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CNH Industrial México Supports Cáritas de Querétaro With Tree Planting Initiative

CNH Industrial

The  CNH Industrial  manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico teamed up with  Cáritas de Querétaro and organized a tree planting day to promote environmental awareness and sustainability in the community of El Salitre, Querétaro. CNH de México purchased and delivered 212 fruit trees which were planted by members of the local community and CNH Industrial volunteers in July. Noé Ruvalcaba, Human Resources Director of CNH de México, “This tree planting event was a great way to continue our partnership with Cáritas de Querétaro and to connect with our local communities. Thanks to CNH Industrial’s Solidarity Fund initiative, we’ve been able to support our community through various community engagement programs.” View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from CNH Industrial on

July 23, 2021 04:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Subaru Park Camden Mini-Pitch Opens in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Subaru of America

The Subaru Park Camden Mini-Pitch is a part of SOA’s commitment to  Empower Camden  and to being a good neighbor to the residents of its hometown. It is also one of the ways the automaker is carrying out its  Subaru Loves the Earth  commitment – reducing waste and preserving natural spaces for future generations. Continue reading here View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Subaru of America on

July 23, 2021 02:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting


There’s much to celebrate in the advancement of climate-informed investment decisions.  This is largely owing to the growth of actionable data that measures climate and environmental risk and opportunities — the “E” in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). However, there is little captured about “S,” which means that these climate-informed decisions can be made without considering social impacts. The lack of clear, measurable data to identify and assess social considerations like justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion can lead to unintended consequences, maladaptation, and divestments from underserved communities, making  communities even more vulnerable  than they are today.  In this article, we present a more robust definition of social impact, identify the considerations necessary for understanding social impact, and present a method to quantify the potential social impact of climate-informed investment decisions. Existing quantification of “S” in GRESB Real Estate The GRESB Real Estate framework does integrate social as part of its assessment. For standing investments, where the performance component encompasses 70 percent of the total score, 11 percent of the component’s score is dedicated to the “S.” In the framework, social is defined as: “indicators related to the entity’s relationship with and impact on its stakeholders and direct social impact of its activities.”  The social questions in the GRESB Real Estate assessment are mostly geared towards building tenants, not community stakeholders. As such, social risk factors center on issues such as tenants’ decisions to leave a particular area, limited labor supply should people choose to leave, and certain markets are becoming ‘less attractive’ due to climate change. Data that accounts for social impact in real estate is not currently abundant and leaves many investors without sufficient information to make informed and equitable decisions.  Social impact is significant in real estate. The  population’s vulnerability and resilience  largely determine the impacts of climate change on communities. Real estate investors and companies have a critical role in bolstering municipal resilience through investment in areas exposed to climate hazards. Conversely, investors and companies may exacerbate vulnerability by redlining certain communities (reducing the city’s ability to finance adaptation measures) or even by driving  climate gentrification.  Enhanced social impact data is essential to help real estate investors understand existing social vulnerabilities and the potential for their decisions to exacerbate these vulnerabilities and inequities further — or, more positively — to promote community or city-wide adaptive capacity and resilience.   Near-term opportunities to center “S” Bridging this gap requires a revision of these frameworks to ensure that social risks to communities are factored into climate-informed investment decision-making. In the interim, here are actionable steps investors can take to benefit communities and provide far-reaching long-term  sustainability to private investments: Engage community members early (through paid collaboration efforts) to understand historical and current social inequities Give community members a voice in those business decisions that impact community adaptation and resilience and empower their place-based ideas. Consider each asset’s broader community dependencies in physical risk and adaptive capacity assessments. Implement a holistic, collaborative, and place-based approach to enhance resilience, investment returns, and social equity “To survive this next phase of our human existence, we will need to restructure our social and economic systems to develop collective resilience.” – Colette Pichon Battle, Esq., Executive Director of The Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy (Pichon Battle, Colette. “An Offering from the Bayou”. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, & Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson, One World, 2020.) Step 1: Redefine “S” to more effectively account for past, current and future social impacts To create collective resilience, real estate investors should not simply consider the needs of communities that have been marginalized by systemic oppression and subject to systemic inequities but intentionally center these communities’ needs within the decisions made on climate action. Ultimately, there is no collective resilience without collaborating upon a future in which the most vulnerable communities are considered first and foremost. Decisions made by institutions or asset managers, whether to mitigate climate risk via divestment from a community or to invest in community resilience, have societal implications. Even when investing in an area to improve the community in which a company operates, it’s important to understand social data for a variety of time horizons (historical, current, and future).  Investing in resilience without this essential data and understanding past inequities can lead to unintended consequences such as climate gentrification, forced migration, and abandonment. When municipalities and private companies invest in green and resilient infrastructure, for instance, the same patterns of  climate gentrification  can occur. Lower-income households can be priced out of neighborhoods that are becoming more resilient. Climate gentrification has already affected numerous cities in the United States, including Miami, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana, as lower-income communities of color are being  priced out  of high elevation areas less prone to flooding.  