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June 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation signed the Diversity Charter during Germany’s first national Diversity Day. The signing ceremony on June 11, 2013 took place in the presence of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, Minister of State Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, who presented the company with a certificate to mark the occasion.
The Diversity Charter is a business initiative to promote diversity in companies, the patron of which is the German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel. The initiative promotes the recognition, appreciation and the role of diversity for the benefit of Germany’s business culture as a whole. The goal is to create a working environment that is free of prejudice. All employees should be valued, regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age or nationality.
The signatories to the charter commit themselves to adopt a series of measures. The companies should maintain a culture that is characterised by mutual respect and appreciation of each individual employee. They also commit themselves to recognise, value and benefit from social diversity both within and outside their organisations. The initiative also encourages personnel processes that maximise the skills and talents of each employee and the company’s overall performance.
Susanne Kortendick, Labour Director, Bombardier Transportation Germany and Member of the German Management Board, said: “At Bombardier, integrity and ethically correct behaviour are fixed components of our values. These values enable us to gain and secure the trust of our customers, shareholders, partners and wider society. Our employees have an important to role to play in this area. As a market leader in rail technology, Bombardier is dependent on highly motivated specialists and managers. In Germany alone, our workforce consists of more than 60 nationalities to whom we want to be a fair and attractive employer. Signing the charter reaffirms Bombardier’s commitment in this area.”
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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The rain did not stop Deloitte on Friday from holding its annual community service day, which Deloitte calls IMPACT Day. Roughly 2,000 Deloitte employees in the firm's New England practice on Friday were encouraged to participate.
Nationally, 50,000 Deloitte employees were expected to be involved in 800 community projects in 80 communities.
In the Boston area, Deloitte employees volunteered on projects that leveraged their professional skill sets, such as working with the Center for Women in Enterprise today to help the nonprofit build a strategic marketing plan. They also volunteered on traditional community service projects -- painting, landscaping and helping at animal shelters, for example. Deloitte in Boston also held a nonprofit summit for nonprofit leaders with Lisa Jackson, a managing partner from New Profit, Inc., as the keynote speaker. Defining and quantifying results was the theme of this year's summit.
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Philadelphia, Pa. – June 13, 2013 -- ARAMARK, a global leader delivering food, facilities and uniform services, today announced it will invest an additional $1 million in grants, in-kind resources and volunteer support to continue to help vulnerable families improve their health, secure jobs and ultimately move from poverty to success through partnerships with local community centers.
This ongoing commitment is part of ARAMARK Building Community, the company’s strategic philanthropic and volunteer program. Through ARAMARK Building Community, the company partners with Families International, Inc. (FI), the largest network of local, independent community centers to enhance programs that provide vital resources and solutions to help people live healthy and productive lives. The investment will bring ARAMARK’s total contribution to community centers to more than $8 million, impacting more than 3.5 million vulnerable children, adults and families in communities around the world.
“We are a people business and giving back to the communities where we live and work is part of who we are and part of our culture,” said Eric Foss, ARAMARK CEO and President. “We work hard every day to demonstrate our commitment to building local communities. ARAMARK is uniquely positioned and committed to enriching and nourishing lives. Having thousands of passionate employees so enthusiastic about serving their local communities is one of the attributes that makes our company so great.”
Susan Dreyfus, President and CEO of Families International Inc. noted that it is vital for the public and private sectors to join together to be strong advocates for youth and families, and develop new and innovative ways to help them. Almost 23 million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or underemployed, and poverty continues to grip over 46 million Americans. At the same time, obesity and other nutrition-related chronic diseases are on the rise.
“ARAMARK’s deep and long-term support allows community centers to work more collaboratively to integrate services that help people live healthier lives, find meaningful work and strengthen communities," she said.
Today, employee volunteers will partner with The Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) in Philadelphia, an FI member, to establish long-lasting hubs for workforce readiness and health and wellness at two member community centers in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.
