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A Deeper Look at CECP's Year-End Investing in Society: People

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Investing in SocietyCECP’s recently launched and updated compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

Xylem Delivers Relief to Victims of Hurricane Florence

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In alignment with its commitment to solving global water issues, Xylem has responded to several natural disasters that occurred in 2018. The most recent disaster that prompted Xylem employees to act was Hurricane Florence, which caused devastation in North and South Carolina. In preparation of the storm, the local Xylem Commercial Team deployed dewatering pumps and equipment to its customers to help them withstand the weather and protect critical infrastructure to mitigate the negative impacts of the storm.

Comcast Cares Day is Just 100 Days Away

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Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to investing in causes for the long term, to make a lasting, tangible impact. 

All year round we work with organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City Year, the National Urban League, UnidosUS, Easterseals and The Arc to ensure we are addressing the real needs of individuals in our shared communities.

Congrats to the Benevity Clients Who Made the JUST 100!

37 Benevity clients were listed among America’s Most JUST Companies
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At Benevity, we have the honor of helping purpose-driven companies achieve positive social and business outcomes through software that makes it easier for them and, more importantly, their people to give, volunteer and take action around causes they care about. You’ve likely heard plenty about the business benefits of building a culture of Goodness—like attracting, retaining and engaging employees, driving higher profitability and earnings, and enhancing brand reputation.

Benevity Clients Make Up More Than One Third of “JUST 100” List of America’s Most JUST Companies

List Ranks Companies on Issues Ranging from Employee Benefits to Community Support, Environmental Impact and More
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CALGARY, Canada, January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that more than one third of the companies on JUST Capital's list of America’s 100 “most JUST” corporations are Benevity clients. Developed in partnership with Forbes, the 2018 JUST 100 is the independent research nonprofit’s third annual ranking of publicly traded U.S.

Best CSR Reads of 2018

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 As we dive into 2019, I’m sharing my annual list of CSR reads.

These thought-provoking pieces from the past year examine how the field is evolving to create greater societal and business impact. In a review of countless articles shared with me and from across the web, five stood out (in total, they take just over one hour to read):

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

Year in Review: 6 Significant Moments That Shifted Business From “For Profit” to “For Purpose”

by Sona Khosla, VP Marketing, Benevity
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The last two years have been a bit of an anomaly when it comes to giving back. With the 2016 election cycle, we saw a slew of new and important causes hit the top 10 charts, most notably human rights and humanitarian causes. But over the last year, and especially in the last few months, things appear to have changed.

Blackbaud Acquires Market-Leading Corporate Social Responsibility Provider YourCause

Acquisition will accelerate, expand Blackbaud’s solutions for companies with social commitment while cultivating new donors, volunteers, advocates for social good organizations
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CHARLESTON, S.C., January 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the acquisition of YourCause™, a market leader in enterprise philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software.

Blackbaud purchased YourCause for approximately $157 million and the acquisition closed Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

6 Corporate Giving Trends in the UK

Benevity hosts first ever CSR event in London
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Benevity's first ever UK-based Goodness Matters Local in London was a sell-out attended by many UK household corporates alongside guest key speaker Eve Joseph, Microsoft UK Responsibility Manager.

We had a lot of fun engaging CSR professionals, allowing them the opportunity to share challenges and short-comings in current industry practices, which surfaced 6 key themes that many of the companies were grappling with.

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