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A Software Engineer from Bellevue spent his sabbatical helping to rebuild hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 13, 2019 2:40 PM ET

By: Francesca Hellebrandt, eBay News Team

Volunteering has always played an important role in Paul Son’s life. In college, Paul volunteered as a tutor and science fair mentor at a school near the University of Washington. In 2011, Paul first experienced disaster response when he was deployed to Batrop, TX, where a fire had scorched 40,000 acres and destroyed over 1,000 homes. Together, these experiences inspired Paul to spend his sabbatical doing what he does best — give back to the community.


Article from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 13, 2019 2:00 PM ET

The interest from the investment community in ESG disclosures is growing at a rapid pace, with no sign of slowing down. The shift is requiring more parts of the organization to be involved, with levels of transparency being asked that simply wasn’t before. What do investors expect and how do all stakeholders push ESG disclosure forward?


Multimedia with summary from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 13, 2019 2:00 PM ET

Building for tomorrow includes protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy future for our employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. MetLife has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and we are proud to be the first U.S. insurer to achieve carbon neutrality. 


Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 13, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Community spaces are what bring people together. In trying and often dividing times, they can be a source of joy and connection. However, the level of capital funding required to bring these long term projects to life can be difficult to fundraise for.


Study finds people want fulfilling experiences at work; willing to switch to jobs with lower pay to find fulfillment

Multimedia with summary from in Business & Trade
Jun 13, 2019 12:15 PM ET

According to a new report Making work more meaningful: Building a fulfilling employee experience, published by CECP: The CEO Force for Good, Imperative, and PwC, the early days of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” require a new standard for the employee experience around higher meaning and fulfillment at work. A staggering majority of employees believe that achieving fulfillment at work is possible – 96% of those surveyed.


by Zoe So

Blog from in Finance & Investment
Jun 13, 2019 12:10 PM ET

At a microfinance group meeting of a Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partner, you might see a lot of paper: piles of cash, thick record books to record attendance and meeting minutes; repayment schedules; group loan balance reports; passbooks. At the branch office, too, more paper: stacks and binders and file cabinets full of applications and loan contracts.


Four thoughts for better long-term focused disclosures

Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 13, 2019 12:05 PM ET

This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Brian Tomlinson and Mike Krzus’ report, The Method of Production of Long-Term Plans, can also be viewed for full coverage of the topic.


Press Release from in Education
Jun 13, 2019 11:15 AM ET

New partnerships with City University of New York School of Professional Studies, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Thomas Edison State University, University of Maryland University College and Western Governors University offer crewmembers opportunities to earn advanced degrees at affordable rates


UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit to recognize private sector leadership on climate change and inspire a faster transformation to a net zero future

Press Release from in Environment
Jun 13, 2019 11:15 AM ET

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition.

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.


The company's new effort is intended to encourage participation by consumers in the recycling process.

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Jun 13, 2019 10:35 AM ET

By Rachel Cernansky

Recycling rates in the U.S. are dismal, and Patrick Keenan, principal engineer - Annie’s packaging R&D, said the company wanted to help fix that.

“What we wanted to do was figure out a way to create value for the recycling collection process, which would then drive up the recovery rates and the access for consumers,” he said. “One way was by including recycled content in our packaging.”


Blog from in Environment
Jun 13, 2019 10:20 AM ET

OSHA’s PSM or process safety management standard applies to those companies that deal with any of more than 130 specific toxic and reactive chemicals in listed quantities. Accidental releases of these substances occur each year.

Now is the time to re-evaluate how the standard applies to you and how well your organization is doing. Take a second look! Read our blog and becomie confident without getting complacent.


G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.11.2019)

Newsletter from in Marketing, Media & Communications
Jun 13, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Corporate managers & executives: is your board “sustainability/ESG fluent”? And if not – why not?

Attorney Silda Wall Spitzer and John Mandyck, CEO of Urban Green Council, writing in Harvard Business Review explain that while “some” board members have become increasingly “sustainability/ESG fluent” many companies [still] don’t expect their directors to understand sustainability or ESG and don’t provide board room education on the subject matter.


by Amy Brown

Article from in Human Resources
Jun 13, 2019 10:10 AM ET

This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

For Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, a leading autism researcher, it makes inherent sense that companies would include neurodiversity in their diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies as a business investment, a societal obligation and a basic human rights issue.  


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 13, 2019 9:05 AM ET

At Comcast, our employees are passionate about giving back to their communities and making the world a more sustainable and better place. Their commitment is a driving force behind our engagement and outreach efforts for sustainability, powering service projects like Comcast Cares Day, and all year-round.


By Cliff Morrison, as told to Brooke Porter Katz

Article from in Health and Wellness
Jun 13, 2019 8:35 AM ET

In the early 1980s, Cliff Morrison did what no other San Francisco General Hospital staff member had the guts to do: come up with a humane way to treat and care for AIDS patients. We sat down with him to learn more about the life-changing initiative—and how the legacy of Ward 5B lives on.

The human touch.

It seems like such a simple thing, but for San Francisco General Hospital nurses and doctors in the early 1980s, putting their hands on patients suffering from what was known at the time as “gay cancer” was unthinkable.


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