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Humana Foundation Invests $1.16 Million in Tampa Bay and Broward County, Fla. through Strategic Community Investment Program

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The Humana Foundation is investing $1.16 million to address social determinants of health in two Florida communities – Tampa Bay and Broward County. This is in addition to a $820,000 Humana Foundation grant in Jacksonville, funding a University of Florida program to promote social connections and food security in local seniors.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Advancing the Long-Termism Movement: The Strategic Investor Initiative's CEO Investor Forum

SII Vantage Point Volume 2, Issue 6: Emerging Practices in Long-Term Plans and Measuring Their Impact
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In an effort to update corporate leaders and investors on the latest trends and research, the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) will hold a joint webinar called “Changing the Conversation: Sharing Your Company’s Long-Term Plans.” The online event will take place on November 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Eastern time and will address three central themes:

Kids Innovate, Explore and Create in Free STEM Workshops in Verizon Stores

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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It’s a winter Saturday in the city, frigid air swirling away the warmth from the dazzling afternoon sun in the crystal blue Chicago sky. On Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile, shoppers bundled against the cold walk briskly, noses red and eyes streaming from the wind off the frozen lake.

Going Beyond the Mills: Energy-Efficient Infrastructure at Sappi

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Our focus on energy and emissions extends beyond our mill gates. Since 2009, Sappi has participated in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the EPA and companies that provide freight delivery services. In support of the partnership, we include the SmartWay specifi cation in our carrier bid contracts, and since 2013, approximately 95 percent of our cumulative domestic ton-miles have been shipped by SmartWay carriers.

Changing the World is Good Business

Jennifer Weston-Murphy, Associate Manager, Corporate Leadership
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The Fortune 2018 Change the World list features 57 companies that are doing well by doing good. These businesses are trying to fix big problems and make money while doing it. That’s right, it’s not a list about charity (though many of these companies also have charitable efforts). It’s about how business—one of the most scalable and sustainable engines we know of—is using its resources and expertise to tackle the biggest challenges.

Global Reporting Initiative Co-launches Impact Management Project

Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI Occupational Health and Safety Standard

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To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers. 

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Announces $6 Million in Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

Priority Markets Program awards 50 grants to nonprofits across the U.S.
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $6 million in neighborhood revitalization grants to 50 nonprofits through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation 2018 Priority Markets Program.

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