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    SOURCE:MetLife Inc.

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    NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced it has been included in the LATINA Style 50 Report by LATINA Style Magazine. The report lists the 50 best companies for Hispanic women in the United States and is a respected source of employment and career information. This is the fourteenth year in a row that MetLife has been named to the list.

    The 50 best companies are selected based on their efforts to promote diversity and provide career advancement opportunities to Latinas, with special attention given to programs that recruit veterans and military personnel.

    MetLife’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is a crucial element to our business,” said Elizabeth Nieto, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer. “That commitment is reflected in our recruiting practices and the efforts to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We are honored to be recognized once again by LATINA Style.”

    MetLife’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is also reflected by recent recognition from:

    • Working Mother Magazine – 100 Best Companies (19 years)
    • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s – Corporate Inclusion Index (15 years)
    • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (3 years)
    • Women’s Forum of New York – MetLife a “Champion” for the high representation of women on its Board of Directors

    For more on MetLife’s efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce, please see www.MetLifeGlobalImpact.com.

    About MetLife

    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

    Contact:

    Jon Richter

    jrichter@metlife.com

    212-578-5370

    Tweet me:.@MetLife Named Top 50 Company for Hispanic Women http://bit.ly/2prmWeF LATINA Style 50 Report lists 50 best companies for Hispanic women in the United States and is a respected source of employment and career information #diversity #inclusion #CSR

    KEYWORDS: MetLife, respected source of employment and career information, hispanic women in business, women in business, csr


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    SOURCE:United Nations Global Compact

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    NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today at its 2018 Leaders Summit, the United Nations Global Compact recognized ten new SDG Pioneers— business leaders from around the world who are championing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their companies and inspiring others to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    This year’s ten SDG Pioneers were chosen from over 150 nominations from more than 50 countries. The selection criteria included the individuals' commitment to embedding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into their companies' core strategies and their efforts to advance the SDGs, as well as their engagement with the UN Global Compact and its Local Networks.

    “These ten outstanding individuals are demonstrating how business can unlock economic, social and environmental gains for the world by advancing the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “Showcasing the pioneering actions and progress of these leaders will help mobilize others in this exciting movement to create the world we all want.”

    The 2018 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers are:

    • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited, Singapore
    • Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO, SUEZ, France
    • Khalil Daoud, Chairman & Managing Director, LibanPost SAL, Lebanon
    • Hanaa Helmy, CEO, EFG Hermes Foundation, Egypt
    • Alice Laugher, CEO, Committed To Good, United Arab Emirates
    • Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer, L'Oréal, France
    • Danielle Pieroni, Chief Operating Officer, Foxtime Recursos Humanos, Brazil
    • Teressa Szelest, President, Market & Business Development North America, BASF SE, Germany
    • Martha Tilaar, Founder & President Commissioner, PT. Martina Berto Tbk, Martha Tilaar Group, Indonesia
    • Greg Welsh, Director, Winya Indigenous Furniture, Australia
       

    For photos of the SDG Pioneers, please contact media@unglobalcompact.org.

    About the United Nations Global Compact

    The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and nearly 70 Local Networks.

    For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at www.unglobalcompact.org. Join us for the conversation on social media by using hashtag  #SDGpioneers.

    Tweet me:Join the UN @globalcompact to celebrate the 2018 #SDGpioneers — business leaders who are making #GlobalGoalsLocalBusiness. Read their sustainability stories here: unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/sdgpioneers/2018 #LeadersSummit

    Contact Info:

    Leila Puutio
    United Nations Global Compact
    +1 (646) 884-7523
    media@unglobalcompact.org
    @globalcompact
    www.facebook.com/UNGlobalCompact
    www.linkedin.com/company/united-nations-global-compact
    www.instagram.com/globalcompact

    KEYWORDS: SDG Pioneers, SDGs, Global Goals, Corporate Social Responsibility, Lise Kingo, Esther An, Jean-Louis Chaussade, Khalil Daoud, Hanaa Helmy, Alice Laugher, Emmanuel Lulin, Danielle Pieroni, Teressa Szelest, Martha Tilaar, Greg Welsh, United Nations Global Compact


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    by Nate Sylves

    SOURCE:MilliporeSigma

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    The Curiosity Cube(TM) mobile science lab recently visited Camden, New Jersey. Watch the video at CBS Philly.

