By: Katie Hawkins-Gaar
On one of the final days of 2018, Bloomberg News reporter Ben Bartenstein posted a 12-tweet thread that went viral.
“Half of the sources I quoted this year for @business were women,” he wrote. “That’s 337 in total, or about one a day. Unfortunately, it’s an anomaly in journalism & something I’ve failed at miserably in the past.”
Employees share the importance of celebrating Black History Month
Since 1976, February has been a designated month to honor the accomplishments of black Americans and celebrate their contributions to our culture and history. Black History Month and other history and heritage celebrations support Duke Energy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. According to Duke Energy’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joni Davis, these holidays give us an opportunity to better understand the rich traditions and cultures of Duke Energy's employees, customers and communities it serves.
By Paula N. Luu
Until recently, we have lived in a linear economic system that operates under a “take, make, and dispose” philosophy, which ends in waste. In contrast, circular economies develop services and products that are guided by three main principles: design out waste and pollution, extend the life cycle of materials and products, and regenerate ecosystems.
Occupiers are putting employee wellness firmly at the centre of their business strategies. We examine the potential benefits and assess the likely longevity of this movement.
Wellness. Wellbeing. Healthy. Words that ten or even as recently as five years ago were rarely used in the context of real estate. Fast forward to 2018 and – along with technology and innovation -- the wellness agenda is taking centre-stage. Occupiers are starting to place employee wellness at the centre of their business strategies and at the same time the real estate industry is eager to demonstrate the benefits of healthy buildings.
By Neal Keny Guyer, CEO at Mercy Corps
Skyrocketing numbers of people fleeing conflict. Increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters. Decreased diplomatic efforts. Slashed foreign aid budgets. A West that is increasingly embracing narrow nationalism and isolation. It all leaves us in the humanitarian community concerned for the future of our interconnected world.
By Nate Simmons
We recently spoke with Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer at Procter & Gamble (P&G), about why she’s optimistic about the future of sustainability and what drives her passion for her work.
Keep reading to learn how Helias, who has 30 years of experience at P&G and recently returned from a productive week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, continues to embed sustainability thinking and practice across everything the company does.
SB: What project are you most excited about right now?
CDP has recognized more than 150 corporates as the pioneers acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, and building our future economy this year.
A joint effort with Girls Inc. of New York City, the Moody’s Generation Giga Girls (G3) Data Analytics elective teaches high school girls about data analytics and critical thinking. The G3 program seeks to give girls the confidence to pursue careers in finance, technology and economics.
Big impacts require big commitments. That’s why Sysco is making a significant investment in communities – with a special emphasis on hunger. We’re also doing more to expand opportunity for our associates and our suppliers, and increasing the availability of healthy products that reach the tables of millions of diners each day.
To learn more about Sysco's commitment to Delivering A Better Tomorrow, read our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report here.
From government spending figures to public health statistics to geospatial imagery, the federal government is gathering, storing, and sharing more data than ever. Agencies have started consolidating this information into big data platforms for analysis and decision-making. But often such a “data lake” threatens to become a “data swamp” that slows agencies’ growth and progress.
By Melissa Wrolstad
At the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), we strive to make the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) as accessible, impactful and localized as possible for global users. One of our key initiatives that sits at the heart of that goal is crosswalks. These resources are intended to identify synergies between WELL and other global building rating systems, and streamline efforts for projects seeking a dual rating by acknowledging where WELL requirements are deemed equivalent or aligned with aspects of the alternate building rating tool.
From Europe and Asia to the Americas, MilliporeSigmai employees gave back to their local communities in more ways than one during SPARK Week, October 13-21, 2018. Not only did they teach Curiosity Labs™ lessons and host site tours, but they also brought science education to a low-income village and an orphanage, impacting thousands of students by providing them with hands-on experiments to spark their curiosity in science.
Teaching Flavors and Fragrances at Technorama OpenLab in Switzerland
ACCIONA will connect with commercial and industrial buyers in the Schneider Electric-moderated NEO Network, broadening the array of opportunities and helping speed the transition to clean, sustainable power
SARRIGUREN, Spain, and BOSTON, February 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – ACCIONA Energy and Schneider Electric today announced that the world-leading company in renewables has joined Schneider’s New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™, a growing community of forward-thinking organizations committed to buying and developing renewable energy and clean technologies around the world.
J&J’s goal is to save an estimated 1.8 million lives and prevent 12 million new TB infections
NEW YORK, February 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ahead of the first-ever United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB), Johnson & Johnson announced a comprehensive 10-year initiative in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target of ending the TB pandemic by 2030.