Corruption can affect any industry, public or private. Companies, no mater how large or small, are affected in ways that can “destroy” their brand and hinder the economies in which it resides. Which brings up an interesting point, since most companies, who are affected by the act of corruption, have this happen either from external sources or from individual acts of employees, should the company, as a whole be held responsible? Companies contribute, not only to the global economy, but support their local economies tremendously.
It was an evening for reminiscing, when Major Leaguer Wesley Wright was reunited with New Hope Academy Action Team Captains on the final Conference Call of the 2014 calendar year.
On December 12, just days before the conference call, Wesley joined teens and adults coordinators from Prattville, Alabama’s New Hope Academy, one of the newest Action Teams, during a holiday senior luncheon and dance party for residents at the nearby Gillespie Senior Center.
Changes to regulations permit disposal of coal ash in landfills accepting non-hazardous waste
Between homework, sports, club activities, part-time jobs and other after-school obligations, high school is a busy time in a young person’s life. So it’s not surprising that students take their free time very seriously.
Yet, every year thousands of these busy teens dedicate a portion of that valuable free time to give back to their communities under a nationwide program established in partnership by Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America. These students make up the Action Team.
On September 18-19, 2014, VolunteerMatch welcomed 120 participants representing 60 companies to Detroit, MI, for the annual VolunteerMatch Client Summit. From inspirational keynotes to seeing the most innovative and transformative locations in Detroit and Best Practice Cafe’s, this year’s gathering encouraged attendees to imagine what transformation looks like when employees are getting involved in their communities. We are excited to share with you the insights from this year's Summit.
$1 Million in Toys and Games Donated to Toys for Tots through Holiday Service
New York, Dec. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today marks the completion of the 5th annual, record-breaking Joy Maker Challenge, a month-long effort that turns acts of youth service into donations of toys and games to Toys for Tots. The campaign is organized by generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, with the generous support of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS).
by Hank Boerner
For your conversations inside the company, and perhaps outside, the following key numbers should help you make the investing or business case for corporate responsibility:
Once again, many VolunteerMatch corporate partners appear on The Civic 50. In fact, they make up 20% of the list! Congratulations to these amazing companies.
VolunteerMatch offers easy-to-use technologies for companies committed to making a difference - whether across the street or across the globe.
Benton Harbor Technology Center is one of company’s largest focused on next-generation processes
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Dec. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) today marked the latest developments in the company’s multimillion dollar local investment initiative in the Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich. community as the company officially opened its new Benton Harbor Technology Center. As employees and local dignitaries gathered for a look inside the new facility, Fettig discussed the significant accomplishments made in the Twin Cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph Michigan since 2010.
Local CITGO Marketer Provides Support to National Center for Children and Families’ Clinton Farm Foster Home
Woodbridge, Va., Dec. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Since its founding in 2001, local CITGO Marketer Petroleum Marketing Group (PMG) has maintained a strong commitment to its surrounding community. After a recent visit to The National Center for Children and Families’ (NCCF) Clinton Farm in Clinton, Md., PMG saw a great opportunity to bring more positive experiences to children there as well as 100 other local foster homes.
Bringing pets to work, M&Ms rugby tournaments and internal awards create happy working environment in Athens office
ATHENS, Greece, December 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars Hellas’ Athens office has built a reputation as a top employer in the annual Great Place To Work® survey. For the third year running, Mars has risen up through the ranks in the ‘Best Work Place in medium size’ company category in Greece, now sitting in 4th position.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to the Pine Forest School (PFS). RSF financing will help fund the acquisition and renovation of a new campus property that will increase access to Waldorf education in the community.
Cox largest fundraiser in Movember U.S. history
ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Cox Enterprises donated more than $1.7 million to the Movember Foundation in support of men's health initiatives. The Cox Movember Network, which includes more than 1,600 employees, vendors, partners and friends, raised $885,000 that was matched by the James M. Cox Foundation. Cox Enterprises is Movember's Top Global Network and the Largest Global Corporate Contributor to Movember's 2014 campaign.
At Arrow Electronics, corporate social responsibility means guiding innovation forward by encouraging the development of new technologies that improve the lives of others. In 2014, Arrow supported several incubators and accelerators that yielded cutting-edge designs by rising innovators.