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Skechers Collaborates With Goodyear on Footwear

A range of Skechers styles feature Goodyear rubber technology outsoles – featuring sustainable soybean oil – for enhanced grip, stability and durability
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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., February 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global footwear powerhouse Skechers is building on the technology in its footwear through a new collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Select styles across multiple categories for men, women and kids will utilize Goodyear rubber technology in custom Skechers outsoles that will deliver increased grip, stability and durability.

IBM Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

IBM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.
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IBM today was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.

The list distinguishes companies that influence the business community and societies around the world in order to drive positive change, and highlights companies working with partners and clients to do the right thing, by operating with integrity every day.

United Nations Global Compact Launches New Tool to Improve Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains

“Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement” aims to help suppliers and buyers improve terms and conditions for millions of workers
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NEW YORK, February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact today launched a new toolkit to help procurement teams improve working conditions for millions of people working in global supply chains.

The "Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement" is an online resource designed to help procurement teams improve terms and conditions for millions of workers and drive sustainability.

Unlocking the Power of Policy at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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At Ceres 2020 in New York, we’ll explore how policy and legislation can serve as real solutions to our most pressing sustainability challenges—like climate change—and how both investors and companies can help shape innovative climate and energy policies at the state, regional, national and global levels.

American Forest Foundation Welcomes International Paper as a Family Forest Carbon Program Partner

New program activates America’s family forest owners in addressing climate change
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WASHINGTON, February 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today that International Paper, one of the world's leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has joined AFF and its partner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in supporting the newly-created Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) to enhance carbon sequestration in family owned forest land across the U.S. 

Unilever, Patagonia, Ikea, BlackRock, and The Church of England Pension Board on Leading the Decade of Action

The Reuters Events Responsible Business Summit Europe will task 750 global leaders to share how they’re taking action now, to deliver against the 2030/2050 horizons.
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The Responsible Business Summit Europe (26-28 May, London) will bring together 750+ of the world’s leading CEOs, heads of sustainability, communications and ESG investors to share how to lead the decade of action. From educating the board and influencing internal critics to addressing scope 3 emissions and building a new relationship with investors, the summit is geared towards delivering ‘how-to’ best practice on what change looks like for both now and the 2030/2050 horizons.

UPS Contributed Over $1.5M to Canadian Communities in 2019

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UPS Canada employees continued to demonstrate the importance of social responsibility in 2019, contributing time and money to the communities they serve. For the 18th consecutive year, UPS Canada was presented with the ‘Thanks a Million’ award, continuing a 30 year relationship with the United Way in Canada and raising $1.1 million (CAD) toward United Way initiatives. This accomplishment was a combination of employee engagement and sponsored events, like the charity plane pulls hosted in Mississauga, Calgary and Hamilton.

Managing Director, Head of Investment Stewardship, Blackrock Confirms at The Responsible Business Summit New York

Ethical Corp by Reuters Events delighted to announce that Ray Cameron, Managing Director, Head of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock to join #RBSNY [March 17-18].
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Ray Cameron has confirmed he will be joining the speaker roster at Ethical Corporation’s flagship North American show, The Responsible Business Summit New York 2020 [March 17-18]. 650+ CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG investors and leading NGOs from across the globe to share their latest strategies, and more importantly, tangible insights into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business and lead the decade of action

International Paper Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Sophie Beckham to lead strategy to accelerate the company’s sustainability efforts
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 19, 2020 /3BL Media/International Paper (NYSE: IP), a leading producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has named its first-ever chief sustainability officer as it prepares to advance its contributions to the circular economy. Sophie Beckham will lead the company’s recently announced Vision 2030, which demonstrates its commitment to building a better future for people, the planet and the company.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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