Key 2013 ARAMARK and Families International, Inc. Partnership Initiatives
Additional 2013 ARAMARK Building Community Initiatives
Since 2008, more than 18,000 ARAMARK employees have participated in over 500 volunteer projects in 52 cities around the world. Dietitians and chefs teach cooking classes and provide nutrition information, human resources professionals help people prepare resumes, practice interviewing, and learn new skills, and facilities managers help create inviting and inspiring community gathering places.
About ARAMARK Building Community
ARAMARK Building Community enriches lives by helping families improve their health, secure jobs and move out of poverty. Through ARAMARK Building Community, employee volunteers lend their nutrition, culinary, job readiness and facilities management expertise to ensure people can succeed. Visit ARAMARK for more information. Please join us on Facebook.
ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people's lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. Our more than 250,000 employees around the world demonstrate our corporate responsibility values every day, and we are recognized among the Most Admired Companies by Fortune and World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Families International, Inc.
FI is the largest network of local, independent community centers and serves as the parent organization for three nonprofit organizations—the Alliance for Children and Families, United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), and Ways to Work.
KEYWORDS: People, Social Action & Community Engagement, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health, Wellness, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, nutrition, job readiness, workforce readiness, job training, community relations, Corporate Citizenship, philanthropy, corporate contributions
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"Now, we need more efforts like the CGI commitment by Capital One to create a training program for women veterans who want to start and grow small business. That's a wonderful idea..." - Hillary Clinton
New York, NY, June 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs, and Capital One Financial Corporation, today announced the winners of the first-ever Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) small business competition.
To help women veteran entrepreneurs fuel the growth of their small businesses and create new jobs for veterans and civilians across the country, Capital One partnered with Count Me In recently to develop WVEC, a new business growth initiative for women veteran entrepreneurs currently at $50,000 to $150,000 in annual revenues that is designed to help them grow their businesses quickly and sustainably to spur local economies and job growth in their communities.
WVEC aims to help women-owned businesses across the country grow to $250,000+ in revenue with support through the Count Me In Business Accelerator Program. That goal translates into $75 Million in new economic activity and 600-900 much needed new jobs.
As part of its $800,000 commitment to support the program, Capital One brought women veterans and business growth experts from across the country together to participate in the inaugural WVEC Conference in April 2013 at their headquarters in McLean, Va. During the conference, women veteran entrepreneurs participated in a two-minute business pitch competition that was judged by a panel of business experts and established women veteran small business owners.
Twenty-four winners were selected from the competition and each will be placed in Count Me In’s renowned nine-month Business Accelerator program, which provides intensive business coaching and education designed to help participating businesses grow their revenues by at least 30% and create new jobs within 18-36 months. The program will commence for the Awardees in March 2014.
“The WVEC 2013 Awardees represent yet another group of women business owners who have the potential to truly make an impact on economic growth in our country,” said Nell Merlino, Founder and President of Count Me In. “We look forward to working with this promising group of motivated military- affiliated entrepreneurs as they grow their micro-businesses into thriving enterprises.”
The Top 20 Awardees will each receive Jump Start Prizes, a $1,000 cash award to use for their businesses, and all 24 awardees will receive a one-year legislative membership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).
“The skills and qualities that made the 2013 WVEC Awardees outstanding military members – a strong work ethic, discipline, the creativity needed to overcome obstacles – are precisely the qualities that can translate to business success,” said Tatiana Stead, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Capital One, Lt. Colonel (Ret.), United States Air Force Reserve. “Through our partnership with Count Me In, Capital One is combining our expertise in small business development with our commitment to help entrepreneurial women vets grow their businesses –– a step that not only benefits them personally but also supports local economies and job growth."
A full list of the 2013 WVEC Awardees is available at www.countmein.org/WVEC_Awardees
In addition to the Washington, DC Area, in 2013 Count Me In is presenting Urban Rebound pitch competitions in Los Angeles, New York and North Carolina. Additional WVEC events are currently being planned for November of 2013 and the spring of 2014.
According to 2010 US Census statistics, while women-owned businesses represented nearly 50% of privately held companies, the majority of these firms reach just $50,000 in annual gross revenues or less. In order to make an impact on the current economic recovery, significant growth among these businesses is essential.
