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Alliance Data Named as a Forbes America’s Best Employer by State

Press Release

June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Alliance Data has been named to the inaugural list of America’s Best-in-State Employers list for the state of Ohio. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees in their first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state. At Alliance Data, our associates are the backbone of our business, and cultivating an inclusive, respectful workplace that develops and empowers them has always been critical to our continued success.

Schneider Electric: Building an Inclusive Culture for LGBT+ at Work

Blog

by Kevin Castel

In celebration of Pride month, I’m sharing my story

In Hong Kong, LGBT+ rights are different.

A Better Way for Michigan

We're making a positive impact now - and for the future
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Consumers Energy has a long term vision to create a more sustainable energy future for our state. Our Clean Energy Plan, developed with a variety of Michigan stakeholders, is a path to reduce carbon emissions by more than 90 percent and end the use of coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2040.

Sappi Limited's CEO Steve Binnie Reflects on North America's Year of Renewal

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I would like to congratulate the Sappi North America (SNA) team on another successful year, truly embodying this year’s theme of renewal. The business underwent a significant change with the conversion of Paper Machine 1 (PM1) at the Somerset Mill to be able to produce packaging and speciality paper grades. We also commenced a project to increase dissolving pulp capacity at Cloquet. These exciting changes are part of Sappi’s global strategy to boost capacity in higher growth and higher margin product segments.

Business Leaders Urged to Set More Ambitious Climate Targets in Effort to Limit Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C

UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit to recognize private sector leadership on climate change and inspire a faster transformation to a net zero future
Press Release

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition.

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.

Is Neurodiversity Part of Your Company's D&I Strategy? Here's Why It Should Be

by Amy Brown
Article

This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

For Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, a leading autism researcher, it makes inherent sense that companies would include neurodiversity in their diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies as a business investment, a societal obligation and a basic human rights issue.  

Painting A Blue Sky

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Shipping containers play a major role in global trade, helping companies around the world to move goods securely from A to B. However, until recently, containers manufactured in China were painted using solvent-heavy coatings. This endangered the health of local communities due to the release of high concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. These harmful toxins cause everything from ‘sick building syndrome’ (which literally makes your eyes water), to smog.

Meet the Young Minds Solving the Climate Crisis

By Scott Wood
Blog

As a Cruise Director for an expedition travel company in the Arctic and Antarctic, Meghan Kelly often found herself in conversations with locals about the receding coastline. She heard how decreasing sea ice is diminishing traditional hunting grounds, along with the passages between one community and the next in the Arctic. For the families who have been there for generations, surviving means adapting to a warmer climate.

Getting to Know You: ESG, Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability

Four thoughts for better long-term focused disclosures
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This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Brian Tomlinson and Mike Krzus’ report, The Method of Production of Long-Term Plans, can also be viewed for full coverage of the topic.

Reaching 100% Renewable Energy

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability
Blog

At VMware, we’re optimistic about the power of technology to help solve big societal problems and are committed to leading responsibly. One of our key focus areas is about changing our relationship with energy. According to the U.N.’s report, as a society we need to shift 70-85 percent of electricity to renewable energy sources by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Data centers are responsible for two percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—roughly the same as global air travel.

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