    Tweet me:To help expose students to #STEM sooner, @MilliporeSigma brought its #CuriosityCube to #Camden #NewJersey. Check it out via @CBSPhilly: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Uf

    KEYWORDS: Curiosity Cube, MilliporeSigma, Mobile science lab, Education, STEM, Science, Hands-on Learning, Corporate Social Responsibility, Philadelphia, Camden, New Jersey, Katz Dalsey Academy Charter School


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    To win the competition to attract and keep top talent, investment firms must create a diverse, multi-generational team and enable agile collaboration

    SOURCE:Northern Trust

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    Investment in human capital is essential to economic growth. Economists dating back to Adam Smith concur with this belief, so it’s hardly a novel concept. Yet in the world of investment professionals, attracting and retaining top talent has never been a more complex undertaking than it is today. Having the right people in the right positions matters a great deal in a relationship-based business with an emotionally charged subject – money – at its core.

    In his role as Head of Northern Trust’s Asset Servicing Business in the Americas, Dan Houlihan has a clear view of the human capital challenges faced by the group’s investment manager clients, as well as by his own very large employer. Writ large across that landscape, Houlihan notes that, “firms are trying to ensure that they can provide a highly personalized level of service with context. That context gets built over time as you get to know what a client’s needs, expectations, and future plans are, whether it’s an institutional manager or an individual investor. All of this aims to produce a world-class experience and outcome focused on the unique needs of each client.”

    Click here to continue reading

    Tweet me:“Winning the Race for a Better Workforce” – Dan Houlihan, head of Asset Servicing, Americas, discusses #humancapitalmanagement in @iimag. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/2Dsus2H @NTCSR

    KEYWORDS: Winning the Race for a Better Workforce, human capital, Northern Trust, csr, human resources, Employee Engagement


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    SOURCE:Aflac

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    Watch the video to see how the young cancer patients at The Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt reacted when country music stars Chris Young and Chase Bryant visited and introduced them to My Special Aflac Duck™.

    About Aflac

    Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For more than six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.

    To learn more about My Special Aflac Duck and Aflac's other corporate citizenship initiatives, visit the company's website.

    Tweet me:VIDEO | Country stars @ChrisYoungMusic and @ChaseBryant introduce #MySpecialAflacDuck to kids battling cancer at the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. http://bit.ly/2xlRCT8 #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth

    KEYWORDS: Aflac, My Special Aflac Duck, The Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Chase Bryant, chris young, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


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    SOURCE:Cone Communications

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    Warnings of Hurricane Florence’s strength were widespread last week as companies boarded buildings and individuals evacuated to safer ground. Although the storm was reduced to a Category One by the time it made landfall, Florence left a path of destruction in its wake in the form of catastrophic rain, storm surges and flooding that is still impeding return to some communities a week later. As reports of devastation came in, companies jumped to action. Here’s a roundup of companies that took a distinctive approach to relief:

    • Helping Evacuees Make Timely Escapes:Cuebiq, a location intelligence and measurement company, provided its aggregated and anonymous data to Gasbuddy in order to provide government emergency agencies with up-to-date wait times at gas stations in affected areas to ensure evacuees could efficiently fuel up and hit the road.
    • Providing Emotional Support Systems: In advance of Florence’s landfall, Magellan Health, a healthcare company focused on behavioral health, opened up a 24-hour crisis line “for all individuals affected by the storm and its aftermath.” The line provides free, confidential support as individuals “work to cope with the feelings of fear, sadness, anger and hopelessness related to these kinds of natural disasters.”
    • Taking Hometowns to Heart: The PepsiCo Foundation donated $1 million to relief agencies and 350,000 meals to those in need in areas close to Pepsi’s roots: its birthplace in New Bern, North Carolina. On September 14, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi tweeted, “#NewBernNC is the birthplace of @Pepsi. We wouldn’t be here without you and we are here for you now and always. #NewBernStrong.”

    To continue reading, please click here.

    Tweet me:Companies Step Up Support in Wake of Hurricane Florence https://bit.ly/2pz7sW8 via @Cone

    KEYWORDS: Cone Communications, Hurricane Florence, pepsico foundation, Magellan Health, Cuebiq


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    SOURCE:World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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    Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

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    by Cathy Watson

    You became an Indian Administrative Service Officer in 1985. You’re a witness to the heady days of the Green Revolution!

    Yes, I landed in Punjab in 1986. By that time, consolidation of land had taken place. You could drive miles and miles and there were hardly any trees, just cropland – wheat, , maize, cotton or sunflower- that’s all. The landscape was so uniform that after a couple of weeks one would be   fed up of travelling; yet as a civil servant I had to! In contrast, back in my home in Orissa, now called Odisha, consolidation had not taken place. There were fields with boundaries with lots of trees. I was fond of that landscape, but when I landed in Punjab, it was a different story.

    Punjab had gone from one farmer having multiple small fields to a farmer having one big field?

