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Arrow Electronics Wins Two Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

PR Daily honors Arrow for top CSR Report and Employee Engagement Campaign
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Arrow Electronics received two 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards from Ragan’s PR Daily, recognizing organizations dedicated to making the world a better place.

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Martin Currie Demonstrates Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility As It Unveils First Report
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Key highlights 2017/2018

  • As responsible stewards of clients’ capital, Martin Currie is passionate about its own commitments

  • For its clients, Martin Currie’s ESG expertise is evidenced by retaining top rating (A+) from PRI in each of its three top-level categories1

  • Martin Currie is making a difference by raising over £110,000 for 50 charitable causes

Combined Heat and Power Offers Efficiencies, Opportunity

CHP technologies will continue to evolve and progress, driving development and adoption
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The benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) generally are well established, and the technology is recognized as having great potential to improve large industrial process efficiencies while contributing to grid resilience.

Conventional electricity generation systems waste a great deal of energy through the discharge of heat into the atmosphere, and even more is wasted when electricity is distributed to distant industrial and commercial end users. CHP, on the other hand, makes productive use of the waste heat that is generated as part of the thermal processes.

Old Capital Allocation Strategies Require New Thinking

The game has changed and utilities must address capital allocation in a different way
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The electric utility industry is in the middle of a transformation that has no precedent. Historically speaking, delivering electricity was relatively simple; utilities generated power and provided it to customers over a one-way delivery system. Companies requested, and utility regulators granted, periodic rate hikes to cover infrastructure upgrades while providing a reasonable rate of return on that investment.

The New Power Grid: Obligations in the Era of Change

Utilities are adapting to the new energy grid under threat of significant economic challenge
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To effectively map out the current and future states of power delivery, it’s imperative to discuss what the landscape looked like in the past. Understanding the evolution of any industry typically requires a healthy dose of historical context, and making sense of today’s energy grid is no exception.

Electric Vehicle Adoption Moving Utilities to Plan for a Zero-Emissions Future

EVs are speeding ahead, even as questions persist over charging infrastructure
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Separated by decades of progress and technology’s endless march, it’s easy to think electric vehicles share little heritage with their internal combustion forebears. But even as they bookend the automotive spectrum, today’s EVs are much like the first automobiles in one important respect: When the first cars were made, they had an outsized dependency on infrastructure. Without a robust system of roads (let alone highways), what was the incentive to buy?

New Survey Shows Deep Concern About Affordable Housing

Publication from Wells Fargo and Governing Institute includes policy ideas from government officials
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ — More than 40 percent of government officials say the lack of affordable homeownership is a national crisis, and 33 percent called affordability a serious challenge, according to a new survey from Wells Fargo and the Governing Institute.

Increase CSR Participation with Positive Actions

Inspire a purpose-driven culture with missions
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Today's employees are expecting a greater sense of purpose in the workplace. In fact, 83% of Millennials say they would be more loyal to their employer when they feel they can make a difference on social and environmental issues at work.

Your CSR program is an ideal way to empower employees to do more good through charitable giving and volunteering, but what if there was something that could drive even more impact?

Good news! You can engage even more people in your program when you give them opportunities to take small, positive actions both in and out of the workplace.

Bacardi Raises the Bar with Distinct Corporate Responsibility Programs

Achievements in social and environmental initiatives featured in new CR Report
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HAMILTON, Bermuda, October 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With its commitments to alcohol responsibility, disaster relief efforts, women’s empowerment, and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and water usage, Bacardi Limited solidified its position as a socially and environmentally responsible leader, as demonstrated in the company’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report.

Microsoft Works to Empower People, Strengthen Communities, and Protect Our Planet

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As Microsoft pursues its mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, there is great opportunity for their customers, partners and company.  With that opportunity comes a great responsibility to society. That is why Microsoft continuously works to apply the power of technology to empower all people, strengthen communities globally and protect our planet. It is also why their policies and business practices are rooted in a commitment to timeless values such as trust, privacy, inclusion, and transparency.  

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