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More than $200 million in donations since 2008

Article from in Philanthropy
Oct 31, 2014 1:30 PM ET

BNY Mellon’s philanthropy strategy is to invest in and inspire our employees to give to charities that make a lasting, positive difference in our local communities. The approach is designed to help those individuals and communities by providing basic needs and investing in workforce development. BNY Mellon works with its community partners to provide food, clothing and housing assistance to those who require immediate help. The company’s workforce development investments are designed to improve access to employment through job training, education, mentoring and skills development.

Outerwall Civic Venture Award Recognizes InvestNextDoor’s Efforts to Create a New Source of Capital for Small Businesses

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Oct 31, 2014 1:00 PM ET

BELLEVUE, Wash., & ATLANTA, October 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) and Points of Light today announced the winner of the inaugural OuterwallTM Civic Venture Award, which aims to advance the efforts of entrepreneurs who are working to drive positive change in local communities.

Leave it to David Suzuki to change my mind.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Oct 31, 2014 11:45 AM ET
By Donna Atkinson, Advisor, Internal Communications – Domtar
I’m no Queen of Green, but I try to do my part for the environment: I walk more than I drive, I opt for re-usable water bottles and grocery bags, and I hang-dry my clean laundry instead of using an energy-hogging appliance. I’m well aware that there’s much more I could do (the list feels endless) and I often ask myself: In the battle to save our planet, am I doing enough? Sometimes it feels like the world is beyond saving. How can I make a real difference? Is it pointless to even try?

Composting used jack-o'-lanterns can reduce American's food waste volume

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Oct 31, 2014 11:10 AM ET

While pondering “Trick or treat?” this Halloween, millions of Americans will face another dilemma: what to do with that rotting jack-o’-lantern by the door? An environmentally friendly alternative to disposing of these ghoulish gourds is composting, a sustainable practice that reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills.

An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America.

Blog from in Environment
Oct 31, 2014 11:00 AM ET

Scared of bats?

Fair enough. But did you know just one bat eats up to 5,000 insects a night? More bats equals less mosquitos buzzing around your head. And less pesticides needed on our fruits and veggies to fend off those buggers.

These furry friends provide necessary protection to our ecosystem.

Blog from in Health and Wellness
Oct 31, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Over a decade ago, we committed ourselves to the global fight against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Today, a new report out from the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership shares insights from a core component of the partnership: the technology transfer program.

Blog from in Human Resources
Oct 31, 2014 11:00 AM ET

In a recent episode of Satyamev Jayate, STAR's groundbreaking social awareness series, Bollywood star and host Aamir Khan examines the struggles facing India's LGBT community. Through interviews with experts, activists, and victims, he brings to light the discrimination and violence that the community still suffers, and he urges viewers to begin accepting alternative sexualities as part of nature.

Article from in Education
Oct 31, 2014 10:30 AM ET

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Area fourth-graders Tuesday made plastic fossils, learned about the chemistry of firefighting through demonstration and saw practical applications of fluorescence firsthand.

It was all part of the Celebration of Chemistry for 4th Graders, held Tuesday and again today at the Eastman Employee Center and sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society (NETSACS).

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Oct 31, 2014 10:30 AM ET

In a recent post by Mashable, who has partnered with Intel to explore and raise awareness of the growing conflict minerals issue, Intel’s goal of a conflict free supply chain in 2016 was announced. Intel’s COO, Brian Krzanich, stated that instead of removing their sourcing from this region completely, “we made a commitment to continue sourcing from the region, but to figure out a way to do so in a verifiable, clean, responsible way.”

Join the HP Living Progress Exchange in an Online Convetit ThinkTank to Share Ideas on Advancing Human, Economic and Environmental Progress

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Oct 31, 2014 10:00 AM ET

HP knows that some of the most creative solutions can come from diverse thinking. That's the notion behind the HP Living Progress Exchange (LPX) – an extended outreach effort to engage with stakeholders of all stripes to identify innovative ideas for using HP's business to advance human, economic, and environmental progress.

Sustainability - What Matters in the Food & Beverage Sector?

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Oct 31, 2014 10:00 AM ET

October 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Food & Beverage Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Food & Beverage Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 96 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Food & Beverage Sector are:

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Oct 31, 2014 9:50 AM ET

In September, 2013, VolunteerMatch hosted a webinar that covered the key ingredients for a successful corporate-nonprofit volunteer partnership. The session was so popular, we brought it back for round two! In this special session, we dive in to how nonprofits and businesses can increase both the breadth and depth of these cross-sector relationships. 

From the Source: Weekly Supply Chain and Risk Management Newsletter

Newsletter from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Oct 31, 2014 9:00 AM ET

From the Source 
Supply Chain & Risk Management


Who spends the money from cotton in Uzbekistan?
UZ News. The authors of a new report entitled 'Uzbekistan's Cotton Sector: Financial Flows and Distribution of Resources' claim that cotton revenues do not go to the country’s budget and are controlled by President Karimov.
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Which Halloween Snack Has The Lowest Carbon Footprint?

Multimedia with summary from in Education
Oct 31, 2014 8:10 AM ET

Halloween is becoming one of the biggest holidays with consumers spending close to $7.4 billion this year. Finding the perfect costume and eating delicious Halloween candy usually takes priority. Halloween can also encourage poor nutritional choices and generate a lot of waste. We took a look at two Halloween snack options and we found out that the healthier snack was also better for the environment, too. The carbon footprint of pumpkin seeds is about 70 percent lower than the average chocolate bar.

Blog from in Human Resources
Oct 31, 2014 8:05 AM ET

I was going through some articles a friend shared with me about various recruiting strategies and came upon an August article in Forbes that introduced me to good ways to start conversations with potential hires. Developing relationships and starting conversations with individuals who are in various phases of the job search could be good for business today – and for future hires, as well.