Understanding past injustices and assessing potential impacts of climate risks and adaptation actions to communities is essential; not doing so can further existing inequities. It can perpetuate investment decisions based on climate risk reduction for investors and companies yet exacerbate climate and social risks for the surrounding or dependent communities. This makes already at-risk and often underserved communities even more vulnerable to climate change and systemic social injustices.  Secondly, lack of disclosure requirements perpetuates the low quality or absence of data on social equity, which allows a blind eye to be turned to social issues. Integrating social data into these decisions is imperative to understanding those impacts and planning the most equitable and economical way possible.  Why should businesses and communities care about equitable community adaptation? Benefits that businesses bring to cities, such as jobs, tax revenue and services, are key incentives for cities to improve their adaptive capacity and overall resilience. And businesses are reliant on public infrastructure, labor, essential services, and environmental policies to support and guide their operations. The coordination between cities, businesses, and community members leads to  better resilience citywide. All sectors benefit from a greater understanding of each other’s climate change risks and adaptation actions, and companies can help reduce citywide risks by embedding local community-driven adaptation needs within their business operations Step 2: Consider the interconnections of “E” and “S” Real assets are essential resources for communities during emergencies. For example, in the wake of extreme weather events, hotels can serve as staging areas/command centers for emergency management and emergency shelters for those who have experienced housing damage and loss. The COVID-19 pandemic created similar needs, and commercial real estate was important in helping the broader community stay afloat.  For example, Marriott and other hoteliers  supported high-risk community members, primarily frontline healthcare workers and individuals without a permanent residence. The “Hospitality for Hope Initiative,” organized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, allowed hotels to offer a needed resource while gaining occupants at a typically discounted rate during a time of economic instability. The financial, social, and reputational benefits of helping the broader community created real value.  Commercial real estate also played a role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Members of REALPAC, a Canadian real property leadership association,  committed vacant real estate for vaccination  or other medical services to reduce burdens on healthcare spaces.  These positive, community-level outcomes are just the start. Assisting asset owners in transitioning from episodic support of community emergency needs to contribute to broader, ongoing community stewardship consistently is the goal.  Similarly, in June of this year, Amazon opened its first  Disaster Relief Hub  in Atlanta, storing emergency supplies to quickly help frontline community partners respond to natural disasters across the south-eastern U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America. This launch is an example of a global company investing in a local hub that can serve multiple jurisdictions quickly, efficiently, and at a scale that isn’t possible for these jurisdictions to respond individually.  Other cities are investing in  Resilience Hubs  to serve as safe, welcoming community centers that provide essential resources and community support during times of crisis. Before investments like these are made in local communities, community members must play an active role in these decisions early in the process to design and implement them based on the community’s needs.  When the physical risk assessment performed during  climate scenario analysis  considers each property’s broader community, the interrelationship between the community’s resilience or vulnerability to climate risk — and the resilience or vulnerability of a particular property — becomes clearer.  The property often depends on its surrounding community for water, power, access, and essential services, and the property’s vulnerability and resilience are linked with that of the community. Assessments of the community’s risks, adaptive capacity, and resilience are integral to understanding an asset’s overall vulnerability, adaptive capacity, and value at risk. Because climate scenario analysis is a fundamental aspect of any TCFD analysis, there is a great risk to any company not assessing these factors in the surrounding community. Step 3: Quantify “S” as part of a holistic climate risk assessment Considering environmental and social equity factors leads to more effective and ethical decision-making, particularly from a climate risk perspective. Based on our research, it is evident that not including data on the risks that investors carry for the community and the opportunity investors have to improve the community in investment decision-making can inhibit mutually beneficial opportunities for resilience and risk reduction. Conversely, we found that investor engagement in communities exposed to climate change creates the opportunity to help build the economic and social strength needed to adapt to climate change. The only resilient future — the only truly sustainable future — is an equitable future in which we prosper together. Author Bios: WSP USA  Hannah Slodounik  served as the lead author of this article from the WSP USA Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change (SECC) practice. She is a Senior Sustainability Consultant within SECC and has nearly ten years of experience working to implement sustainability strategy across organizations and using sustainability assessment frameworks, including GRESB. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Wake Forest University, a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Redlands, and is a member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and Women in Climate Tech. Corporate climate resilience practitioners Emily Wasley, Practice Leader, and Dr. Susan Kemball-Cook, Senior Project Director of SECC, were contributing authors.  The Climate Service Tory Grieves  served as the lead author of this article from The Climate Service. She is the VP of Analytics for The Climate Service (TCS), where she utilizes her technical expertise in both environmental science and business to guide TCS’ approach to assessing the climate risk of real assets and financial instruments. Grieves holds MBA and Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degrees from Yale University and graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from Hamilton College. Additional contributors from TCS were Devyn Parks, Technical Account Manager; Lauren Rosenfeld, VP of People & Social Responsibility; Katherine Taylor, Senior Climate Risk Analyst; and Allie Thompson, Project Lead.   This article was written by  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from WSP on

