Community Engagement

Norfolk Southern: Reaching People Where They Live

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Norfolk Southern trains run through thousands of communities in the eastern U.S., delivering goods that support local economies and residents. To promote safe rail operations, NS invests in community awareness programs that target two troublesome areas: trespassing on railroad tracks and unsafe motorist behavior at highway-rail grade crossings.

NS’ two largest outreach efforts are its “Whistle Stop” train trips and the “Train Your Brain” campaign, featuring Brainy, the railroad’s pink safety ambassador.

In New Sustainability Report, Norfolk Southern Outlines “What Efficiency Looks Like”

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NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cleaner-running locomotives. Greater energy efficiency. Support for safer communities. Fewer workplace injuries. A more diverse workforce.

Those are among key achievements highlighted in Norfolk Southern’s new online sustainability report, “What Efficiency Looks Like.” The report details NS’ progress toward achieving a healthy balance between its business imperatives as a publicly traded company and its environmental and social commitments as a responsible corporate citizen.

CBRE Extends Partnership with Shelter for Third Year and Pledges to Raise £1 Million to Help the UK’s Leading Housing and Homelessness Charity by 2018


CBRE has achieved its initial two year UK fundraising target of £500,000 for Shelter, the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity, in just 18 months. In the wake of this achievement, the global real estate advisor has now extended the UK-wide partnership for a third year and has set a new target to reach by 2018 of £1,000,000. This target will be made up of £750,000 through employee fundraising and corporate donations, in addition to £250,000 of pro bono work and savings on behalf of the charity.

PHOTO: National Grid Employees ‘Stand Down’ for Veterans

The company supported the Worcester-based fundraiser with an $8K donation
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National Grid employees from Massachusetts and Rhode Island participated June 17 in the annual Veterans Inc. Stand Down at the nonprofit’s headquarters at 69 Grove St. in Worcester, Mass. In addition to volunteering at the event, employees raised more than $4,000, which the company matched. In total, the company presented Veterans Inc. with an $8,000 donation.

Carcassonne to San Remo: CBRE's 2016 EMEA Charity Bike Ride Challenge

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100 CBRE employees, sponsors, clients, suppliers, family and friends faced a cycling challenge through the undulating hills of France, finishing on the Italian Riviera. The 650km ride, which started June 5, began in the medieval castle town of Carcassonne before finishing on the Mediterranean coast in San Remo on June 9. A number of significant climbs were involved on the route to the beach in San Remo, notably the 3,000 m climb on the third day of cycling between Carpentras and Digne les Bains.

The Power of Partnerships Can Improve Quality of Life for Everyone

By: Jennifer Williamson

Imagine that you are the mayor of a major U.S. city.  How would you handle the very real challenges of city life, fed by a news cycle of endless stories of poverty, crime, failing schools and infrastructure issues?

600 Volunteers, 1 Day and a Year of Holidays

By Tina Morefield, AT&T Director, Community Engagement

AT&T joined Give Kids the World Village to host a volunteer day in Orlando. Nearly 600 people worked together to make it possible for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to celebrate a year’s worth of holidays in a week. This event kicked off the annual Revolution dealer conference, hosted by DIRECTV — part of the AT&T family — for dealers, partners and employees.

Bringing Careers into Classrooms Through Technology

By Sabari Raja, Nepris, and Jason Leiker, AT&T

A recent Gallup poll of 1 million students in the U.S. found that only half report feeling engaged in school and one-fifth are actively disengaged. The poll showed engagement levels decline significantly as students get older, bottoming out in 11th grade.

According to Gallup, several things might help explain this trend, including the “lack of experiential and project-based learning pathways for students.”

Taco Bell: Feeding People’s Life with Más


Taco Bell Corp. is the nation’s leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. But at their core, they are a business fueled by much more than food. Their purpose is to feed people’s life with más: engaging with and supporting the communities they serve, investing in the potential of their team members and today’s youth through education, and evolving their menu and restaurant design to meet the needs of their customers.

Baxter-Supported Community Partnership in India Launches Mobile Health Application to Expand Healthcare for Women and Children

Company Recognized for Inclusion, Social Responsibility Initiatives
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DEERFIELD, Ill., April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) and the Baxter International Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, continued to advance access to healthcare through a recent collaboration with World Vision India to develop a mobile health application. In addition, Baxter and its foundation made financial and in-kind donations valued at nearly $25 million in 2015 to create lasting social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders, including the communities in which its employees live and work.


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