Founding Chairs from Quest Diagnostics, Drew University, and the Borough of Madison receive award from NJ State Senator Richard Codey CECP CEO Daryl Brewster delivers keynote to CEOs on the business value of doing good, recognizing Madison as a model
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations from across the nation have been selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program, with the total impact touching 99 facilities. Through the program, participating nonprofit hospitals and medical programs can provide complimentary, roundtrip airline tickets to families who are facing serious illness and need to travel for specialized medical care. Being able to fly for free to receive the best medical treatment available eases the financial burden on families, giving those who are already facing so much one less thing to worry about. In 2014, Southwest will provide more than $2.8 million in free transportation to caregivers and patients seeking medical treatment. For a full list of 2014 participants, please visit www.southwest.com/medicalgrant.
Bacardi considers global environmental innovation part of its DNA. Our goal with the Good Spirited program is to return to the environment at least as much as we take away. We’re setting a sustainability standard for others in the spirits industry to follow.
This year SAP is honored to have two videos in the 2013 Boston College Corporate Citizenship Film Festival and voting is now open. Final day for voting is 2/7.
Decision underscores CVS Caremark's role in the evolving health care marketplace; Company pledges to help millions of Americans quit smoking through robust national campaign CVS Caremark announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
Feb. 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Just how material are environmental, social, and governance issues becoming to the bottom line? Recent evidence increasingly says, very material. The latest exhibit is a new report, 10 Companies to Watch in 2014, published by Sustainalytics, the responsible and sustainable investment research firm. This report examines companies from ten industry sectors, including energy, financials, food and beverage, telecomm, and industrials, and grades their investment potential through an ESG filter. What’s of real interest here is that the report is a mix of positive and negative ratings, with very detailed reviews of ESG opportunities and risks, of companies that are taking proactive action to address such issues, and those that are not. Examples are given of specific ESG issues and how they will affect operational and reputational factors in the coming year, with ratings from negative to positive, overall ESG scores, and rankings of relative positions within respective industries. It makes for some very insightful and very useful reading. Sustainalytics’ 10 Companies to Watch in 2014 is a must-read to guide investors in making profitable choices in the coming year, and in avoiding unprofitable ones. I’m John Howell for 3Bl Media.
Protecting the natural resources we use to create our brands, at every step along the value chain, is central to our corporate responsibility. We’ve always set the bar high. Now, we’re taking our solid, sustainable foundation to the next level with Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future. We are leading by example, building consumer confidence and trust. Our customers can enjoy our top-quality spirits brands knowing Bacardi cares a great deal about the environment, our suppliers and our employees.
Everywhere Bacardi Limited does business, sustainability is something that’s not just encouraged – it’s expected. Today, on the 152nd anniversary of its founding, family-owned Bacardi rolls out an ambitious sustainability campaign globally. Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future launches across the more than 150 markets where Bacardi sells its brands, including more than 75 offices and 27 manufacturing and bottling facilities, touching each employee.
Cisco is once again sponsoring the DoGooder Video Awards, which recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. New this year is a category for young do-gooders, aged 12 to 21, who best communicated their thoughts on pressing social issues in a way that inspired others. Video submissions will be accepted via the contest website until February 15, in the following categories: The ImpactX Award: honoring those videos that have demonstrated impact for their causes. The Best Nonprofit Video Award: honoring nonprofit organizations using video to make change. The Funny for Good Award: Recognizing effective use of comedy to make people laugh and take action. The Most Inspiring Youth Media Award: For youth who best communicated their thoughts on pressing social issues in a way that inspired others.
The medical insurance industry has long argued that hospital pricing is the major driver behind health care premiums. A new report looks at why some hospitals have more negotiating power than others when it comes to setting fees for inpatient services. It also confirms what many have suspected: that hospitals charging higher prices do not necessarily rank higher in quality of care than lower-priced hospitals. The study, conducted by Health Affairs for the nonpartisan National Institute for Health Care Reform, found that higher-priced hospitals received 60 percent more dollars for inpatient care than lower-priced ones. On some metrics, such as 30-day readmissions and postsurgical deaths, higher-priced hospitals performed worse than low-priced ones. On other measures, such as 30-day mortality, they performed the same. However, higher-priced hospitals scored significantly better on reputation rankings and had a market dominance, a 28 percent share. These factors caused the report’s authors to conclude that higher-priced hospitals are a priority for insurance networks who must accept their higher pricing. Some qualifiers were noted: higher-priced hospitals were more likely to treat low-income patients, offer an extensive array of specialized services, and provide more medical education opportunities than the lower priced ones. But the report illustrates why the fee-for-service model for health care is undergoing radical revision in the Affordable Care Act era. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.