About Count Me In
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to million dollar enterprises. Count Me In launched the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition to inspire one million women entrepreneurs scale their businesses to a million dollars in business revenues in the next decade by providing tools, skills, and the support of a nation-wide community of peers.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A. offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities - good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families - benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.
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ARAMARK employees created an ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone focused on workforce readiness at the Federation of Neighborhood Centers’ (FNC) Lutheran Settlement House in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Lutheran Settlement House provides social, educational and advocacy services to help people be self-sufficient. Employee volunteers renovated five underutilized rooms, transforming them into an efficient workforce development resource center that will include a computer lab.
ARAMARK Building Community (ABC) is the company’s strategic philanthropic and volunteer program dedicated to enriching the lives of families around the world. ARAMARK will continue to collaborate with FNC and its 13 member community centers to develop and enhance sustainable programs with the goal of improving family health and nutrition, and preparing adults and youth for the workforce.
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Managing an effective employee volunteer program brings many benefits to your organization, including building a collaborative, positive work environment with engaged employees who have high morale and confidence in your company. But if you’re not actively measuring and tracking the outcomes of the program itself, you’re missing an opportunity to reap the many additional benefits that come from accurate measurement—such as giving employees recognition for their hard work; facilitating more informed, data-driven decision making; a better ability to tell your story to the communities you serve; etc. We have some best practices for realizing those benefits through effective tracking and reporting of your program’s impact, including:
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In January 2013, Union Pacific donated $100,000 to Doña Ana Community College (DACC) to support a new rail facility that will provide the area with job opportunities.
The college plans to use the funds for scholarships and workforce development to ensure its students will effectively serve the jobs that facility will bring to the state. For example, a 2,200-acre intermodal and locomotive fueling hub west of the Santa Teresa Airport is expected to create about 3,000 jobs from 2011 to 2015 and more than 600 jobs when it is operating at capacity in 2025. With Union Pacific’s donation,DACC students will be able to graduate with the qualifications to fill open positions.
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PLANO, Ill., June 13, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is making a pit stop at the locally owned C-Stop CITGO station at 101 Waubonsee Drive in Plano on Friday, June 14. Between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., community members are invited to visit the station while Adam and Diego, the Fueling Good Road Trip Guys, and Big Rig Books, a non-profit mobile literacy outreach program, engage with customers and visitors.
"Fueling Good is the perfect motto for what we do on a daily basis here in Plano," said Rocky Zaiter, general manager for several local CITGO stations supplied by Parent Petroleum. "This event will be a great way to interact with our loyal customers, and we're so happy that Adam and Diego will be here to celebrate with us. We're honored that CITGO and Parent Petroleum invited us to participate, and we're also so grateful to Big Rig Books for making the effort to visit our station."
Throughout the event, Adam and Diego will be washing windows and pumping gas for customers. In addition, customers who fill their tank during the event will receive a free fountain drink or coffee. Big Rig Books will also be giving out free books to children in the community.
"One third of fourth graders in the Chicago area have reading skills that fall below statewide expectations, and often have little or no access to books," said John Gervase, founder of Big Rig Books. "Reading is such an important indicator of a student's future academic success, which is why it's so important to make books available to our children. We look forward to partnering with CITGO and Parent Petroleum for this great event, and we're honored to be Fueling Good in Plano."
Big Rig Books is a non-profit mobile literacy outreach initiative focused on fostering recreational reading beyond the classroom by encouraging reading and providing books for children and families in economically challenged, underserved communities and under performing schools. For more information about Big Rig Books, please visit www.bigrigbooks.org, or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigRigBooks.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers in Illinois, like Parent Petroleum, own and operate more than 350 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities through organizations like Big Rig Books. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO locations, visit www.CITGO.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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SOURCE: The Home DepotDESCRIPTION:
Keith, Mark and Scotty don’t wear aprons, they work in more than one store, and they focus on putting products on the shelves rather than selling them off, but they bleed orange just like other associates.
They’re associates on the Merchandising Execution Team, and their jobs are to make our warehouse-like stores easier to navigate and products easier to find. But just as unusual as their jobs sound, their career paths aren’t what you’d expect.
