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Carrier makes a positive difference in the community throughout Women’s History Month by supporting nonprofit organizations nationwide

Blog from in Human Resources
Mar 6, 2015 3:30 PM ET

DALLAS­­, March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) builds strong communities through its support of nonprofit organizations that work to build brighter futures for the people they serve.

Las Vegas Resorts Lead Zero Waste Efforts in Nevada

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Mar 6, 2015 2:00 PM ET

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its outstanding efforts in food recovery. 

The entertainment and hospitality company received two national Food Recovery Challenge awards for reducing food waste and, in the process, conserving natural resources.

“MGM’s zero waste leadership has turned mountains of food scraps into compost to help fight waste and climate change,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest.

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Mar 6, 2015 1:00 PM ET

Mia Mends
CEO of Benefits and Rewards, Sodexo

Recognition is a key engagement driver for employees but it can come in many forms including awards, money and praise. The question for companies is which is the most important? Or what combination will influence and motivate peak performance and the behaviors crucial to corporate success?

By Hazel Henderson

Blog from in Finance & Investment
Mar 6, 2015 12:30 PM ET

US Congress Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at aconference at the Brookings Institution lectured her audience of policy wonks. She chided slavish followers of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations(1776) who had never bothered to read his other book The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) which covers the rest of his description of human behavior: our altruistic impulses to help each other and our communities.  Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren take note!

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Mar 6, 2015 12:00 PM ET

Anti-corruption and due diligence go hand in hand when referring to compliance. Companies that grow and want to expand operations in foreign soil are encouraged to do research on companies, especially if countries are known for having some acts of corruption.

Our Jhagadia, India, plant now uses 1/6th the amount of water used at other Kohler faucet plants.

Article from in Environment
Mar 6, 2015 12:00 PM ET

How do you reuse water sustainably? You use it to water the grass, of course. Well, not always, as our faucets team in India found out.

Plating faucets (meaning, adding the finish to them) requires a lot of rinsing to wash away impurities that affect quality. Much of this water can be treated and then reused, but some cannot. The agents used to treat the parts contain salts that are too fine to be removed.

Now you wouldn’t want to dump salt-ridden water on grass, right?

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Mar 6, 2015 11:30 AM ET

This week – in coordination with the National Education Association’s annual Read Across America Day, March 2 – Points of Light and First Book are honoring volunteers who are teaching children to read.

Article from in Finance & Investment
Mar 6, 2015 11:30 AM ET

Originally posted on Financial Post.

Organizations are increasingly becoming aware of the value of sustainability reporting but not all companies fully understand what's involved in the process.

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Mar 6, 2015 9:30 AM ET

SEATTLE, Wash., March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The Port of San Diego in California, Holland America Line hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon aboard ms Veendam for MANA de San Diego, one of the company’s community partners.

Collaboration includes program to help UNCF Scholars realize their professional goals

Press Release from in Human Resources
Mar 6, 2015 9:15 AM ET

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - UNCF (United Negro College Fund), one of the nation's leading minority scholarship organizations, announced a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) to provide scholarships to outstanding African American students and give them the tools to realize their professional goals.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 6, 2015 8:30 AM ET

CLEVELAND, March 6, 2015  /3BL Media/ – Cleveland-based associates at Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) recently passed a collective milestone by donating more than $250,000 to the company’s “Jeans Day for Charity” program since its inception in 2004.  More than 130 national, regional and local non-profit organizations have benefited from the program, which allows associates to wear blue jeans to work at the company’s Cleveland headquarters each Fridays in exchange for a five-dollar donation.

By David Lázaro European Energy & Sustainability Consultant, CBRE

Blog from in Energy
Mar 6, 2015 8:00 AM ET

The traditional business case for energy efficiency has relied on the premise that it creates long term value in terms of energy savings. In essence, value is derived through the existing operating cost minus the new operating cost. In other words, value is generated when the new operating cost is less than the previous operating cost.

Breaking this down, this means that the total value derived from such a project tends to have limited potential because it can never exceed the current operating cost by design.

The heart of a Jedi

Blog from in Philanthropy
Mar 6, 2015 7:00 AM ET

The force is strong in this one.

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 5, 2015 6:00 PM ET

Participants receive Mary Kay skin care and cosmetics at the Mary Kay Global Day of Beauty. The event provide beauty and pampering to survivors of domestic abuse in New York on March 5, 2015.

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