July 23, 2021 02:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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An Office Clean Out Provides Thousands of Binders to Students in Need

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

What started as an office cleanout turned into a donation of more than 3,000 binders to help local schools. “COVID has hit a lot of families hard – especially financially - which has made it difficult for parents to acquire necessary school supplies for their children. This donation will help a the children of Newark get some necessary school supplies they need." - Resource Recovery Specialist Kelsey DuBois. #PSEGProud #community #donations #corporatesocialresponsibility #ESG View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) on

July 23, 2021 02:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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FedEx Celebrates EBC, Winner of the 2021 Fedex Access Award in Romania

FedEx Corporation

With their sustainable business idea of producing 100% organic composition batteries made of Aloe Vera, this junior company of 4 high school students impressed the jury. Congratulations EBC, another winner of the 2021 FedEx Access Award in Romania, in collaboration with Junior Achievement. To all our winners in Europe - We believe you will go far! View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from FedEx Corporation on

July 23, 2021 02:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Building Trust and Improving Care in Underserved Communities


Build it, and they will come. But, will they really? Sometimes, the challenge of ensuring vulnerable communities get the healthcare they need goes beyond just access and affordability. It's about truly understanding the community you're serving and going the extra mile to meet them in settings where they're most comfortable. Communities of color, immigrants and refugees experience myriad socioeconomic, cultural, language and other barriers to care. And consequently, they bear a disproportionate burden of disease. And ironically, well-intentioned as they may be, some healthcare clinics attempting to address this problem can actually add more barriers. By entering a community without understanding local contexts or making inaccurate assumptions, residents may see certain actions as intrusive and shy away from these programs. Ms. Jewelean Jackson knows well the struggles of both community members and the healthcare centers trying to serve them. As a 73-year-old Black Minnesota resident and former board chair of the University of Minnesota Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC), Ms. Jackson's perspective is unique, having been a member of the healthcare center and a patient herself. She's seen firsthand the reluctance, for example, of the Black community to be vaccinated against COVID-19, due largely to a distrust of the healthcare system. "I often have to act as a cultural broker between the communities I serve and the people who have a proverbial seat at the table, because I understand both sides," said Ms. Jackson. "As healthcare providers, we need to infuse cultural sensitivity into our services, ensure patients can get care where they are most comfortable, and provide the necessary education that helps bridge the gap between 'we know best' and 'we're here to serve you.' CUHCC understands that you need to put patients in the driver's seat." CUHCC is dedicated to breaking down these barriers, building trust and creating a healthier community. Abbott has partnered with CUHCC to help deliver health care outside the clinic walls, meeting people where they live and gather. With grant funding from the Abbott Fund, their mobile clinic has provided COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, conducted chronic disease screening and treatment for hypertension and diabetes, and established a virtual care model — all while keeping patients and their individual needs at the center. With the grant, the clinic was also able to hire a new mobile health program director – Opeyemi (Opy) Adesida. Previously a physician in Nigeria working in mobile pop-up clinics, Adesida also emphasizes the importance of having a full understanding of a community's diverse population and needs when providing care. "I've seen firsthand the impact of building trust with a community, mobilizing health care and decreasing barriers to address economic disadvantages and health disparities," said Adesida. "These mobile clinics give us new and effective ways to continue engaging those with the highest needs while also lowering barriers to providing care." The CUHCC mobile clinic and Adesida are working with key community partners to address specific outreach and care needs of the most vulnerable and underserved populations. These partnerships allow the clinic to reach more patients, link them to existing resources and deliver preventive and culturally appropriate care and services, such as: Recording a video in Spanish with a CUHCC provider to share information around the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for the Latino community; Organizing a mobile vaccination event at Masjid Rawdah (Somali Cultural Institute) in preparation for the month-long celebration of Ramadan; and Providing health education and transportation to CUHCC to encourage minority groups to get vaccinated. Hosting a special vaccination event for 17 Somali Imams (religious leaders in the Muslim faith) from across Minnesota. With the Abbott Fund's support, CUHCC has distributed almost 100 blood pressure home kits, provided more than 5,200 COVID-19 vaccine doses, and administered more than 2,100 COVID-19 tests to those who might not have otherwise sought care. We're encouraged by the success of this partnership, which exemplifies Abbott's ongoing commitment to health equity. For more information about Abbott's work to advance health equity in the U.S., click  here. We also have longstanding, significant work in other countries around the world – you can find out more and see examples at, and also on the  Social Impact  section of our site. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Abbott on

July 23, 2021 11:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Alkermes Announces Recipients of 2021 Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program


