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Verizon Announces New Responsible Business Plan: Citizen Verizon

Verizon is launching its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon
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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is launching its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, which will drive business initiatives across the company to create impact and move the world forward though action
  • To deliver impact on key pillars of Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity, Verizon pledges the following actions:
  • Provide 10 million youths with the digital skills training necessary to thrive in a modern economy and provide 1 million small businesses with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy by 2030
    • Become carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 by reducing emissions, investing in renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets
    • Prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030 by enabling opportunities through skills training

Virtual Citizen Verizon Assembly will take place on July 28, bringing together thought leaders, activists, celebrities and business leaders to address how we accelerate social change at a time when it’s never been more urgent.

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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is launching its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, which will drive business initiatives across the company to create impact and move the world forward though action
  • To deliver impact on key pillars of Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity, Verizon pledges the following actions:
  • Provide 10 million youths with the digital skills training necessary to thrive in a modern economy and provide 1 million small businesses with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy by 2030
    • Become carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 by reducing emissions, investing in renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets
    • Prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030 by enabling opportunities through skills training

Virtual Citizen Verizon Assembly will take place on July 28, bringing together thought leaders, activists, celebrities and business leaders to address how we accelerate social change at a time when it’s never been more urgent.

[Webinar]: Creating a Disaster Response Action Plan

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Strategies from the CDP, Google, IRC and Microsoft to ensure your CSR program is ready to move fast when it matters.

The global health crisis has forced companies to evaluate how prepared they are to respond to disasters and crises. How can you use what you've learned to prepare for future events like hurricanes, floods or humanitarian crises, and ensure you're ready to help with quick relief, as well as long-term community recovery — whatever the future brings?

Announcing the Impact Makers: Johnson & Johnson Managing Volunteering in a Virtual Environment

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Johnson & Johnson stays true to their guiding principles by using their size and reach for good, and working with partners around the world to forge a healthier and more equitable future for those they serve. Their Global Community Impact (GCI) organization drives programming for community giving, social impact, and other philanthropic activities around the world.

Bacardi Gives Reopened Bars in Europe a Post-Lockdown Boost

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  • While respecting each country’s local government health and safety guidelines, Bacardi will buy its 2,500 employees and their friends and family a cocktail this summer, as it takes them ‘Back to the Bar’ across Europe to show support for the bar community and help drive footfall  
  • In the same month, Bacardi launches new online portal for Western European bar owners – ‘Bring the Bar Home’ - to help bars tap into €200m cocktails-to- go market opportunity this year[i]
  • The latest from the family-owned company’s #RaiseYourSpirits initiative to support on-trade through the COVID crisis, in addition to initial €3.6M ($4M)

[i] Bacardi estimate based on Statista data

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  • While respecting each country’s local government health and safety guidelines, Bacardi will buy its 2,500 employees and their friends and family a cocktail this summer, as it takes them ‘Back to the Bar’ across Europe to show support for the bar community and help drive footfall  
  • In the same month, Bacardi launches new online portal for Western European bar owners – ‘Bring the Bar Home’ - to help bars tap into €200m cocktails-to- go market opportunity this year[i]
  • The latest from the family-owned company’s #RaiseYourSpirits initiative to support on-trade through the COVID crisis, in addition to initial €3.6M ($4M)

[i] Bacardi estimate based on Statista data

Silence "Not an Option Anymore” - the Industry's Pledge to Diversity

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Our president for EMEA, Teresa Parker shares her insights on diversity and how financial institutions can play their part in making the industry more inclusive.

Read the piece by Perle Battistella from Global Investor Group

Trailblazer Takeaways: Ibram X. Kendi on Being an Antiracist

The bestselling author and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research joined T-Mobile for its Talking with Trailblazers guest-speaker series.
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More than 7,000 T-Mobile employees recently tuned in to a livestreamed conversation between EVP of Customer Care Callie Field and Professor Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist.

Diversity of Thought: Building a Dream Team

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What are the real-world benefits of diverse teams – and what does it take to make them work? I had a chance to find out when I was asked to lead product management for the Cisco team that developed App Discovery, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for getting a handle on shadow IT (applications not managed by IT). The 30-person team came from different countries (U.S. Israel, India), different corporate cultures (including Cisco acquisitions CloudLock and OpenDNS), genders, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Giving Back in Over 50,000 Miles and 3 Continents

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Eleven years ago, I received a phone call that changed my life. A childhood friend called asking if I would like to join her newly formed nonprofit as they traveled to Nepal on their first medical mission to perform total joint reconstruction surgeries for the under-served.

Ecolab Recognized as a Best Company to Sell For by Selling Power Magazine for Fifth Consecutive Year

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ST. PAUL, Minn., July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – For the fifth consecutive year, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to Selling Power magazine’s list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. Ecolab ranked 25th on the 2020 list.

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.

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