COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today its $25 million commitment to invest in the Black Economic Development Fund introduced by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., has pledged $1 million to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The funding will support the institution's research and education programs related to the ongoing opioid crisis in rural America. Aflac will provide Morehouse School of Medicine with five annual installments of $200,000, which began in 2020.
Executive Vice President, Americas at Invest Northern Ireland, the economic development agency for Northern Ireland.
by Peta Conn
With remote working evolving from a perk to a necessity, it’s now just as important to recruit for flexibility in the face of change. We’ve witnessed multiple examples of resilient workforces thriving in Northern Ireland in 2020.
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for greater social justice in 2020 has fueled companies to reexamine their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, and they might take a page from Aflac’s commitment to a diverse workforce. In 2019, Aflac U.S. hired 729 new employees who were 58% ethnic minorities and 65% women — an increase of 20% and 16%, respectively, in comparison to 2018. Sixty-four percent of Aflac’s board members are ethnic minorities or women.
(Bpt) - During the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are more willing than business executives to impose short-term economic pain for long-term gain, as trust in the government’s ability to make the world a better place has taken a plunge, as has environmental concerns.
Prior to the pandemic, business and marketing leaders were already looking for ways to meet a growing demand among both consumers and investors for clearly defined corporate social responsibility initiatives. However, CSR must be more than a marketing ploy.
The public health crisis, economic downturn, a surge of racial tensions…2020 has been crisis upon crisis. Nothing this year is going according to last year’s expectations. It’s been a year of virtual meetings, agility and resilience and it’s times like these when you truly understand how brand strength is born of corporate culture.
Business leaders today gain real-time insights from the core strategies of successful pioneers. Yet they might be surprised to learn that the most critical components include attention to company culture and positive citizenship, even from the earliest business phases.
Aflac, for example, is one company that proves these building blocks ensure people and companies not only weather the storm but also thrive when crisis hits.
The annual open enrollment season is nearly underway, and U.S. employees will be making benefits decisions during an unprecedented and challenging time.
To understand employees' and employers' feelings about this critical event, Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., conducted a national online survey of 1,200 benefits decision-makers and 2,000 employees across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.