    Yes! When we talk about the success of the Green Revolution in Punjab, one of the factors cited is consolidation of land holdings. On the positive side, it helped the farmers to invest in land development. But land development also destroyed the natural vegetation surrounding agricultural fields. The aim was to develop reasonably sized big fields for operational efficiency through  farm mechanization. That is the reason they put the boundaries in straight lines. If the trees fell inside the boundary, the farmers said “why should I have a tree there? I’ll cut the tree and have a huge chunk of land for maize or wheat”. That’s how consolidation had the unintended consequence of destroying trees surrounding agricultural fields. However, over the years, agro-forestry in the form of commercial monoculture (eucalyptus or poplar plantations) has picked up in Punjab.

    So, in effect, the Green Revolution discouraged trees?

    Trees on the boundary create shade and restrict sunlight, affecting healthy growth of crops. As the farmers are interested in enhancing crop yield per unit area, they have a tendency to  cut the trees. But it was not the Green Revolution as such, it was the economic imperative.

    Could we say it was a side effect?

    Yes, but if we had ensured protection of the trees, they could have survived. We could have said – maintain your farmland boundary as it is. Have a mixed cropping system having agroforestry components.  Or we could have even incentivized farmers, like nowadays in Europe and America where farmers  are given payments to protect their landscape.

    A small cash transfer. Might India consider that?

    Yes, such concepts are seeping into the policymakers though it might take years. We started as a hungry nation. Our focus was to grow more food to feed several hundred million and now over one billion people. But now we are self-sufficient in food production. We don’t depend on imports anymore except oil seeds and pulses to some extent. We’re exporting significant quantity food grains and other agricultural products. So now the focus is shifting from  enhancing production and productivity to  producing quality food in order to ensure  food and nutritional security and community welfare, while also maintaining environmental harmony. We are moving in the right direction.

    Can the National Agroforestry Policy help get more trees on farms?

    It can encourage. The institutional factor of people being prevented from selling their trees easily has been relaxed in many states. So, people will think – “OK, it is not a big problem to grow and sell trees” . But we also need to have an outreach program targeted to the important stakeholders. Farmers need to know that they can get a better return from agroforestry than by just growing annual crops. The economic and social return calculations have not yet been internalized by the farmers. But if we can reach out to them and motivate them, with an incentive structure, it can work. An incentive could be a financial institution, saying – “OK I’ll take the returns from the sale of your 1000 trees after 7 years, and every year I’ll give you an agreed amount of money.” This kind of model could work, and, perhaps the small and marginal farmers can earn something each year from that field of trees.

    Falling groundwater and other biotic and abiotic stresses are resulting in inconsistent returns to the farmers. But could agroforestry help here?

    Yes, agroforestry can help. It can be a multi-pronged approach. Agroforestry systems withstand drought better than systems of annual crops alone. A lot of crop failure takes place because of drought. Farmers invest money and capital in modern agriculture. When the crop fails, it’s devastating because they don’t have wealth to fall back on. However, the recent program of crop Insurance can mitigate the risks of crop failure.

    Have you looked at enhancing farmers’ incomes from an ecological point of view?

    Yes, ICAR has an All India Coordinated Research  Program  on integrated farming systems, which includes agroforestry as one component.. We have successfully experimented with many models involving crops, trees, fisheries and  livestock. These combinations work well in the field and enable a sustainable livelihood security to the farmers.

    You mention livestock. Some Indian conservationists say free roaming cattle put immense pressure on forests. Parts of Africa have shifted to cutting and carrying fodder to livestock that are confined to home. Could that work?

    It is partly workable but not entirely. Scientifically, it is not exactly the grazing by cattle in India that destroys the ecology. It is not entirely because of a lot of cattle grazing that there is deforestation or lack of regeneration. And confining cattle to one place is not possible because the farmers who own them cannot afford that kind of management system. It is a concept we understand. But when you put yourself in the shoes of those people, it is not workable.

    Because they have very small land holdings?

    That and other issues. Female cows are very useful because they produce milk and reproduce. But bulls, what will they do? They are left in the open and even abandoned when a poor man cannot afford to feed them. The Government has several approaches to this. We are encouraging the use of dung and urine, and the bulls  as draught animals, although that is going down in scale because of mechanization. Scientifically, we’re also trying to solve the problem through a concept called semen sexing.

    Which leads to fewer males?

    Yes, you get females more. It is a technology developed in the USA, but we are developing our own, so it may be cost-effective.

    Amazing. I’m glad I asked. I had not thought about the fate of male animals. Now, to wrap up, agroforestry is no longer like an orphan? It’s now central to the thinking of ICAR?

    It is a new thing, definitely – a new focus. There are also communities in India which love to protect trees. Organizations are coming up in rural and urban areas. People are trying to plant more trees and protect them. Today if a municipality tries to cut down one tree, you’ll find it tomorrow in the newspapers and there will be ten people protesting. In my native place, the villagers decided to take over the management of local forest themselves. They contribute their labor free of cost, and every day two persons go and protect the forest.  Unauthorized entry of  villagers from outside is not allowed. But in a year, they can take certain basic requirements from the forest for themselves.  Such traditional management practices enable greater tree density and protection of forests.

