Corporate Social Responsibility

Private Firms Have ‘Critical Role’ in Sustainable Development

GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting.
Press Release

April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Following the Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled ‘Business Innovation and Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals’.

EDF Report Offers Perspectives on the Current State of Sustainability Ratings and Rankings and Suggestions for Improvement

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.29.2019)
Newsletter

Ratings, rankings, scores, best of lists – these are increasingly important to corporate issuers and for investors

SC Johnson Plans Shift to Geothermal Power at Headquarters, Significantly Reducing Energy Use

Company Continues to Further Diversify Clean Energy Portfolio Through ‘All of the Above’ Approach
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., April 1, 2019 /3BL Media/– SC Johnson today is announcing its intention to use geothermal energy to power its Racine headquarters, a move that will greatly reduce the company’s environmental footprint and positions the company as a leader in the private sector in the transition to cleaner, renewable energy sources.

Pope Francis Issues Call for Action on Sustainable Development at Rome Conference of Experts and Activists

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.22.2019)
Newsletter

Global faith leaders can directly and indirectly affect significant changes in our global society.  One leader with high visibility and strong opinions on important societal issues is the Holy Father in Rome, Pope Francis.  The Roman Catholic Church as a collective institution is one of the largest owners and holders of assets in the world, including pension systems of various orders, Catholic charities, healthcare systems, and more.

Five/in/Five – IBM Predicts Five Innovations To Change Our Lives in the Next Five Years at 2019 Think Conference

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.08.2019)
Newsletter

At the recent IBM Think 2019 Conference, fascinating artificial intelligence (“AI”) innovations were showcased; these are approaches in development to help meet the needs of global stressed food and water ecosystems.

Forbes’ contributor Lee Bell outlined the work of scientists and developers at IBM’s research unit, telling the story from the conference with a “crop-to-trash” theme.  These innovations are:

The Digital Twin – AI helping to accurately forecast crop yields (helping farmers to establish critical data points for arranging farm credit).

Focus on Green Finance – The European Union Action Plan – Mandates Being Put in Place for Fiduciaries

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.15.2019)
Newsletter

The European Union adopted a Sustainable Finance Action Plan in May 2018; the package of measures included a proposal for a regulation to establish a framework to facilitate sustainable investment.  The aim is to create a unified classification system or taxonomy on what could be considered to be “an environmentally-sustainable economic opportunity”.

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Fulvia Stevens, Director of Customer Service at Gildan

The price to pay
Article

Fulvia, Director of Customer Service at Gildan shares  the best advice she has ever received and her thoughts on how her success is her family’s success.

Q: Tell us about your beginnings here at Gildan:

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Ruth Vizcarra, Operations Manager at Gildan

Building an operational department from the ground up
Article

We sat down with Ruth, Gildan’s Operations Manager, to look back at her 15 year career at the company. From starting out as a Quality Supervisor to finding her fit in operations, Ruth shares her story and the personal milestones she reached along the way:

Q: Tell us about your career journey at Gildan?

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Amanda Thornhill, Merchandising Manager at Gildan

From concept to shelf, a woman’s passion for retail
Article

Amanda, Merchandising Manager for Gildan, shares her passion for product development and the leaders that have helped her along the way in her nine years at Gildan. Here is her story:

Q: How did you end up at Gildan?

My husband and I were living in Arkansas where I was working for a large retail company. He had wanted to move back home to Charleston for a while, so in 2010 we made the big move. To be honest, I was really sad about it. I loved my job back in Arkansas and I never thought I would find another job quite like it here.

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Margarita Najera, Plant Manager at Gildan

Journeying back home
Article

Margarita, Plant Manager at Gildan shares with us the joy of coming back to work in her native country and her sudden rise to leadership. Here is her story:

Q: Tell us about your career journey:

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