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Merck EBRGs Receive Diversity Best Practices Awards for Their Impact on the Community and Workplace

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Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.

Pharrell Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, Global Citizen and Teneo Launch Juneteenth Pledge

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NEW YORK CITY /3BL Media/ - Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the global CEO advisory firm Teneo, today announced the launch of THE JUNETEENTH PLEDGE, a global effort to rally the private sector to ensure that Juneteenth becomes a paid holiday in the United States. The effort kicked off with a video call between dozens of leading CEOs and corporate executives.

Modern Applications Are Helping Organizations Succeed During Pandemic, VMware Research Reveals

New Global Survey Shows How Businesses Are Operating and Prioritizing in COVID-19 Pandemic
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PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- According to new research by VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), organizations have benefitted from the use of modern applications to adapt and maintain agility and reliability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Indigenous History Month - Shawn Hunt and 'Flipping the Bird'

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For many people, the term "Flipping the Bird" refers to a very specific hand gesture.

But Vancouver-based artist Shawn Hunt hopes that, with a little luck, perhaps that phrase could carry a new meaning while sparking an important conversation about Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.

Flipping the Bird is the title of Hunt's provocative sculpture currently on display at TD Wealth Management in the Bank's Vancouver head office.

UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
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In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.

More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).

Introducing the Porter Novelli Purpose Tracker: The Business Imperative for Social Justice Today

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Racial injustice. Gun violence. Police brutality. Transgender rights. White supremacy.

These are not just the issues prominent in the news or around the dinner table, but also in the board room. At another time, companies would have done their best to steer clear of these topics; but today that is, quite simply, no longer an option.  Speaking out and addressing these historic injustices is not only a moral imperative, it is a public – and business – mandate.

Land Betterment Corporation Highlighted by Indiana's YOU ARE CURRENT

Local News Publication highlights the Company’s Pollinate business line and how it works in concert with its other sustainable businesses
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FISHERS, Ind., June 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to announce its spotlight article by Indiana’s local news publication, YOU ARE CURRENT.  The feature article discusses Land Betterment’s bee colony initiative and business line, Pollinate, and how it was first created to support its environmental solutions division when repairing the land of former thermal coal

Build Back Better: Turning Turmoil into a Lasting Transformation

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As we navigate through month six of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re experiencing its impact on many levels – physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually. The sheer scale and reach of the pandemic creates paradoxes that we’re all wrestling to understand.

Responding to a Pandemic With Solidarity and Purpose: The Evolving Power of Corporate Responsibility

Words by Trey Watkins
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Solidarity is top of mind these days, a gentle reminder that, as the world struggles to respond to and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all in this together. Our inherent interdependence has never been more apparent, transcending physical barriers  as we seek new ways to connect with each other and  stay healthy.  

Resilience Reimagined: A Q&A with Rebecca Henderson

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In the lead up to our conversation with Rebecca Henderson of Harvard Business School as part of our Resilience Reimagined Speaker Series, we sat down with her to discuss the impetus of her book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, and how she’s thinking about the current COVID-19 crisis.

1. What was the catalyst that led you to write, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire? What sets it apart from previous books critiquing capitalism?

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