Community Building

Creating Stronger Communities: A Look at Gildan's 2019 Sustainability Highlights


Following the release of Gildan’s 2019 ESG report, the Company revisits some of the progress it has made towards its focus around Creating Stronger Communities, which serves as the final of three pillars behind its Genuine Responsibility® strategy.

Working Together to Build Stronger Communities


At Comcast, we’re not afraid to tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. All year long, our passionate employees and incredible nonprofit partners collaborate to create opportunities for more individuals and communities to thrive. Together, we’re removing barriers to success so everyone can live up to his or her fullest potential.

As a new year begins, we reflect below on some of the people and partners from 2019 who illustrate the positive difference we continue to try to make in the lives of millions of people every day.

A Vision – and a Standard – for Healthy, Global Communities

by Rachel Gutter, IWBI’s Chief Product Officer

In 2014, we launched the inaugural version of the WELL Building Standard™ with the aim to improve human health and wellness through better buildings. And today, our mission remains the same – to expand health and wellness to as many people as possible, in the most effective and scalable way.

Your Guide to the WELL Community Standard™ Pilot

by Nathan Stodola

The WELL Community Standard™ pilot is a district-scale rating system centered exclusively on health and wellness that aims to set a new global benchmark for healthy communities. With the launch of the WELL Community Standard, IWBI is ushering in a new era of fostering and cultivating neighborhoods, districts and other communities that have health and wellness attributes built into their DNA.

A Sense of Community is the Heart of Resilience

by Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, IWBI

I know I’m not the only one who has watched in stunned disbelief at the horrible images that are coming out of Houston and South Texas. They are eerily similar to the ones we watched this same weekend 12 years ago coming out of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast when Katrina and Rita hit. And to the ones that filled our screens during Sandy’s march through the northeast.

Sustainability Goes Global in CBRE’s 4th Annual Green Week!


From the 10th-14th October 2016, CBRE celebrated all things sustainability through its annual global Green Week. In its fourth year, Green Week 2016 was bigger and better than ever. This year, each region took a slightly different approach – here are some highlights.

‘Building Community’ in the Americas
Campaign: Building Community
Countries: 7
Offices: 180

TECHO: Working to Overcome Poverty in Latin America with


For some, the knowledge that 165 million people in Latin America are living below the poverty line (ECLAC), might leave them wondering how they could ever make a difference.

SOCIAL SEAM Web-Donation Platform Receives Seed Capital from First Fairfield Associates to Fund Expansion

First Fairfield foresees positive social impact of start-up’s online donation model
Press Release

Saratoga Springs, NY, August 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – First Fairfield Associates (, a consulting and venture capital firm providing seed capital to start-ups with a significant social impact, has invested in Social Seam (, providers of an online donation platform where donors are rewarded, non-profits are supported, and businesses gain customers.

Aramark Honors Anselmo Villarreal, President and CEO of La Casa de Esperanza, Inc., of Waukesha, WI for Outstanding Community Center Leadership and Advocacy

Villarreal Recognized With Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award, which includes a $40,000 grant to La Casa
Press Release

Pittsburgh, Pa., October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Dr. Anselmo Villarreal, President and CEO of La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. in Waukesha, WI, was honored today with the 2014  Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award in recognition of his innovative and inspirational work to create strong families and communities. The recognition includes a $40,000 Aramark grant to La Casa de Esperanza.

Aramark’s Dulce Pardo of San Antonio Honored for Extraordinary Volunteer Commitment

Pardo one of 24 employees being honored for building local communities
Press Release

San Antonio, TX, July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Dulce Pardo, Safety Manager for Aramark Uniform Services in San Antonio, has been honored with Aramark’s Gold Outstanding Volunteer Award in recognition of her commitment to volunteer leadership in Texas.  


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