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VMware Named #17 on Fortune's "Change the World" List

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VMware has been named to Fortune Magazine's fourth annual "Change the World" list; a ranking of companies that are able to identify and tackle a problem, such as climate change, health care access, or hunger, while also thriving as a business.

VMware's virtualization software being sustainable by nature has allowed companies to reduce energy usage and operation costs. VMware’s virtualization products have avoided over 540 million metric tons of CO2 over the last fifteen years

Sustainability in Sync at the UFI Educational Forum

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The 8th UFI (Union of International Fairs) Educational Forum on Sustainable Development, which had taken place in Asia for three consecutive years, was hosted in the United States for the first time ever. The theme for 2018’s forum centered around “next steps toward sustainability,” and was open to all professionals in the events industry.

Burnout 101: What Ignites Burnout and How to Protect Yourself From Getting Scorched

by Emily Winer and Julia Keim
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Whether you are a young professional or a seasoned career veteran, you know how important it is to be focused and sharp in order to be effective at work. Burnout, a rising issue in the workplace, can have a major impact not only on your ability to be productive, but on your overall mental and physical health.

HP Works to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Its Worldwide Operations

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In early 2018, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that independent analyses conducted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that 2017 was the second warmest year on record globally.
That warming trend has continued, as the latest research by NOAA predicts that 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record – with only 2015, 2016, and 2017 being warmer.

Equalizing Opportunity Benefits Everyone, Every Day

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August 26, 2018, marked 98 years since the U.S. passed the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote to women. It was also the 48th anniversary of the Women’s Strike for Equality demonstrations that elevated the women’s rights movement. And August 26 was Women’s Equality Day, proclaimed by the U.S. Congress in 1971 as the date to celebrate progress and recognize the continued fight for equal rights and privileges for all citizens, regardless of gender.

How These Charlotte Employers Are Making Strides in Health, Wellness

By Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal
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A focus on health and wellness programs sets these 22 Charlotte-area employers apart.

The Charlotte Business Journal’s annual Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte recognized those companies on Friday. 

The event recognized companies in four size categories — from small businesses to companies with 5,000-plus employees — for their commitment to health and wellness programs.

Read the full article here. 

Consumers Energy: Saving Endangered Peregrine Falcons

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Consumers Energy’s historic J.R. Whiting Plant retired two years ago and is slated for demolition. But the company continues to help a pair of peregrine falcons who’ve called the site home for more than a decade.

We recently completed construction of a 65-foot tower for Harold and Ludwig, the male and female, respectively, seeking out a nesting site in their annual migratory journey to Michigan.

Keeping the Dream of Education Alive Amid Conflict

Inspired by UNICEF's commitment to education, innovative thinking and community-based approach to delivering learning to Syria's children, our Foundation has contributed $100,000 to support UNICEF's Self-Learning Program.
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The Avery Dennison Foundation focuses its giving in three core areas: Sustainability, Education, and Women’s Empowerment. In many cases, our giving is inspired by employees who recommend organizations for grants, which allows the Foundation to connect our employees’ charitable interests with the company’s philanthropy.

Bacardí se une a Lonely Whale para erradicar uso de plástico

Por OMAR FURMENT
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Como parte de su compromiso con la sociedad, Grupo Bacardí se une a Lonely Whale, la galardonada organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a presentar ideas que impacten positivamente la salud de nuestros océanos, anunciando la campaña internacional de concientización social #TheFutureDoesntSuck o #ElFuturoNoSorbe en español.

You Can Change Your Workplace, Here Are Four Ways To Start

By Claudia Chan, CEO of S.H.E. Summit & S.H.E. GLOBL, Author of This Is How We Rise
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After 6 years of working with corporate partners on women’s and diversity initiatives as an outgrowth of S.H.E. Summit, I’ve had hundreds of conversations with internal talent spanning from senior leadership, marketing, HR, diversity, CSR to employment-resource-group heads. The seats at those tables have given me a unique perspective on what actually prevents strategies from having lasting change for both internal-culture and community impact.

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