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5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

The Arbor Day Foundation and Florida Forest Service Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with Tree Plantings and Distributions in Panama City and Marianna

Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign will distribute free trees to residents in Panama City and Marianna
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PANAMA CITY, Fla., January 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation along with the Florida Forest Service, Verizon, FedEx, International Paper and Texas Roadhouse will kick-off Florida’s state Arbor Day with tree planting and distribution events on Friday, January 18 in Panama City and Marianna. The tree plantings and distributions are part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery campaign—a public and private partnership aimed at distributing free trees to residents in communities affected by recent hurricanes.

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Water and Sanitation Finance in Indonesia

WPF partner KOMIDA innovates to make it affordable
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According to The World Bank, approximately 20% of the world’s population does not have a toilet in their home.  Cost can be one challenge for a household.  According to CGAP, “In Indonesia, for example, connection to piped water systems averages

Give Back to Your Community in 2019: Become a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Volunteer

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Faces of GSK's Pro Bono Efforts

How employees create positive change through volunteering
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As the Vice President and Director of Scientific and Public Health for GSK’s Vaccines practice, Dr. Len Friedland has a very rewarding job, but his sense of purpose extends beyond his day job to support people in poor health as well as those with limited access to quality healthcare, as a volunteer. “Helping patients feel better and live longer aren’t just words to me—they’re part of who I am. The way I see it, having great science at the company is fantastic, but it means nothing unless we make sure this science benefits the right people,” said Len.

J&J Exec: Tuberculosis is a Global Emergency. It's Time to Start Treating it That Way

By Paul Stoffels
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  • Ebola, and HIV before it, shows what can be accomplished once a disease is catapulted to the top of the global agenda.
     
  • Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, says tuberculosis is a far deadlier disease, but has not received this sort of attention and focus from the global community.
     
  • An outdated and inadequate toolbox is largely to blame for the unacceptably high toll of TB.
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  • Ebola, and HIV before it, shows what can be accomplished once a disease is catapulted to the top of the global agenda.
     
  • Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson's chief scientific officer, says tuberculosis is a far deadlier disease, but has not received this sort of attention and focus from the global community.
     
  • An outdated and inadequate toolbox is largely to blame for the unacceptably high toll of TB.

Meet a Johnson & Johnson Researcher Poised to Crack the HIV Vaccine Code

In the lead-up to the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in the Netherlands, we sat down with Hanneke Schuitemaker, who's hard at work on the holy grail of HIV research: a preventive treatment.
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By Sheila Weller

In 1992, as a young HIV/AIDS researcher in her native Netherlands, Hanneke Schuitemaker, Ph.D., now Vice President, Global Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., was devoted to learning as much as she could about the disease—and saw her role as that of a researcher, rather than someone who closely interacted with people who were living with HIV.

But that quickly changed.

Year in Review: 6 Significant Moments That Shifted Business From “For Profit” to “For Purpose”

by Sona Khosla, VP Marketing, Benevity
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The last two years have been a bit of an anomaly when it comes to giving back. With the 2016 election cycle, we saw a slew of new and important causes hit the top 10 charts, most notably human rights and humanitarian causes. But over the last year, and especially in the last few months, things appear to have changed.

Greater Cast Diversity Appearing in Hallmark Movies

This season, Hallmark presented a diverse cast for its popular holiday films
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This year, Hallmark featured a largely African-American cast for its coveted Hallmark Hall of Fame premiere, “Christmas Everlasting.” The plot follows the premise that makes all Hallmark movies so successful—a beautiful woman returns home at the holidays and finds love when she least expects it. In this case, the woman is Tatyana Ali, best known for starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a strong supporting cast including singer, actress, and entrepreneur Patti La Belle and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Allstate Insurance commercials).

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