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‘Can a Tobacco Company Be Sustainable?’ Philip Morris International Says ‘Absolutely,’ and Outlines Clear Progress Toward a Sustainable, Smoke-Free Future

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 15, 2019 - Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today published its fourth Sustainability Report, detailing its progress in key areas across its value chain. PMI’s mission to unsmoke the world is core to its sustainability ambition and business strategy.

Q&A with Jenny Kim: The Transformative Power of Second-Chance Hiring

by Jenny Kim, Deputy General Counsel, Koch Industries
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For many former inmates, success upon re-entry means securing housing, maintaining a solid support system of family and friends, and finding a job. In 2018 alone, approximately 700,000 people finished their time in prison and re-entered their communities. But as many have found, getting a job is harder than ever. About one in three Americans holds a criminal record, regardless of whether they have been to prison – about as many people who hold college degrees.

CECP Identifies Three Vital Audiences Companies Must Engage to Drive Long-Term Growth

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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CEOs from institutional investor firms BlackRock and State Street released their annual guidance to companies on practices they “believe will drive sustainable, long-term growth, and profitability.” These letters were issued amidst widespread cynicism, both so

CECP's Strategic Investor Initiative Releases Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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Wondering how to develop and communicate your company's long-term plan? Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

FCA US Earns Spot on DiversityInc’s 2019 Lists of “Noteworthy Companies for Diversity” and “Top Companies for Veterans”

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  • FCA US has earned one of DiversityInc’s top recognitions 11 times since the benchmarks were established in 2001
  • Third consecutive year the Company earned a top spot in the specialty category “Top Companies for Veterans” established in 2017
  • Commitment to diversity enables every employee to perform at their potential and the Company to achieve desired business results
  • Sophisticated supplier diversity programs continue to differentiate FCA US as a diversity leader
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  • FCA US has earned one of DiversityInc’s top recognitions 11 times since the benchmarks were established in 2001
  • Third consecutive year the Company earned a top spot in the specialty category “Top Companies for Veterans” established in 2017
  • Commitment to diversity enables every employee to perform at their potential and the Company to achieve desired business results
  • Sophisticated supplier diversity programs continue to differentiate FCA US as a diversity leader

Leading Utilities’ CEOs Present Long-Term Plans to Investors at 7th CEO Investor Forum

Presentations address information needs of institutional investors, representing more than $25 trillion in AUM
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CHICAGO, May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) hosts the seventh CEO Investor Forum in Chicago, with long-term plan presentations by the CEOs of American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) to institutional investors.

Consumers Energy | Bright Future Blooms

Pipeline restoration work creates new habitat for bees, butterflies
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Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.

In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.

Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.

Autism Hiring Program: Joelyn Finds Support at Dell

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Our commitment to flexible work means Joelyn can maintain her career while caring for a child with special needs, and the Dell Autism Hiring Program gives her hope for her son's future. Interested in a flexible, supportive work environment? Learn more about diversity at Dell: https://dell.to/2XDbMCJ

Ecocentricity Blog: Trope-a-Dope

By: John A. Lanier
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Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

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Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

Sappi North America Releases 2018 Sustainability Report, Celebrates Transformational Year With New Team

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s movement toward 2020Vision
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BOSTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, on Wednesday released its 2018 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry-leading sustainability efforts.

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