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#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: MLB Players Honor Jackie Robinson with Grant to Jackie Robinson Foundation

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As part of its recognition of Jackie Robinson Day, the Players Association announced Friday that its charitable arm, the Players Trust, is making a $42,000 grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to provide a college scholarship to a young person in its program.

In view of Robinson’s historic contributions to players of all races and the enduring work of his wife, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark said it was fitting that the union increase its commitment to the ideals represented by Robinson, his family and their foundation.

Barclays Invests over £250m in Communities

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Barclays has a broader role in the community, in addition to our core business activities. As part of the 2015 Citizenship Plan, Barclays committed to invest £250m in the community by the end of 2015, investing both funds and the time and expertise of Barclays’ employees to deliver a positive social impact in the communities in which we operate. This commitment, presented as part of the Balanced Scorecard metrics, is reported annually to provide stakeholders with a cash value of Barclays’ commitment to the community and consists of the following elements: 

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Jason Motte

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Jason Motte is dominant against most opponents, but he’s still battling every day to gain the upper hand against a real-life adversary that affects almost everyone in one way or another -- cancer.

Motte and his wife, Caitlin, were visiting Caitlin’s grandfather, a cancer patient at The West Clinic in Memphis several years ago when they saw a sign requesting blankets, which spurred the thought, “What can we do to help?”

Want Real Impact From Your CSR Program? Listen to Your Community!

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It’s been said so often over the past several years, that it’s starting to feel cliché. But I’ll say it again.

“The world of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is changing.”

We often look at how this is happening, but today let’s start by looking at why.

Westlake Action Team Spruces up Disc Golf Course

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With disc golf season approaching, the Westlake Action Team Captains spent a recent day sprucing up the local Rabbit Flats course by raking up brush and litter, spreading mulch and planting trees.

Former Major Leaguer Robert Fick stopped by to encourage the more than 20 student volunteers who were participating in their second community event of the 2015-2016 school year. They worked alongside the Conejo Recreation and Park District.

“Keep it up! This is what life is about, hard work and motivation for something you love,” Fick told the Captains.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Albert Pujols

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Albert Pujols swapped his baseball cleats for basketball sneakers during his annual Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Game to benefit people with Down syndrome.

The Jan. 31 event at Missouri Baptist University raised awareness while providing Albert’s All-Stars -- a team of kids with Down syndrome -- the opportunity to play basketball alongside celebrities including Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Cardinals pitching coach Jason Simontacchi and former Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams.

Trevor Plouffe Inspires Action Team Captains During Second Conference Call of the School Year

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Joining the second Action Team conference call of the 2015-2016 school year, Trevor Plouffe stressed the importance of inspiring others to take active roles in their communities.

“From my grandparents to my parents, they’ve always been a big part of the community,” the Twins third baseman said. “Now, the Players Association makes it so easy to get involved.”

Action Team Captains dialed in from high schools across the country for the call and the Westlake High School Action Team of Thousand Oaks, Calif., was the featured high school.

Award Entries Booming for National CSR Awards 2016

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March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - With the entry deadline less than 2 weeks away the National CSR Awards (NCSRA) are heading for a record number of entries with over 300 site visits per day and over 75 companies having registered their interest or already entered; a 200% increase on the inaugural Awards last year.

Leading Conversation of CEOs on Identifying Market Drivers for Long-Term Investments in Society

11th Annual CECP Board of Boards
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NEW YORK, February 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Fifty CEOs from the world’s largest companies convened at CECP’s 11th annual Board of Boards to discuss the theme Competing for the Long Run and how leading companies are addressing societal challenges through business.

Getting Our Hands Dirty - Real Sustainable Agriculture

Digging into Slow Money and Investing in Sustainable Ag
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By Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute.

“Beetniks Against Global Warming.” There’s a placard you never saw in Paris.

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