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Whirlpool Corporation Scores 100 Percent on 2019 Disability Equality Index

For the third year in a row, Whirlpool is recognized as one of the best places to work for people with disabilities
Press Release

Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities as part of the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. For the third year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation joined a small league of companies with a 100 percent score on the DEI for outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.

A Systematic Approach Is Needed to Overcome the Talent Gap

Interview with Anurag Hans (Essilor) by Carolina Zishiri.
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Essilor International's Base of Pyramid (BoP) Innovation Lab develops new inclusive business models and acts as an incubator to test new approaches in partnership with NGOs, foundations and development funds. The BoP Innovation Lab works closely with Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) Division that is responsible for implementing and scaling up inclusive business models. It aims at providing vision care to underserved populations by building a taskforce of skilled primary vision care providers and micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities.

Biomass Ventures Founder and Chairperson Lucky Dissanayake Shares Her Journey of Success

By Lucky Dissanayake, Biomass Ventures Founder and Chairperson.
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In creating Biomass Ventures, I have not been afraid to ‘think big’, because I have recognised that the opportunity for our business is massive and because I understand that the needs that we are addressing are monumental. In effect, we achieve ‘Sustainable and Ethical Fuel + Livelihood Development + Food’ in rural Sri Lanka, in a holistic, inclusive, financially-viable business model. 

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
Press Release

Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

Merck Receives Top Score of 100 on 2019 Disability Equality Index

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For the fifth year in a row, Merck was recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool for corporations.

Comerica Bank and NAACP to Launch Financial Education Campaign Hosting Programs Throughout Detroit

Press Release

DETROIT, July 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank, the longest-serving bank in Michigan for 170 years, and the NAACP will launch a new financial education program beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7, providing Detroit residents with empowerment sessions focused on money management, checking and savings, budgeting, investing and credit management.

HanesBrands Earns Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Supporting At-Risk Youth in El Salvador

Hanes and its employees partner with Glasswing International to improve schools and offer afterschool programs to keep children safe and engaged
Press Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has earned the CSR Footprint social impact award for supporting at-risk youth in El Salvador.

Since 2015, Wells Fargo Has Donated $100 Million to Nonprofits Serving People with Disabilities

Company employs more than 8,000 team members who identify as having a disability
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In honor of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Wells Fargo & Co.

Gender Equality: Committed to Elevating Women in Business and Society

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Gender equality – one of the four key global megatrends BNY Mellon addresses in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report – improves lives, families, communities and economies. It is a key tenet of BNY Mellon’s diversity and inclusion strategy and social investing work. The company strives to hire more women at all levels, advance women’s interests and support investments to elevate women in business and society.

Merck Partners with INROADS to Launch College Links

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Merck hosted the next generation of talent recently when a group of high school students toured the company’s Kenilworth site as part of the INROADS College Links program. Merck partnered with INROADS, an international nonprofit organization that prepares talented, diverse youth for corporate and community leadership, to launch College Links in Newark, New Jersey earlier this year.

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