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The Productivity Equation

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior Vice President, JLL  

The perception of the role of buildings is shifting to more of an enabler of creative, innovative work, of enhanced productivity. Core to that is the view through a sustainability lens. 

America’s Housing Crisis Is a Chance to Change the Narrative and Fix the Future

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by Zane Fischer, CEO, Extraordinary Structures 

A Good House is Hard to Find

Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.

25 Employee Engagement Ideas for the Holidays

The Big Book of Goodness
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With 31% of all charitable giving happening in December alone, it’s the perfect time to harness your people’s generosity and amplify their impact through your Goodness program. 
 
Dig into our catalog for 25 festive ways to engage more people including: 

Increase CSR Participation with Positive Actions

Inspire a purpose-driven culture with missions
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Today's employees are expecting a greater sense of purpose in the workplace. In fact, 83% of Millennials say they would be more loyal to their employer when they feel they can make a difference on social and environmental issues at work.

Your CSR program is an ideal way to empower employees to do more good through charitable giving and volunteering, but what if there was something that could drive even more impact?

Good news! You can engage even more people in your program when you give them opportunities to take small, positive actions both in and out of the workplace.

How Companies Can Make a BIG Impact This Charitable Season

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More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures. 

Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.

Dispatches from the Sustainable Brands Conference – Vancouver 2018

by Allison Burtka for the Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

Team Rubicon: Why I Continue to Serve

By Chaz Palisoc, Consultant, Development Programs, AT&T
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In December of 2015, I was at home with my family enjoying the rest of the holiday season when multiple tornadoes hit the Dallas area. We later found out that some of our friends were impacted by one of the tornados. My natural instinct was to get in the car immediately to provide the support they needed. In all honesty, I did not have a plan. I just wanted to help. 

Ready & Able: a Different Perspective on Disability, a Catalyst for Innovation

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At Bloomberg, we focus on the unique abilities people bring to our team. It means putting the right programs and accommodations for people with disabilities in place. Every day, we strive to provide a supportive and inclusive environment, so that every employee can deliver on his or her potential.

While there are real challenges to living with a disability, our employees share their personal stories to show the creativity, talent and powerful character of people with disabilities.

AT&T Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Only U.S. Company in Telecommunication Services Industry to Make the List
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DALLAS, September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* was named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). The S&P Dow Jones Index recognizes companies for their economic, environmental and social disclosures and performance. 

We are 1 of only 2 companies – and the only U.S.-based company – in telecommunications to make the list.

Domtar’s Sustainability Report Highlights Progress in Long-Term Strategy

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Less waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, fewer workplace injuries. Less of each of these means a more sustainable business and highlights how Domtar is working smart for the long term.

Our newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details our efforts to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities.

Focused on three main areas -- Caring for People and Communities, Efficient Manufacturing, and Responsible Sourcing and Logistics – the report highlights Domtar’s priorities, challenges and progress.

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