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May

2015

This week, Blackstone’s London office hosted a workshop with MyBnk, a 2015 Blackstone Innovation Grant recipient, to provide venture creation support to 11 young people from The Princes Trust Programme. Eight Blackstone employees served as mentors to help the students develop their enterprises by helping them to determine their price points, profit margins, bulk deals and marketing techniques. The young people also presented their overall concept for selling to the Blackstone boardroom. The following day the students came together to sell their products at a London market place, with all profits going to community projects. 
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May

2015

Blackstone Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman highlighted today by The New York Times for a $150 million personal gift to his alma mater, Yale University, to create a world-class, state-of-the-art campus center by renovating the historic Commons and Memorial Hall. 
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06

May

2015

Last week, Blackstone held its second annual Industrial Energy Summit, a summit that brings together companies from across Blackstone’s portfolio to share best practices, techniques and tools with the goal of improving energy performance and reducing costs. This year, the summit was hosted at Blackstone portfolio company Gates Corporation in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Six other Blackstone portfolio companies were also in attendance, including Service King Collision Repairs Centers, PGI Specialty Repairs, Performance Food Group, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Utility One Source, and Acushnet Company. The companies came together to focus on energy challenges that transcend sector, and to apply their proven solutions across the portfolio.
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06

May

2015

Last weekend, 98 Blackstone employees from across the firm volunteered with New York Cares  to help clean-up and revitalize New York’s Riverside Park. Together, the Blackstone team beautified a half an acre of the park, filling 5 truckloads with woody debris and planting 110 Sumac plants.


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Apr

2015

This month, Blackstone hosted the 2015 Future Women Leader’s Program for undergraduate women at our New York and London offices. This marks the 3rd class of Future Women Leaders in New York and the inaugural class in London. 

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Apr

2015

Last fall, the firm launched the Blackstone Working Parents Network, a wellbeing initiative being piloted at Blackstone’s London office. The goal of this program is to support Blackstone parents as they balance their family lives with fulfilling careers.
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Apr

2015

As reported today in the Wall Street Journal, Blackstone is proud to announce that the firm’s maternity leave has been extended to 16 weeks in support of the many exceptional women at the firm and those we hope to attract. 
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Apr

2015

Last week, Blackstone portfolio company Center Parcs announced plans to develop a €200 million holiday village on a 375-acre site in Ireland. The project, expected to open in 2019, will create 750 jobs during construction followed 1,000 permanent jobs, and is estimated to contribute €32 million annually to Irish GDP once operational. To read the full press release, please click here.
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Apr

2015

Blackstone’s Sean Klimczak has been named a member of the 2015 class of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. This group is selected from around the world and from all sectors of society in recognition of their outstanding leadership, through which they have demonstrated their commitment to improving the state of the world. (more...)
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Mar

2015

Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman recently visited his alma mater, Harvard Business School, to speak with a group of 60 HBS women and participate in an interview with Professor Josh Lerner as part of the 21st annual Venture Capital & Private Equity conference. (more...)
 

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