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Bringing a Community, and Country, Together Through Art

An outdoor art exhibit in Lexington, Kentucky, has transformed the site of a former slave auction into an outdoor museum designed to unify a community.
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Lexington, Kentucky, was once one of the largest slave auction sites in the U.S. Today, the same site where African American men, women, and children were once sold as property is telling a different story, thanks to the civic art project “I Was Here.”

Keep America Beautiful Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season

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Make a difference this holiday season by taking small steps that can make a meaningful difference by reducing waste and your carbon footprint. And since it’s the season of giving, share these eco-friendly tips with family and friends!

Shifting Toward Business Practices to Address Human Rights: A Q&A with Caroline Rees

Shift President and Co-Founder Caroline Rees talks with Erb Institute about how companies can measure social performance, the mission of Shift and its most recent flagship project, Valuing Respect
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Shift is the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As a mission-driven organization, Shift works with companies, governments and other agents of change—around the globe—to help build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity.

Sappi Launches Employee Ideas That Matter

New Program Supports Employee Ideas and Charitable Causes
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Inspired by the success of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program, the company launched a similar program in 2016 called Employee Ideas that Matter. The semi-annual program commits Sappi North America to donate a total of $25,000 to causes that are important to employees. Here are a few examples of the organizations that Sappi is honored to support through this program:

The Michael T. Goulet Traumatic Brain Injury & Epilepsy Foundation, Nominated by Foundation Founder Brad Goulet, Hydro Manager and Utilities Engineer at Westbrook Mill

Statement From Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, on International Anti-Corruption Day

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Corruption continues to be one of the greatest barriers to principled and sustainable business.

Unchecked, corruption can erode the foundations of the just and equitable world envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres states, “Corruption begets more corruption, and fosters a corrosive culture of impunity.”

A Day In The Life at Benevity: Behind the Scenes of A Wildly Successful #GivingTuesday

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It’s been about a week since #GivingTuesday and we’re still replaying all the special moments of cheering, laughter, hard work and happy tears. Our entire company rallied together to achieve new heights of Goodness. It started with our small (and mighty!) crew and it spread…into our local communities, across our international client community, among thousands of charities and all over the Twittersphere.

If you’d asked us two weeks ago how it would go, none of us could have predicted that:

101 Mobility, Rebuilding Together to Provide Critical Home Repairs and Accessibility Modifications for People in Need

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WASHINGTON, December 6, 2018 /3BL Media/– Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs to individuals in need at no cost to them and rebuilds communities throughout the country, today announced a new partnership with 101Mobility, the leading and most trusted provider of installed access and mobility equipment

Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Provides 10,000th Shower to the Homeless in Las Vegas

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When the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Powered by Clean the World began operations, we wanted to provide immediate relief and resources to those in need as part of our commitment to combatting homelessness. The Fresh Start Mobile Showers travel across the Las Vegas Valley, working together with several homeless services providers, offering showers five days a week.

Groupon and Tableau Bring Data Visualization to the Nonprofit Sector

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Taproot’s U.S. Pro Bono Summit is an opportunity for key stakeholders in the field of corporate pro bono to come together and discuss trends and developments across the sector. It’s also a place where practitioners can collaboratively brainstorm new ideas that will create impact for nonprofit organizations. At the Summit this year in San Francisco, Groupon and Tableau did exactly that, working together to develop a new, shared pro bono program that helps fill a critical need in the nonprofit sector.

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Join GRI's Live Stream on Meaningful Reporting at the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

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On Wednesday 28 November, GRI will host a session at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, 'Toward meaningful reporting on human rights’. ​This session will invite discussion on what is needed to increase and improve corporate human rights reporting and communication, including barriers to reporting and how these may be overcome, as well as how best to report on human rights due diligence and human rights impacts.

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