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Whole Planet Foundation Top Supplier Donors are Helping to Alleviate Poverty in the United States and Abroad

Press Release

March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s top supplier donors who are helping to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. 

NRG’s CEO Talks Sustainability to Investors

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Editor’s note: The following is adapted from remarks made by Mauricio Gutierrez, president and CEO of NRG, during an earnings call in late February, a rare instance of sustainability issues being front and center during a CEO investor presentation.

3-minute CEO, Marie Dzanis

by Maha Khan Phillips
Article

“One of the things that I like about the asset management business is that its evolving constantly,” Dzanis says, pointing to some of the more important trends and themes in the business.

BNP Paribas and JetBlue Partner to Close First Sustainability-Linked RCF for the Airline Industry

JetBlue Becomes First Sustainability-Linked RCF for the Sector Linking the Airline’s Strategic Tangible ESG Results with Financial Incentive
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - BNP Paribas, a premier global bank, today announced that it has closed a sustainability-linked loan (“SLL”) with JetBlue Airways (“JetBlue” or the “Company”), via an amendment to its existing Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (“RCF” or the “Facility”).

Reimagining Growth that Delivers for Everyone

Blog

Over the last 75 years, we have seen more than a billion people emerge from poverty and we have witnessed the creation of a global middle class. In addition, the proliferation of digital technology over the last few decades has created new ways for people to connect to the networks they need to advance and grow. However, the benefits of this economic and digital growth, while significant, have not been equally shared by everyone.

Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Global Poverty Through Microcredit 2020

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs.

Digital Green: Providing for Those Who Provide for Others

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

Collaborating to End Modern-Day Slavery

By: Méabh Browne , UK Regional Sustainability Manager
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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight the collective efforts of Building Responsibly members to promote worker welfare standards.

8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms

8.8: Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight the collective efforts of Building Responsibly members to promote worker welfare standards.

8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms

8.8: Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

2020s Will Be Decade of ESG

By Shanny Basar
Article

Marie Dzanis, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Northern Trust Asset Management, said 2019 was the year that environmental, social and governance strategies came to the fore, but the industry is now entering the decade of ESG.

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