    And the biodiversity came back?

    Yes, there was significant improvement in  biodiversity. The bears, deer, elephants and other wildlife that had retreated inland came back. The denuded hills were back with trees and the forests regrew.

    Since 2004, ICAR’s generous support has enabled the World Agroforestry Centre to leverage the power of trees to help meet the Government of India’s national agricultural agenda. In addition to annual financial support (beginning in 2012), ICAR hosts ICRAF South Asia in India and provides access to valuable research and farm facilities at its more than 100 institutions. Addition information about ICRAF’s work in India, which includes significant contributions to the development of the National Agroforestry Policy, a global first, the Sub-Mission on Agroforestry, and efforts to enhance adoption of agroforestry by small holders in Odisha, through the following links.

     

    Tweet me:In 2018 Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of @ICARIndia ‏spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the #Punjab from lush #biodiverse Odisha. http://bit.ly/2OoQq7J @ICRAF

    KEYWORDS: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR, Punjab, Green Revolution, Farms, Secretary Chhabilendra Roul, biodiversity

      


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    SOURCE:Albertsons Companies

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    The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is excited to be selected as a charity partner for Albertsons Companies Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at local Albertsons stores will be used to support the Food Bank's Children's Breakfast Program, which provides nutritious breakfast foods for children facing food insecurity.

    "It's an honor to support the work of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Every day we learn about organizations that go above and beyond to help people in need," said Shane Dorcheus, Division President of Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions. "Such selfless dedication makes our communities better places to live and work."

    Anyone wishing to support the Food Bank through this program can simply go to their local Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions store and make a donation to the Hunger Is program at checkout September 1- 30.

    Continue reading on PR Newswire

    Tweet me:.@AlbertsonsCos Foundation partners with @LAFoodBank Children's Breakfast Program to provide nutritious breakfast foods for children facing food insecurity http://bit.ly/2NAbXOt #HungerIs

    KEYWORDS: Albertsons Companies Foundation, Hunger Is, SWY:SWY, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank


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    SOURCE:Deloitte

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    The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) has arrived, bringing the physical and digital worlds together and profoundly shifting how humans live and work.

    We are facing a critical global challenge – a fast-growing chasm between a technologically advanced world and millions of people unprepared to participate in it. This divide threatens not only the global economy, but also the wellbeing of society and our communities. When people are not equipped to succeed in the world of work, they cannot achieve their full potential, and business and society are worse off from the loss of talent.

    To drive individual and collective prosperity, business needs a new mindset for action.

    Read Deloitte's 2018 Global Impact Report to learn how we're demonstrating that new mindset for action, as well as redefining what success looks like, challenging expectations, blurring boundaries and responsibilities, and setting an example for others to follow.

     

    Tweet me:VIDEO | In its 2018 Global Impact Report, @Deloitte demonstrates a new mindset for action, redefines what success looks like, challenges expectations, blurs boundaries and responsibilities, and sets an example for others to follow. http://bit.ly/2xKqv3x #GR2018 #SocialImpact

    KEYWORDS: Deloitte, 2018 Global Impact Report


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    The commercial flooring manufacturer's pursuit of the stringent Living Product Challenge standards yields change at every level.

    SOURCE:Mohawk Industries

    DESCRIPTION:

    By Ken Shulman

    Nature offers us myriad shades of green to consider, from artichoke to fern to mint. For companies that want to be sustainable, there are just as many shades of green to explore. Mohawk Group, a $9.5 billion commercial-flooring company, has tried on lots of them.

    “We’ve been through many phases in sustainability,” says Jackie Dettmar, a 30-year Mohawk employee currently serving as vice president of design and product development. “Recycled content. Cradle to cradle. Reducing one’s environmental footprint,” she enumerates. “That was the bandwagon, and we jumped on. It wasn’t wrong, but our decisions were driven by external factors. After a while, we decided we wanted something more holistic, something that felt like ours.”

    Mohawk’s search for an original, all-encompassing sustainability strategy led it to the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a nonprofit organization that works to bring environmental and social justice to all parts of the world. In 2006, ILFI created the Living Building Challenge—widely considered the world’s most rigorous green-building standard. More recently, the organization launched several equally exhaustive companion projects. One of them, the Living Product Challenge, was of particular interest to Dettmar and her colleagues.

    Click here to read the full article

    Tweet me:Take a tour of @MohawkGroup’s factory—and its #sustainability-minded business strategy http://bit.ly/2PX9Ile via @MetropolisMag

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:MHK, mohawk group, International Living Future Institute, living product challenge


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    By Carol Cone and Kristin Kenney

    SOURCE:CECP: The CEO Force for Good

    DESCRIPTION:

    Taking a knee made Nike stand up.

