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The Journey Home: Victor Contreras and Kohler PROUD

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“I’ve found a sense of belonging I’ve never known before.”

Victor Contreras emigrated to the U.S. to live an authentic life. Here, he discovered Kohler PROUD, our LGBTQ business resource group, and the community he had been seeking. This is his story.

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Recognizing 2022 World Environment Day Through Kohler Associate Action

This World Environment Day, we celebrated our associates who are driving key environmental sustainability initiatives both here at Kohler and as part of their personal passions in their own communities.
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At Kohler, environmental sustainability and stewardship are operationalized both inside and outside of our company each day. On June 5, millions across the globe joined in celebration of World Environment Day. As the largest global platform for environmental outreach, World Environment Day stresses that there is only one Earth and presses for collective, transformative action for a better planet.

Taking Pride in Your Whole Self

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
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By NRG Editorial Voices

Pride Month is a worldwide celebration representing many things to members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. Pride Month can mean love, visibility, self-actualization, and admiration. These are the inspiring one-word answers NRG employees used to describe what Pride Month means to them and how it shapes the communities where they live and work.

Henkel's Climate-Positive Journey: From the Shop Floor to the C-Suite

Words by Leon Kaye
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With time running out to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by mid-century, companies are primed to meet the urgency of the moment in which we find ourselves today. And their stakeholders — from employees and customers to investors — now expect nothing less. Even as companies announce plans to pursue net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a select few are going even further by seeking to go climate-positive — meaning they save more emissions than they generate.

The Future is Bright Campaign Reaches More Than 90,000 STEM Learners

Illumina’s global program aims to inspire the next generation of genomic leaders
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In 2003, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives declared April 25 “DNA Day” to celebrate the completion of the Human Genome Project and the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

How Is the Energy Transition Transforming How We Work?

At a crucial tipping point, we have a unique role to play in defining tomorrow’s power systems. In the second installment of this two-part series, we examine how the energy transition is transforming how we collaborate at Eaton.
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By Tim Darkes & Ebru Katip-Cohen

Southern Co.'s Annual Meeting a Model for Corporate America

By Maria Saporta
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The best corporate annual meeting of the year award goes to the Southern Co. — hands down.

While most of Georgia’s Fortune 500 companies have chosen to hold virtual 2022 annual meetings, Southern Co. welcomed shareholders and employees to attend its meeting at the Callaway Gardens Lodge Conference Center on May 25.

“Isn’t it great we are back in person?” Southern Co. CEO Thomas Fanning said as he opened the meeting.

Employees Demand More Meaning From Their Work Than Pre-Pandemic, Study Finds

C-Suite recognizes the power of Purpose, yet lack of alignment across functions threatens impact
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June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - New research released today reveals how American workers’ priorities have shifted from pre-pandemic – with 66% of employees citing employers’ positive impact as more important than before the pandemic, identical to the increase in importance of salary and compensation. The research also uncovered the deep commitment of senior executives to the power of Purpose, with 92% agreeing if their companies were more focused on Purpose, their organization would be more successful.

A Global Bank's Way To Welcome People Back Equitably

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IWBI’s Signature Interview Series: Jack Noonan, IWBI Vice President, Asia Pacific, sits down with Peter Simpson, Global Head Safety & Security, Hosanna Elarmo – Sacdalan, Head of Health, Safety & Well-being for Asia, at Standard Chartered Bank to look into the bank’s journey of applying well-being at the global scale to make health, safety and well-being accessible to all – regardless of geographic or socioeconomic disparities

Preserving, Protecting Los Padres National Forest

Edison volunteers join a cleanup effort at the popular hiking spot to help reduce the threat of wildfires from trash and illegal fire rings.
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On an overcast, late spring Saturday, a group of Southern California Edison and Edison International employees began a trek into Los Padres National Forest in Ojai, California. The burnt trunks of oak trees lined the trailhead, reminders of a wildfire that swept through the surrounding community.

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