economic growth

Reflections on Laudato Si - Continued


All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).

Voices From the Field

The Joint initiative for Village Advancement Looks Beyond Numbers

H&M CEO: Reducing Consumption Isn’t the Answer

by Jan Lee

The CEO of one of the world’s largest clothing retailers thinks that we will be heading the wrong way if we reduce consumption to ward off climate change.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $100 Million Commitment to Support Detroit's Economic Recovery

Long-term investment will focus on Detroit’s community development, blight mitigation, job skills training, small business promotion and other economic growth initiatives
Press Release

Detroit, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. unveiled today a $100 million, five-year commitment to support and accelerate Detroit’s economic recovery and strengthen its communities. This long-term investment is the Firm’s largest commitment to a city and among the largest corporate commitments to Detroit. It builds upon the Firm’s deep roots as one of Michigan’s leading financial services providers and corporate citizens. 

More Americans Giving Priority to Environment Over Economic Growth: Gallup Poll

by Vikas Vij

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a recent Gallup Poll Social Series survey, Americans have chosen environment as a priority over economic growth by a 50%-to-41% margin. This is a fresh change because ever since the economic downturn of 2008-09, Americans have invariably chosen economic growth over the environment, except for immediately after the BP oil spill in May 2010.

Eastman Chemical Company Issues 2013 Sustainability Progress Report

Press Release

Kingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has released its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report, an overview of achievements and areas for continued improvement experienced since the publication of its 2011 Sustainability Report, “Connecting Science and Sustainability.”

Committed to being increasingly transparent, Eastman provides an update on the 2011 Sustainability Report’s short-, mid-, and long-term goals for economic growth, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Study: Barrick's Veladero mine has improved economy of Argentina’s San Juan province for nearly a decade


Barrick’s Veladero mine has helped trigger a remarkable economic turnaround in Argentina’s San Juan province, according to a recent study. Between 2004 and 2011, the province’s unemployment rate fell 36 percent, and per capita income surged 177 percent to $5,260 from $1,900. Exports jumped 12-fold to $2.5 billion from $211 million, and the province’s manufacturing sector grew at an average annual rate of 13.5 percent, twice the national average.

SAP Invests in Emerging Entrepreneurs to Drive Innovation, Job Creation and Economic Growth

SAP Announces EUR 2 Million Commitment to Benefit Endeavor Global, Endeavor Brazil and India’s National Entrepreneur Network as Part of New Emerging Entrepreneurs Initiative
Press Release

WALLDORF, Germany and DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced an initial three-year, EUR 2 million commitment to Endeavor Global, Endeavor Brazil and India’s National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), organizations with a comprehensive focus on high-impact entrepreneurs. As part of a new emerging entrepreneurs initiative, SAP and its partners will help accelerate job creation and responsible and sustainable business growth for emerging entrepreneurs, who will be selected via the Endeavor and NEN networks.

FedEx CO2 Emissions Decoupled From Economic Growth


FedEx scope emissions measure direct emissions from our fleet and facilities as well as indirect emissions from sources like feeder aircraft.  As we continue to grow revenue, our aim is to lessen our impact on the environment. In FY11, revenue grew by 13% yet scope 1 emissions only grew by 4% and scope 2 emissions decreased slightly – all thanks to efficiency efforts and fleet upgrades.

To learn more, visit the environmental section of our Global Citizenship Report.



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