    As brand activism becomes commonplace – even expected – it’s an optimal moment to unpack the factors that spur companies to stand up for something that matters.  

    Enter Nike and Colin Kaepernick, with a contentious new campaign and profound tagline: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” As swooshes burn, #boycottnike takes over social feeds, memes proliferate, and thought pieces ignite conversation, one might wonder: Why, Nike, why?

    The “why” is because people reward brands for standing up for something that matters. In fact, sales rose 31% after the first creative debuted– before the commercial even aired.

    More than 80 percent of consumers will purchase from brands that stand up for something in an authentic way. Increasingly, they are turning to business to fill the societal gaps that governments and NGOs cannot: 64 percent of Americans say CEOs should be leading change rather than waiting for government to drive it. And they are looking to their own corporate leaders: nearly 60 percent of people working in the largest U.S. companies say corporations should play an active role in addressing social issues.

    Read the complete blog at https://cecp.me/2xLAdlX

    Tweet me:Read the latest on @CECPTweet's Insights Blog from @CC_ONPURPOSE on Nike and brand activism: https://cecp.me/2xLAdlX

    KEYWORDS: nike, colin Kaepernick, CECP


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    SOURCE:Scotiabank

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    For the eighth consecutive year the Scotiabank Vision Achievers programme has taken another 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a life-altering experience.

    Considered a gift to the budding business society of Jamaica, the programme has helped, through intricate training, to develop more than 200 businesses since its inception in 2011. 

    According to 2018 Scotiabank Vision Achiever, attorney-at-law Stokley Marshall, the programme truly delivers on building business acumen.

    Click here to continue reading

    Tweet me:For the 8th consecutive year the @ScotiabankViews Vision Achievers programme has taken another 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a life-altering experience http://bit.ly/2Q5MARz #CSR

    KEYWORDS: Scotiabank Vision Achievers Programme, Business Acumen, leadership training, csr


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    Evaluating through a finance lens

    SOURCE:Antea Group

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    A well-executed acquisition can bring revenue growth, added geographic coverage, a complimentary value offering to customers or even entry to a more favorable space in a competitive market.  But sometimes a company can also acquire environmental liabilities.

    Antea Group’s blog discusses the three strategies that companies can adopt when dealing with acquired environmental liabilities. Read the pros and cons of each strategy and how Antea Group, with its long experience of working on more than 10,000 sites, can help you.

    About Antea Group

    Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, we serve clients ranging from global energy companies and manufacturers to national governments and local municipalities. Learn more at https://us.anteagroup.com.

    Tweet me:.@AnteaGroup Explores Three Strategic Options for Managing Acquired Environmental Liabilities http://bit.ly/2omSfH5

    Contact Info:

    katie.nordenson@anteagroup.com

    KEYWORDS: environmental liability, mergers & acquisitions, acquired liability, cash flow minimization, lifestyle cost optimization, liability reduction, antea group


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    SOURCE:Aflac

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    Earlier this month, two young patients from the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta joined Aflac executives to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

    About Aflac

    Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For more than six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.

    To learn more about My Special Aflac Duck and Aflac's other corporate citizenship initiatives, visit the company's website.

    Tweet me:Two young patients from the Aflac Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders help @Aflac CEO Dan Amos ring the @NYSE opening bell. http://bit.ly/2PK0xUY

    KEYWORDS: Aflac, NYSE, NYSE Opening Bell, Aflac Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, NYSE:AFL

     


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  • 09/25/18--04:15: City on the Rise
  • Big businesses are looking to thrive in Camden where economic growth is coming to fruition on the waterfront and beyond.

    SOURCE:Subaru of America

    DESCRIPTION:

    A city formerly controlled by its crime is slowly making its way back to the top in an effort to providemore businesses and economic support to Camden. A Grow New Jersey incentive is attracting companies to stay in the state due to its tax credit program.

    One company recently moved its corporate headquarters to Camden not solely because of the Grow New Jersey program, but because it wanted to be a part of Camden’s transformation. Tom Doll, president and CEO of Subaru of America revealed his excitement over the big move, citing the company’s “Love Promise” campaign, a commitment to being a positive influence on the communities it serves.

    Read the full article on SouthJersey.com.

