How do you get the guidance you need for career growth? And how can you navigate these tough conversations to bring out the best in others? Booz Allen Chief Diversity Officer Marlene Aquino and audience members asked these questions and more during the May installment of Booz Allen’s “Leading Together” series on Facebook Live featuring Crystal Patterson, global civil partnerships manager at Facebook, and Amelia Friedman, founder and former COO of Hatch Apps.
Timberland® plants millions of trees to reverse deforestation of the Mongolian region
Over time, a region of lush grasslands in northern China suffered from overpopulation, overgrazing and the impacts of climate change to become the Horqin Desert which is now the size of Switzerland.
Located in Inner Mongolia, the Horqin Desert began to have far-reaching impact, as agriculture suffered and sandstorms affected not only northern China but also Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
by Brad Zarnett
Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.
Raquel Espada is Vice President of Energy Services and Sustainability at Schneider Electric. In this interview, she outlines the company's sustainability strategy and the projects they are carrying out.
Question: In Schneider Electric, you have two aspects in terms of sustainability: to be suppliers of energy efficiency solutions and to implement sustainable measures in your own processes. How do you manage this challenge?
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced that the company has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Award by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. This marks the second consecutive year that Aflac has been included on this prestigious list of companies seeking to serve their communities in addition to their employees, customers and shareholders.
New funding signals strategy shift in year four of Be The First initiative
Given the significant increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, CVS Health today announced that it and its charitable foundations will award a total of more than $10 million in 2019 to support youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention strategies and education delivered in classrooms, by clinicians and in communities across the United States.
Three Additional Michigan Projects Also Funded in 2019
MUSKEGON, Mich., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Upgrades funded by Consumers Energy will help the Muskegon River Walleye Pond produce 300,000 more walleye yearly for anglers and significantly reduce expenses to operate the Michigan Department of Natural Resources facility.
A multi-year $140,607 grant from the Habitat Improvement Account (HIA) has been used to install a permanent power source and provide three new pumps at the pond where walleye fingerlings are reared for stocking in the Muskegon River and other Michigan waters.
There’s no question plastic has become the sustainability issue of the year. And for good reason, especially as environmental advocates such as Dame Ellen MacArthur warn there will be more plastic than fish in our world’s oceans by 2050.
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, unveiled its “Civic 50” list on June 17th, and Comcast NBCUniversal was honored to be included.
The Civic 50 recognizes companies that are dedicated to using their time, skills and resources to positively impact their communities.
Video: CNH Industrial brand FPT Industrial donates an irrigation system to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya
NeighborhoodLIFT® program offers homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants for eligible Baltimore homebuyers; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
BALTIMORE, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Baltimore today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand for Baltimore with a $6 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local homeownership. The 2019 Baltimore NeighborhoodLIFT program follows the 2012 CityLIFT program for Baltimore that included a $5.8 million investment from Wells Fargo and created 386 homeowners.
100 Percent of the Proceeds Raised from Igloo’s OR Auction will be Donated
DENVER, Colo., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, world-renowned artist David Rollyn and Igloo are teaming up at this year’s Outdoor Retailer to customize Igloo Playmates for auction during the Summer Market Show. Rollyn will be at the Igloo booth (#36120-UL) to create unique pieces of art where 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the auction will benefit Keep America Beautiful®.
Benevity’s International User Base More than Triples as Hundreds of Thousands of People Give Across Borders
CALGARY, Canada, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced an 85 percent year-over-year increase in adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution, as more companies expand the reach of their CSR programs across borders. More than 600,000 new OneWorld users logged on to the cloud-based giving and volunteering platform in the last year alone—boosting the total number of people engaging with causes outside of their home country by 362 percent.
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global is pleased to announce its media partnership with GreenBiz Group for the Circularity 19 conference from June 18 to 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This three-day event will convene over 500 leaders to explore and capitalize on opportunities toward a circular economy. Featured speakers include Sarah Chandler of Apple Inc. and Kate Brandt of Google.
Awards Recognize Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence in Global Supply Chains
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the opening of its 2019 Compass Awards program and called for submissions from member companies, their suppliers and factories. This awards program recognizes corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.