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Member Spotlight: Jim Turner, director, corporate affairs at Humana, discusses healthy communities, new metrics, and his family's love of national parks
Member Spotlight: Jim Turner, director, corporate affairs at Humana, discusses healthy communities, new metrics, and his family's love of national parks

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently spoke with Jim Turner (@JimTurner24), director, corporate affairs at Humana, about their exciting work to improve the health of their communities and how they’re measuring their progress. Read on to learn how Humana applies the CDC’s “Healthy Days” metric, how Jim would like to collaborate with fellow members, and which national park his family will be visiting next.

LG Launches ‘Experience Happiness’ Initiative
LG Launches ‘Experience Happiness’ Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - Aiming to enrich the lives of 5.5 million youth in the United States by 2021, LG Electronics USA is launching a unique new corporate social responsibility initiative called “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness.” The science-based platform is designed to engage non-profit partners who help equip American youth with the skills for sustainable happiness. Experts define happiness in a number of ways, including the ability to consistently recognize that life’s good – even if it’s hard sometimes.[1] Seventy years of research shows happy people are healthier, live longer, and do better in school and life. Yet, in the United States today, two out of three youth are stressed. [2]

#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics
#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics

NEW METRICS - Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll

Evolution of Disclosure, CEO Engagement, Measuring What Matters Take Center Stage at #NewMetrics
Evolution of Disclosure, CEO Engagement, Measuring What Matters Take Center Stage at #NewMetrics

NEW METRICS - As Sustainable Brands' New Metrics '17 conference kicked off in Philadelphia on Monday, speakers from SASB, CSRLab, WRI, the World Happiness Summit and more presented a range of topics revolving around a few common themes: Correctly measuring what matters, disclosing material data and knowing your audience when you do. From disclosure to performance: Building a virtuous loop By Jessica Bast

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CVS Health to Support Researchers Who Stand Up To Cancer with In-Store Fundraising Campaign
CVS Health to Support Researchers Who Stand Up To Cancer with In-Store Fundraising Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today announced its fourth yearly in-store fundraising campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide will occur October 29 November 19, to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and its ongoing efforts to accelerate the pace of cancer research. CVS Health colleagues and customers have raised more than $15 million for Stand Up To Cancer since 2014. Funds raised through November 19 will support cancer research programs that get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. CVS Pharmacy customers can support Stand Up To Cancer by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register or online at www.StandUpToCancer.org/CVSHealth.

Member Spotlight: John Viera from Ford shares personal insights and how trucks are boosting literacy and health around the world
Member Spotlight: John Viera from Ford shares personal insights and how trucks are boosting literacy and health around the world

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - John Viera, Global Director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Company, recently shared his experience as one of the first sustainability business professionals in the corporate world. Read on to learn how he applies his engineering background to his sustainability work, his unique “talents” that make him especially equipped to lead a sustainability organization, and why he’s passionate about delivering innovation to communities that need it most.

Strength In Numbers: Uniting Campbell's Annual Giving Back Campaign
Strength In Numbers: Uniting Campbell's Annual Giving Back Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - Each year, our United Way giving campaign connects us with millions of donors around the world–multiplying and maximizing our impact. Inspired by the United Way model, we are leveraging the power of collaboration as we launch this year’s campaign at Campbell. For the first time in our history, we are unifying under one campaign. Fifteen U.S. campaigns will become ONE. Over 9,000 donors will share best practices, digital assets, success stories and campaign incentives. This will allow us to drive growth and ultimately help more people in need.

#MeToo & The Importance of Parents Having Tough Conversations
#MeToo & The Importance of Parents Having Tough Conversations

PRESS RELEASE - #MeToo is exposing the scale of sexual assault and harassment for women worldwide, prompting parents to bring up tough subjects with their children. The Health Alliance on Alcohol (HAA) has been working with Dr.

CVS Health Announces $10 Million Donation Following In-Store Fundraising Campaign for Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts
CVS Health Announces $10 Million Donation Following In-Store Fundraising Campaign for Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today announced that its customers and colleagues donated nearly $4 million to support the Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico communities that were devastated by recent hurricanes, during a 10-day in-store fundraising campaign. The company also announced that it will donate more than $6 million of critical products and supplies to these communities, bringing CVS Health’s total support to $10 million. The funds will be split evenly between Unidos por Puerto Rico, Rebuild Texas Fund and the Florida Disaster Fund to help support rebuilding efforts in these affected communities over the coming weeks and months. Products will be distributed to communities where they are needed the most.