    Tweet me:.@SoJeDotCom | @Subaru_USA recently moved its corporate HQ to #CamdenNJ, joining other businesses looking to thrive in the city and beyond. http://bit.ly/2M5qBb8 #SubaruLovePromise #CityInvincible

    KEYWORDS: subaru, Subaru Love Promise, camden nj, New Jersey


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    Becomes One of Six Companies to Reach Milestone Recognition for Programs that Support Working Parents

    SOURCE:SC Johnson

    DESCRIPTION:

    RACINE, Wis., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announces it has been named to Working Mother magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies for the 30th year. Reaching this milestone, the company becomes one of just six global companies and the only Wisconsin-based company to be included on the list 30 times or more. SC Johnson is recognized on this prestigious list by Working Mother magazine for creating programs and benefits that support working parents.

    “As a dedicated, single parent myself, I understand the importance of creating a workplace where people can be successful at work and at home,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “SC Johnson is honored to be recognized by Working Mother as one of the best companies for working parents for the 30th time.”

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor*, in 2017 more than 71 percent of all mothers with children under age 18 were working or looking for work, increasing the demand for workplaces that go the extra mile to support working moms. SC Johnson provides an array of opportunities and benefits that are competitive in each local marketplace. Among them include its Childcare Learning Center, flexible work schedules, generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and a recreational center.

    “Each year, we look forward to celebrating the 100 Best Companies and shine a spotlight on the Top 10 Companies for the work they are doing on behalf of working parents and caregivers,” said Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “The programs and policies for working parents created by all of the 100 Best set a standard of excellence, and we applaud them for continuing to innovate and address the needs of this important talent sector.”

    Working Mother magazine will showcase the selected companies at this year’s WorkBeyond Summit Oct. 8-9 in New York City. The complete list of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

    In addition to this latest award, SC Johnson in 2018 received Best Workplace recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute in Italy, Venezuela, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Central America, Turkey, Switzerland, Nigeria, India and Brazil, along with regional awards in Europe and Latin America. In 2017, the company received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

    About SC Johnson

    SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 132-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com

     

    About Working Mother Media

    Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

    * https://www.bls.gov/news.release/famee.nr0.htm

    Tweet me:.@SCJohnson becomes one of six companies to reach milestone recognition for programs that support #workingparents http://bit.ly/2PZwx7C

    KEYWORDS: SC Johnson, Working Mother Magazine, 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, working parents


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    SOURCE:Alliance Data

    DESCRIPTION:

    As corporate philanthropy and CSR initiatives experiment with new and more strategic ways to maximize impact on the issues they care about, organizations are increasingly making internal changes.

    Earlier this year, FSG published Being the Change – a report on how foundations are changing internally to create greater impact externally. The report featured stories shared by 114 leaders and staff from over 50 organizations that are taking on different approaches to creating social change.

    Alliance Data’s Corporate Responsibility team implemented a 50|50 initiative aimed at achieving equal representation of men and women in their Epsilon Bangalore business in India. In partnership with the Smile Foundation, the company launched a unique referral program and committed to sponsoring a young girl’s education for five years for every successful female hire.

    Click here to continue reading

    Tweet me:.@AllianceData featured in @FSGtweets 'Being the Change' – a report on how foundations are changing internally to create greater impact externally http://bit.ly/2Q9P3KX #CSR

    KEYWORDS:‘Being the Change’, FSG, Alliance Data, data for good, csr


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    4.5 million servings* of protein sourced through initiative

    SOURCE:Tyson Foods

    DESCRIPTION:

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods and Feeding America® today announced the results of a two-year project focused on empowering local food banks to develop innovative animal protein sourcing programs to address hunger on the community level.

    The Tyson Foods Protein Innovation Fund provided $1 million to 10 Feeding America food banks in nine states to fund protein sourcing projects that have the potential to be scaled and replicated across the Feeding America network.

    “For the 40 million people facing hunger in the U.S., it’s not only important for Feeding America to help provide enough food to meet basic needs, but also to provide more nutritious food,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “We are grateful for Tyson Foods’ continued partnership with Feeding America and their dedication to increasing access to protein-rich meals that many food insecure families need to have a well-balanced diet.”

    The investment yielded more than 1.1 million pounds of protein sourced and distributed in the first two years of the project or 4.5 million servings.

    “We knew our food banks had innovative ideas about how to help our hungry neighbors access more protein,” said Matt Pakula, senior manager, corporate social responsibility Tyson Foods. “The protein innovation fund grants made it possible for them to experiment and make their food banks more agile to better meet the needs of those struggling with food insecurity.”

    Highlights include $175,000 awarded to the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock, Arkansas, which served as the lead food bank in a collaborative model that constructed a centralized, cold repacking center. Meat and poultry donations, as well as frozen produce, are repackaged into smaller portions and distributed to Feeding America food banks across the state.

    “Thanks to the Tyson Protein Innovation Fund, we are able to meet the needs of not only the people in our service area but the needs of 515,000 hungry Arkansans and the partner agencies that serve them,” says Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders. “The Repackaging Center helps maximize the amount of donated product we receive in order to reduce both systemic food waste and costs to ourselves and our members.”

