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Yum! Brands Releases New CSR Report and Declares April “CSR Month”

Report Updates Performance and Progress Across Four Strategic Areas of Focus: Food, People, Community and Environment
Press Release

LOUISVILLE, KY, March 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), one of the world's largest restaurant companies and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, today announced the release of its online 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Accenture Releases 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report

Skills to Succeed initiative exceeds goal to equip more than half a million people with job skills
Press Release
 
NEW YORKMarch 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the publication of its 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Communities, Our Commitments,” which explores the company’s corporate citizenship goals, progress and challenges.
 

The Citi Foundation Launches Pathways to Progress to Improve Career Readiness for 100,000 Youth

Summary: 

$50 Million Initiative Represents Largest Single Commitment in Citi Foundation’s 20-Year History

Focus on Helping 100,000 Youth in 10 Cities with Civic Engagement, Summer Jobs, and Entrepreneurship Training

Mayors Across the Country Applaud Effort to Jump-Start Career Readiness of the Next Generation

Press Release

$50 Million Initiative Represents Largest Single Commitment in Citi Foundation’s 20-Year History

Focus on Helping 100,000 Youth in 10 Cities with Civic Engagement, Summer Jobs, and Entrepreneurship Training

Mayors Across the Country Applaud Effort to Jump-Start Career Readiness of the Next Generation

Multiplying the Impact of Food and Housing Relief

by Ricardo Benavidez
Blog

When you have a regular paycheck, a roof over your head, your health, and a fully stocked refrigerator, it’s easy to focus on other activities of daily living.

But when you lack one or all of these things, your focus is on surviving.

Troy-Bilt and Keep America Beautiful Announce Finalists for $25,000 Taking Root Gardening Grant Program

Public voting open on takingroot.troybilt.com until May 25 to determine largest grant recipient
Press Release

STAMFORD, March 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Two organizations with a commitment to improving and beautifying communities across the country are pleased to bring back Taking Root™, a gardening grant program introduced last year.

LBG Canada Trends in Leveraging External Resources (Part III)

best practices to maximize your ERL
Multimedia with summary

The attached infographic illustrates LBG Canada company community investment trends specific to the leveraging of external resources.

Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Continue to Provide Grants to Increase Recycling in Public Parks

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Public parks will be getting cleaner in communities across the country thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.

Twenty-six local and county governments in 19 states will receive durable, permanent recycling bins as part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group /Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program.

LBG Canada Trends in Leveraging External Resources (Part II)

Increasing Value to the Community
Multimedia with summary

The attached infographic illustrates LBG Canada company community investment trends specific to the leveraging of external resources. In our last post of this series, we discussed the concept of external resources leveraged (read more here) and the value it offers to an overall community investment portfolio.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off the 16th Annual Great American Cleanup to Transform Public Spaces into Beautiful Places in Communities Coast to Coast

Leading Corporations Partner with National Nonprofit and Its Affiliate Network to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community’s Environment
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup.

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages 4+ million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities.

True Purpose of Internet Sensation 'The Miracle Machine' Revealed

Faux machine turns spotlight onto Wine to Water, a charity tackling the global water and sanitation crisis
Article

Internet sensation the “Miracle Machine”, the first affordable wine making device for the home, is not a real device – it is just a piece of wood. The fictitious miracle, fronted by wine entrepreneurs Kevin Boyer and Philip James of CustomVine, has generated extensive media coverage around the world since its unveiling nearly two weeks ago.

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