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You could be forgiven for nearly choking on your cheese sandwich while scoffing at the revelation that many employees are failing to make time for a decent lunch break.​

While everyone needs to refuel in the day, I’ll wager you’re cramming that sandwich in while continuing to toil at your desk. Taking phone calls, tackling work emails and preparing for your next Zoom meeting, while brushing crumbs off your keyboard. Sounds familiar?​

FedEx Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines Grows, Reaches 100 Million Vaccine Doses Delivered

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Statement from Don Colleran, president and CEO of FedEx Express on COVID-19 vaccine transportation

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Statement from Don Colleran, president and CEO of FedEx Express on COVID-19 vaccine transportation

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Alabama River Cellulose: A Strong Presence in the Region

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Since 1978, the Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) mill has been a major part of the economic lifeblood of the region. Recognized as one of the largest pulp operations in North America, the mill is also considered the largest manufacturer in Monroe County and one of the largest employers in the area. ARC, part of Georgia-Pacific’s Cellulose group, employs approximately 425 people and generates $90 million in direct annual wages and benefits for the region.

IWBI Welcomes New Organizations to Its Growing Membership Program

IWBI members are investing in the health and well-being of their employees, clients and customers
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New York, March 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined the IWBI membership program. The continued growth of the program signifies an increasing global emphasis on improving health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work and play. The most recent members to join this network include real estate developers, design and engineering consulting firms and product manufacturers.

Griffith Foods Honors Women's History Month and International Women's Day

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For Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Griffith Foods celebrates the achievements of women around the world and raises awareness for gender equality. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge – a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

Gilead Sciences: Solidarity With Our Asian-American and Pacific Islander Employees

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"We stand in solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander employees. The recent attacks in Atlanta and the Bay Area are deplorable, and we condemn racism of any kind." Read more from Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day:

Message to our Employees on Violence Against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Daniel O’Day - March 18, 2021

To all employees, 

120-foot Tower Aims to Support Restoration of Longleaf Pine by Taking Carbon and Water Cycling Quantification Efforts to New Heights

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Researchers from Clemson University are using a 120-foot research tower to study the role of longleaf pines in carbon and water cycling in South Carolina. The tower measures the exchange of carbon, water, and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. The project's primary goal is to support the restoration of longleaf pine to its historic range.

Clemson is partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the project, supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and funding from International Paper.

Women of Invesco “Choose To Challenge”

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, themed #ChooseToChallenge, the Invesco Women’s Network (IWN) invited women from across Invesco to share their thoughts on the importance of celebrating women’s achievements and speaking up against gender bias and inequity.

Listen to women across the company share what #ChooseToChallenge means to them.

What's Next In Group Benefits: Meeting Today's Evolving Employee Needs

By Ann Clifford
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As employers renew their commitment to their employee benefits strategies, they’re looking to brokers and insurance carriers to help them deliver holistic offerings that reflect the evolving landscape and address employees’ financial wellbeing needs.

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