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Legg Mason Supports CEO Action’s Check Your Blind Spots Mobile Tour

Press Release

BALTIMORE, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) has partnered with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ to support its Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour, which helps people explore ways to mitigate unconscious bias in their everyday lives.

The Corporate Community is Mobilizing to Address the Climate Crisis

NAEM report publicly released today details leading business practices for reducing carbon emissions
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September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Leadership companies are taking tangible steps to address their carbon emissions, spurring action across the entire business ecosystem, according to a report publicly released today by NAEM.

NAEM is the National Association for Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management.

HP Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Forest Protection, Restoration and Management

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  • HP announces next step towards creating a forest positive[1] future for printing
  • Partners with World Wildlife Fund to take actions that are positive for forests 
  • Contributes to forest protection, restoration and improved forest management 
  • Commits to the restoration, protection and conservation of 200,000 acres of forest
  • Responds to consumer demand for forest conservation beyond sustainable sourcing
  • Invites suppliers to lead with Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification  
  • International Paper and FSC endorse HP Sustainable Forests Cooperative[2]
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  • HP announces next step towards creating a forest positive[1] future for printing
  • Partners with World Wildlife Fund to take actions that are positive for forests 
  • Contributes to forest protection, restoration and improved forest management 
  • Commits to the restoration, protection and conservation of 200,000 acres of forest
  • Responds to consumer demand for forest conservation beyond sustainable sourcing
  • Invites suppliers to lead with Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification  
  • International Paper and FSC endorse HP Sustainable Forests Cooperative[2]

Banorte Signs Up to Principles for Responsible Banking at UN Headquarters

Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking
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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

FedEx Makes Forbes List of World’s Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Responsibility 2019

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The Forbes article notes the importance of a company focusing its CSR efforts in ways that are “unique to your organization.” FedEx strives to do just that as we focus our CSR work on areas aligned with our expertise and values.

At FedEx, giving is focused on five areas that align with business strengths and address some of the world’s problems in a thoughtful way. In addition to five pillar focus areas, FedEx also supports programs related to Diversity and Inclusion, which are important aspects of FedEx culture.

87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit

Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition
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The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

Press Release

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

Astellas Celebrates Decade of Service by Volunteering 80,000 Hours to Help Local Communities

US Employees Support 16 Local Organizations for Changing Tomorrow Day 2019
Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Nearly 1,000 Astellas employees stepped away from the office to volunteer across the United States as part of the 10th annual Changing Tomorrow Day. On Changing Tomorrow Day (#ChangingTomorrow)—Astellas' global day of service—employees volunteered together at 16 diverse community and patient organizations, homeless shelters and other nonprofits to make a positive, measurable impact in local communities.

Alexion Hosts Hackathon in New Haven

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On the morning of June 26th, the auditorium at Alexion’s R&D Center of Excellence in New Haven was buzzing with teams communicating, collaborating, and innovating at the site’s first-ever employee-led hackathon. The decision to hold this event came in early 2019 when New Haven site leadership met to discuss ways to strengthen their unity with the local community.  With Innovate for Solutions being one of Alexion’s culture values, a hackathon seemed like the perfect idea.

American Express Outlines Progress on Social Responsibility Goals, Commits to Further Reducing Environmental Impact in 2018-2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

IN 2018, THE COMPANY ACHIEVED CARBONNEUTRAL STATUS AND CONTRIBUTED $42 MILLION IN CHARITABLE GIVING
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September 23, 2019 - Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) released its 2018-2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, outlining its recent efforts to address the social, environmental and economic needs of its communities, customers, colleagues, shareholders and partners. American Express made progress in 2018 on several of its CSR objectives, including reducing its net carbon emissions to zero and achieving CarbonNeutral® status for the first time, and powering the company’s operations with 100% renewable electricity.

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