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Connecting Cotton and Trees Signals Hope for Farmers in Haiti
Connecting Cotton and Trees Signals Hope for Farmers in Haiti

Press Release / Once the country's fourth largest agricultural export, cotton is making its comeback to Haiti after a 30-year absence. Today, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Pierre Marie Du Mény, announce the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop in Haiti which will help revitalize farming, boost the economy and contribute to environmental restoration through a link to tree planting. - 6 years ago

Nestlé Opens Bidding For Sustainability Prize
Nestlé Opens Bidding For Sustainability Prize

Press Release / Nestlé and Ashoka have today invited submissions for its 2018 Creating Shared Value (CSV) Prize, worth up to CHF 500'000. The CSV Prize is open to social enterprises, commercial enterprises and nonprofit entities. Applicants have a chance of winning a cash prize of CHF 400'000 to help grow their business further, a pitch opportunity at the World Water Forum in Brasil in 2018 and a prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. The Prize, launched in 2010, is a business-oriented initiative to help address challenges in nutrition, water and rural development supporting Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. - 6 years ago

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million
The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million

Press Release / UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced more than a $1 million pledge, through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance. - 6 years ago

PepsiCo And The PepsiCo Foundation Commit More Than $1 Million To Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Harvey
PepsiCo And The PepsiCo Foundation Commit More Than $1 Million To Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Harvey

Press Release / PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have announced a significant cash and product donation to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The company's commitment includes a $1 million grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to the American Red Cross to provide vital resources to hurricane victims across Texas and other impacted communities. Texas is home to more than 10,000 PepsiCo employees, who with the entire PepsiCo family, are prepared to help local authorities and disaster relief agencies marshal necessary resources to affected areas and address immediate needs. PepsiCo's business units are positioned to provide critical supplies, such as Aquafina purified drinking water, to impacted communities. - 6 years ago

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Disney Campaigns Recognized at Halo Awards
Disney Campaigns Recognized at Halo Awards

Press Release / Disney's Hour of Code tutorials, created in close collaboration with code.org, aim to inspire children of all ages to learn the basics of coding in a fun and engaging way. Since 2014, more than 42 million students in over 180 countries have tried a Disney Hour of Code tutorial. In 2016, Disney and code.org's Moana Hour of Code tutorial was recognized with a Gold Halo Award for Best Education Campaign and a Silver Award in the category of Best Digital Campaign. - 6 years ago

Local New Jersey Peaches Support Hunger Relief
Local New Jersey Peaches Support Hunger Relief

Press Release / Peach season is upon us – an abundance of fresh, plump and perfectly juicy peaches available at every turn, from local farmers’ markets to grocery stores. But each time consumers shop for this delicious fruit, they search for the perfect peach. What does this mean for New Jersey peach farmers? Six years ago, Campbell and the Food Bank of South Jersey decided to do something about it. - 6 years ago

REI Announces Force of Nature Fund Recipients
REI Announces Force of Nature Fund Recipients

Press Release / This year, we launched Force of Nature, an expansive public effort to create more opportunities for women and girls to enjoy the wild. Our goal: Make the outdoors the world’s largest level playing field. - 6 years ago

AT&T and Human Rights Campaign Introduce Live Proud on Campus
AT&T and Human Rights Campaign Introduce Live Proud on Campus

Press Release / AT&T is working with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to help the next generation of LGBT and allied leaders continue the fight for equality with AT&T’s first-ever Live Proud on Campus campaign. The campaign calls on college students 18 and over to submit a video pitch describing an LGBT-supportive project they’d like to see in place at their schools. The public will vote on fifteen semi-finalist videos to choose six finalists, and HRC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, will select 3 grand prize winners. - 6 years ago

Think Global. Act Local. Global Service Month at Cisco.
Think Global. Act Local. Global Service Month at Cisco.

Press Release / Fall is just around the corner, and communities around the world are preparing for change; for some, a change as they return to school, and for others, a change in the seasons. Cisco employees are also gearing up to “Be the Bridge” and become the change in their local communities. Enter our second annual Global Service Month. This month-long initiative, which runs the length of September, is an incredible opportunity to celebrate Cisco’s commitment to making a collective impact in the communities where we live, work and play. - 6 years ago

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Timberland Season of Service Celebrated Around the World
Timberland Season of Service Celebrated Around the World

Press Release / Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland celebrates the 25th anniversary of its award-winning Path of Service™ program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business. - 6 years ago

Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Great Nutritionist? Pepsi Wants to Know!
Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Great Nutritionist? Pepsi Wants to Know!

