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Climate Action: Sodexo Confirms Its 34% Carbon Emissions Reduction Target by 2025 With Approval From the Science Based Targets Initiative, Joining Global Call-to-Action

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PARIS, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, confirmed its objective to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2025 (base year 2017) with approval from the Science Based Targets initiative, joining the global movement of leading companies aligning their businesses with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above

My Dream Deferred: A Young African American Woman Tells Her Money Story

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by Amberjae Freeman, COO of Etho Capital (formerly with Swell Investing) 

The U.S. is a wealthy country but the distribution of wealth is criminally uneven, even when correcting for an individual’s output. You need look no further than the proliferation of how many hourly workers have to make use of the limited social safety net services available (e.g. food stamps) to understand the situation.

Banorte Signs Up to Principles for Responsible Banking at UN Headquarters

Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking
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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

Astellas Celebrates Decade of Service by Volunteering 80,000 Hours to Help Local Communities

US Employees Support 16 Local Organizations for Changing Tomorrow Day 2019
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Nearly 1,000 Astellas employees stepped away from the office to volunteer across the United States as part of the 10th annual Changing Tomorrow Day. On Changing Tomorrow Day (#ChangingTomorrow)—Astellas' global day of service—employees volunteered together at 16 diverse community and patient organizations, homeless shelters and other nonprofits to make a positive, measurable impact in local communities.

United's Humanitarian Relief Flight to the Bahamas

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As United's humanitarian Flight 2814 from IAH to the Bahamas departed for the islands on September 17, a little over two weeks after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands with the fury of a record-breaking Category 5 storm, the reality was stark. More than 1,300 people are still missing. Rebuilding in the Bahamas will take years. And the need for help remains urgent, with thousands of evacuees overflowing shelters and infrastructure on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands largely destroyed.

Alexion Hosts Hackathon in New Haven

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On the morning of June 26th, the auditorium at Alexion’s R&D Center of Excellence in New Haven was buzzing with teams communicating, collaborating, and innovating at the site’s first-ever employee-led hackathon. The decision to hold this event came in early 2019 when New Haven site leadership met to discuss ways to strengthen their unity with the local community.  With Innovate for Solutions being one of Alexion’s culture values, a hackathon seemed like the perfect idea.

The Quick and Easy Way to Launch Your Company’s Employee Giving Campaign, #GivingTuesday Initiative, or Other Cause Campaign This Fall and During the Holiday Season

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Your organization has grand plans for launching an employee giving campaign this fall. You know your employees are passionate about giving back to the community, and this year you vowed – VOWED – to empower them to support their favorite causes through a workplace giving campaign. But what happened? September is already halfway over. Where did the time go? Is it too late to do something?

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Advocate. Support. Cure.

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Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world come together in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. According to CureSearch, each year more than 15,000 children in the U.S. alone are diagnosed with cancer.

Thousands of Aramark Volunteers Team Up for Annual Global Day of Service

Join NFL Huddle for 100 campaign to build healthier communities for the next 100 years
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PHILADELPHIA, September 19, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Today, more than 12,000 Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members across the globe will volunteer their time at 350 service projects in 15 countries during Aramark’s annual day of community service, Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day).

Lighting Up Lives Across the Centuries

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Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and advanced cities in the world. It crackles day and night with energy and ambition – and it is hard to remember that just a generation ago, something as simple as a basic electricity supply had the power to transform lives.

As recently as in the 1960s, the late Lord Lawrence Kadoorie would go to switching-on ceremonies in remote parts of the New Territories and hand out kettles and other appliances to villagers through which they got to enjoy the wonder of electricity in their homes for the very first time.

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