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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

HP Inc. & the African Union Commission Sign a MOU to Collaborate for the Development of Entrepreneurial Skills in Africa

The Memorandum of Understanding sets out that both parties will drive online platforms to support and enhance education in Africa.
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South Africa, September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa. The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE).

Schneider Electric Gears up for Climate Week NYC, Launching an Inspiring New Program for UN SDGs and Reinforcing & Accelerating Its Commitments for a Carbon Neutral World

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  • Schneider pushes its commitments by putting SDGs as the compass of its sustainability strategy
  • The Group adds a bold 2040 carbon neutrality target on its end-to-end value chain
  • It joins “The Climate Pledge” coalition with global partners to push the world deliver Carbon Neutrality, 10 years ahead of Paris Agreement’s 2050 milestone
  • The Group details clear milestones by 2030 to meet its validated 1.5°C science-based targets
  • The company will phase-out of SF6 gas from its products by 2025, saving the equivalent of 4 million tons CO2 per year
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  • Schneider pushes its commitments by putting SDGs as the compass of its sustainability strategy
  • The Group adds a bold 2040 carbon neutrality target on its end-to-end value chain
  • It joins “The Climate Pledge” coalition with global partners to push the world deliver Carbon Neutrality, 10 years ahead of Paris Agreement’s 2050 milestone
  • The Group details clear milestones by 2030 to meet its validated 1.5°C science-based targets
  • The company will phase-out of SF6 gas from its products by 2025, saving the equivalent of 4 million tons CO2 per year

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Coronavirus Gives Workers Wake-up Call, Leads to Surge in Open Enrollment Research

Employees still overwhelmed when making health care decisions but willing to devote more time to the open enrollment process.
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COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The annual open enrollment season is nearly underway, and U.S. employees will be making benefits decisions during an unprecedented and challenging time. To understand employees' and employers' feelings about this critical event, Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., conducted a national online survey of 1,200 benefits decision-makers and 2,000 employees across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CEOs, Make Sure Your Employees Aren't Struggling To Get By

by Paul Tudor Jones and Dan Schulman
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In 2018, PayPal anonymously surveyed a large sample of its hourly and entry-level employees to assess their financial security. The results indicated that almost two-thirds of surveyed employees reported periodically running out of money between paydays. This was disappointing and surprising, but provides a valuable lesson to other leaders: Although PayPal's internal analysis showed that it paid at or above market value for each of its employees, the wages were not always sufficient for many families.
 

MetLife to Reduce Emissions by 30 Percent and Originate $20 Billion of New Green Investments by 2030

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NEW YORK, September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Over the next 10 years, MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has committed to reduce its location-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent from 2019 levels, originate $20 billion in new MetLife Investment Management (MIM)–managed green investments, and allocate $5 million to develop products and partnerships that drive climate solutions.

Meet the Civil Rights Leaders Joining T‑Mobile’s External Diversity and Inclusion Council

As part of a groundbreaking agreement signed last year, T-Mobile created an external council of leaders representing diverse groups to advise the company.
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Today, T-Mobile unveiled the members of its External Diversity and Inclusion Council. The group was created as part of T-Mobile’s groundbreaking multi-year, $25 million civil rights memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last year with six diversity and civil rights organizations. The council includes a representative from each of the organizations that co-signed the MOU and others from outside T-Mobile who are leaders in their respective communities.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation Present at the 2020 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference

Watch the Company present at virtual conference and discuss aligning corporate missions with sustainability
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FISHERS, Ind., September 22, 2020 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, was honored to present at the inaugural Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference earlier this month.  The virtual conference was hosted by IUPUI and made possible by the McKinney Family Foundation.  The conference is designed

Koch Industries and Society for Human Resource Management are Maximizing Human Potential

Human potential. Let's maximize it.
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Each of us has unique gifts and abilities to be discovered, developed and applied to make life better and work more meaningful.

Even in challenging times like these, it’s imperative that business leaders help employees unleash their true potential and self-actualize. That’s why Koch Industries and the Society for Human Resource Management are teaming up to help empower individuals to change the world – from within their own organizations.

THE SCOPE OF THE CHALLENGE.

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