(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has come to know Pakistan as a country riddled for decades by war and violent conflict, with an economy in collapse. Nestled here is the Swat Valley region, once called the ‘Switzerland of the East’ by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Sadly, today the valley is known for where schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for going to school.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Effectively communicating an organization’s ESG impacts is vital in today’s business world. According to research published in MIT Sloan Management Review, three in four senior executives in investment firms agree that a company’s good sustainability performance is materially important when making investment decisions.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced plans to add 200 new hybrid electric delivery trucks to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The trucks, manufactured by Workhorse Group, Inc., will be deployed in January 2017, starting in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and possibly in other states as well.
(3BL Media/Just Means) - Food Tank, an organization that works to promote better food systems, has released, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the third edition of the annual Good Food Org Guide. The guide features 1,000 nonprofit organizations that are leading the change towards better and more sustainable food systems.
Guest Blog by Tamara Barker, UPS
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Small businesses play a critical role in creating inclusive economic growth, but too few women, diverse, and veteran entrepreneurs are getting the tools and resources they need to grow. With small businesses growing fastest among people of color, particularly Latinas and African American women, it is essential to help them get started and growing. When small businesses succeed, communities and neighborhoods succeed.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hurricane Matthew, a devastating Category 4 hurricane, has led to more than 800 deaths in Haiti and thousands have been left homeless. Aid organizations, foundations, and companies are coming together to support the relief efforts on the island.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Sappi North America, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited with over 2,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada, focuses on sustainability. The company established long term sustainability goals in 2008, called 2020Vision.