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5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

Empowering Nonprofits and Shifting the Corporate Mindset

Safe, efficient, effective philanthropy is essential for all, from corporations to foundations, to create meaningful impact through corporate giving programs.
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Safe, efficient, effective philanthropy is essential for all, from corporations to foundations, to create meaningful impact through corporate giving programs. A key component to achieving this is through empowering our nonprofits. The giving process doesn't stop with your company sending money to the nonprofit organization (NPO). Companies and NPOs want each dollar to go further, faster. Reducing the time and effort of processing gifts and awarding funds quickly can be a game changer for the causes you support.

IICPSD’s Partners HP and ERTEV Launch Maker Bus Initiative to Support STEM Training in Rural Schools

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Bursa, Turkey, Ermetal Technological Education Foundation (ERTEV) and HP launched their joint Maker Bus initiative in Bursa, Turkey, on 29 November 2019. The Maker Bus will introduce STEM training to remote rural and disadvantaged schools for more than a thousand children aged 10-13 with also mobilizing volunteers from HP and beyond.

Long-term partners of UNDP and IICPSD, ERTEV Foundation and HP came together to synergize their complementary strengths in making STEM trainings available to disadvantaged groups. 

Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

Domtar's EarthChoice Ambassadors: 2019 Year-End Review

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As we celebrate the eighth anniversary of the EarthChoice® Ambassador (ECA) program, we know its effect on Domtar communities is stronger than ever, as seen in this year-end review.

Longer Events Increase our Opportunities to Give Back

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Through Sands Cares, our charitable giving and community engagement program, we strive to provide numerous community volunteer opportunities for our Team Members throughout the year. Often, these are singular, one-day events, like planting a community garden or helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. We also sponsor events that span days—and sometimes months—filled with multiple, thematically connected opportunities.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Opens 2020 Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening to Get More Kids Growing, Learning Outside

Annual grant program to increase youth gardening nationwide
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, January 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today’s youth spend less time outdoors than any other generation. To combat this, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, along with national nonprofit KidsGardening, today opened its Gro More Good Grassroots Grants, an annual grant program designed to get more kids outside through the development of youth-based garden and greenspace programs. Schools and nonprofit organizations across the country are encouraged to apply.

Tackling Plastic and Poverty in Costa Rica

In November 2019, Xylem volunteers joined forces with Costa Rica Makes Me Happy (CRMMH) to help combat plastic pollution and to provide a family living in Tamarindo with clean water and a roof over their heads.
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Plastic and waste management pose major problems in Costa Rica, with landfills overflowing and polluting the nation’s beaches and waterways. CRMMH is on a mission to tackle this problem through its programs aimed at making the region cleaner, safer and a happier place to live.

Season's Greetings from Schneider Electric

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Follow this link to the Schneider Electric holiday e-card and share to donate a solar lamp to a family in need. For every 10 shares, Schneider Electric will donate one Mobiya Lite to a family with limited access to energy.

More Food Gardens Underway at Head Starts Nationwide

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Ten Head Start programs across the country will soon be growing something greater next spring thanks to a grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association. These ten Head Start programs were awarded monetary funds, product donations and garden kits, along with garden training and curriculum, to build or expand garden programs for their preschool students. 

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