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CVS Harnesses the Power of Design to Improve Health Outcomes, Consumer Experience
CVS Harnesses the Power of Design to Improve Health Outcomes, Consumer Experience

MARKETING AND COMMS - CVS Pharmacy is harnessing the power of design to further its mission of helping people on their path to better health. The retail division of CVS Health is introducing a new prescription management system for patients managing multiple medications in an effort to enhance patient safety.

Unilever: Consumer Behavior Remains the Elusive Key to Sustainability
Unilever: Consumer Behavior Remains the Elusive Key to Sustainability

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 13th article in the series.

UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico
UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico

PRESS RELEASE - Today, UNICEF USA and UPS announced an impactful partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to support the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Providing relief to those in need of clean water and other basic supplies, UNICEF USA, in close cooperation with the Governor’s teams and nonprofit partners, will leverage the vast UPS logistics network to deliver supplies from various points around the world, including from the company’s Worldport global air hub in Louisville, Kentucky. One plane will carry more than 60 pallets of water from Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, departing on Tuesday morning.

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.

Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking with 20 million people in 20 countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day
Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking with 20 million people in 20 countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day

PRESS RELEASE - The Carlsberg Group, together with business partners and social organisations today celebrates the third annual Global Beer Responsibility Day (GBRD) - a worldwide effort to promote the responsible consumption of beer.

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People, Planet, Play: A New Name for our Longstanding Commitment
People, Planet, Play: A New Name for our Longstanding Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - People, Planet, Play is Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to our communities, environmental excellence and Responsible Gaming.

SDG Progress Report Reveals Slow Start to Delivering on 2030 Agenda
SDG Progress Report Reveals Slow Start to Delivering on 2030 Agenda

NEW METRICS - Two years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, companies are finally beginning to align their sustainability strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are increasingly being used to inform decision making and guide strategy, which is helping drive innovation and create new value along the value chain.

PepsiCo Advances 2025 Sustainability Agenda through Agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America
PepsiCo Advances 2025 Sustainability Agenda through Agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America ("PHA") to independently report and verify the company's progress against previously outlined goals designed to transform its product portfolio and offer healthier options. PepsiCo's goals, which were announced last October and informed by World Health Organization and other authorities' guidelines, include a focus on reducing added sugars, saturated fat and sodium levels. In addition, the company is focused on offering more positive nutrition such as whole grains, fruit and vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration, as well as greater access to nutritious foods and beverages in underserved communities.

Why is Global Health Day Important to Amway Corporation?
Why is Global Health Day Important to Amway Corporation?

PRESS RELEASE - On April 6, Amway joined the world in recognizing Global Health Day. Established in 1950 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations World Health Organization, Global Health Day raises awareness and mobilizes partners to address key global health issues. The intent of this important day closely aligns with Amway’s Corporate Social Responsibility belief – by using the best of our business and the passion of our people we can solve global challenges and improve individual communities all over the world.

Kit Kat Sugar Content To Be Cut By 10%, Says Nestle
Kit Kat Sugar Content To Be Cut By 10%, Says Nestle

PRESS RELEASE - Chocolate bars including famous brands such as Kit Kat, Yorkie and Aero will contain 10% less sugar by next year, manufacturer Nestle has announced. The sugar will be replaced with higher quantities of existing ingredients or other, non-artificial ingredients, and the amount of calories will be limited. It means about 7,500 tonnes less sugar will be used to make the confectioner's products by 2018.

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CVS Pharmacy Is First National Retail Pharmacy to Remove Artificial Trans Fats from All Exclusive Store Brand Food Products
CVS Pharmacy Is First National Retail Pharmacy to Remove Artificial Trans Fats from All Exclusive Store Brand Food Products

PRESS RELEASE - CVS Pharmacy is the first national retail pharmacy chain to announce the removal of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO), the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods, from all its exclusive store brands food products. The retailer now offers over 600 exclusive snack and grocery options which are free from artificial trans fats. This comes a year and a half ahead of the Food and Drug Administration's deadline of June 2018 for processed foods to be reformulated without artificial trans fats, underscoring the company's ongoing commitment to customers' health.

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