Grab a hat and get ready to hold onto it as we explain who was deemed the #movie biz’s best ROI—and how one of today’s biggest stars was ranked the worst.
Harrison Ford has one space-boot in the Star Wars franchise and a sandy shoe planted in the Indiana Jones series. As of 2016, his massive catalog of movies has generated $4.71 billion, making him the indisputable box office king. However, Harrison Ford is not the most profitable star in the galaxy. No, if producers want true ...
Pledge of $500,000 Will Enable Red Cross to Prepare and Respond to Disasters SOURCE: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
DESCRIPTION:October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The American Red Cross announced that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and #Business solutions organization, has pledged $500,000 to support Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). The pledge is in response to damage caused by Hurricane ...
Crews From the Midwest Traveling to Florida to Help Get the Lights Back On SOURCE: Duke Energy
DESCRIPTION:By Jessica Wells
Mike Volrich will celebrate 30 years with Duke Energy next week, but he is still finding new opportunities. On Monday, he traveled to Florida to work a hurricane for the first time.
He has worked countless ice storms and tornadoes in Indiana throughout his career, and although they have different hazards, he approaches them all with the same mindset.
Here’s your weekly roundup of some of the stories we covered at Fast Company. Uber’s traffic data is now available to the public Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to deliver pizzas via self-driving cars Mattress Mack is the hero Houston needs right now
Here’s your weekly roundup of some of the stories we covered at Fast Company.
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SOURCE: Merck & Co., Inc.
DESCRIPTION:Merck has been inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) at a ceremony that showcased the company’s #Commitment to #economic inclusion and supplier diversity.
As one of 27 member companies, Merck joins an exclusive group of U.S.-based corporations that have attained $1 billion or more in annual supply-chain #Diversity spend.
"We are honored to become part of the Billion Dollar Roundtable," says Quentin Roach, chief procurement officer, ...
Beginning in September, Ann Arbor, Michigan residents who order a Domino’s pizza may find it gets delivered in a self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid, reports Reuters. The experiment is one of many Ford is making to see how self-driving vehicles can “improve the movement of people and goods.” The randomly selected Ann Arbor Domino’s customers who get to have their … Continue reading “Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to deliver pizzas via self-driving cars”
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Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future is one of #electric vehicles, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.
Unlike those of the first Ford automobile, for example, the biggest moments of 21st century products are captured for posterity.
Much has already been said and written about the global #Impact of the iPhone. I won’t add to the pile of superlatives. But given how important the device has become over the past decade, it’s fun to watch the footage on and leading up to the day the iPhone launched a decade ago on June 29, 2007.
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Ford Motor Co. is the second major automaker in recent weeks to make the news for focusing on sustainably sourced #Materials for use in manufacturing. Ford is evaluating plastics made stronger by #Bamboo fiber for interior car parts like storage bins or side panels, writes Plastics News. The company is ... Read more »
The post Ford Explores Bamboo Fiber for Lighter Weight Materials, Stronger Supply Chain appeared first on Environmental Leader.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a heavy hitter in Washington. It was the second largest spender of anonymous outside money-or "dark money"-in the 2016 federal elections, second only to the National Rifle Association. And, in addition to all that spending directed at Congress and the White House, it wields the largest lobbying force on Capitol Hill. Last year, the Chamber dropped over $100 million on lobbying, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
So what companies are members ...
Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest #Community gathering today with Sustainable Brands'17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 #Business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the #Conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).
Practical tips for communicating consistently and effectively SOURCE: Versaic
DESCRIPTION:For the next two weeks, we’ll explore the topic of communicating CSR initiatives. This week, we’re fortunate to hear from an expert on the matter, Jennifer Risi from Ogilvy. Next week, Versaic CEO Burt Cummings will weigh in on communicating with authenticity.
By Jennifer Risi, WW Chief Communications Officer & Managing Director, Managing Director, Ogilvy Media Influence at Ogilvy
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Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB'17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the #Conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.
Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, and Tianhui Michael Li, CEO of The Data Incubator, have announced The Data Challenge for America, which will leverage The Data Incubator's free data #science fellowship to investigate the link between #Corporate justness and the associated performance data of the country's largest corporations.
Sustainable Brands® announces Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company, as an Opening Night keynote speaker at SB'17 Detroit, May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Bill Ford will share Ford Motor Company's transformative journey toward delivering innovative good mobility products and services to 21st century customers.
According to new research by JUST Capital, companies in the Russell 1000 that perform better on issues that matter to the American public carry significantly lower investment risk than other Russell 1000 corporations. The top performing companies on public priorities, overall, came in at 24.5% in three-year stock volatility, compared to the other companies at 27.8%, suggesting that "just" companies are less volatile on the stock market. The JUST score was established by JUST Capital and ...
Last month, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that directed his administration to bury its head in the sand when it comes to #climate#science and clean electricity. He tried to sell this plan as a way to increase #Energy independence. But when it comes to electricity, America is already essentially independent. It's our #Transportation demands that require imports of five million barrels of #oil per day, including three million from Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...
