volunteerism

New survey from Deloitte finds that Millennials seek career benefits from volunteerism efforts

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 13, 2011 - Millennials have often been described as the most civic-minded generation to come along since World War II. Yet, while these young employees are characterized by their passion to change the world, their motivation to volunteer is not entirely altruistic.

Millennial Mindset: Deloitte Survey Finds Workers Who Frequently Volunteer Are Happier with Career Progression

As one-third of millennials ponder job opportunities, survey offers new insights into volunteerism and its links to employee engagement and perceptions of positive organizational culture
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New research from Deloitte suggests a powerful link between volunteerism and several drivers of employee perceptions of positive corporate culture. At a time when one-third of millennial employees are considering other career options, these findings may offer new insights about a powerful way to engage workers in that age group.

 

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New research from Deloitte suggests a powerful link between volunteerism and several drivers of employee perceptions of positive corporate culture. At a time when one-third of millennial employees are considering other career options, these findings may offer new insights about a powerful way to engage workers in that age group.

 

Why does REI report on its sustainable business and CSR practices?

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First in a series of blogs about REI's 2010 stewardship report. 

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First in a series of blogs about REI's 2010 stewardship report. 

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa Receives $10,000 From ING Foundation

Retail Storefront at the Richard O. Jacobson JA BizTown
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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 23, 2011 - Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Iowa, Inc. received a $10,000 grant from the ING Foundation, allowing central Iowa elementary students to experience real-life financial lessons while attending the Richard O. Jacobson BizTown. With ING’s generous contribution, their retail store will serve over 5,000 students for the 2011-12 school year. 

Starbucks Inspires Change

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This week marks the 37th annual National Volunteer Week and according to the HandsOn Network, the week is about “taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change.” NGOs like HandsOn aren’t the only ones realizing the collective power communities have in fueling positive societal change; there are also a few corporate pioneers taking a proactive approach to engaging their employees and consumers in making the world a better place; one example

ING Celebrates Volunteerism and Earth Day

Employees Volunteer in Community, Promote Environmental Consciousness
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 13, 2011 - ING employees are celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 10 – 16, and Earth Day, April 22, through volunteerism projects and awareness activities. With approximately 8,500 employees in major cities across the United States, ING will partner with nonprofit organizations to address community needs and promote environmental consciousness among employees. Employees are volunteering to mentor students, teach financial literacy programs, deliver meals to the homebound and beautify area communities.

John Killian Named 2011 Cash Sweat & Tears Award Winner

Dallas Man Honored by Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council for Inspiring Volunteerism
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Atlanta - March 1, 2011 - Each year millions of Americans work up a sweat to raise billions for good causes.   Today the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council singled out John Killian of Dallas as its volunteer of the year for the remarkable work he’s done on behalf of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Killian, who has run dozens of marathons and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund PPMD’s work, was presented with the Cash, Sweat & Tears Award at the council’s annual conference in Atlanta.

What inspired Herman Miller employees to build a "green" house?

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We take community service seriously. Our employees seek out volunteer opportunities in the community, and we allow each of them sixteen paid hours a year to work with the charitable organizations of their choice. Herman Miller people regularly take part in initiatives ranging from highway and river cleanups to youth mentoring programs. Herman Miller sets goals for the number of employee volunteer hours we contribute annually to our communities. Our yearly goal is 10,000 hours, and through some of the efforts described below we exceeded that goal by more than 3,600 hours.

‘We Care’ Event Celebrates 14 years of Spreading Holiday Cheer

By Susan Huls
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  By Susan Huls

This holiday season, Herman Miller partnered with architects, designers, and suppliers for its annual We Care event. In 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada, volunteers worked with children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America make holiday gifts for their loved ones—everything from tree ornaments to photo frames, holiday placemats, and felt scarves.

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