Keith started out as a part-time paint associate in high school. Celebrating 15 years with the company, he’s worked in multiple departments, held several positions including operations manager, and was even a store manager in New York for four years. Then Keith decided to do the unexpected. After years being front and center, he decided to go behind the scenes, taking a position as a Merchandising Execution Manager. Sure enough, it’s like nothing he’s ever done before and he loves every minute of it.
Then there’s Mark. Due to the economy, Mark was laid off from an engineering firm after 12 years. So Mark decided to try something new, and along came MET. Mark’s been with the company for one year and couldn’t be happier with the flexibility and diversity of the job, as well as the opportunity to work outside in the garden department. “It’s therapy for me,” he says. “I enjoy the scent of the beautiful flowers and setting up the different assortments for customers to choose from.”
Finally, there’s Scotty whose family owned the first Chem-Dry business in Utah. After selling the business, Scotty came on board with Home Depot as a MET associate, bringing along good business sense, selling skills and great customer service.
So there you have it. Keith, Mark and Scotty – three associates with not-so-usual jobs achieved through vastly different circumstances. Could you be the next MET?
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Philadelphia, PA., June 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) and ARAMARK, a global leader delivering food, facilities and uniform services, today announced a joint commitment to support families in struggling Philadelphia-area neighborhoods, where an estimated 307,000 people live in high-poverty areas and more than 10 percent of the population is unemployed.
ARAMARK and FNC, a network of 13 Philadelphia-area community centers, also announced they are expanding their reach into Camden, NJ, increasing their efforts to help people move from poverty to success, and reaching thousands of residents in 45 Philadelphia neighborhoods and the city of Camden.
This relationship is part of ARAMARK Building Community (ABC), the company’s strategic philanthropic and volunteer program dedicated to enriching the lives of families around the world. ARAMARK will continue to collaborate with FNC and its 13 member community centers to develop and enhance sustainable programs with the goal of improving family health and nutrition, and preparing adults and youth for the workforce.
“Our employees have tremendous passion for helping people and giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Eric Foss, ARAMARK CEO and President. “We work hard every day to demonstrate our commitment to building local communities around the world, like those in our hometown of Philadelphia, and in the neighboring city of Camden. It’s part of who we are and it’s one of the many attributes that makes our people and our company so great.”
In recognition of ARAMARK’s continuing efforts to strengthen Philadelphia neighborhoods, Mayor Michael Nutter proclaimed June 13 as ARAMARK Building Community Day.
"ARAMARK is among our city’s strongest corporate citizens. I commend them for their deep commitment to the Philadelphia community,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. “The future of our city depends on the partnership of government, the public sector, the private sector and companies like ARAMARK who roll up their sleeves to help tackle complicated issues. ARAMARK understands how critical community-based institutions are to creating sustainable and resilient neighborhoods."
Today, ARAMARK employees will create an ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone focused on workforce readiness at FNC’s Lutheran Settlement House in Fishtown, which provides social, educational and advocacy services to help people be self-sufficient. Volunteers will renovate five underutilized rooms at the facility, transforming them into an efficient workforce development resource center that will include a computer lab. The Lamp Safe, a Cherry Hill company that recycles electronics and other materials, will remove old PCs and equipment and help set up new computer stations.
ARAMARK volunteers will be teaching residents career competencies, help them create resumes, and work with them to practice interviewing and search for meaningful employment.
“Even adults who have worked for many years are having trouble finding employment due to the lack of a high school diploma or GED, or because they don’t have sufficient skills to effectively search for work and obtain jobs,” said Diane Cornman-Levy, Executive Director of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers.
Also today, ARAMARK employees will establish an ARAMARK Building Community (ABC) Opportunity Zone for health and wellness for the 1,600 residents Tamarack Apartments, a new FNC member in the northwest section of Camden, where obesity and nutrition-related chronic illnesses have been steadily rising.
This new educational resource will include a community garden where they can grow fresh fruit and vegetables, an outdoor classroom for nutrition programs and a new play space for children encouraging physical fitness. Throughout the year, ARAMARK volunteers will teach ongoing cooking and nutrition programs for families and how they can continue to eat healthy, fresh foods, using ingredients from the new community garden.