DUBLIN, July 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced the 2021 recipients of grants from the company’s signature Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program. Grants were awarded to 11 nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer, including programs serving historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, women and people impacted by the U.S. criminal justice system. “Now in its fifth year, the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program exemplifies our long-standing commitment to supporting organizations that seek to address patient needs beyond those directly related to their treatment. This year’s program prioritized funding for programs designed to support communities whose needs may be exacerbated by population-based health disparities,” said Richard Pops, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. “We are proud to support this year’s grantees, who are working on the frontlines to bring unique and innovative resources to people living with complex conditions who may benefit from support outside of what healthcare systems typically provide.” 2021 Grant Recipient Organizations and Programs: The Artistic Recovery ’s program will provide free online recovery support through a series of videos, podcasts and blogs. People in recovery will create content designed to support those in early recovery from substance use disorder. Individuals will have the opportunity to practice social skills while sober to increase their confidence to participate in everyday life without the need for drugs or alcohol. The program activities and resource topics include cooking, nutrition, art projects, faith, fitness, music lessons, song writing and virtual recovery support sessions. Cancer Research Institute ’s Immunotherapy Summit will feature Spanish-speaking experts and patients who are members of the Hispanic and Latinx communities to raise awareness of immuno-oncology (I-O) as a cancer treatment option, connect patients and caregivers with top I-O experts, and empower patients to discuss I-O treatment options with their healthcare providers. Participants will be able to listen to a patient panel discussion in Spanish to hear about others’ I-O treatment experiences and meet with a clinical trials navigator to learn about clinical trials for which they may be eligible. The Council of State Governments Justice Center will promote Community Responder Programs (CRPs) to reduce involvement with the U.S. criminal justice system and improve access to treatment for people with serious mental illness and addiction. CRPs dispatch health professionals in response to 911 calls involving people in a behavioral health crisis. Written guidance will be developed to inform local CRP efforts and converted into an online, interactive tool for communities. The program will engage under-resourced communities to inform development of the tool and help make CRPs available to communities nationwide. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will focus its program on increasing access to no-cost peer support groups for Black individuals living with depression or bipolar disorder with the purpose of mitigating negative mental health outcomes that may be exacerbated by systemic racism. The program also includes development of additional resources to support this work more broadly through DBSA’s local chapter network.  Imerman Angels ’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Ambassadors program will expand services and increase outreach to provide cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers in traditionally underserved BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities comfort and understanding through a personalized, one-on-one connection with a peer who has received, or who has a loved one who has received, the same diagnosis. National Ovarian Cancer Coalition plans to enhance and expand its Animated Patient’s Guide to Ovarian Cancer for Improved Health Outcomes to include two new modules: Understanding Clinical Trials and Understanding Biomarkers and Genetic Mutations. Designed for patients, families and the public at large, the program will also provide an expert-authored, evidence-based education series for healthcare professionals based on recommendations from the American Medical Association for patient communication and education. National Sheriffs’ Educational Foundation ’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Sheriff-to-Sheriff Peer Mentoring Program will guide sheriffs and jail administrators seeking practical examples for implementing MAT for justice-involved individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental illness. Through peer