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Building Sustainable and Inclusive Economies in Indo-Pacific

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GRI’s programs with the Australian government contribute to building a more inclusive economy that ultimately creates a higher quality of life for people across the Indo-Pacific.

Ganjapreneurs: Andy Greenberg & Sharon Krinsky

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With the passing of the 21st amendment in 1933, the United States repealed alcohol prohibition. Prior to the prohibition era, saloons had catered to an almost exclusively male clientele. So it took several years for distillers and brewers to catch on to the fact that women enjoyed drinking alcohol, as well. The first successful spirits marketing campaign that targeted women, for Crown Royal whiskey, was in 1939 – with the velvety purple pouch apparently meant to double as a jewelry bag. Fast forward to 2017, where cannabis prohibition is beginning to crumble state-by-state.

Let's Crowd Source This: How to Get From Today’s Scandals to Workplace Parity?

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Reflecting on her interview with Robert Reiss, host of the CEO Forum, Lorna Donatone, CEO, Geographic Regions and Region Chair North America, Sodexo, addresses the need for workplace parity and how men and women in corporate America and beyond can advocate for gender equality in the workplace.

Corporate Leadership, Social Progress

Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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As the wild ride of 2017 comes to an end, we reflect on a year that was replete with loss and pain, but also a year when leading corporations have stepped up on major social issues.

Through CECP’s collaboration with 200+ companies, hundreds of monthly inquiries and discussions, proprietary surveys, and conversations with leading experts and on-the-ground practitioners, we see six trends as companies lead during these uncertain times.

A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2017

By Alison DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Cone Communications
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As we look back on the past 365 days, there’s no denying we live in tumultuous times. 2017 was rife with political and social divide, unrelenting extreme weather and disasters, unconscionable violence and global strife in many forms. To most, the outlook may be bleak.

Ingersoll Rand Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index for Second Year

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DAVIDSON, N.C., December 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) awarded Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, a perfect score of 100 percent in workplace equality on its 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is the second consecutive year Ingersoll Rand has earned a perfect score on the index.

How Big Companies Can Push Nonprofits to Diversify Their Boards

There are many diverse employees that want to help local organizations–not just the CEO.
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With one of the most diverse boards in the technology industry, HP understands the value and importance of supporting broad age, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity across company and nonprofit board members. HP is proud to be both a sponsor of, and contributor to, this Better World Leadership Nonprofit Board Study, to help drive greater awareness of the board service as a catalyst for increasing diversity and inclusion, human capital development, and economic development.

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With one of the most diverse boards in the technology industry, HP understands the value and importance of supporting broad age, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity across company and nonprofit board members. HP is proud to be both a sponsor of, and contributor to, this Better World Leadership Nonprofit Board Study, to help drive greater awareness of the board service as a catalyst for increasing diversity and inclusion, human capital development, and economic development.

Bacardi General Counsel Marlene Gordon Joins Advisory Board for Women of the Vine & Spirits™

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, December 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ ˗˗Family-owned Bacardi announces Marlene Gordon, general counsel for Bacardi in North America, joins Women of the Vine & Spirits™ as an Advisory Board member for the United States. In this role, Gordon will contribute her experience and insight to the organization’s efforts to support and advance opportunities for women in the alcohol beverage industry.

Barclays and Dynamic Working: "Staying Home with My Kids Helped Us Connect"

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A small but growing number of fathers are taking up shared parental leave, a policy that allows mothers to transfer part of their maternity leave to their partner. We spoke to Barclays employees Cameron Kirkwood and Benjamin Tancock about taking time out to care for their children – and how perceptions about childcare are changing.

“When I first decided to raise the subject of shared parental leave, I was nervous,” says Cameron Kirkwood, who has worked for Barclays for 14 years. “Asking for six months away from work, I’d have been foolish not to have been.”

Barclays Sponsors Women's Business Council Report to Explore UK Skills Gap

Staying On: The Age of Success
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For a long time, organisations have focused on young generations as a way to bring in new talent. Recruitment trends emphasise the hiring and retention of millennials, despite the fact that our population is formed of multiple generations and that the workforce is ageing. We are also seeing changes in the needs of the workforce, with more workers needing time out of work for various reasons at different points in their career. How can we ensure we are not missing or excluding this talent?

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