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IBM Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

IBM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.
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IBM today was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.

The list distinguishes companies that influence the business community and societies around the world in order to drive positive change, and highlights companies working with partners and clients to do the right thing, by operating with integrity every day.

UPS Contributed Over $1.5M to Canadian Communities in 2019

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UPS Canada employees continued to demonstrate the importance of social responsibility in 2019, contributing time and money to the communities they serve. For the 18th consecutive year, UPS Canada was presented with the ‘Thanks a Million’ award, continuing a 30 year relationship with the United Way in Canada and raising $1.1 million (CAD) toward United Way initiatives. This accomplishment was a combination of employee engagement and sponsored events, like the charity plane pulls hosted in Mississauga, Calgary and Hamilton.

Let's Talk Safe Tech

Have you had The Talk?
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When I was 13, my parents and I had the talk. No not that talk. I finally had my very own Facebook page, and we needed to have a talk about how to stay safe online. Some pointers included not accepting friend requests from strangers, reporting anything suspicious and, of course, no chatting with boys. This used to be the extent of cyber safety talk in my household and many other households across the world, but times have changed.

Who Do You Trust? It Might Depend on Your Generation

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In a collection of essays called Trust, Inc., business school professors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner write: “The truth is that trust rules. Trust rules relationships. Trust rules your influence. Trust rules you team’s cohesiveness. Trust rules innovativeness. Trust rules brand image. Trust rules financial stability. Trust rules performance. Trust rules just about everything you do.”

Shared Priorities: Corporate Support for the Michigan Engineering Zone

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Companies and campuses both recognize the need for a diverse talent pool in STEM fields, and the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is doing something about it.

Leveraging industry mentors, funding partnerships, community engagement, and University of Michigan students, the MEZ provides entry-level and advanced robotics and engineering exposure to youth in Detroit.

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Qualcomm Champions STEM Education

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Qualcomm knows that inventing the future of technology starts with supporting the brightest young minds of today. That’s why we created Qualcomm Thinkabit Labs and partner with FIRST Robotics to help get kids excited about STEM.

A Multifaceted Approach Is the Key to Mentoring the Engineers of the Future

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It never ceases to amaze me how many social impact programs Keysight employees engage in worldwide. As the company’s director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) I get a great view of much that occurs, but there are many times I hear about a program I wasn’t previously aware of. In fact, it happened just last month!

When We All Vote and MTV Team up to Launch the "2020 Prom Challenge" Rewarding Creative Voter Registration Drives in High Schools Nationwide

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WASHINGTON, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, When We All Vote's national high school program, My School Votes, in partnership with MTV's +1thevote and support from brand partners, such as Rent the Runway, announced the official launch of the 2020 Prom Challenge - a grant competition that will recognize high schools from across the country committed to boosting voter registration in their communities.

Disaster Response and Community Healing -- How Corporations Can Make a Difference in Long-Term Community Recovery

by Michele Robinson-Pontbriand
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On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake hit the impoverished, rural community of Sichuan, China. With a surface wave magnitude of 8.0, it is now known as the Great Sichuan Earthquake and was felt in Beijing and Shanghai, over 1000 miles away. More than 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake, and many homes, buildings and community structures were destroyed.

Alliance Data Associates Help Fight Holiday Hunger

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In many communities, students who are on a free or reduced cost lunch program at school go hungry over winter break when they are out of the classroom for an extended period of time. Every year during the holiday season, Alliance Data associates in Columbus, Ohio come together at the Company’s Holiday Give Back event to help eliminate this issue. Associates work together to bundle 1,500 care packages filled with food and deliver them to students at local schools to take home and share with their families over the break. 

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