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Franklin Templeton Responds to Connecticut's Call to Address Economic and Racial Disparities

Press Release

SAN MATEO, Calif., October 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Franklin Templeton is proud be part of the Corporate Call to Action Working Group, joining leading financial services companies that are committed to addressing structural racism and racial inequity in the United States.

ON Semiconductor Earns 2021 Military Friendly® Employer Designation


ON Semiconductor announced today that it has earned the designation as a 2021 Military Friendly® Employer. Hundreds of companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2021 Military Friendly® Companies survey so we are proud and honored by our selection.

“Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations,” said Josh Rosen, Director of Military Friendly®. “To them, hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s good for business.”

Unmute Yourself!

by Oscar Munoz, Executive Chairman, United Airlines

“Hey, you’re on mute!”  

Who hasn’t heard this phrase shouted to them in the past several months as we’ve all tried to make the best of video chat to do business meetings, family gatherings, friends’ happy hours, etcetera?

It’s one of those catchphrases that will always recall life in the time of covid-19. I also think it captures a larger and more lasting idea that I hope we carry forward, even when we’ve put this difficult chapter safely behind us.

ACTing on our Commitments


Racism and discrimination are personal, and we believe it will take people of all backgrounds partnering together to alter history’s course.


Racism and discrimination are personal, and we believe it will take people of all backgrounds partnering together to alter history’s course.

Scotiabank Unveils Newest Downie-Wenjack Legacy Space in Partnership with The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Press Release

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, Sept. 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of Orange Shirt Day, Scotiabank today unveiled its third Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) Legacy Space, further demonstrating its commitment to promoting education and discussion around reconciliation.

Chiefs Edward Sangris of Detah and Earnest Betsina of N'Dilo, both of Yellowknives Dene First Nation attended the opening, along with her Excellency, Yellowknife Mayor, Rebecca Alty and several local Scotiabankers.

The Power of Stories to Transform Lives

Using Adobe Creative Cloud, Ripple Effect Images empowers women to tell their stories through impactful images and films

Zooming in on a groundbreaking photographer

Annie Griffiths is something of an inspiration. In 1978, she became one of the first female photographers at National Geographic. Her award-winning work has been featured in iconic publications such as LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, and Time. She has traveled to every continent capturing stories with the power to change lives.

How Business Roundtable Companies Have Responded to Four Critical Issues Advancing Racial Equity in the Workplace


Today, we analyze how the BRT signatories in our coverage universe (151 of the 206 total companies whose executives have signed the statement) measure up on transparency around four of these key actions: conducting a pay equity analysis, disclosing workforce demographic data, funding local education programs, and instituting a diverse supplier policy. 

Instituting a Supplier Diversity Policy

Merck Named One of the Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work by LATINA Style


Merck has been named one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style, Inc, underscoring the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

The LATINA Style 50 Report recognizes companies who support programs that encourage training, retention and promotion for Latinas within the company.  Evaluations for the 2020 report are based on 2019 data.

Celebrating Merck's Global Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month

How we're leaning into the voices, perspectives and experiences that strengthen our purpose

In January 2015, Celeste Warren, vice president and chief diversity officer, suggested during a team meeting that we need to celebrate the diversity of our employees and provide them with time to pause, learn and reflect. Energized, the team realized that a day — or even a week — would not be impactful enough. Celeste took in the perspectives of the team and said, “Let’s take the month,” and Global Diversity & Inclusion (GD&I) Experience Month was born.

BET: Empowering Black Voters on Election Day

BET dedicates a day of programming to acknowledge and rejoice in the power of the Black electorate as part of its year-long civic engagement campaign #ReclaimYourVote.

By Kelby Clark

In fewer than 50 days, it will be Election Day and BET wants Black voters nationwide to know the importance of casting their ballot.


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