Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Creates Linked Network of Children’s Wellness Programming

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley today announced Healthy Newark, an innovative philanthropic program connecting several local nonprofits, schools and hospitals to deliver a linked package of the building blocks to a healthy childhood.  Morgan Stanley will work with its local and national partners to help as many as 3,000 Newark, N.J., children and their families.

Newark becomes the third location for Healthy Cities, a Morgan Stanley program that creates a coordinated network providing the wellness, nutrition and play resources that can underpin a child’s healthy start in life.  Earlier this month, Morgan Stanley announced Chicago and Oakland, Calif., as other Healthy Cities target areas. Continue reading

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Grupo Financiero Banorte’s Economic Performance Unveiled in 2013 Annual Report

June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Grupo Financiero Banorte presented its 2013 Annual Report with the results of its economic, social and environmental performance under the G4 methodology of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and its Financial Supplement.

Related to its economic performance, the Group formalized an alliance with its partner IBM, with whom the institution is undertaking an ambitious program to evolve towards a business model that covers the following objectives:

  • Consolidate a client-oriented strategic and comprehensive focus.
  • Align processes, technology and employees to future needs.
  • Offer comprehensive and tailored financial solutions by Segments, Products and Service Channels.
  • Offer a unique experience to Banorte’s customers through the development of multichannel strategies.

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Health in Action at Sanofi US

My name is Mike Sokol, and I joined Sanofi in 2013 as the VP of Employee Wellness.  I lead the team that is responsible for designing, implementing, and measuring our comprehensive and fully integrated health and wellness initiative for our employees and their families, called Health in Action, working collaboratively with my colleagues in US Health Benefits.

The goal is to create a culture of health by promoting a healthy work environment and providing our employees and dependents with the tools and resources we need to manage our health along the entire health care continuum.

I am a physician and executive with more than 20 years of professional experience, primarily in large healthcare corporations. As my post-graduate training and board certification are in preventive medicine, my primary interest is improving the health and well-being of populations. Continue reading

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Baxter’s Fifteenth Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Innovative Programs and Sustainable Design

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 15th annual Sustainability Report, available at, detailing the company’s progress creating social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

“Baxter’s vitality as a healthcare enterprise, and our ability to deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders, depends on our embrace of the new,” said Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Baxter’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This includes not only the scientific innovations that define our service to patients and caretakers; it also encompasses new ways of doing business that advance our goals as a publicly traded company and global corporate citizen.” Continue reading

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"Project Last Mile" Expands to Improve Availability of Life-Saving Medicines in Additional Regions of Africa

ATLANTA, June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the expansion of “Project Last Mile” to include 10 African countries over the next five years.

This public-private partnership – currently focused on Tanzania and Ghana – applies Coca-Cola’s logistic, supply chain, distribution and marketing expertise to help African governments maximize the ability to get critical medicines and medical supplies the “last mile” to those who need it most in remote communities in Africa. Continue reading

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Elsevier Appoints Dr. Peter Edelstein as Chief Medical Officer

Philadelphia, PA, June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that Peter Edelstein, MD, has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer.

“Dr. Edelstein brings deep clinical and business experience to our team at Elsevier,” said Jay Katzen, President, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “We will look for him to help us improve the way we engage with hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers as they seek best-of-suite solutions to meet their workflow and evidence-based practice needs.”

Edelstein is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has more than 35 years of experience practicing medicine and in healthcare administration. Edelstein was in private practice for several years before serving on the surgical faculty at Stanford University, where he focused on gastrointestinal, oncologic and trauma surgery. He then spent more than a decade as an executive in the Silicon Valley medical device industry. Edelstein’s most recent role was as Chief Medical Officer for the healthcare business at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a Reed Elsevier company. He is also the author of the recently published book, ‘Own Your Cancer: A Take-Charge Guide for the Recently Diagnosed & Those Who Love Them’. Continue reading

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AT&T Highlights Supply Chain Engagement, Energy and Water Efficiency and Tackling High School Graduation Rates in 2013 Sustainability Update

DALLAS, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Environmental and social sustainability takes many forms at AT&T. The company invites interested parties to learn more about the company’s community activities by engaging with its website, People | Planet | Possibilities, which shares ongoing updates through videossocial media and blogs.

To complement these frequent updates, AT&T today released a condensed Annual Update of key topics that links to an online library of details on more than 30 key areas, including:

  • Supporting students most in need;
  • Addressing resource challenges like water use;
  • Exploring the power of technology through the future of “Smart Buildings;”
  • Hearing from employees who are passionate about serving their communities; and
  • Working with suppliers to reduce environmental and social impacts.

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Mobilizing a More Sustainable World

Our world is built on connections, with each other, with information, with entertainment. At work, at home and in our cars, we are continuously connected, increasingly mobile and constantly building new networks. We’re driven to mobilize every aspect of this world to make it work even better for you. And as we do so, we look for ways our voice, our expertise, and our technology can help find answers to some of our society’s challenging problems.

For instance, we’re more committed than ever to working with educators, nonprofits and entrepreneurs to improve learning opportunities for students and make them a success in school and ready for careers. Together with Environmental Defense Fund, we’ve developed a toolkit that could save businesses 28 billion gallons of water annually if scaled across U.S. commercial buildings. We drive responsibly as well; with one of the largest commercial fleets in the U.S., we have more than 8,000 alternative-fuel vehicles deployed, helping us avoid using 12.4 million gallons of gasoline since 2009. And we continue to advocate passionately about the perils of texting while driving. Continue reading

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