mentoring, the program will seek to identify strategies to overcome barriers, provide proper treatment and ensure that continuation-of-care plans are implemented upon reentry into society after incarceration. The goal of this program is to increase the recovery rate and reduce recidivism for justice-involved individuals by enhancing care delivery in jails and upon reentry. Patriot PAWS Service Dogs conducts a Veteran Outreach and Team Training Program that empowers veterans to create support networks, prepares them for receiving service dogs and ensures that veterans are utilizing available resources. The organization’s Prison Training Program teaches inmates the skill of training service dogs, which they can use upon their release back into society as a means for employment, while providing inmates with a fulfilling purpose during their time in prison. Through Patriot PAWS Programs, veterans and inmates can regain lost independence and emotional stability. SHE RECOVERS Foundation (SRF) will conduct Mental Health Mondays, a series of virtual one-hour educational sessions designed to support the health and well-being of women experiencing addiction and/or serious mental illness. The webinars will be delivered by content experts, including clinicians and individuals with lived experience. Topics will be gleaned from consultation with SRF’s population-based support groups – including Black, Indigenous and women of color; LGBTQ+ individuals; veterans and first responders; healthcare professionals; and individuals living with mood and anxiety disorders. Sound Mind Live ’s Road to Recovery Community Outreach Program partners with touring artists of color who are affected by mental illness to increase awareness of and access to mental health resources for communities of color. These artists serve as crucial role models by telling their own stories while on tour, encouraging audiences in their communities to seek support and treatment. With a focus on cities with the greatest income inequality, these tours increase access to free mental health resources and services for underserved and underrepresented communities around the country through partnerships with community-based mental health organizations. We Bloom ’s five Recovery Cafés across the state of Indiana offer services catered toward building social and emotional health, community connectedness and recovery capital with a focus on holistic, long-term recovery that supports its members beyond treatment. The Recovery Cafés’ services include peer support, resources and daily meals, and activities and classes to support, empower and encourage members on their journey of recovery from substance use disorders, mental illness, trauma, grief, loss, poverty, homelessness and/or family violence. More than 250 applications were submitted for this highly-competitive program. Submissions were evaluated based on a set of pre-determined criteria, including a focus on people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer; clearly defined needs, objectives, activity format, mode of delivery and intended audience; and relevance to historically under-resourced or underrepresented communities. Grant recipients were selected by Alkermes. “Over the past year we have seen increased stigma related to mental health and reduced access to care in historically marginalized communities. In our experience, artists’ voices and platforms can have a profound impact on fostering more positive cultural narratives around mental health,” said Chris Bullard, Executive Director of Sound Mind Live, a 2021 grant recipient. “Funding from the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program will enable us to work with artists who identify with these communities to leverage the power of music and the arts to build community and open dialogue.” Since 2016, the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program has awarded more than $4 million in funding to innovative programs that support the needs of those impacted by serious diseases in our areas of focus. For more information on the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program, please visit About Alkermes plc Alkermes plc is a fully-integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products focused on addiction, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of product candidates in development for neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes’ website at   ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS is a registered service mark of Alkermes, Inc. Alkermes Contacts: For Investors: Alex Braun, +1 781 296 9493 For Media: Gretchen Murphy, +1 781 609 6419 ### View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Alkermes on

