More and more workers are citing making a difference at their jobs as one of the most important factors in their job satisfaction rating. In addition, those who give back through their jobs tend to stick around for longer. So if job retention and satisfaction rates are tied to volunteerism, why don’t more workplaces focus on giving?
This is one of a series of articles inspired by the Commit!Forum panel, The Philanthropic Evolution: Shift From Management to Partnership, which took place October 9, 2014 in New York City.
Jenny Lawson, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Points of Light
When Points of Light and its partners in the nonprofit world gathered for the launch of A Billion + Change in 2011, there were inspiring speeches and stories of a few corporate programs already doing great pro bono work.
For me, there was a slightly frightening admonition by a U.S. Senator not to fail in our effort to encourage hundreds of companies to take a pledge to do more pro bono service.
Meet nine more the teams that will be competing for the 2014 Enactus World Cup. Stay tuned for more team profiles!
Donald Wilson tells the story of his path into the financial industry, starting with his realization that he enjoyed mathematics and then discovering how to connect it with trading currency futures.
Industry Leaders Unite to Share Best Practices, Advance Environmental Sustainability of Sector
St. Paul, Minn., October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Beverage industry leaders from across the globe convened October 14-16 for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Ecolab hosted the event at the company’s Global Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) Center on its Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minn. The three-day agenda focused on BIER’s current work to reduce resource consumption, mitigate environmental impacts and ensure sustainable growth of the beverage sector.
$250 Million in Checks Cashed, 32,000 Individuals Educated, KeyBasic Credit Line Lauded
CLEVELAND, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Since launching KeyBank Plus in 2004, KeyBank has been a leader in responsible innovation for the underserved. KeyBank Plus is a unique combination of solutions which goes beyond “traditional” banking, creates economic stability and wealth-building, and offers reasonably priced products with features that ensure responsible use. For its approach to the underserved, Key has been recognized as an industry leader by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the Federal Reserve, the U.S.
Boston, MA, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Energy Points, the source energy intelligence company, has achieved an unmatched level of granularity in automated electricity supply chain analysis, which will help companies reach emissions targets more quickly and get better overall results for their budgets. Those that are planning solar and other distributed energy projects in order to replace the grid’s emission-intensive energy sources have the most to gain.
First humanitarian delivery flight from Boeing South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility.
What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers? These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy.
Today, 129 million Americans – more than 40 percent of our nation’s entire population – live within 20 miles of a solar-powered business. And that number has doubled since 2012.
Did you know that Apple is generating enough solar electricity to power 30 million iPhones? Or that Fed-Ex’s savings from solar is the equivalent of delivering 15 million packages?
Caterpillar China Chairman's Message
The legacy of Colonel Lilly inspires our actions today. So, as we reflect on his call for us to make things better we continually recommit ourselves to serving our communities. During this year's Global Day of Service, we set out with our colleagues, friends and family to do just this. On Oct. 2, some 24,000 Lilly employees spanning nearly 60 countries participated in building on our strong heritage of making life better.
Local CITGO Marketer Sponsors MDA Toast to Life Gala
APPLETON, Wis., Oct. 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Marketer Garrow Oil Corporation and CITGO Petroleum Corporation are teaming up to sponsor the inaugural MDA Toast to Life Gala to benefit ALS research and to honor Jane Vanden Heuvel of Little Chute, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. On Oct. 23, guests are invited to the Timber Rattlers Banquet Venue at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton to participate in the event.