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An Open Letter to the Business Roundtable

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At the risk of being a drowned voice in a sea of many, I’d like to passionately applaud the 181 CEOs in your membership that signed on to support a new, modernized definition of “the purpose of a corporation”— one that expands beyond simply maximizing shareholder returns to be more inclusive of actions that benefit employees, customers, the environment and sciety at large.

Three Challenges You Need to Consider When Disbursing and Safeguarding Employee Workplace Giving Donations

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After employees donate through an employee giving program, then what happens?

The answer to that question begets a slew of other questions that employers need to consider when handling charitable funds from workplace giving programs.

The fact is, processing and disbursing charitable contributions is a complex process, with a number of risks and costs involved that can have significant, long-term ramifications on your business’ bandwidth, budget, and bottom-line.

The Challenges

Businesses Commit to Act Fairly and Sustainably – and Hard Work Starts Now

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI
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August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders. 

The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to:

Timberland Sustainability Director Colleen Vien Named #4 on 100 Top CSR Influence Leaders List

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Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland was placed number four on the list. Assent Compliance writes,

Representing Timberland's long-standing approach to CSR, Colleen Vien has held the torch when it comes to involving its workforce in volunteerism, decreasing its carbon footprint, and making sustainability a genuine branding opportunity. With over a million hours of community service across the globe, under Vien's leadership, Timberland has planted almost 10 million trees and developed ways to put sustainable materials in their products.

Transform. Influence. Lead. Hispanic Action Network (HAN) Aligned at the UnidosUS Annual Conference

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August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ FedEx Hispanic Action Network (HAN) leadership recently attended the UnidosUS Annual Conference held in San Diego, CA, August 3 - 6. More than 3,000 visitors were on hand for the Conference and thousands more at the National Latino Family Expo that featured 125 exhibitors.

FedEx fully engaged to inspire the community

Prioritizing Human Connection In Business: My Never Stand Still Conversation with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson has a long history with the company—34 years to be exact. He has had a spectacular career at Kaiser, beginning as an intern and serving in roles from hospital administrator and division president to chief operating officer. In fact, Bernard was such a standout employee that he was hired full time before he’d completed his internship. He jokes that he still owes the company three months of work at an intern’s salary.

Carnival Corporation Wins Neptune Award as Greenest Shipowner of the Year

World's largest leisure travel company recognized by industry peers at GreenTech in Shipping Global Forum for longtime commitment to environmental leadership and healthy oceans and communities
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MIAMI, August 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it has been honored by maritime industry peers with the Greenest Shipowner of the Year Neptune Award, which recognizes a company that has shown excellence in reducing environmental impact in the operation of its fleet in the past year.

GM China Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Report details vision and efforts of GM and its joint ventures in China for sustainability
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General Motors China has issued its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report to provide an update on its CSR efforts and commitment in the areas of safety, sustainability, education and the community. The report also provides an update to its stakeholders about the actions taken by the company and its joint ventures in China to help achieve GM’s global vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Highlights from the report include:

Booz Allen Leaps from No. 21 to No. 6 in Annual Vault Survey

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According to a 2019 survey by Vault, who surveys top employers and employees, clients, culture, and compensation are the top three reasons a candidate selects one firm over another. Booz Allen was shown to be a leader in all of these areas and more, rising to No. 6 in the Vault 50 rankings from No. 21 last year.

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