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Cigna Releases Fourth Annual Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report

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  • Report provides snapshot of key milestones, CR impact metrics
  • Scored 100 percent on Corporate Equality Index from Human Rights campaign
  • Advanced efforts in building a sustainable health care system
  • Offered Cigna Foundation grants to support health equity
  • Aligned initiatives towards UN Sustainable Development Goals

SOIL – Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

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by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.

Tulane University and Sodexo Partner for Feeding Our Future Summer Program

University’s second annual partnership with Feeding Our Future program looks to make 13,000 summer meals for children
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NEW ORLEANS, June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, Sodexo’s Dining Services team at Tulane University is providing free and nutritious meals to children at six New Orleans community centers through Sodexo’s Feeding Our Future program. The program, which kicked off Monday, will provide 300 meals every weekday through August 4 to children who are at risk of hunger during the summer months.

Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts

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“We think of ourselves as social change strategists,” explained Gayatri Agnew, Director of Career Opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, distinguishing the aspirations for her role from those typically expected of corporate foundation program officers or grants administrators.

Is Evaluation the Key to a Successful Collaboration?

Lessons from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
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In our latest blog, Rebekah Levin, director of evaluation and learning at Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and FSG’s Hallie Preskill discuss the benefits of evaluating collaborative efforts and how developmental evaluation helped the McCormick Foundation turn a struggling collaboration into an effective learning experience.

Michael Bloomberg: Automakers, Developing Nations Must Commit to Auto Safety

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American automobile manufacturers have made enormous progress in recent decades to ensure that the cars we drive here in the U.S. are safer. American consumers now take airbags and anti-collision systems for granted when they buy a car, and the long-term trend is clear: Lives are being saved on our roads. And it’s a great time to celebrate those accomplishments this week at the 25th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles in Detroit. 

50 Reefs Q&A: Prevention is Better Than a Cure

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The 50 Reefs Initiative brings together leading scientists and conservation practitioners from around the world to identify the top 50 coral reefs least vulnerable to climate change that are capable of regenerating in the future. They recently met to discuss their regional expertise and local strategies to inform a global strategy ensuring the survival of reef ecosystems around the world.

America's Pledge: Letter of Michael R. Bloomberg to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres & Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa

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Dear Secretary-General Guterres and Executive Secretary Espinosa,

I am submitting the attached statement from U.S. subnational and non-state actors to affirm and demonstrate Americans’ collective commitment to the Paris Agreement and to supporting climate action to meet the nationally determined contribution made by the United States under that accord.

Michael Bloomberg: 'Sadiq Khan is a Good Mayor. I Don't Know What Prompted Donald Trump'

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You cannot easily miss the arrival of Michael Bloom-berg, founder of the great empire of financial services, tech-assisted trading and business news and former mayor of New York, in a stint as “King Mike” that lasted from 2001 till 2014. His estimated fortune is $49 billion — with a mighty philanthropic arm that dishes out funds to combat climate change and support innovation in education, health and city governance.

The “man called Mike” arrives in a throng of communications advisers, whom he jovially shoos away as they fret about his imminent book launch. 

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Recognizes Students and Sodexo Employees Who Are Fighting Hunger in Their Local Communities

Students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships and grants for fighting hunger in local communities, while employees granted $5,000 for local charities
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced five students as national Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship honorees and recognized five Sodexo employees as Heroes of Everyday Life® for their efforts in leading the fight against hunger in their local communities.

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