“ARAMARK employees provide our centers with much-needed resources,” said Cornman-Levy. “These experienced volunteers have supported our centers time and time again during the six years of our partnership. They have made enhancements to all 13 of our sites, hosted multiple career fairs, strengthened our programs, and ultimately helped our families succeed and made our communities better places.”
About ARAMARK Building Community
ARAMARK Building Community enriches lives by helping families improve their health, secure jobs and move out of poverty. In partnership with community centers around the world, employee volunteers lend their nutrition, culinary, job readiness and facilities management expertise to ensure people can succeed. ARAMARK provides a range of resources, and since 2008 has invested more than $7.5 million in volunteer expertise, cash and in-kind resources to strengthen the capacity of local community centers, involving 18,000 ARAMARK volunteers through over 500 volunteer activities. Nearly 3.5 million individuals and families served by community centers in nearly 52 cities have been aided by the program. Visit ARAMARK for more information. Please join us on Facebook.
ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people's lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. Our more than 250,000 employees around the world demonstrate our corporate responsibility values every day, and we are recognized among the Most Admired Companies by Fortune and World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Federation of Neighborhood Centers
The Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) is a network of 13 community-based institutions that provide programs and services to more than 40,000 children, youth, adults and families in 45 neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia each year. Created in 1906 to help build stronger neighborhoods by strengthening families and civic life, its mission is achieved by working with member agencies to collectively provide culturally sensitive programs and services that are critical to the well-being of inner city children, youth, adults, seniors and families. Since it was founded, the Federation has helped families find and keep homes, learn English, be trained to gain and keep employment, enhance children’s educational achievement, recognize and encourage young people and work towards the creation of safer and more nurturing environments and neighborhoods.
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In India, 61 million people have diabetes. By 2030, that number is expected to drastically increase, with more than 100 million Indians likely to develop the disease. In fact, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 9.2 percent of adults in India have diabetes, making its prevalence second to that in China.
Responding to the country’s growing epidemic, Lilly India, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Ministry of Health, hosted the inaugural National Non-Communicable Disease Summit last week in New Delhi.
Vice President for Asia Operations Jannie Oosthuizen and Managing Director of Lilly India Melt Van Der Spuy discuss the conference and first-of-their-kind initiatives taking place in the region. Read more
KEYWORDS: Health and Wellness, Eli Lilly and Company, NCDs, The Lilly NCD Partnership, diabetes, National Non-Communicable Disease Summit
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On June 4, I had the good fortune to participate in a joint celebration of the anniversaries of the East Oakland Youth Development Center, better known as EOYDC, and Clorox—Clorox just turned 100 and EOYDC, which Clorox helped found, turned 35—a longtime Oakland partnership. The event was held at the Oakland Museum of California, a testament to the two organizations’ shared Oakland roots. I was impressed by the rich history of the EOYDC: Since its founding in 1978, EOYDC has provided educational and social support to thousands of low-income Oakland residents ages 6–24. However, I was most dazzled with the young volunteers who helped with the event.
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Miami, June 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Amigos For Kids, a Miami-based nonprofit organization that aims to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities, will host its signature annual fundraiser, ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. The event will take place on Sat., June 15, at 8 p.m. at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132).
The evening will feature celebrity domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor, Bacardí USA, and an exciting silent auction featuring the original artwork for this year’s painting by Carlos Navarro, “Conga y Domino.” Also, for the first time ever, the organization, will have a special multi-channel appeal via its social impact wall, which will inform attendees on the different ways they can help Amigos further its mission. The social impact wall gives attendees insight into the different work that the organization does through its programs, events and annual back-to-school and toy drive. A unique text-to-donate feature will also be available for guests who wish to contribute on-site.
“The ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night brings the community together to help nurture and protect children and strengthen families in Miami-Dade County,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and head of the Office of Corporate Responsibility. “ING U.S. is proud to play a leading role supporting this wonderful event and the Amigos for Kids organization.”
