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Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus

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As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?

Elevating Sustainability Efforts and Collaborations: WaterMarks Voices

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In February, a series of videos will be released by the WaterMarks initiative showcasing perspectives from leaders from corporate, non-profit, and civic organizations who collaborated to launch improvements to Milwaukee’s waterfront. These partners are committed to improving the quality and access to public space leading to Lake Michigan in a sustainable, equitable way, while including opportunities for research and community development.

Truist Receives Perfect 100 Rating on 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Purpose-led financial services company underscores commitment to inclusion; earns top marks on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) announced today it has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been designated one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” This marks the 15th perfect score for Truist and its heritage companies, and the 9th consecutive year scoring a perfect 100 on the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGB

Introducing Porter Novelli's 2021 Business of Cancel Culture Study

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Years ago, one voice may not have gained too much traction – it may have moved forward for a bit, or floundered before reaching too many ears. Yet, today, because of social media, a voice can carry. Now, collective voices spreading like digital wildfire can sway public opinion. One misstep or wrong word from a person, a celebrity or brand can put that entity in a social media maelstrom – where mutual disapproval puts that entity on the outs. It’s a phenomenon that has come to be known as “cancel culture.”

From Child Care to Consultant: Life Comes Full Circle for Booz Allen's Rachel Tao

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“When I started my new job, I didn’t expect that I’d be working at the same place where I went to daycare.”

When Rachel Tao started work as a newly hired consultant at Booz Allen’s McLean headquarters last August, she took a walk back into her past. Twenty years prior, her parents—both Booz Allen employees—dropped her off at that very same facility to attend the firm’s new Bright Horizons child care center. 

Ukko Secures USD 40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Leaps by Bayer to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko’s efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten
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Palo Alto /Tel Aviv / Leverkusen, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Ukko, a biotech company with the mission to eliminate food allergies and sensitivities, today announced USD 40 million in new Series B funding. Ukko harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and protein engineering to develop healthier food and therapies for food allergies. The new funding will allow Ukko to enter clinical trials with its investigational therapeutic for peanut allergies. It will also accelerate development of Ukko’s gluten that is designed for people with celiac and other gluten sensitivities.

The Paradigm Shift to Embracing Remote Work at NASA

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Ed Faulkner, SAIC VP of programs, chats with Huntsville, Alabama CBS affiliate WHNT about the space agency's adoption of remote work and collaboration, thanks to SAIC's digital transformation services, solutions, and support. Faulkner discusses how secure cloud computing and virtual infrastructure have enabled NASA's staff to continue working and innovating remotely.

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3 Stressors That Will Knock You Off Your Compliance Track

Compliance Assurance Series
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In the first blog of the compliance assurance series, we talked about the importance of not overlooking the more routine environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs in the hectic time that we are living in. From this, you now know the importance of compliance and have some compliance tips to look back on. Now we want to go over a few stressors you should be aware of that could knock you off your compliance track this year.

They Inspire Duke Energy's Work in the Hoosier State

From Indiana’s families to farms, Duke Energy’s purpose is its customers
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Duke Energy Indiana is the state’s largest electric supplier, serving more than 850,000 customers in 69 of the state’s 92 counties. Customers are as diverse as homeowners and small businesses, farms and schools, factories and municipalities. You can find them as far north as Rochester Metal Products in Rochester to as far south as Schimpff’s Confectionery in Jeffersonville.

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