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Costa Cruises Celebrates World Food Day Every Day of the Year Thanks to “4GOODFOOD”

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

How Lola Adebiyi Draws on Her Own ALS Journey to Improve Veteran Health Care

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Lola Adebiyi’s career at Booz Allen is built around helping veterans get the support they need. In her work with the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs Office of Community Care, she implements regional contracts that give veterans more choice and easier access to healthcare services in their communities.

Her perspective on this role deepened with a life-changing event. Just months after the birth of her son, Adebiyi received a terminal diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Prudential Financial: A Commitment to the Community of Pro Bono

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This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is spotlighting nonprofits, business professionals, and companies who are playing key roles in bringing the impact of pro bono to life in communities around the globe.

Working at This Freezer Plant Is One ‘Cool’ Job

#PlacesThatMatter – Ottawa, Ohio
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In 1833, residents founded the town of Ottawa, Ohio, and named it in honor of the Native American Ottawa people, who once had a village at the site. Since that time, it has remained primarily agricultural, with more than 90 percent of Putnam County, where the town resides, under cultivation.

In this peaceful Midwestern town of fewer than 5,000 residents, lies Whirlpool Corporation’s Ottawa operations, where freezers have been manufactured since the early 1990s. More than 400 employees produce products there for multiple brands under the Whirlpool umbrella.

The Capacity Commons

Leverage Online Tools to Engage Pro Bono Resources and Build Capacity for Your Organization
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The social sector capacity gap is real. There are more than 1.6 million nonprofits operating across the United States alone, making up 10 percent of the national workforce and engaging an estimated 63 million volunteers. As critical as these organizations are to our economic and social fabric, they often face a challenging funding environment to support critical infrastructure and growth needs, with few options to build them.

Book Excerpt from RESET: Business and Society in the New Social Landscape

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In August, nearly 200 Business Roundtable CEOs dominated the news cycle declaring the purpose of a corporation is to deliver value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. They may have also catalyzed the risk inherent to corporate purpose in this new social landscape with a web-empowered public auditing ALL of a company’s actions, not just its self-selected, carefully curated positive examples.

“Purpose washing” has become a thing. And the backlash of getting outed when actions do not meet high-minded purpose statements disrupts business and erodes value.

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Merck Receives National Business Group on Health’s Top Honor for Best Employer: Excellence in Health and Wellbeing

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We are honored to receive the National Business Group on Health's (NBGH) Platinum award for 2019 Best Employer: Excellence in Health and Wellbeing. NBGH's Best Employers list includes 50 companies that have the best workforce and employee wellbeing organizational initiatives in the nation; Merck is one of 19 Platinum-rated companies.

At Merck, we care deeply about the health and wellbeing of not only our patients, but also our employees.

A Practical Guide to Capturing CRA Service Credits

You may be doing all the right things to support CRA, but are you getting all the credit you deserve?
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You may be doing all the right things to support CRA, but are you getting all the credit you deserve? Identifying and tracking CRA service credits are often largely untapped opportunities for banks. That is particularly true if your bank has Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs that also support your CRA efforts.

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