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Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Oct 23, 2014 7:10 PM ET

Pro bono. We’ve all heard this strange phrase, but what does it actually mean?

Pro bono comes to us from the Latin “pro bono publico”, or “for the public good”. It’s a special form of volunteering where people use their professional career skills for a good cause.


Press Release from in Business & Trade
Oct 23, 2014 4:35 PM ET

The cost of waste collection increased by 0.3 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, the fourth consecutive monthly increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Multimedia with summary from in Education
Oct 23, 2014 4:00 PM ET

Are you a student wondering which courses to take, which career to pursue? And looking for work experience while you learn? I’ve got a hot tip for you. Employment in the STEM field—that’s science, technology, engineering, and math—is projected to grow two times faster than the average for all occupations over the next four years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And there’s more: economic projections are that the U.S.


Nearly 100 participating clinics in over a dozen underserved markets to distribute vouchers to their patients that are redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location for a flu shot

Press Release from in Health and Wellness
Oct 23, 2014 3:50 PM ET

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health and Direct Relief announced today that they have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance. Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu shot voucher that is redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy® or MinuteClinic® location.


Building Part of Project Inspire, a Multi-Year Investment in Kingsport Site; Project Inspire Reinforces Eastman’s Commitment to Growth

Press Release from in Finance & Investment
Oct 23, 2014 3:30 PM ET

October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Less than one year after Eastman Chemical Company broke ground on its new Corporate Business Center, the company celebrated the latest milestone in a “Topping Out” ceremony that commemorated completion of the building’s steelwork. The Corporate Business Center will be a significant expansion of the company’s current corporate campus, located on South Wilcox Drive in Kingsport, Tenn.


Environmental Sustainability Expert from Balfour Beatty Construction Presents Lessons Learned in Building First-ever LEED v4 Certified Distribution Center on Behalf of Canon U.S.A.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Oct 23, 2014 3:30 PM ET

DALLAS, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/Balfour Beatty Construction, administrator and design-build manager of the LEED® v4 certified Canon U.S.A. distribution center, is presenting lessons learned from the construction of the project in an education session at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. A leader in digital imaging solutions, Canon U.S.A.’s Norcross, Ga.


Climate Change Responses Only Nine of 330 Insurers Get High Grades; The Hartford, Prudential, Munich Re and Allianz Are Among Top Scorers

Press Release from in Environment
Oct 23, 2014 3:15 PM ET

October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally poor responses among the vast majority.


Award Recognizes Organizational Commitment to Employee Learning

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Oct 23, 2014 3:00 PM ET

Las Vegas, October 23, 2014 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is proud to announce that it ranked No. 10 in the Association for Talent Development’s (formerly ASTD) 2014 BEST Awards program. MGM Resorts is among 46 organizations from six countries to receive a 2014 BEST Award. All winners are featured in a special section of the October 2014 issue of TD ATD’s monthly magazine.


BY MICHELLE CROZIER YATES, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Oct 23, 2014 2:45 PM ET

At Adobe, we believe that creativity is the catalyst for solutions that create positive change. So, it’s only natural that our social purpose is part of the fabric of who we are as a company: to inspire creativity and innovation in those who want to make a meaningful impact in the world.


Article from in Awards and Recognition
Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM ET

Earlier this month, GE picked up two awards at this year’s Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards. GE Africa was awarded Green Investment Initiative of the Year for the Power Africa initiative. In addition, GE’s Global Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt was awarded Global Investment Personality of the Year.


From the Source Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Oct 23, 2014 2:00 PM ET

From the Source 
Supply Chain & Risk Management

IT and trade in conflict minerals  

Financial Times. The next time your mobile phone buzzes in your pocket, think tungsten. The hard, steel-grey mineral is crucial to the component that makes phones vibrate. It is also used in ballpoint pens, lightbulbs and in the wiring of heated car windscreens.


Founder of Sweet Loren’s Highlights the Importance of Pro Bono Legal Assistance to Her Growing Business

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Oct 23, 2014 2:00 PM ET

October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “[Pro bono legal assistance] allowed me to jump-start the business, and avoid the pitfalls that a lot of companies in the early stages can fall in. [The volunteer lawyers] were incredibly helpful in creating a contract with my factory that I was confident in and protected by—all which helped us scale.”

– Loren Brill, Founder, Sweet Loren’s


Posted by David Braun

Blog from in Energy
Oct 23, 2014 1:45 PM ET

Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the world’s largest urban concentration, is already in many ways in the vanguard of the future of urban centers. What happens in this mega city is being watched closely across the planet for ideas to emulate or avoid.


Blog from in Philanthropy
Oct 23, 2014 1:05 PM ET

Like many companies, we’ve wrestled with how to go beyond “the check” when it comes to our philanthropy. We want to bring our best to our partnerships and that means figuring out how we might also bring our passion for scientific discovery, our spirit of innovation, and our commitment to transparency to the table.

Last year, we launched a new national program called the GSK IMPACT Grant Program. There are a lot of special elements to this program.


Bess The Book Bus, Miss Virginia Organization Titleholders, Giving Tree Music Join Local CITGO Marketer at 41st Annual Neptune Festival

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Oct 23, 2014 12:20 PM ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Marketer PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corporation were fueling good in support of the Virginia Beach community in September. On Sept. 26, PAPCO, along with special guests CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip hosts Adam and Diego, local Miss Virginia Organization representatives and Bess the Book Bus, welcomed neighbors to the Jr. Market CITGO on Sandbridge Road for a Customer Appreciation Day.


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