More than 1,200 Astellas Pharma employees worked together during a corporate meeting to help A Veterans Community, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide safe, stable housing to homeless veterans and their families. A staggering 17 percent of the homeless population in the U.S. are veterans. Research shows that the greatest risk factors for homelessness are lack of support and social isolation after discharge. Astellas employees assembled 1,800 care packages for homeless veterans, which will support the organization for the rest of the year.
For the third consecutive year, Novo Nordisk Turkey received the Turkish Ethics Award, ETİKA 2014, for high ethical business conduct. The ETİKA Award aims to recognise and publicly praise companies who value ethics and who are committed to operating in adherence to ethics and business morals, and to building ethical conduct in other companies.
FCA US LLC has been named a “Top Supporter” of engineering programs at the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine.
Salmon farmers in B.C. continue to reach significant milestones on their way to achieving 100% ‘Gold Standard’ third-party certification by 2020 with the announcement of two further salmon farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Cermaq Canada has announced that it is North America’s first salmon farming company to have achieved ASC certification for multiple farms. They are joining Marine Harvest Canada as the only suppliers of ASC certified salmon grown in North America.
GSK, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Save the Children today announced a partnership to protect the millions of children who are at risk of natural or man-made disasters.
Every day, 69 million children spend the day at child care or school. If disaster strikes during that time, 21 states and the District of Columbia lack basic preparedness standards to protect them in schools and child care centers, and 40% of American parents do not have an emergency plan. It took an astounding seven months to reunify the last child after Hurricane Katrina.
Today the Financial Solutions Lab (“FinLab”) announced nine financial technology innovators as the winners of its $3 million, inaugural competition aimed at identifying solutions that help households better manage their finances on a tight budget. Each winner will receive $250,000 in capital and additional resources to test and expand the availability of their products and services. Winners are building solutions to help people save, manage their finances, access short-term credit and reduce debt - addressing a financial challenge faced by more than one-third of Americans: cash
Bright Funds, the company that enables employee-empowered workplace giving, today announced that the company closed its Series Seed financing round led by Aspiration Growth. The financing will be used to further accelerate the company’s revenue growth through expanded marketing and sales, enhance its enterprise platform features, and build staff in key areas as its customer base scales.
Morgan Stanley announced today that it has closed on the issuance of a $500 million green bond, the Firm’s inaugural green bond and the latest step in the Firm’s ongoing strategy to advance market-based solutions to social and environmental challenges. Since 2006, the Firm has facilitated over $61 billion of capital for clean tech and renewable energy businesses.
Two Texas schools and one Florida middle school were the winners of the first “Big Problems Big Ideas” competition, a national program launched by The Taylor Wilson Thompson Family Foundation to encourage students to propose solutions to some of the issues that continue to challenge schools across the country. The three winning schools each received $3,000 from the Foundation, which is run by Taylor Thompson, a senior at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. Thompson also conceived of the “Big Problems Big Ideas” competition.