Blake’s Hard Cider Introduces New Kinder Cider Series With Proceeds to Benefit Leading LGBTQ Civil Rights Organization

Blake’s Hard Cider, the largest craft hard cider brand in the Midwest, is introducing an inspired beverage concept that is equal parts refreshing and meaningful – with a sizable portion of proceeds going to leading LGBTQ civil rights organization, The Human Rights Campaign® (HRC). Blake’s Rainbow Seeker is a delicious specialty cider featuring a semi-sweet blend of Michigan-grown apples infused with real pineapple and a hint of sage. The all-natural, gluten-free cider features a 5.5% ABV and it arrives in stores in May across all 19 states of Blake’s distribution…

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UBS Announces Launch of a New Socially Conscious Investment Strategy Focused on LGBT Employment Equality

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UBS Investment Bank today announced the launch of the InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF, the first in the series of exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) issued under the “InsightShares” brand. This cause-focused ETF offers the opportunity to invest in a socially conscious strategy. Created and offered by Exchange Traded Concepts, this ETF offers exposure to the UBS LGBT Employment Equality Index. “InsightShares creates an incredible opportunity for investors to align their portfolios with their philanthropic values,” said Richard Cea, Executive Director of Exchange Traded Products at UBS. “We’re thrilled to support…

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HRC Releases Corporate Equality Index with Record 609 Companies Earning Perfect Scores

A record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. This year, a record-breaking 609 businesses earned the CEI’s top score of 100, up from 517 last year — a single-year increase of 18 percent. This record sets a new high water…

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