New 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report details successes over past year in energy reduction, innovative business practices and progress on social issues
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Allstate today released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting key milestones in the company’s ongoing commitment to address some of society’s most challenging issues, including domestic violence, safe teen driving and environmental sustainability.
Fewer teens use marijuana than alcohol, and it’s less of a factor in car crashes. But the drug still poses real dangers when teens are behind the wheel.
How so? Marijuana is typically smoked, and when it is, the chemicals pass very quickly from the lungs to the bloodstream to the brain. This releases dopamine in the brain’s reward center creating the pleasurable feelings or the “high” from the chemical. However, other effects impact a number of critical driving skills...
In the last decade, teen motor vehicle deaths dropped by nearly half. The rates remain too high, but further reductions are possible.
Even though motor vehicle-related deaths among 13-to-19-year-olds fell from 5,300 to 2,524 since 2005, that’s still 2,524 too many. The fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-to-19-year-olds stands out – it is nearly three times that of drivers 20 and older. And the rates at ages 16 and 17 are nearly twice the fatal crash rate per mile driven of older teens ages 18 and 19.
Teens mimicking parents’ risky behaviors behind the wheel
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – A report from The Allstate Foundation finds many parents are largely unaware that their teens are speeding, driving while distracted, and even driving under the influence. Making matters worse, teens may be picking up these same behaviors from their parents.
The findings were released in The Foundation’s new Driving Change Report. Among the key data:
NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Financial abuse is a tactic used by abusers in ninety-eight percent of domestic violence situations and its effects are often life-altering. However, in a recent survey from The Allstate Foundation, just three percent of Americans ranked financial abuse as most likely to cause long-term effects, far behind emotional (43 percent) and physical abuse (22 percent).
Feb. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Nonprofit professionals looking to put their careers in high gear are invited to apply for the Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program from The Allstate Foundation and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. The program is designed to prepare highly motivated individuals to confidently take on expanded leadership roles, and to use their newfound knowledge to transform their organizations and communities.
Allstate is the National Co-Title Sponsor of We Day and We Act across the United States,and will be helping empower 1.4 million youth through the partnership. Allstate's support is bringing 12 We Day events, including We Day Minnesota, in the United States by 2016 and is making We Act's service learning program available across the
Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant program expected to reach 30,000 survivors
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, The Allstate Foundation announced 14 recipients in a one-of-a-kind grant program supporting financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors. The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program, now in its seventh year, provides funds to state domestic violence coalitions to help address the No. 1 reason victims stay in and return to violent relationships—finances.