Points of Light Announces 2019 Honorees of The Civic 50 at Annual Conference

Initiative Honors Top Companies with Superior Community Engagement

JUN 17, 2019 – St. Paul, Minn. (June 17, 2019) – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announces The Civic 50 honorees of 2019, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 awards provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.

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DaVita to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Company enters into virtual power purchase agreements.

NEWS PROVIDED BY DaVita Inc. 

Shared via Cision PR Newswire Apr 25, 2019, 08:02 ET

 

DENVERApril 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — By 2022, DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) expects to use 100 percent renewable energy. The company has contracted with Longroad Energy on two virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) facilitating the development of clean energy projects in Texas. Together, DaVita’s share of these projects will generate as much renewable energy as the amount of electricity used by the company’s North American operations.

 

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CCSR Class Talks D&I

The March 20 session of CCSR (spring 2019 cohort) focused on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) as a key element of any Corporate Social Responsibility program. Companies often pursue CSR because their leaders recognize the potential for business to function in a way that serves all stakeholders well, not only shareholders. Businesses can start by committing to a diverse and inclusive work environment, to create an economy that enables all people to thrive, now and in the future.

Student prepared by taking at least one assessment offered by Project Implicit, a non-profit organization whose goal is to educate the public about hidden (implicit) biases.

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CCSR Course learns about B Corps

The February 6 session of Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility was a new addition to the CCSR course this semester. The session featured guest speakers Kara Peck, Director of Business Development at B Lab; and Jessica Saba, Media Relations and Corporate Responsibility Manager for 1908 Brands. Kara and Jess introduced students to the B Economy, including Certified B Corps, Benefit Corporations, and the B Impact Assessment.

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