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Merck Named One of America’s Most Just Companies by Forbes and Just Capital

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Merck was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, the leading corporate measurement platform for

Medtronic Highlights Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in 2019 Integrated Performance Report

The Medtronic 2019 Integrated Performance Report Shares Progress on Pay Equity, Diversity in Management Roles, Access to Healthcare, Environmental Performance, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and More
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DUBLIN, November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today released its fiscal year 2019 (FY19) Integrated Performance Report: The Power of Purpose [view report here].

It’s “Official” Now: The United States of America Is Withdrawing From the Historic Paris Accord on Climate Change With Notice to the UN

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.8.2019)
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The big news of this week:  The USA is now “officially” withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change.  The one-year countdown to “USA out” is now underway.

In 2015 as the representatives of almost all of the nations of the world gathered in Paris, France for “COP 21” (or “the UN Climate Change Forum, the 21st yearly meeting of the Conference of Parties), an important agreement was reached:  the 196 nations would work together to attempt to limit global warming to below 2-degrees Celsius (3.5-degrees Fahrenheit) – or at least to not above 1.5C (2.7F).

The Top 2 Trends in Corporate Citizenship Right Now

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The category is corporate citizenship and the theme is innovation. What are the trends this year? In the past three months alone, Realized Worth’s leading clients have posed questions such as:

  • What can we do that will set us apart in the next five years – how do we become the brand that changes the way corporate citizenship is done?
  • How can we think bigger? How can our volunteer programs show what we can really do for the world?
  • How can we make sure that what we’re building now will matter more to employees in five years?

Where Are U.S. Companies on Climate Change Risk Disclosure? New Survey Results From DFIN Are Available

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.1.2019)
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Climate Change and Corporate Reporting – the two terms are increasingly coupled now as many more investors and stakeholders are requesting information from publicly-traded companies about their awareness of, and strategies & actions for addressing the many risks posed to the enterprise by climate change.

Important sea change:  many more investors are now asking companies for information about their preparation for climate change and some, demanding a report if none has been issued.

Capitalism – Needing Reinventing? Are Corporate Sustainability's Focus on ESG Part of the Mix of Reinvention?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.25.2019)
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There are many voices raised now and joining in the public dialogues on corporate sustainability, citizenship, responsibility, ethics, governance…and more. These fit into the commentary stream on the future of capitalism -- and how to make it work for everyone.

There are rigorous companion dialogues – rapidly growing in number -- related to the role of sustainable investing as many more asset owners and their managers adopt new approaches, many focused on corporate ESG performance and outcomes.  We see this as further reinventing of capitalism. Do you?

Feeding the 9 Billion in Year 2050 Is a Great Challenge for Society

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.18.2019)
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The United Nations Population Prospects 2019 tells us that there will be nine billion souls to feed on this Good Earth by year 2050 (up from seven billion-plus of us today). The greatest growth will be in Asian nations (such as India, China) and on the African continent. 

Fashion, Style, Brand and Sustainability Are Today’s Coupling Terms Now for a Growing Number of Consumers…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.11.2019)
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We’re all consumers of one type or another.We buy food and beverages, electronic products, and an assortment of apparel and footwear products.  So the questions come to mind…

What are you wearing?  Is it fashionable?  Stylish? And sustainable (as a product you want or need)?  Sustainably and responsibly produced?  In a global (mostly invisible) supply chain that you could say with certainty is “well supervised and responsibly managed”?

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 32: Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud

Corporate Citizenship for a Better World
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In celebration of bbcon 2019 this week, Pro Bono Perspectives is revisiting host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly's conversation with Blackbaud Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Rachel Hutchisson. Rachel is driven by the idea that "good is for everyone," a philosophy she brings to life through her work leading Blackbaud's global CSR efforts.

The Young People Move to the Streets to Protest Slow or Lack of Action on Climate Change Challenges…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.4.2019)
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When young people take to the streets in significant number, there is usually a revolution of some type in store, history tells us.  Revolutions belong to the young, we can say with some certainty if history is our guide.  (Think: American Revolution, French Revolution, Civil Rights protests in the American South.  Dramatic change followed these protests.)

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