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The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2020

Summary: 
  • Sweden tops the GSCI for a 5th consecutive year, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Finland, & Switzerland
  • UK is ranked 15, US is ranked 32, China 39
  • North-East Asia (South Korea, Japan, China) keep dominating the Intellectual Capital sub-index
  • Scandinavia tops the Social Capital sub-index
  • Ghana is the highest-scoring African nation (60),
  • Highest ranking South American nations is Costa Rica (27), followed by Uruguay (30), Chile (41), and Bolivia (46)
  • Sovereign bond rating’s lack of ESG integration shows insufficient coverage of risks/opportunities in comparison to GSCI ratings
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  • Sweden tops the GSCI for a 5th consecutive year, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Finland, & Switzerland
  • UK is ranked 15, US is ranked 32, China 39
  • North-East Asia (South Korea, Japan, China) keep dominating the Intellectual Capital sub-index
  • Scandinavia tops the Social Capital sub-index
  • Ghana is the highest-scoring African nation (60),
  • Highest ranking South American nations is Costa Rica (27), followed by Uruguay (30), Chile (41), and Bolivia (46)
  • Sovereign bond rating’s lack of ESG integration shows insufficient coverage of risks/opportunities in comparison to GSCI ratings

Gildan Receives Its 13th FUNDAHRSE Seal for ESG Work in Honduras

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MONTREAL, December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announced today that it is once again a recipient of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Seal by the Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (FUNDAHRSE) in Honduras. This is the 13th consecutive year that Gildan receives this award.

My Green Lab Announces Two New Appointments to Board of Directors

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November 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - To meet the critical climate and environmental issues of our time, My Green Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of scientific research, is expanding its board of directors to add two new members from both academia and the industry-at-large. Joining the board are Dr. Sapna E. Thottathil, PhD, and Jeffrey Whitford, MBA.

A 4-Step Guide to Starting a Career in Sustainability for Undergraduates

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By now you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t too many jobs out there with the words “entry level” and “sustainability” in the title, huh?  Don’t get too mad at COVID, it’s not the pandemic’s fault (although it certainly isn’t helping).  The truth is, there never have been that many entry level “sustainability” positions out there. 

That’s most likely because a lot of titled sustainability roles tend to start around mid-career level and require things like:

Scotia Global Asset Management Launches Suite of Scotia Low Carbon Funds, Announces Other ScotiaFunds Name Changes

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TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotia Global Asset Management today announced the launch of a suite of Scotia Low Carbon Funds, diversified portfolios of high-quality investments designed to provide a lower carbon intensity than the broader market: 

Sands Addresses Systemic Racism through New Initiatives and Community Partnerships

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The events of 2020 have sparked a deeper societal conversation about the impact of systemic racism in the United States. This conversation occurred at Sands, as well, starting internally with our Team Members and blossoming into an enhanced effort to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for all, including expanding our investments in and partnerships with community organizations dedicated to diversity.

Land Betterment Corporation's Stakeholder Day Spotlighted

Middle Tech Podcast Shines its Spotlight on Land Betterment’s Regional Stakeholder Day
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FISHERS, Ind., November 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announces another recognition from the Middle Tech Podcast.  Following its Regional Stakeholder Day at the Bulleit Distilling Co.

Demand Grows Globally for Food, Beverage and Agriculture Companies to Accelerate Shift Towards a Nature-Positive Future

As expectations of sustainability grow among employees and consumers alike, new analysis reveals leadership opportunity for FB&A businesses willing to prioritise the environment.
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ARLINGTON, Va., November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As food, beverage and agriculture businesses increasingly ramp-up efforts to reduce their environmental impacts, a major new market analysis from The Nature Conservancy – the first of its kind from the organization – and Edelman has underlined the importance of these sustainability strategies for both customers and employees, hinting at the compelling commercial and reputational rewards available to those companies willing to act fast on this urgent agenda. 

Whole Foods Market Nonprofit Foundations Raise $658,787 to Support Local and Global Communities

Shoppers and suppliers are alleviating poverty, improving children’s nutrition and expanding healthy food access and nutrition education.
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Whole Foods Market's three philanthropic foundations combined forces in a Communities Campaign in October to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join the retailer in efforts to alleviate global poverty, improve children’s nutrition and increase healthy food access in communities facing barriers. 

Watch Land Betterment Corporation's Impact Minute Episode 18

The Business Case for Sustainability
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FISHERS, Ind., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 18 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team and sustainability thought leaders discuss entrepreneurship and impact investing that aim to address environmental and social issues.  In this ep

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