Tired of being politicized piñatas in a campaign season of widespread bank bashing, the world’s largest asset managers have held summit meetings to discuss how to improve public company governance. The goal is to produce a new, collective statement of best practices that would change the relationship between U.S. companies and investors for the better. That relationship is currently marked by increasing shareholder activism over issues of transparency, driven by an ongoing debate about whether companies are too focused on short-term profits at the expense of long-term investment.
Betsy Neuville and Genevieve Fitzgibbon arrived in New Delhi last week to launch major programmatic initiatives in the inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities and mental disorders, across India. The first few days of work shed a small light on the experience of being different, and the need to find allies and supporters to walk the journey together.
This post was originally published by the Huffington Post on 01.22.2016
Tetra Pak held a sustainability round table on February 2nd, the focus was to discuss progress on renewable packaging and celebrate the one-year milestone achievements of Tetra Rex® Bio-based. FoodBev Media’s Claire Phoenix went along to interview the Tetra Pak presenters.
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One of the key challenges under discussion at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos is “employment, skills and human capital”, with a focus on how to create 470 million new jobs by 2030 as technology is expected to fundamentally disrupt the nature of work itself.
Thanks in part to the rise of Millennials in the workplace, employee volunteering is a growing hot topic for employers! While monetary donations usually steal the spotlight, many innovative companies across North America are promoting volunteer programs from understudy to the lead in their sustainability agendas. Here’s 3 big reasons why your company should follow their example!
ATLANTA, February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s dedicated to helping end childhood hunger, recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is a result of the Arby’s Foundation maintaining sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency in its efforts to ensure all children across America have access to wholesome meals.
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Businesses, government agencies, and organizations of all types – from the NFL to the CDC – are using data science to solve tough challenges, plan strategically, and ensure growth. But from its inception, the discipline of data science has also concerned itself with harnessing the power of data to effect positive change in the world. To that end, close to 50 Booz Allen data scientists volunteered their expertise to look for ways to improve animal care and adoption.
At one month into TFI’s and Antea Group’s alliance — as we rapidly introduce TFI clients to Antea Group’s deep EHS (environment, health, and safety) expertise and Antea Group’s clients to TFI’s product DfE (design for environment) expertise — it’s clear to see that Tech Companies that have unified EHS and DfE leadership enjoy business and environmental advantages over those that still manage each in separate silos.
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Graham Sinclair is one of the influentials, the thought leaders in sustainability. He shares his views on “mainstreaming sustainable investment” with us on the Triple Pundit platform. He sees 2016 as the year of the “new normal” for brand name asset owners and their managers to embrace ESG factors in their decision-making. An example is the CDP signatory base of now 822 financial institutions with US$95 trillion in Assets Under Management (AUM). Another strong signal is the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change – 120 members with 13 trillion Euros in AUM. And, PRI with 302 as
Charles J. Hooker III to take over for Dennis Felty, Keystone's President and CEO since 1972
HARRISBURG, Pa., February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Keystone Human Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Charles J. Hooker, III, Keystone’s Senior Vice President, was appointed as KHS President-Elect on January 26, 2016. Mr. Hooker will assume the role of Keystone’s President and Chief Executive Officer upon the transition of the current President, Dennis Felty, to KHS Founding President in the fall of 2016. This executive succession is part of the planned retirement of Mr. Felty, who has served as President of Keystone Human Services for the past 44 years.
When it comes to CSR, some issues are easier to talk about than others. Many can be harder to digest, more "taboo" or simply a topic that is less comfortable to discuss openly. This is often the case when it comes to starting a conversation around mental health, especially in the workplace. Yet, companies are now taking the issue on, pledging to take "action to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health," an issue that directly impacts the workforce.
February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today Novo Nordisk published its 2015 Annual Report detailing the company’s year-end performance. The report highlights the company’s progression towards long-term targets taking an integrated approach that accounts for financial, social and environmental performance. This is the company’s 12th integrated report.