    The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was awarded $50,000 to fund an on-site repack room and secure FFA donations to create protein snack sticks distributed in backpacks to food insecure children. Nearly a quarter of a million pounds of protein was sourced as a result of this project.

    “We are so thankful to Tyson Foods and its support in helping us feed Oklahomans living with hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “The grant from Tyson Foods helped the Regional Food Bank provide healthy sources of protein to chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.”

    In Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay was awarded $50,000 to hire a full-time staff member whose main function is identifying and pursuing sources of wasted food in their local supply chain. As a result, more than 430,000 pounds of protein was rescued and redirected back into the community.

    Other project highlights include:

    2016

    Northern Illinois Food Bank – Geneva, Ill. – 108,049 pounds of protein was sourced by partnering with a local processor.

    Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – Harrisburg, Pa. – 20,000 pounds of protein was sourced by increasing the food bank’s visibility to the local agricultural community at county fairs and developing marketing materials to promote the food bank as an option for livestock donation.

    St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – Phoenix, Ariz. – 113,407 pounds of protein was sourced by partnering with a local processor to distribute ground beef to food bank clients.

    2017

    Northern Illinois Food Bank – Geneva, Ill. – 212,477 pounds of protein was sourced by establishing a relationship with a local protein donor and was shared with other Feeding America food banks in the region.

    Harvesters – The Community Food Network, Kansas City, Mo. – Upon receiving USDA certification in May 2018, 37,848 pounds of protein has been sourced through a repack room that allows the food bank to accept donations of bulk meat, fish and poultry they would have had to decline in the past.

    West Michigan Food Bank, Comstack Park, Mich. – 3,833 pounds of protein has been sourced through the “Grand Champion Giving” program that connects farmers, ranchers and others willing to donate animals.

    Philabundance, Philadelphia, Pa. – An ongoing pilot project is estimated to add 2 million pounds of protein to the network by rescuing protein through import and export channels at the port. 

    *One serving= ¼ pound of protein.

    About Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 122,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.

    About Feeding America

    Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

    Tweet me:.@TysonFoods and @FeedingAmerica announce results of $1M Protein Innovation Fund distribution http://bit.ly/2Q8OoZU

    Contact Info:

    Derek Burleson
    +1 (479) 290-6466
    Derek.Burleson@Tyson.com

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:TSN, Tyson Foods, Feeding America, Tyson Foods Protein Innovation Fund


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    CEOs to Address Brands Taking Stands movement during 3BL Forum

    SOURCE:3BL Media, LLC

    DESCRIPTION:

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Corporate Responsibility Magazine has announced the finalists for its annual excellence in leadership awards. The awards are given to corporate leaders committed to a progressive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda, and to those who are taking bold steps to move the needle on the urgent conversations of the day.

    The awards will be presented at 3BL Forum, the leading event for corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners, Oct. 23–25 at MGM National Harbor, just minutes from the nation’s capital. 

    Finalists for the 2018 Responsible CEO of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards are:

    • Daniel Amos, chairman and CEO at Aflac
    • Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner at PwC
    • Steve Rendle, president and CEO at VF Corporation
    • John Snyder, president and CEO at BCD Travel
    • Mariano Lozano, chairman and CEO at Danone North America

    “Delivering strong business results is just the starting point for these CEOs, who have built purpose into their organizations’ mission and culture,” said Dave Armon, publisher of CR Magazine. "This year's 3BL Forum will focus on Brands Taking Stands. Companies that commit to socially responsible and sustainable business practices take a stand every day. These accomplished leaders demonstrate their personal commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and impact."

    The Responsible CEO of the Year awards are presented to CEOs – from public and private companies, NGOs, and governments – who, during the previous year, put themselves at personal and professional risk in order to deliver on their corporate responsibility promises.

    CR Magazine also awards a Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize an individual whose risk-taking, vision, and pioneering spirit have led to significant achievement in the corporate responsibility field over the course of their career.

    All award finalists were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel that includes prior honorees.

    New Brands Taking Stands™ Humanitarian Award

    New this year is the inaugural Brands Taking Stands™ Humanitarian Award, which is being presented to Chef José Andrés for his indefatigable work feeding those affected by natural disasters in Puerto Rico, California, Texas, and North Carolina.

    Interested in Attending the CEO Awards Dinner?

    For more information about the annual 3BL Forum and CR Magazine's Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner, click here.

    To purchase an individual ticket to the CEO Awards dinner and 3BL Forum, get details.

