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It’s “Official” Now: The United States of America Is Withdrawing From the Historic Paris Accord on Climate Change With Notice to the UN

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.8.2019)
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The big news of this week:  The USA is now “officially” withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change.  The one-year countdown to “USA out” is now underway.

In 2015 as the representatives of almost all of the nations of the world gathered in Paris, France for “COP 21” (or “the UN Climate Change Forum, the 21st yearly meeting of the Conference of Parties), an important agreement was reached:  the 196 nations would work together to attempt to limit global warming to below 2-degrees Celsius (3.5-degrees Fahrenheit) – or at least to not above 1.5C (2.7F).

Removing Barriers, Rebuilding Lives

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Severely injured Veteran, Michael Gower and his wife Kelli receive a specially adapted custom home from Homes For Our Troops, enabling them to rebuild their life and regain some of the freedom and independence they lost.

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Introducing Philanthropic.ly, a New Giving Platform Creating Meaningful Connections Between Nonprofits and Companies

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Guest post by Emily Dietz.

With 2020 quickly approaching, it might feel hard to believe that two decades have already passed into the new millennium. So much in the world has changed since the nineties, and that holds true for the ways in which the nonprofit and for-profit sectors interact with each other. In an age where digital campaigns and viral media dominate for-profit marketing strategies, growing calls for transparent company practices have created an urgent need for companies to develop thoughtful corporate social responsibility strategies.

Essential Strategies to Boost Participation in Your Goodness Initiatives

Tips and tactics from industry-leading companies with sky-high participation rates
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By tapping into your people’s passions, you can garner more participation in giving and volunteering year-round. And the more people you can engage in meaningful ways, the closer you are to creating an inclusive, purpose-driven culture that benefits your people, company and communities.

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Legg Mason Redefines Its Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, Releases 2019 CSR Report

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BALTIMORE, November 6, 2019, /3BL Media/ -  Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) has redefined its approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by focusing on six dimensions that are central to the company’s mission of Investing to Improve Lives™

"We have long recognized that CSR plays a vital role in our mission. Today’s announcement signifies our focus on six areas in which we believe we can build momentum and make a meaningful difference,” said Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason.

Legg Mason recognizes six dimensions of CSR:

Where Are U.S. Companies on Climate Change Risk Disclosure? New Survey Results From DFIN Are Available

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.1.2019)
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Climate Change and Corporate Reporting – the two terms are increasingly coupled now as many more investors and stakeholders are requesting information from publicly-traded companies about their awareness of, and strategies & actions for addressing the many risks posed to the enterprise by climate change.

Important sea change:  many more investors are now asking companies for information about their preparation for climate change and some, demanding a report if none has been issued.

Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible Economy

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November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - EcoVadis just released its annual Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report offers comprehensive insight into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide.

Here’s what you need to know:

Celebrating Diversity: Walgreens Highlights Kyle Hahn's Story

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Kyle Hahn was in high school when he learned about a new Walgreens distribution center opening up in Windsor, Conn. He applied and was hired, and in joining Walgreens, Kyle also became part of the company’s new Transitional Working Group, an effort by the retailer to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

This past September, Kyle celebrated his 11th anniversary with Walgreens and he recalls the day he found out he was hired:

“I was really excited about it,” said Hahn. “I was jumping around the house. This was my first job ever!”

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 34: Gary Levante, Bershire Bank

Creating Effective Models for Pro Bono Service
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This Pro Bono Week bonus episode returns to Danielle Holly's conversation with Berkshire Bank's Gary Levante, now Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Culture. Gary leads community engagement and sustainability for Berkshire Bank and serves on the Board of Directors for IMPACT2030 and America's Charities.

Benevity Announces $40M in Series C Funding From General Atlantic and JMI Equity

Investment Will Further Benevity’s Unmatched Reach and Innovation in Burgeoning Corporate Purpose Technology Sector
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CALGARY, Alberta, October 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that the company has raised $40M in Series C Funding from General Atlantic and JMI Equity.

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