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A Restorative Approach to Building a Culture of Belonging

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Whether we learn it in workplace environments, or by personal experiences in the relationships that matter most in life the concept of safety is inextricably linked to feelings of belonging.

Duke Energy Pledges $150,000 to Support Women-, Veteran- and Minority-owned Small Businesses Impacted by Pandemic in Greater Cincinnati Area

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CINCINNATI, July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is partnering with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber to provide financial assistance to local women-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Each chamber will receive $75,000 from Duke Energy to be distributed to qualified small businesses.

Bringing it Full Circle: 20+ Years of Connections Through Selling on eBay

How eBay seller Cami Nyquist grew her business from her kitchen table to establishing a nonprofit to help pay it forward.
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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

World's Biggest Digital Olympic Workout Introduces Half a Billion People to #Stayactive on Olympic Day

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OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS, RISING STARS, WORLD FIGURES AND FANS YOUNG AND OLD CAME TOGETHER ACROSS FIVE CONTINENTS AND 20 TIME ZONES ON OLYMPIC DAY 2020, 23 JUNE, WITH AN INNOVATIVE, GLOBAL 24-HOUR DIGITAL WORKOUT. OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS, MEMBERS OF THE IOC REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM, SPORTING LEGENDS AND TOKYO 2020 HOPEFULS CAME TOGETHER TO DO WHAT OLYMPIC DAY IS FAMOUS FOR: GETTING PEOPLE ACTIVE.

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OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS, RISING STARS, WORLD FIGURES AND FANS YOUNG AND OLD CAME TOGETHER ACROSS FIVE CONTINENTS AND 20 TIME ZONES ON OLYMPIC DAY 2020, 23 JUNE, WITH AN INNOVATIVE, GLOBAL 24-HOUR DIGITAL WORKOUT. OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS, MEMBERS OF THE IOC REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM, SPORTING LEGENDS AND TOKYO 2020 HOPEFULS CAME TOGETHER TO DO WHAT OLYMPIC DAY IS FAMOUS FOR: GETTING PEOPLE ACTIVE.

Yum! Invests $100 Million to Fight Inequality by Unlocking Opportunity for Employees and Communities

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Hello everyone, 

The events of 2020 have made it even clearer that one of the most pressing issues we face together in society is inequality and the lack of access and opportunity that goes with it. Around the world, this unfortunate reality has many faces, and it pressures the lives of too many individuals, families and communities. Though addressing inequality is challenging and complex and there is no easy fix, as the world’s largest restaurant company, we’re at an inflection point where our actions can, and should, make real and lasting change.

Empower Your Employees to Support Justice and Equity for Black People

10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
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Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.

Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.

Companies Continue Steps to Address Racial Inequality; Celebrate Juneteenth

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Over the past few weeks, we have reported on how companies are addressing the growing demand for social justice through communications and, more importantly, action. Americans are making it loud and clear that now is the time for change.

ViacomCBS Gives Back With Virtual Community Day

How employees around the world have found new ways to give back for the company’s annual day of service.
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By Crystal Barnes

For 23 consecutive years, thousands of Viacom employees have gathered at hundreds of sites around the world to rebuild and re-energize their communities in an outpouring of goodwill that was called “Viacommunity Day.” When Viacomjoined forces with CBS—whose employees had their own decades-long history of giving back—last December, we looked forward to uniting and enhancing our traditions under the ViacomCBS umbrella this spring.

Then COVID-19 shut down the world.

CEOs Have an Opportunity to Do More Than “Speak Out”

by David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CECP
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Over the years, it has become increasingly common for CEOs to speak out publicly on social issues including and now, more than ever, that’s just what the public is demanding. According to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, 92% of respondents agree it is important for their CEO to speak out on issues including training for jobs of the future, income inequality, diversity, equity, and inclusion and climate change, among others.

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