    If you are interested in purchasing a table at the CEO Awards dinner, you and your guests will receive an invitation to the VIP reception and gain visibility at 3BL Forum and CEO dinner. Please contact Dave Armon for more information at darmon@crboard.com

    About 3BL Media

    3BL Forum is an annual gathering of corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners with emphasis on networking, case studies, new research and compelling presentations from companies committed to making progress against an ambitious ESG agenda.

    The event is produced by 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations. Through content distribution, multimedia promotion and hands-on learning experiences, we connect organizations to an unrivaled audience that is passionate about sustainable business.

    We know your stories, perspectives and experiences only matter if they’re heard, shared and acted on by the right people. We cut straight through the clutter so you always break through to the audiences who matter most.

    CONTACT

    Dave Armon, CMO
    3BL Media
    +1.802.444.0177

    Tweet me:CR Magazine has announced the finalists for 2018 Responsible #CEO of Year + Lifetime Achievement Award; will announce winners at #3BLForum http://bit.ly/2xEyjEv @3BLMedia #CEOactivism #corporateresponsibility


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    SOURCE:FCA US LLC

    SUMMARY:

    • FCA US among 49 major U.S. employers that received the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award from the National Business Group on Health
    • 10th consecutive year the Company has earned this important benchmark
    • Eighth year FCA US is the only automaker to earn an award
    • Award underscores Company’s commitment to promoting a culture of health for employees and their families
    • Company’s commitment amplified in 2018 with dedication of a physician-led, primary care clinic that exclusively serves more than 22,000 employees and family members in Indiana, the first of its kind established by a domestic automaker

    DESCRIPTION:

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FCA US LLC was once again recognized by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), earning a gold medal for its comprehensive programs that enable a healthy workplace and encourage healthy lifestyles for both employees and families. 
     
    It was the 10th consecutive year the Company achieved this important benchmark and the eighth consecutive year FCA US was the only automaker to earn a medal.

    The NBGH’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award recognizes employers that have embraced a culture of health and wellness and are working collaboratively to improve the health and quality of life of employees and their families.

    The Company was among 49 major U.S. employers that received the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award on September 25 during the NBGH’s Workforce Strategy 2018: The Future of Work, Life & Health conference in Atlanta.

    “FCA US recognizes that providing a healthy workplace and improving the health and well-being of our employees and their families is essential to the success of our business,” said Kathleen Neal, Director - Integrated Health Care & Disability, FCA US LLC. “Promoting a culture of health at FCA US supports our high-performance work culture and enables each team member to pursue best-in-class results.”

    FCA US is committed to 4URHLTH, a comprehensive wellness program designed to enable employees and families to lead healthier lifestyles and improve their quality of life. 

    Since 1985, the 4URHLTH wellness program has evolved to meet the needs of employees and nurture a culture of health. Today, FCA US provides a variety of integrated health plans with preventive services. This comprehensive approach to wellness includes health portals, UAW benefit representatives, a Health Advocate (RN) for salaried employees, an EAP representative for salaried employees, on-site medical departments, 25 dedicated wellness staff members, fitness centers, and an on-site retail medical clinic and pharmacy.

    In July, FCA US dedicated the FCA Family Health and Wellness Center, powered by St. Vincent, in Kokomo, Indiana, a physician-led, primary care clinic that exclusively serves more than 22,000 health care members (employees and family members) in Kokomo and Tipton, Indiana.

    The clinic, the first of its kind to be established by a domestic automaker, provides a personalized experience through comprehensive primary care services and wellness programs at no cost for most FCA employees and their families.

    “Supporting the health and well-being of our members is critical to maintaining a world-class working environment where our members and the Company can succeed,” said Cindy Estrada, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW FCA US Department. "On behalf of our members, we are proud to receive this gold medal as it demonstrates the importance and relevance of our health programs and the sustained success they have achieved.”
     
    “We congratulate FCA US for being among an elite group of companies that are making a difference improving the health and overall well-being of their employees and families,” said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “FCA US and its leadership team are to be commended for their commitment to promoting healthy work environments and for their innovation in developing outstanding programs for employees that encourage good health and well-being.”

    About the National Business Group on Health
    The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 72 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
     
    About FCA US LLC
    FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

    FCA is an international automotive group listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

    Follow FCA US news and video on:
    Company blog: blog.fcanorthamerica.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FiatChrysler.NorthAmerica/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/FiatChrysler_NA
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/FiatChrysler_NA
    Twitter (Spanish): www.twitter.com/fcausespanol
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/fcanorthamerica
    Media website: media.fcanorthamerica.com

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    For more information, please visit the FCA US LLC media site at http://media.fcanorthamerica.com.

    Tweet me:A Decade of Caring: @FiatChrysler_NA Us Recognized for Improving the Health and Overall Well-being of Employees and Families for 10th Consecutive Year http://bit.ly/2QbsipX

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:FCAU, FCA US LLC

     


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