Best in Corporate Branding at the 2019 PRWeek U.S. Awards.

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