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Ecolab Ranks Eighth on 2019 Best Corporate Citizens List

Sixth consecutive year in top 10
Press Release

May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ For the sixth consecutive year, Ecolab Inc. is ranked within the top 10 on Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, which recognizes leading U.S. public companies for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Ecolab ranks eighth on the 2019 Best Corporate Citizens list.

Hormel Foods Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 11th Consecutive Year

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AUSTIN, Minn., May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) to its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

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
Press Release

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.

Medtronic CEO Reinforces Commitment To Sustainability

Omar Ishrak participates in Business Roundtable #EmbracingSustainability campaign, challenging America's top CEOs to share how they are advancing sustainability
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Business Roundtable CEOs, including Medtronic Chairman and CEO, Omar Ishrak, are embracing sustainability across their businesses. Now, through the #EmbracingSustainability challenge, they are sharing progress and calling on other business leaders to balance environmental stewardship practices and social impact with economic growth for a sustainable future.

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Business Roundtable CEOs, including Medtronic Chairman and CEO, Omar Ishrak, are embracing sustainability across their businesses. Now, through the #EmbracingSustainability challenge, they are sharing progress and calling on other business leaders to balance environmental stewardship practices and social impact with economic growth for a sustainable future.

Strategic Investor Initiative Releases New Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - 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.

Changing the Game on Climate Advocacy: BICEP 10 Years Strong

Blog

Political participation is hard. In a democratic society, it is also a right that must be preserved. Ten years ago, Nike let Ceres know that when it came to climate action, they wanted their voices to be heard on Capitol Hill. At the time, their voice as an energy purchaser and a consumer brand was not deemed central to the climate debate. Unlike in the case of traditional energy providers, it was thought companies like Nike, Levi Strauss & Co., Starbucks, Sun Microsystems and Timberland did not have "skin" in the game. 

CECP’s Groundbreaking CEO Investor Forum Heads to Chicago on May 8th

CEOs in Utilities Sector to Present Long-Term Plans
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CECP’s CEO Investor Forum (CIF) is headed to Chicago for the first time! CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative cordially invites you to its seventh CIF on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 8AM to 1:30PM (CT) at The Union League Club of Chicago. This event will provide unique insights into the utilities sector with Long-Term Plan presentations from the CEOs of American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). If you are an investor or ESG professional, the Forum also presents an invaluable networking opportunity to engage with prominent business leaders.

New Cross-Sector Study Will Examine Role of Corporate Boards in Driving Success in Long-Term Performance

CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative, High Meadows Institute, and Drexel University Gupta Governance Institute launch research partnership designed to explore how the C-suite can enable and support boards in playing a more strategic role
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today’s Boards of Directors are expected to play a more forward-looking strategic role that supports long-term performance.

The Rise of ESG Indicators

Blog

The Responsible Business Summit, hosted by London-based Ethical Corporation, is among the most well attended events by leaders from all sectors, providing a space for strategic discussions on business’ role in addressing our most important systemic challenges. In March, RBS New York convened 400 CEOs, along with mayors, investors, and nonprofit leaders to share insights and map out strategies for a sustainable future—one that the private sector will play a major part in shaping.

To Get Buy-In From the C-Suite, EHS Leaders Should Align Programs with Business Strategy

Press Release

One of the keys to achieving executive support for corporate environment, health and safety programs (EHS) is to be an integral part of business planning, according to Walter Fluharty, Vice President of EHS and Organizational Development at Simon Roofing.   

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