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Newsletter from in Marketing, Media & Communications
Dec 11, 2018 10:00 AM ET

Game changer – early adopter – first mover – tipping point – striving for excellence:  These are some of the familiar themes of their work offered by best-selling business authors. These phrases help to frame our understanding of established or emerging trends.

Peter Economy, the “leadership guy” at Inc. magazine, offers us his take on the McDonald’s food chain announcement that “will change the future of the fast-food industry. 


by Maura Keller

Multimedia with summary from in Supply Chain & the Circular Economy
Dec 11, 2018 9:45 AM ET

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.


Multimedia with summary from in Philanthropy
Dec 11, 2018 9:35 AM ET

In the fast-moving retail business, trends and seasons change quickly. For the Hallmark Baby business, that means clearing out excess baby and toddler clothes in order to keep the product assortment fresh for consumers.

In 2017, for the first time, Hallmark Baby made a large donation of infant and toddler clothing to help families with young children through- out the Kansas City metro area. Re-purposing baby clothes in this manner served as a positive alternative to sending clothes to the landfill.


Multimedia with summary from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Dec 11, 2018 9:35 AM ET

Are you a Paper Pro or a Paper Novice?

Whether you have worked in the printing or paper industry for decades or you are just starting out, take this quiz to find out if you are on top of your paper game.

Take the quiz here


Future Cities’ is the Theme for 12th Annual Urban Photography Competition

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Dec 11, 2018 9:05 AM ET

Los Angeles, December 11, 2018 /3BL Media - CBRE has launched its 2019 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Future Cities.” Now in its 12th year, the competition continues to grow, with last year’s contest attracting more than 80,000 entries from 170 countries around the world.

This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture their vision of a future city.


by Megan Amrich

Article from in Human Resources
Dec 11, 2018 8:35 AM ET

Voice and choice.

For Rachel Hutchisson, these are the two most important aspects of social responsibility today.

"People want their voice heard and valued, and they want a choice in how they decide to be engaged," she told CR Magazine.

Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good was recognized in July by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. Women comprise approximately 50 percent of Blackbaud’s more than 3,000 employees, and hold leadership roles at all organizational levels.


Press Release from in Education
Dec 11, 2018 8:00 AM ET

GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo and Firehouse Subs have partnered to bring the Firehouse Subs’ signature steamed subs with a side of saving lives to college students around the U.S.  In 2018, Firehouse Subs donated a portion of each sale up to $1 million to the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®, which provides lifesaving equipment to first responders.

Sodexo expects to roll out new Firehouse Subs locations in select university locations during the 2019-2020 school year.


Press Release from in Green Building
Dec 11, 2018 8:00 AM ET

LINCOLN, Neb., December 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Oklahoma Gas & Electric is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in its service area through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.


Blog from in Philanthropy
Dec 10, 2018 4:30 PM ET

Between 2013 and 2017, Co-op contributed over $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross to help with Western Canadian relief efforts. In 2018, Co-op renewed this partnership with an agreement to donate up to $1.5 million over five years to support disaster preparedness in Western Canada.

"It's important to help out communities in any way we can," says Natasha Ford, Federated Co-operatives Limited's Social Responsibility Manager. "The ability of the Canadian Red Cross to respond quickly at the local level is part of what makes it a great fit with Co-op."


Blog from in Environment
Dec 10, 2018 3:45 PM ET

Every year around 18 billion pounds of plastic flows into the ocean, dramatically impacting the health of marine animals and the environment. Forty percent of these plastics are considered ‘single-use plastics,’ (SUPs) with one the most infamous SUPs being six-pack rings.


Blog from in Human Resources
Dec 10, 2018 3:00 PM ET

Because the majority of career returners are female (70% are women), this program has great potential to help increase gender diversity primarily at the senior analyst to senior manager levels. This is a clear talent pipeline challenge today. Another benefit of engaging the returning population, both male and female, is reconnecting with people who bring a fresh, consumer-focused perspective about our products.


Article from in Awards and Recognition
Dec 10, 2018 2:30 PM ET

Visa has been named to the 2019 “JUST 100” list by Forbes and Just Capital, a nonprofit research organization that ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on responsible business practices, including environment, social impact and good governance. Visa placed at number 43 of 100, up 202 spots from last year’s ranking of 1,000.


By Andy Balaskovitz

Article from in Energy
Dec 10, 2018 2:30 PM ET

In a speech this week to a large, business-friendly crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented an economic case for solar power, electric vehicles and moving past coal.


Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Dec 10, 2018 2:30 PM ET

From furniture to paper products, we all use forest products every day. And we all share a personal responsibility to protect our forests for the generations to come. Because trees provide the air we breathe, clean water to drink and resources we need to live, as well as playing an important role in combatting climate change through carbon sequestration, it’s important to do what we can to preserve forests today.


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