July 23, 2021 11:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CBRE Receives Gold Award in Ministry of Defence's Employer Recognition Scheme

CBRE Group, Inc.

LONDON, July 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The UK business of global real estate advisor, CBRE, has been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence. CBRE is the first property services provider to achieve this accolade, which recognises organisations which employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. To win an award, organisations must provide ten extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, Reserves, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces. Organisations must also advocate the benefits of supporting those within the Armed Forces community by encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and engage in the Employer Recognition Scheme. Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty, said: “I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times. The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.” We recognise that those who have served in the Armed Forces – or continue to serve in some capacity – bring valuable skillsets and ways of thinking to our industry and we are delighted that our efforts in professionally supporting this community have been recognised. CBRE’s Armed Forces Network has been integral in our journey to the Gold Award and I encourage other organisations to consider forming a similar community.  We are thrilled to have been recognised as an exemplar within our industry, and the first real estate practice to have received the ERS Gold Award. CBRE’s approach to the defence community will continue to bring real benefits to veterans, reservists and families, and to our business. Now we have the opportunity to work with and support others in our industry in stepping up their defence community activity. Lucy Sulkin PR and Communications Director T +44 (0) 20 7182 2134/M +44 (0)7775 111 721 Miranda Walters Communications Director +44 2071822506/M +44 (0) 7825 022 068 Charlotte Kenna Senior Communications Executive +44 (0) 20 7182 2028/M +44 (0)7799 717 813 View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from CBRE Group, Inc. on

July 23, 2021 11:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LA Galaxy Team Up With Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center’s Hope Street Margolis Family Center to Host Youth Soccer Camps at Dignity Health Sports Park


AEG’s LA Galaxy recently teamed up with Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center’s Hope Street Margolis Family Center) to host a series of youth soccer camps for 60 youth ages 8-18 at Dignity Health Sport Park in Carson, Calif.   Starting this past month, on select Fridays throughout the summer, groups of 20 youth participants (per session) who enrolled in the Hope Street summer program, spent the afternoon enjoying a specially designed LA Galaxy Youth Soccer Clinic in which they worked directly with club coaching staff and LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo. The soccer clinic was followed by lunch and a tour of Dignity Health Sports Park. “We are so grateful that the children at the Hope Street Margolis Family Center will have the opportunity to participate in soccer clinics with members of the LA Galaxy organization,” states Alina Moran, President, California Hospital Medical Center. “This unique partnership not only provides the children with memories that will last them a lifetime, but it also represents the importance of investing in the communities we serve, particularly the younger population." “The success of these youth soccer camps with Hope Street Margolis Family Center are a perfect example of listening to the specific needs of our surrounding communities and partners and collaborating together to make a meaningful impact,” said Katie Pandolfo, general manager of Dignity Health Sports Park. “We know how difficult this past year has been for families – and especially youth – in our community, and we are proud to be able to create a special experience for these kids.” The LA Galaxy youth soccer clinics for Hope Street will continue on July 23 and conclude on August 6. Hope Street Margolis Family Center (HSMFC) is a community health, education, and recreation resource of Dignity Health- California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a non-profit hospital that has served Los Angeles since 1887. HSMFC was established in 1992 in collaboration with UCLA as a community benefit program of California Hospital Medical Center. In collaboration with a broad array of community partners, HSMFC serves over 5,000 at-risk children and parents each year through a comprehensive continuum of in-home and center-based early education, parenting, health, mental health, developmental, literacy, youth development, child welfare, case management, and social services. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from AEG on

July 23, 2021 11:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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