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New ARĪV eBikes From GM Are Available for Preorder

Customers in select markets can choose between two models on BikeExchange.com
Press Release

Today, GM announces ARĪV as the name of its new eBike brand, which includes two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes: the Meld, a compact eBike, and the Merge, a folding eBike. The name ARĪV was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018.

“The crowdsourcing campaign allowed us to bring consumers into the development of our brand,” said Hannah Parish, ARĪV director. “Combine that with our products and our blend of bike and automotive talent, and the result is a unique brand DNA.”  

Embracing Innovation to Tackle Humanity’s Greatest Challenges

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As the global population increases in a climate-stressed world, we face mounting challenges. On the one hand, cities consume close to 65% of the world’s energy and generate more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But on the other, they drive economic growth and account for 80% of global GDP. They are home to over half of the world’s population.

Benevity Kicks Off 2019 With a Surge in Client Momentum

42 New Clients Go Live on the Benevity Platform adding 1.2 Million New Users to the Platform
Press Release

CALGARY, Canada, January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced 42 new clients have launched programs on the company’s platform in the last quarter, as companies seek to infuse their corporate brands and workplace cultures with more purpose.

Benevity Welcomes Eve Stacey to Executive Team as President

Former SAP Concur Executive brings expertise in scaling strategy and operations for global growth
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading global provider of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced that Eve Stacey will join its executive team as President starting February 4, 2019. In this role, Eve will lead Benevity’s Client Success, Sales, Marketing, International and Strategic Partnership functions.

Subaru of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Announce the 2019 AAAS/Subaru Book Prize Winners

“Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative Celebrates Outstanding Science Writing and Illustration for Children and Young Adults
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CAMDEN, N.J., January 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc., along with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), announce the winners of the 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

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:

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.

Blackbaud Acquires Market-Leading Corporate Social Responsibility Provider YourCause

Acquisition will accelerate, expand Blackbaud’s solutions for companies with social commitment while cultivating new donors, volunteers, advocates for social good organizations
Press Release

CHARLESTON, S.C., January 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the acquisition of YourCause™, a market leader in enterprise philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software.

Blackbaud purchased YourCause for approximately $157 million and the acquisition closed Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Young Innovators ‘Rise to the Challenge’

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Whirlpool Corporation’s 2018 High School Innovation Challenge came to a conclusion on Friday, Dec. 14 when an employee panel awarded the final prizes to four teams of area high schoolers. The challenge began in September with 147 students on 31 teams from five area high schools and was narrowed down to 10 teams in November. Those 10 finalists displayed their innovative creations in a series of Idea Fair booths and alternated presenting them before the panel at the company’s Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor.

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