From the moment guests step into the tropical haven of ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night, they’ll experience local flavors and dinner-by-the-bite provided by some of Miami’s most popular restaurants and chefs. They will also enjoy a live performance by one of Miami’s hottest bands “The Culture” as well as with the electrifying rhythms of DJ Irie, of the Miami Heat. New this year will be a special midnight pizza delivery courtesy of Papa John’s.
More than 1,800 guests are expected to take part in what is known by many as “Miami’s most popular fundraiser.” Using the Bonfyre app, attendees will be able to share photos, post comments and interact with other guests during the event. The app is available for download prior to the event. On Twitter, follow the event through the official hashtag, #INGDominoNight.
“This is ING U.S.’s ninth year as the title sponsor of ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night,” said Rosa Maria Plasencia, president and CEO of Amigos For Kids. “We are most grateful for the company’s unrelenting commitment to Amigos and our mission, especially Domino Night, our signature fundraiser of the year. ING’s support and that of all our sponsors is key in our efforts to provide yearlong services to children in our community.”
The event’s celebrity hosts serve to highlight and support the importance of the organization’s mission leading up to and during the event. Celebrity hosts include, El Gordo y La Flaca’s Raúl De Molina; Real Housewives of Miami Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, and Ana Quincoces; local television news anchors Alina Mayo Azze of Univision 23 and Belkys Nerey of WSVN 7; and telenovela icons Juan and Maki Soler and Charityn. Additionally, more than 100 celebrities will be walking the ING U.S. “orange” carpet.
Event sponsors include Platinum Sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Gold Sponsors, Academica, Baptist Health South Florida, GreenbergTraurig, Macy’s and Walmart.
Proceeds collected from the event make it possible for Amigos to provide diverse services to children and families throughout the year. Some of these services include an after-school program at Jose Martí Park; annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives; and its year-round child abuse awareness and prevention efforts, its There’s No Excuse For Child Abuse! campaign and the “Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Nurturing Parent” program.
About Amigos For Kids
Amigos For Kids is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit corporation founded in 1991 to respond to the diverse needs of South Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and less-fortunate children and their families, through education, abuse prevention and community involvement. To fulfill its mission, Amigos For Kids relies on the support of dedicated volunteers and donors throughout the community. The organization creates awareness through public service campaigns and high-profile fundraising events such as the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. To become an Amigo by donating your time or other resources to children in need, please call 305.279.1155 or visit www.amigosforkids.org.
About ING U.S.
ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, is a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. The company’s vision is to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM and its business strategy is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today – retirement readiness. Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, ING U.S. provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services. With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, ING U.S. is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time. For more information, visit http://ing.us.
About the ING Foundation
The ING Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children’s education, diversity, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit www.ing-usafoundation.com.
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SOURCE: Yum! BrandsDESCRIPTION:
We believe in all people and that everyone has the potential to make a difference. We invest in coaching and growing the capability of every associate. We actively seek diversity in others and inspire the best in our people by celebrating their achievements and having fun doing it.
KEYWORDS: Human Resources, Yum! Brands, People, Culture, diversity, building people and capacity
SOURCE: BNY MellonDESCRIPTION:
The prominence of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), which integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into financial analysis and decision-making, has grown exponentially since the mid-1990s. SRI investment in the U.S. alone grew from $639 billion in 1995 to $3.74 trillion in 2012, according to the U.S. Social Investment Forum.
BNY Mellon Case Study: ESG Thought Leadership
In late 2012, we published a paper for our Thought Leadership series that analyzed trends in ESG investing to help investors make sense of this increasingly important topic. Based on a survey of the company's existing Asset Servicing clients, the paper examined if, how and why ESG concerns are incorporated into the investment process. Our findings revealed that:
– 80 percent of firms believe there is no performance tradeoff between SRI/ESG strategies and traditional investments;
– 35 percent of public funds have adopted SRI/ESG strategies, compared to 27 percent of foundations and endowments, and 16 percent of corporate pensions;
– screening of portfolios was the most common ESG strategy;
– human rights, weapons and tobacco were identified by the client base as the most important ESG issues;
– many clients rely on managers to monitor ESG screens (BNY Mellon recommends independent monitoring as best practice); and
– 52 percent of clients in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and 31 percent of clients in the Americas believe that ESG will become more important to their organizations in the future.