Press Release / Are you serious about smoothies? Nuts over nut butters? The person everyone turns to for a healthy recipe? Today is your lucky day. mindbodygreen and PepsiCo North America Nutrition—an internal division that encompasses PepsiCo’s flagship nutrition brands including Quaker, Tropicana, Naked, and KeVita—are launching a competition to find the Next Great Nutritionist! - 6 years ago

3 Ways Cisco is Celebrating World Humanitarian Day
3 Ways Cisco is Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

Press Release / Humanitarian crises persist around the world. Natural disasters and human conflict displace millions each year. These devastating incidents deprive innocent people access to our most basic human needs: adequate shelter, food, and clean water. Part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment is to empower nonprofits and social change agents worldwide to address these global challenges and positively impact the lives of 1 billion people by 2025. On World Humanitarian Day—celebrated every year on August 19—we join other organizations to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and rally support for people affected by crises around the globe. - 6 years ago

Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash
Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash

Press Release / GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results. General Motors joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings partnership, a group of more than 900 organizations aiming to become 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade and setting goals to develop strategies to conserve resources. Participating companies committed to cumulatively save $3.1 billion and 3.47 million metric tons of CO2. - 6 years ago

Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark
Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark

Press Release / Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations. The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generation capacity from the Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas — enough energy to meet the average power needs of 150 stores or 50,000 homes. - 6 years ago

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Goodwill Celebrates National Thrift Shop Day
Goodwill Celebrates National Thrift Shop Day

Press Release / Goodwill Industries International celebrates National Thrift Shop Day and encourages people across the nation to shop at Goodwill to do more than just snag great deals. With each purchase at Goodwill, shoppers contribute to programs that provide job placement, education, training, and career development that help people in the community earn jobs. - 6 years ago

Taking the City of Tomorrow from Fantasy to Reality - Together
Taking the City of Tomorrow from Fantasy to Reality - Together

Press Release / In San Francisco today, Ford convened the City of Tomorrow Symposium, a conference dedicated to diagnosing, analyzing and proposing solutions to the many challenges facing cities as they prepare for the future. The event gathered experts and enthusiasts in numerous fields – from politicians and urban planners to utility companies, academics and citizens – to discuss the key issues our cities need to address, and the need for extensive collaboration between government, local officials and the private sector. - 6 years ago

BioMar Celebrates 10 Years of Strategic Sustainability
BioMar Celebrates 10 Years of Strategic Sustainability

Press Release / Today at Aqua Nor 2017, the BioMar Group takes a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BioSustain™ concept. Sustainability has long been in the DNA of BioMar however the development of BioSustain firmly established the company as the forerunner in driving sustainable innovation through collaborative partnerships in the aquaculture industry. “At BioMar we are proud of our long history in sustainability”, said Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar Group, “over a decade ago we recognised the need to find sustainable solutions to fishmeal and fish oil and believed that ‘profit through sustainability’ was possible.” - 6 years ago

Disney Debuts #DreamBigPrincess Photography Campaign
Disney Debuts #DreamBigPrincess Photography Campaign

Press Release / A 19-year-old university student who published a children’s coding book to inspire more girls to pursue STEM fields… One of the first indigenous Samburu women elephant keepers in Africa, who works to help elephant orphans return to their natural habitat… An 11-year-old Brazilian girl who aims to become the first female world champion surfer from her native country… - 6 years ago

Visa’s “Everyone, Everywhere” Report Helps People Thrive
Visa’s “Everyone, Everywhere” Report Helps People Thrive

Press Release / Visa published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report titled “Everyone, Everywhere,” which demonstrates how one of the largest payment networks in the world is operating as a responsible, ethical and sustainable company while fulfilling its mission: to connect the world through its innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network and help enable individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Organized in five theme areas, the report includes the following highlights: - 6 years ago

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PepsiCo, Tops Friendly Markets and Feed the Children to Provide 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials for Rochester Families
PepsiCo, Tops Friendly Markets and Feed the Children to Provide 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials for Rochester Families

Press Release / PepsiCo and Tops Friendly Markets are partnering with Feed the Children today to provide 800 families in need with a week's worth of food and essentials – enough supplies to fill two large semi-trucks. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at Parking Lot 40, 1650 Lake Avenue. "We know families are beginning to prepare for a new school year and we want to help them get off to a great start by providing for some of their needs," said Bonnie Keith, account manager, west New York, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "Families should never have to wonder where their next meal is coming from and we're proud to continue our partnership with Feed the Children and Tops Friendly Markets to help the great people of Rochester." - 6 years ago