This week, Domino’s announced that it has now integrated IFTTT into its Pizza Tracker tech, to connect your pizza order to your smart home. So now it can turn on the porch lights when your pizza is out for delivery, or make sure your smart TV has the right game on or fired up Netflix as the pizza arrives. Trivial? Yes. Unnecessary? Of course. Cool? Pretty much.
The pizza chain has long established its tech bonafides, with the Pizza Tracker back in 2008, to now through its Anyware ...
It’s been an interesting quarter for Tesla. Over the last three months, the #electric carmaker surpassed Ford Motor’s market cap, discussed the development of semi-trucks, and delivered a record 25,000 vehicles—putting it on track to furnish 50,000 cars by mid-year as promised. Since January, Tesla’s stock has grown from roughly $216 per share to $317.08 per share.
This all looks well and good for the young car company, but judgment day is coming. Tesla will post its ...
Anthony Romero was the first one into the office in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He had spent the prior night at an election party hosted by George Soros, one of the ACLU’s biggest donors—an #Event that, according to Romero, was “like being at a wedding that turned into a funeral.”
Like many Americans, Romero had woken up to a political reality he had not expected. But unlike most of the country, the executive director of the ACLU had a clear vision of what ...
Today, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is proud to announce that Mark Fields, President & CEO of Ford Motor Company will be the Host Sponsor of the 11th Annual HACR CEO Roundtable. The event, which will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the Annual HACR Symposium at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, will also include the participation of Keith Allman, President & CEO of Masco Corp. and Ralph W. Babb Jr., CEO of Comerica, Inc.
Ford goes #electric in China
FORD WILL launch a plug-in hybrid car in China in 2018 and a fully #electric sport-utility vehicle in the next five years, as it aims to electrify most of its line-up by 2025.
The US car manufacturer says it plans for 70% of Ford vehicles sold in China to be conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids or full #battery#electric by 2025, in line with Beijing’s recent call for car manufacturers to sell more #electric vehicles in a bid to cut #Air pollution.
When Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a nearly 5,800-word open letter on February 16—the longest single post he had ever shared on his Facebook timeline—he introduced it with this simple phrase: “I know a lot of us are thinking about how we can make the most positive #Impact in the world right now.”
At that moment, many other businesses, from Google to Starbucks, were publicly fighting policies proposed by President Donald Trump, most notably in the area of ...
Sustainable Brands® recently announced full program details for SB'17 Detroit, running May 22-25 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The #Conference will convene more than 2,000 senior executives, top #brand strategists and leading #Sustainability practitioners to discover how brands can position themselves for success against a backdrop of changing societal needs.
Starting a zero0waste program can come across as an ominous challenge to companies. But companies like Ford Motors show that setting aggressive targets and engaging employees can make a huge difference when it comes to #Waste diversion.
Magna International and Ford have developed a prototype #carbon fiber composite subframe that reduces mass by 34 percent compared to making a stamped steel equivalent. This lightweight subframe will help reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, helping automakers meet federal clean car standards. The cabon fiber subframe also replaces 45 ... Read more »
The post Clean Fleets: Ford Electrifies Work Trucks, Carbon Fiber Subframe Improves Fuel Efficiency appeared first on Environmental ...
SOURCE: School of Visual Arts - Design for Social Innovation
DESCRIPTION:Those of us who practice, fund, commission, and teach the nascent discipline of social design agree without hesitation on a couple of things: People who experience this type of design in #Action believe it can transform the way we approach and solve social problems, and are investing a great deal of money and energy—by any measure—in developing the field based on results so far.
We also agree that ...
President Donald Trump will unveil plans on Wednesday to toss out the Environmental Protection Agency's latest assessment of new fuel efficiency standards for the auto industry.
At an #Event with auto executives in a Detroit suburb, Trump plans to announce his administration's decision to restart a review of the cost of rules that would require nearly double today's average vehicle fuel efficiency, to 54.5 miles per gallon, by 2025. The Obama administration moved to lock in the rules ...
SOURCE: PYXERA Global
DESCRIPTION:Over the past few evenings, I’ve been escaping from the news of the day by reading some #science fiction. Or at least I thought my choice was #science fiction. The book, Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford, describes how automation threatens #jobs and industries not in the distant future, but in the coming decades. Ford points out that while advanced technologies and automation have the potential to improve our lives by offering driverless cars, #digital ...
SOURCE: Whirlpool Corporation
DESCRIPTION:What is a hero? According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is a person “admired for his achievements.”
Troy Boys and Girls Club volunteer Jerry Ford would argue that true heroism is “Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity.”
Either way, Ford fits the bill, not only raising more than $50,000 for the center, but helping an underserved population of the #Community with a non-profit he calls “Team Hero,” which created the Boys and Girls Club ...