Insights and Best Practices from Top 50 Community-Minded Companies in United States
ATLANTA, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has released a new report, “Inspiring and Leading in Times of Change: Insights and Best Practices from The 2017 Civic 50.” The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Visa Named to Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index
SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the company has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious indices for corporate responsibility and sustainability performance. The Index recognizes companies that are leading in their industry in global economic, environmental and social contributions.
Each year, thousands of Merck employees volunteer during work hours and on their personal time to give back to their communities. In celebration of our company’s 125th anniversary, employees were challenged to reach a goal of 125,000 recorded volunteer hours in 2016. Employees were encouraged to seek volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations dedicated to the causes that mean the most to them through the program themed, “125 Years of Helping the World Be Well - A New Way Every Day.”
Remember Gordon Gecko from the movie Wall Street? Little did we know then how closely life could imitate art when the likes of Enron, Bernie Madoff and a worldwide financial crisis lambasted the world’s economy a few years ago. But it also vaulted companies like the Ethisphere Institute, which since 2007 has annually compiled a list of World’s Most Ethical Companies, into the foreground of discussions involving the corporate ecosystem in the United States and abroad.
August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The 2017 ANDICOM Congress of digital transformation, led by CINTEL (ICT Research and Development Center), in Cartagena, hosted the first edition of the 2017 Digital Business Transformation Awards, which recognize Colombian companies that have remarkably contributed to their organizations and society through technology.
The Manos al Agua-Intelligent Water Management Project was among the three finalists in the category of Social Impact, in which 40 projects took part. The recognition was awarded by CINTEL and WaterHouseCoopers.
Campaign of the Year exceeded expectations, bolstering the insurer’s CSR reputation.
Aflac—the well-known insurance organization with the famous duck mascot—takes its corporate social responsibilities seriously. The organization recently passed the $110 million mark in support for childhood cancer treatment and research, and has appeared on Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list 11 years in a row. Yet a Reputation Institute report found that consumers weren’t aware of its good works. That revelation led to a multifaceted effort to raise awareness of Aflac’s CSR efforts.
STAMFORD, Conn. Aug. 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, announced today that the application period for its annual National Awards program is officially open.
Robert McGhee, vice president of community development at Citi, has been a part of the Chicago banking community for more than two decades, with roles in retail banking, mortgage banking and community affairs. He supports the Citi Foundation’s partnership with Points of Light and the Corporation for National and Community Service to bring a groundbreaking initiative, ServiceWorks, to help underserved youth in U.S. cities where the economic downturn has intensified their struggles.
ATLANTA, July 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Selected from 100 finalists to become one of 10 winners, Habitat for Humanity recently received a Classy Award, which recognizes the most innovative solutions to the world’s toughest social issues. The winning program, Habitat’s MicroBuild Fund, was recognized for creating social, scalable and sustainable impact by partnering with microfinance institutions across the globe on housing finance solutions.