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Around the Table: Mariners, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, & more

August 11th, 2021

Advancing racial equity efforts One year after announcing commitments to social justice and racial equity, a new impact report from the Seattle Mariners and Mariners Care documents progress and next steps. The report details efforts to diversify business partnerships, promote positive physical and mental health for BIPOC youth through grants to community organizations, advance equity through COVID-19 response and recovery, and more. Partnering… Read more

Around the Table: Boeing, KeyBank, Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, PEMCO, & more

July 27th, 2021

Making progress on diversity and inclusion goals Boeing and KeyBank were among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The list measured performance in metrics such as leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, supplier diversity efforts, and corporate philanthropy. Planning to reach net zero emissions Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci spoke to Washington Post Live about the company’s plans to reach net zero emissions… Read more

Around the Table: Avista, McKinstry, PNNL, Comcast, Slalom, Symetra, Windermere, & more

July 1st, 2021

Improving sustainability Avista, McKinstry, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are partners in a new Spokane development. The South Landing Eco-District is a model for sustainable buildings and a real-world demonstration of new building techniques, materials, and a sustainable shared energy model. Researchers at PNNL will deploy and test new building technologies and energy-management approaches involved in the Eco-District. Receiving recognition Congratulations to Comcast… Read more

Around the Table: Symetra, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, bp, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, & Kaiser Permanente WA

June 18th, 2021

Giving back to the community Symetra was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a 2021 Corporate Champion for its support of United Way of King County’s “Bridge to Finish” initiative and the “Care & Feeding” initiative. Improving sustainability Boeing and Alaska Airlines are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test advanced technologies to cut emissions, reduce noise,… Read more