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Mielke Award Winners Demonstrate Giving Spirit of PG&E Employees | PG&E Currents

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By Tracy Correa

From helping improve the lives of children in a low-income neighborhood to supporting a family car show to benefit local youth to encouraging those with disabilities to play soccer, PG&E employees are making a difference in their communities.

And, on Thursday (Oct. 25), these exemplary employees were honored by the utility with Frederick W. Mielke Jr. Awards at an afternoon reception at PG&E’s San Francisco headquarters.

How Companies and Their Employees Can Help with Hurricane Sandy

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On Thursday and Friday governors and mayors were warning local residents in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to get ready for Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday, those calls to action became louder: “This is a very serious storm. People will get hurt.”

By Sunday their message had changed again: “You need to hurry. Soon it will be too late.”

Recyclebank Executives to Keynote at Net Impact Conference

Executives reflect on the partnerships and digital experiences accelerating social impact
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Recyclebank CEO Jonathan Hsu will deliver a keynote at the Net Impact Conference on Friday, Oct. 26, in Baltimore, Md. The speech will reflect on the Recyclebank/Waste Management collaboration, which brings together Waste Management’s curbside collection infrastructure -- the largest in the nation -- with Recyclebank's vast online community and incentive platform, enhancing growth prospects for both companies and motivating and mobilizing more people, communities and schools to recycle.

Net Impact attendees will also have the opportunity for a deeper dive with Recyclebank representatives in various other sessions focused on the collaboration, product experience and digital strategies that are spurring consumers to make more sustainable choices for a greater impact.

As the premier event for social entrepreneurs, both established and aspiring, the Net Impact Conference will explore the various strategies to most effectively initiate environmental and social impact through their careers and daily lives. For more information on the conference, please visit: http://netimpact.zerista.com/.

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Recyclebank CEO Jonathan Hsu will deliver a keynote at the Net Impact Conference on Friday, Oct. 26, in Baltimore, Md. The speech will reflect on the Recyclebank/Waste Management collaboration, which brings together Waste Management’s curbside collection infrastructure -- the largest in the nation -- with Recyclebank's vast online community and incentive platform, enhancing growth prospects for both companies and motivating and mobilizing more people, communities and schools to recycle.

Net Impact attendees will also have the opportunity for a deeper dive with Recyclebank representatives in various other sessions focused on the collaboration, product experience and digital strategies that are spurring consumers to make more sustainable choices for a greater impact.

As the premier event for social entrepreneurs, both established and aspiring, the Net Impact Conference will explore the various strategies to most effectively initiate environmental and social impact through their careers and daily lives. For more information on the conference, please visit: http://netimpact.zerista.com/.

Webinar Recap: Pro Bono Service on Steroids – International Corporate Volunteering

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Forbes states that International Corporate Volunteerism is now a “Game Changer,” as corporate social responsibility now supersedes many traditional business methods.

Sodexo’s 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report Highlights Efforts that Established the Company as a Benchmark for Diversity and Inclusion

A Decade of Diversity Initiatives Have Resulted in a Systemic Culture Change for Sodexo Employees, Clients and Customers
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GAITHERSBURG, MD., October 23, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo released its Diversity and Inclusion annual report for North America today. The report, titled “Celebrating a Decade of Diversity,” reflects on accomplishments achieved over the past 10 years and presents Sodexo’s continuing efforts as the benchmark company for diversity and inclusion. 

MGM Resorts International Employees Rally to Help Community Organizations and Programs, Pledge 2,000 Volunteer Hours to Week Observing National Make A Difference Day

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LAS VEGAS, October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Making its communities healthier by feeding the homeless, cleaning graffiti, and planting trees, these are just a few of the community improvement activities MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and its employees will undertake during “Make A Difference Day” on October 27th, as well as the days leading to this nationally recognized day of service.

City of Carrollton’s Recycling Rewards Brought by Waste Management Just Got Better

Residents can now sign up for Recyclebank and start earning reward points that can be redeemed for hundreds of discounts and deals
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CARROLLTON, TEXAS., October. 19, 2012 /3BL Media - The City of Carrollton, in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Recyclebank®, today announced that it now offers Recyclebank’s recycling rewards program to Carrollton residents. Recyclebank rewards people for taking everyday green actions, such as recycling, with discounts and deals from locally-based businesses and national brands.

Upcoming Webinar: Planet Brands – Changing Behavior for Sustainable Social Good

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“Planet Brands” is a new piece of thought leadership developed by Futerra Sustainability Communications, on the brands that have the potential to drive global, sustainable behavior change.

Behavior change is a hot topic and drawing on a decade of research David Willans, Director of Futerra+, will share his expertise on how brands can positively influence consumer behavior to encourage more sustainable lifestyles in an upcoming VolunteerMatch Best Practice Network (BPN) webinar.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates commemorated Microsoft’s 30th Employee Giving Campaign during a special town hall event today and announced that Microsoft employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations in the U.S. and around the world.  Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012. 

A Billion Ways to Make a Difference

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October is a magical month at Microsoft. There’s a sense of something powerful happening. There are clues everywhere, such as the frantic bidding for the (often quirky) items in the online auction and the brochures in the kitchens seeking submissions for the annual cat calendar. Or the thousands of employees and their families who take to the streets around our headquarters to participate in the 5k run.

The signs are different but the outcome is always the same – millions of dollars raised to help people in real need.

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