Findings and feedback from this study will be used to inform our ESG product development process in order to meet evolving client needs. Learn more about socially responsble investing and how BNY Mellon is invested in market integrity in the 2012 CSR report.
KEYWORDS: socially responsible investing, SRI, environmental, social and governance screening, esg, csr, Corporate Social Responsibility, thought leadership
SOURCE: United Nations Global CompactSUMMARY:
The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.DESCRIPTION:
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2. UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013 (19-20 Sep, New York)
3. Business for Peacebuilding (25 Jun, New York)
4. China Summit on Caring for Climate (29-31 Jul, Beijing)
5. Caring for Climate Business Forum: Innovation. Ambition. Collaboration. (19-20 Nov, Warsaw)
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Published 10 June 2013
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KEYWORDS: Business & Trade, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences & Webinars, People, Social Action & Community Engagement, Technology. Innovation & Solutions, sustainability, Global Compact, UN Global Compact, Human Rights, environment, Anti-Corruption, social enterprise, safety, Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility, responsible business, philanthropy, women’s empowerment, climate change, water
SOURCE: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.DESCRIPTION:
Ridgefield Park, NJ, June 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ ─ Samsung launched a first-of-its-kind social engagement experience called the Hope for Children Social Auction in conjunction with Samsung’s 12th Annual Hope for Children Gala which takes place tonight at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Through an innovative widget that delivers rich content directly to people’s Facebook Newsfeed, fans can vote for one of five social media experiences. Voting enters them for a chance to win experiences such as a Skype call and a YouTube shout out from DeStorm Power, having Mark Teixeira help manage their Fantasy Baseball Team, or a personalized song sung by Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel posted on YouTube.
Celebrities will be promoting the auction through social media, and the celebrity experience with the most votes will receive a $25,000 donation from Samsung to a charity of their choice. In addition, Samsung is donating $10,000 upfront to all five celebrity-selected charities. The five-day auction closes at noon EST today and the winning celebrity charity will be announced at the Hope for Children Gala an annual fundraiser expected to raise more than $1.5 million to benefit children’s health, education and sustainability programs. One winner for each celebrity social experience will be chosen at random from the voting pool and announced June 14, 2013.
Celebrities donating personalized social experiences to raise funds for their named charity include:
Fantasy baseball team management
A song written just for winner, posted on YouTube
Prize package and a YouTube shout out
Skype video call and a YouTube shout out
To enter, visit www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA.
Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s global corporate social responsibility platform, brings together the company, its retail partners, and a network of charitable organizations associated with renowned public figures. Over the course of its 12-year history, Samsung Hope for Children has raised more than $30 million that has helped more than 500 schools, hospitals, and community-based foundations throughout the U.S.
About Samsung Hope for Children
Since our founding in 1969, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has worked with passion and purpose to actively serve as a generous and ethical corporate citizen everywhere we operate. The Samsung Hope for Children program was launched globally to bring attention to the worldwide need for childhood education and healthcare. By supplying Samsung products, lending our expertise, and providing financial support, we’re able to give thousands of children in communities around the world access to education, mentorship, leadership skills, and life-saving medical treatment. It is one of the way in which Samsung uses our innovation to create a better world. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/hope.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
Samsung Electronics North America
+1 (201) 229-4032
+1 (212) 537-8734
KEYWORDS: Education, Environment, Technology. Innovation & Solutions, hope for children, Samsung Electronics, Social Auction, Mark Teixeira, Taye Diggs, iJustine, DeStorm Power, Harlem RBI, A Broader Way, Base Camp, Covenant House
SOURCE: Allstate CorporationDESCRIPTION:
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – During Allstate’s Week of Service, June 10-15, employees and agency owners extend thousands of helping hands to nonprofits providing important social services. More than 3,000 Allstate volunteers will donate upwards of 11,000 hours of service in communities across the U.S. and in Canada, India, and Northern Ireland. Projects include cleaning up a beach in Chicago, taking down graffiti in Philadelphia and collecting food for the needy.
