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Three Challenges You Need to Consider When Disbursing and Safeguarding Employee Workplace Giving Donations

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After employees donate through an employee giving program, then what happens?

The answer to that question begets a slew of other questions that employers need to consider when handling charitable funds from workplace giving programs.

The fact is, processing and disbursing charitable contributions is a complex process, with a number of risks and costs involved that can have significant, long-term ramifications on your business’ bandwidth, budget, and bottom-line.

The Challenges

Carnival Corporation Wins Neptune Award as Greenest Shipowner of the Year

World's largest leisure travel company recognized by industry peers at GreenTech in Shipping Global Forum for longtime commitment to environmental leadership and healthy oceans and communities
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MIAMI, August 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it has been honored by maritime industry peers with the Greenest Shipowner of the Year Neptune Award, which recognizes a company that has shown excellence in reducing environmental impact in the operation of its fleet in the past year.

Cisco Makes Progress on Sustainability Goals in North Carolina

By Andy Smith
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One year ago, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality and zero waste at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. RTP is a growing campus in a regional innovation hub, surrounded by leading research universities and clean technology ventures. This makes RTP a perfect place to test ways to tackle sustainability issues within Cisco’s real estate operations, including energy, water and waste. Here’s what we’ve been doing in the last fiscal year (FY19) to make progress toward these goals:

AIDA Cruises and Battery Supplier Corvus Energy Announce Cooperation and Ring in Electrification of the Cruise Industry

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ROSTOCK, Germany, August 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises, as part of the Costa Group, Europe's leading cruise company, starts cooperation with the world's leading marine battery supplier Corvus Energy from Norway. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, a corresponding agreement was signed. The aim of the cooperation is the installation of lithium-ion battery storage systems on board the AIDA fleet and the start of operations on the first AIDA ship in 2020.

Back to School Month: School Supplies, Health and Hunger, and Safety

Build bright futures for students now and all year long!
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As summer draws to a close, students of all ages - from preschool to college - and their teachers are heading back as a new school year begins. Back to school month is about so much more than school supplies though.

RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and WASHINGTON, August 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly advance the responsible production and trade of copper.

The RMI and ICA aim to harmonize expectations for responsible practices in the copper value chain by applying existing industry norms covering major environmental, social and governance issues.

Moody’s Partners With Pyxera Global to Launch Its First Global Pro Bono Program

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WASHINGTON, August 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Moody’s, in partnership with PYXERA Global, launched a Global Pro Bono program in Beijing, China this week. Moody’s Future Solutions™ will leverage the professional skills of its employees to build the capacity of social impact organizations. The program is designed for Moody’s volunteers to contribute to solving some of the most pressing social challenges in a way that delivers value to the company and community.

Whirlpool Makes the Case for Onsite Wind Power: Q&A with Ron Voglewede

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The business case for onsite wind generation might not seem as obvious as the one for adding solar.

Yet at a time when companies are adding photovoltaics to their operations in parts of the United States better known for harsh winters than abundant sunshine, Whirlpool has been adding wind turbines to factories in Ohio.

Get With the Goals: Corporate Reporting on the SDGs

By Alyson Genovese, Director of GRI’s USA and Canada Regional Hub
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Adopted in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared plan for all countries – developed and developing – to end poverty, spur economic growth and protect our planet’s environment. The SDGs represent the first time that the private sector was included as a partner with a key role in reaching the goals.

Wells Fargo Releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Company invested $23 billion in sustainable financing in 2018 as part of $200 billion commitment
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ --Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility report, Purpose in Action, which details its progress toward social, economic and environmental goals, and announces that the company provided $23 billion in financing in the first year of its $200 billion susta

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