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Scotiabank Launches National Scholarship Program to Support Next Generation of Anti-racism Advocates in the Legal Profession

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TORONTO, February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of Scotiabank's commitment to inclusion for every future, the bank has developed a first-in-Canada scholarship program to increase the number of students pursuing a career in the legal profession with the intent to become advocates for anti-racism. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on several factors including their demonstrated experience in anti-racism advocacy and a clear articulation of how they will leverage their legal careers to tackle systemic discrimination.

Partnership in Practice: American Airlines Legal Team Gives New Hope to Human Trafficking Survivor

Airline recognizes January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
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American Airlines is in the business of getting people where they want to go and caring for them on their journeys. Recently, members of the airline’s Legal team helped fulfill the company’s purpose in an unexpected way, changing one woman’s life for good.

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Medtronic Releases Second Annual Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Report

In 2020, the company accelerated efforts to address systemic inequities within and outside its walls.
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If this past year had one silver lining, it was a reinvigorated push for social and racial justice.

SAIC Establishes Charitable Foundation to Assist Employees in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

New organization will offer relief grants to provide a safety net for SAIC employees facing disaster-related emergencies
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RESTON, Va. /3BL Media/ - Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced the establishment of the SAIC Charitable Foundation, an IRS §501(c)(3) organization to assist employees and their dependents by providing emergency funds to assist them when financial hardships arise.

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.

RBA Releases Responsible Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Responsible Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit to further support members of the RBA and its Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), as well as their supply chain partners, with practical guidance and tools to prevent forced labor in their supply chains. This toolkit is focused on building the capacity of workplaces to actively engage and monitor their labor recruitment partners, which is a critical component of credible due diligence in this area.

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.

One Year On: A Human Rights Review of the Oversight Board

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By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Vice President, BSR

Facebook makes decisions to take down, leave up, or restore content every day. Some of these decisions can be very challenging, with strong arguments for either removing or leaving up the content. Many users can disagree with these decisions, and millions are appealed each year.

ON Semiconductor Foundation Awards Over $710k in Grants to 55 Organizations Globally during Fall 2020 Cycle

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The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through the investment of resources. Its primary focus of giving is in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, health, disaster relief, environment and human services. 

Since 2016, ON Semiconductor has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.  

As Historic Back-to-Back Hurricanes Hit Honduras, VF Corporation Steps Up to Help Communities

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As the global pandemic continues to claim lives worldwide, two catastrophic hurricanes recently ravaged Honduras, where streets remain flooded and homes uninhabitable. During the first week of November, Category 4 Hurricane Eta pummeled 140 mph winds across the country’s north and eastern shores, also striking Guatemala and Nicaragua. Less than two weeks later, Category 5 Hurricane Iota doubled the blow.

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