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Arrow Electronics Hosts Families of SMA Charitable Trust at Hong Kong Open Lab

Press Release

Centennial, Colo. October 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics hosted members of the Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Charitable Trust at the Arrow Open Lab Arrow at Hong Kong Science Park. The trust offers self-help programs and outings for SMA patients and their families to promote support and understanding of spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease that causes muscles to become weak and shrink. 

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson to Receive Honor for Efforts to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

Press Release

RACINE, Wis., October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, today will receive “The Last Girl Corporate Inspiration Award” from the anti-sex trafficking group, Apne Aap Women Worldwide (Apne Aap). This prestigious award will be presented to Johnson for the company’s sponsorship of the acclaimed film “Love Sonia,” a story inspired by the real-life events of a young girl’s attempts to rescue her sister after their debt-ridden father sells her into prostitution.

Responsible Mica and Minerals Initiatives Collaborate to End Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions

Organizations to Leverage Respective Strengths for Mica Supply Chains Globally
Press Release

PARIS & ALEXANDRIA, October 9, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward ending the use of child labor and to improve working conditions in mica industry supply chains globally. 

Chevron’s 2019 Fuel Your School Program Celebrates 10 Years, Expanding its Reach and Making Over $5 Million Available for Classroom Supplies in the U.S.

Press Release

SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the launch of its 2019 Fuel Your School program, celebrating 10 years of supporting K-12 public school teachers and students. This year, more than $5 million will be available during October to help fund classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in 16 U.S. communities, including one with the help of the College Football Playoff Foundation.

Gearing Up for the Future: Acorns and Chevron Announce Collaboration Allowing U.S. Customers To Support Public Schools Through Fuel Purchases

Chevron joins a high-profile roster of Acorns Found Money providers who support financial wellness in America
Press Release

Irvine, Calif., October 01, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Acorns, the country’s fastest-growing financial wellness system with 6.2 million users, has announced a new collaboration with Chevron to support local schools. Acorns, whose mission is to promote the financial well-being of the up and coming, is delighted to help bring Chevron’s  #FuelYourSchool program to the national stage digitally. As an Acorns Found Money provider, Chevron currently deposits $0.25 into customers’ Acorns accounts for every $20 of fuel they purchase.

AIDA Cruise & Help Is Financing Four More School Projects

Press Release

September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — With the opening of the first AIDA school in the Philippines in the spring of 2019, the initiative AIDA Cruise & Help launched its first aid project. Now, AIDA and its partner, the Reiner Meutsch FLY & HELP foundation, have selected the next four projects to be funded with over 230,000 euros.

Water Equity in Western Honduras and Beyond

Learn how we’re observing World Water Week at Pentair
Blog

by Marybeth Thorsgaard

It’s World Water Week—an annual opportunity to collaborate on global water issues and the ways we all contribute to the state of water around the world. Established nearly 30 years ago by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week brings together activists, policymakers, and businesses to address the world’s most pressing global water issues.

Why I Fight for Second Chances

Jenny Kim is working to change the way society treats people once they’re out of the system. As deputy general counsel and vice president of public policy for Koch Industries, she is driven by her dedication to the law and criminal justice reform.
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I grew up in New York City in the ’90s, during the crack cocaine epidemic. We lived in an apartment complex with other families whose sons cycled in and out of Rikers Island jail.

“They’re bad people,” my parents would say.

Yet, when I spoke to them, I saw how much we had in common — our families and our hopes for the future. I also realized how the system misunderstood and hurt them. This shaped my thinking around criminal justice reform.

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