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How Partnerships Can Drive Sustainable Development in Organizations

Laura Thompson, PhD, Director of Sustainability and Policy Initiatives, Sappi North America
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Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to moderate a Facebook Live panel during the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) Conference at Duke University.

GREEN Annual Report

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The Global Rivers Environmental Education Network is a partnership between General Motors, the nonprofit Earth Force, and local schools and conservation groups in GM communities designed to introduce youth to environmental science and careers in STEM. In 2016, GM employees from 51 facilities worked with over 15,000 students to retrieve, test and analyze water samples, and channel findings into a sustainable action plan addressing water quality in the community while helping youth better understand their impact on the environment. 

What Does It Take to Build a Habitat House?

Whirlpool donates 11,152 refrigerators and ranges to Habitat for Humanity in one year
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People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve the place they call home. In fact, Habitat is the largest privately held homebuilder and regularly ranks as one of the top 20 homebuilders in the United States.

But what exactly goes into building a Habitat house? A whole lot, as it turns out.

From insulation to locks to refrigerators, here’s what our national partners donated in one year alone:

How #BellLetsTalk Takes CSR to New Heights

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On January 25, 2017, the #BellLetsTalk hashtag appeared all across social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram. Bell Let's Talk, sponsored by Bell Media in Canada, is meant to focus specifically on sharing stories of mental illness in order to help normalize the struggles that people go through. Each time the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was used, 5 cents was donated to various mental health causes across Canada - this year raising $6,585,250 from 131,705,010 interactions. The yearly initiative has been going strong since 2010.

TQL Sees Record High Employee Participation in 2016 Annual Goodness Campaign

With Benevity’s user-centric technology, TQL increased giving by more than 33%
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CALGARY, AB, January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Total Quality Logistics, the second largest freight brokerage firm in North America, achieved a record-high participation rate of 75% in its 2016 annual employee giving campaign – its inaugural year using a new charitable giving software platform.

Whole Kids Foundation® Completes 2016 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign; Raises $2.8 Million For School Salad Bars, Gardens

Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables
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AUSTIN, Texas, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised $2.8 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren better access to fruits and vegetables through the annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign.  

Habitat Stories: 5 Amazing Kids Who Make a Difference

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Helping families have a decent place to call home takes every one of us. Children understand this. Hear from some kids who are setting up lemonade stands, giving away their birthday money, emptying their piggybanks and finding other ways to contribute so other kids can have good homes, too.

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Helping families have a decent place to call home takes every one of us. Children understand this. Hear from some kids who are setting up lemonade stands, giving away their birthday money, emptying their piggybanks and finding other ways to contribute so other kids can have good homes, too.

CSX Honors Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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CSX observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a National Day of Service, when many employees dedicate their personal time to volunteer. 

This past Monday, some CSX employees joined a service event at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville in conjunction with CSX’s national partner, City Year. Together, volunteers painted a mural highlighting a city skyline along with values of both City Year and Martin Luther King, Jr., such as honesty and respect.

Aramark Joins Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Volunteers spend a "day on" enhancing Warren G. Harding Middle School in Philadelphia
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Aramark employees, families and friends this week honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Philadelphia, dozens of volunteers joined in a day of service at Warren G. Harding Middle School. The group helped revitalize the girls’ cafeteria, painting inspirational murals, sports logos and vibrant designs to create a more welcoming space for the students it serves.

Points of Light, Southwest Airlines and the Corporation for National and Community Service Bring Communities Together to Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Volunteer Service

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, More Than 175,000 People Across the Country Will Participate in the Largest Volunteer Day of the Year, Improving Their Communities and Addressing Issues Facing our Nation Through Volunteer Service
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ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, with support from Southwest Airlines Co. and the Corporation for National and Community Service; and in partnership with nonprofits and hundreds of local volunteer action centers, will mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan.

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