This year’s Week of Service also continues a partnership with Feeding America. Allstate will support more than 50 local food banks by collecting food and money that will help provide 345,000 meals to families at risk of hunger.
“Whether it’s cleaning up a park or mentoring a teen, we can all do our part to give back,” said Vicky Dinges, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Allstate. “Personally, I volunteer at two organizations—my local YWCA and the National Network to End Domestic Violence—because I have a passion for ending violence against women. There are thousands of causes that need our support and most importantly our time. During this week and throughout the year, please consider giving your time to a nonprofit in your community.”
“Both within and outside of our partnership, Allstate and Feeding America demonstrate a shared readiness and willingness to help the communities we serve nationwide,” said Bob Aiken, president and CEO of Feeding America. “I personally commend Allstate’s employees for this commitment to volunteerism, as it is a reminder that we all have a role to play to enable others to make a difference in their own lives.”
The nonprofit organizations where employees and agency owners volunteer during the week are presented with a $500 grant to help support their organizations. In total, nearly $150,000 will be awarded on behalf of Allstate employees and agency owners to nonprofit organizations for Week of Service in recognition of the good work they do in their communities.
In addition to Week of Service, Allstate honors the year round community service of our employees with grants to the nonprofits they serve. In 2012, The Allstate Foundation supported the volunteerism of employees and agency owners with more than $2 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations. Annually, Allstate employees and agency owners donate more than 200,000 hours of volunteer services to benefit local communities around the country.
Find a volunteer project in your community visit http://allstatevolunteers.volunteermatch.org/.
Learn about Allstate's volunteerism programs, visit www.allstate.com/socialresponsibility.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” As part of Allstate’s commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.
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KEYWORDS: Allstate, Week of Service, employees, csr, nonprofit, social service, Volunteers, community
June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emmy® Award-winning actress and mother of two, is joining March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur on the Sounds of Pertussis® Campaign to help raise awareness about pertussis and the importance of adult vaccination. As the new National Sounds of Pertussis Campaign Ambassador, Gellar will conduct media interviews to help educate parents, grandparents, caregivers and others in close contact with infants about the importance of getting vaccinated with an adult Tdap vaccine. Gellar is also encouraging parents to use the new Facebook application — the Breathing Room — to help track who in their child’s circle of care has been vaccinated.
KEYWORDS: sarah michelle gellar, March of Dimes, Sanofi Pasteur, pertussis campaign
SOURCE: Union PacificDESCRIPTION:
Omaha, Neb., June 10, 2013 – The Dow Chemical Company and Union Pacific have published a new report on the progress of a cooperative agreement that began in 2007 to improve rail safety and security. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) outlines goals in eight critical areas of the chemical supply chain, with key innovations for event prevention and response planning, railcar designs and tracking. The report provides a detailed update on the progress for each of the eight goals, including an extensive description of the successful Next Generation Rail Tank Car Project.
The Next Generation Rail Tank Car Project is a public-private partnership between Dow, Union Pacific, Union Tank Car, the Federal Railroad Administration, Transport Canada, and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. The project began with three years of interdisciplinary research among more than 60 experts in design, engineering, corporate R&D, university research, logistics, rail operations and maintenance and emergency response. Once the research and engineering phase was completed in 2009, Dow commissioned Union Tank Car Company to build the first next generation chlorine tank cars. In 2012, 11 next-generation chlorine tank cars were completed and approved for service. Overall, these tank cars offer up to three times better safety and security performance than existing rail cars.
"The Next Generation Rail Tank Car Project is a great example of a successful public-private partnership focused on a common vision," said David Kepler, Dow's chief Sustainability officer. "Through this collaborative effort, a breakthrough approach to rail car design was created that increases safety and security in moving vital chemicals to facilities that produce pharmaceuticals, clean water and many other products that improve every aspect of our lives."
KEYWORDS: Reporting, Ratings & Rankings, dow chemical company, union pacific, rail safety, security, Report