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Koch Industries and Society for Human Resource Management are Maximizing Human Potential

Human potential. Let's maximize it.
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Each of us has unique gifts and abilities to be discovered, developed and applied to make life better and work more meaningful.

Even in challenging times like these, it’s imperative that business leaders help employees unleash their true potential and self-actualize. That’s why Koch Industries and the Society for Human Resource Management are teaming up to help empower individuals to change the world – from within their own organizations.

THE SCOPE OF THE CHALLENGE.

The Economic Costs of Structural Racism Are Too High to Ignore

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By Marla Blow, Senior Vice President of Social Impact, North America, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Inclusive growth ensures that the benefits of a growing economy extend to all segments of society, and research suggests that productivity is determined less by a person's skills and abilities, and more by their access to the vital networks that power the modern economy. But access to these physical, virtual and social networks is not equally available, and Black people have been deliberately excluded from these networks.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: September 21 - September 25
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

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NRG's Mauricio Gutierrez Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month With We Are All Human Foundation's Hispanic Star Virtual Event

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NRG, as Mauricio Gutierrez kicks off our celebration by joining the We Are All Human Foundation's Hispanic Star Virtual Event.

See a recording of the event here

Empire State Realty Trust Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S.
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), the greater New York metro area office and retail real estate leader, is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of 14 office properties and six stand-alone retail properties totaling approximately 10.1 million rentable square feet, including the iconic Empire State Building.

Earthx CEO with Brad Smith of Microsoft Premieres Wednesday, September 23rd

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Brad Smith will be interviewed by Bob Perciasepe, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, for the EarthxTV launch episode of EarthxCEO on Wednesday, September 23rd. EarthxCEO features compelling stories from top business leaders discussing how they lead their respective companies to a double bottom line.

Crayola Celebrates Continued Commitment to the Environment

Crayola is now using 100% Renewable Energy to manufacture products in the Lehigh Valley and celebrating the tenth anniversary of its solar farm.
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EASTON, Pa., September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This year Crayola celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its 20-acre solar farm, which includes more than 33,000 panels and produces enough energy to make 3 billion crayons and 700 million markers annually, all made in the U.S.A!

“To add to the celebration of this important milestone, Crayola is happy to announce that kids all around the world can say their Crayola crayons, markers, paints, and modeling compounds are now made with 100% renewable energy,” said Rich Wuerthele, President & CEO, Crayola.

Fact or Fiction? The Truth About Scope 3 Screenings and Science-Based Targets

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As businesses around the world continually grow more accountable for their environmental impacts -- both out of their own pragmatic motivations, and increasing pressure from customers, investors, and governments -- science-based targets are becoming a key focus.

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