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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?

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Take Action to Combat Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Industry-leading program to fund Meal Swipe Banks at 13 campuses and provide more than 25,000 free meals annually
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo announced an industry-leading and first-of-its-kind pilot program to expand its partnership with Swipe Out Hunger – a leading national nonprofit group committed to reducing food insecurity on college campuses. The program will be piloted on 13 campuses and would establish a “Meal Swipe Bank” at each participating college or university for students in need.

Caterpillar's Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities and Approach

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At Caterpillar, sustainability is a commitment to building a better world. For highlights on Caterpillar's performance on economic, environmental and social topics, including management processes and progress against its sustainability goals, check out Caterpillar's Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities & Approach.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Achieves 2019 7/10 Target a Quarter in Advance with a 7.08/10 Score

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  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10
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  • Progress on the climate pillar will strongly support the new climate commitments unveiled at Climate Action Summit in New York
  • Few days after its Global Safety Day, the Groups announces a Medical Incident Rate of 0.70, 24% better than the target for 2019
  • Schneider Electric is selected for the DJSI World index for a 7th year, in Equileap’s top 100 list of companies globally leading the way in gender equality and in Fortune’s Change the World 2019 top 10

Carter Rubin: Traffic in Transition

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Do you ever find yourself driving down a familiar street and suddenly encounter an unfamiliar right turn only sign that diverts all traffic off your intended route? The changing landscape of your city’s streets may be disconcerting and inconvenient, but there’s usually a fair amount of thought and intentional planning behind those changes. This week on Sea Change Radio, we learn about how transportation planning can limit car traffic and even improve socioeconomic equity.

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. 

Reducing Our Footprint

As Mohawk continues to grow, we remain focused on minimizing environmental impact
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As Mohawk works to leave positive handprints in communities around the world, we haven’t lost sight of the environmental footprint of our own facilities. While our businesses operate in a decentralized manner, all are working toward shared goals of reducing our use of natural resources. Across Mohawk, we are closing in on our 2020 goals, set in 2010, to decrease energy, GHG, water and waste-to-intensity by 25%.

SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty

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509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years – the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology. 
SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada.
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509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years – the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology. 
SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada.

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”?

Seeking the Next $100,000 Winner for the Ray of Hope Prize

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

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