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IWBI Launches Global Network of Advisors to Advance Health Equity Worldwide

Health Equity Advisory to further the goal of prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute today announced the launch of its new IWBI Health Equity Advisory to help accelerate its vision for everyone to have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The Advisory will work to identify, codify and scale strategies  that can be used by buildings, businesses and communities around the world to help achieve this vision.

The Advisory will be led by a global group of prestigious co-chairs representing diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, including:

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
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Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

Army Veteran Remembers His Brother in Arms by Involving Walmart in Wreaths Across America

By Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs
Blog

The holiday season is generally a time for celebration, but for many military families, it’s also a time of remembrance.

For Patrick Simmons, losing a brother in arms on 9/11 motivated him to help families and friends all over the country remember the fallen by supporting Wreaths Across America. Even though COVID-19 has made things a bit different this year, the charity is committed to laying wreaths, and Simmons is still leading the charge of Walmart’s support.

Invesco Recognizes International Human Rights Day

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In honor of International Human Rights Day (IHRD) on Dec. 10, Invesco hosted a virtual employee event with Adah Parris, a futurist, storyteller and cultural strategist, to share her perspective.

A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories, Adah was recognized as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Technology in 2018. And in 2019, she was nominated by Google as one of the TED Talks Global Emerging Innovators.

Mohawk Industries honors veterans through Wreaths Across America Day participation

Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., December 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—While many holiday traditions look different this year, Mohawk Industries is helping to ensure that one important tradition remains the same. 

International Paper Employees Make Holiday Cards for Heroes

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For the health and safety of our employees and our communities, volunteerism at International Paper looked a little different this year. Employees across the United States had a variety of opportunities to volunteer in meaningful ways individually and with family. One such volunteer opportunity was Holiday Mail for Heroes for the American Red Cross. Volunteers in South Carolina created holiday greetings for veterans and active military, which the American Red Cross distributed.

December 19 is Wreaths Across America Day

International Paper donates products and resources to support the annual demonstration of respect for veterans
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/  - On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating Saturday, December 19, 2020, as "Wreaths Across America Day."  A convoy of volunteers will travel from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at the headstones of American veterans interred there. International Paper is donating 7,500 boxes and helping to purchase wreaths and transport them to Arlington National Cemetery.

Military Veteran Spotlight: Jabarr B.

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During our season of giving back through The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot.

Jabarr Bean is a veteran who served as an Infantry Captain during his time in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2004. Today, he’s a regional vice president at The Home Depot.

Military Veteran Spotlight: Ashley J.

Article

During The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot. 

Ashley Jackson is a Home Depot associate, college senior and member of the Army National Guard. 

Military Spouse Spotlight: Jennifer H.

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During The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot.

Jennifer Hollenbeck is a Home Depot associate, military spouse and mother of four. While her husband serves in the Air Force, she has built a career at The Home Depot.

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