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2021 Ushers in a New Era of Corporate Activism

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In wake of last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol building, we are seeing a new wave of corporate activism emerge. In the past, it was standard operating procedure for brands to steer clear of the political conversation altogether. And while in recent years we’ve seen companies take stances on political issues – such as access to voting, social justice and climate change – they would often stop short of calling out individual politicians or blocking resources to persons inciting hate and violence.

HP Unveils Bold Goals to Advance Racial Equality and Social Justice

By Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer, HP Inc.
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Among the hard and painful lessons we've learned during the past year is that the struggle for diversity, equity and inclusion has never been more important. And as Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, we can draw inspiration from his words during what is a momentous time for our country. Dr. King spoke of the power of peaceful resolution and famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Timberland Anticipates Products Becoming 'Net Positive' by 2030

BY ALYSSA DANIGELIS
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Timberland set new 2030 environmental goals today. The global outdoor lifestyle brand wants all of their products to have a “net positive” effect on nature, giving back more than they take.

Within 10 years, the VF Corporation brand’s specific, measurable goals are: 100% of products across footwear, apparel, and accessories designed for circularity, and 100% of natural materials sourced from regenerative agriculture.

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Climate Action in 2021: The Year of Breakthroughs?

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Climate Action in 2021: The Year Of Breakthroughs?
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Climate Action in 2021: The Year Of Breakthroughs?
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3 Stressors That Will Knock You Off Your Compliance Track

Compliance Assurance Series
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In the first blog of the compliance assurance series, we talked about the importance of not overlooking the more routine environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs in the hectic time that we are living in. From this, you now know the importance of compliance and have some compliance tips to look back on. Now we want to go over a few stressors you should be aware of that could knock you off your compliance track this year.

Decarbonizing Cities - How to Harmonize Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure

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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.
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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.

Alexion Ranked #1 Biotech Company for Lowest ESG Risk by Sustainalytics

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Since 2018, Alexion has regularly engaged with a variety of external organizations to validate and evaluate our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (i.e., ESG). Sustainalytics, an organization that is one of the most widely respected evaluators of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance, just released their latest assessment of Alexion, and named us their #1 ranked biotech company for lowest ESG risk. Alexion is rated against all biotech companies in the Sustainalytics “universe” – a total of 373 companies.

CECP Announces Deutsche Bank CEO Christiana Riley to Join Board of Directors

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January 12, 2021, New York, NY /3BL Media/ — As part of its continuing efforts to empower companies to drive long-term business success through positive societal impact, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) announced that Christiana Riley, CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp has joined the organization’s distinguished Board of Directors.

The Transforming Global Supply Chain: Optimizing for Business Resiliency

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The past year has been full of change. But threaded underneath the tumult of the pandemic, we’re seeing another kind of transformation in how companies must evolve supply chain management.

New Catalyst Report Shows Committed Companies are Advancing More Women to Leadership Roles

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According to a new Catalyst Report, “Towards a More Equitable Future: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change”, more than 70 global chief executive officers who are also part of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change are elevating more women in leadership positions. Rockwell Automation is proud to be a part of this effort.

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