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Responsible Business Alliance Expands Presence in Europe

New Office and Director in Brussels Support Increasing Corporate Responsibility Efforts in EU
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it has expanded its presence in Europe by opening an office in Brussels, Belgium and hiring a European Director to represent the RBA and its membership. The new office will support the RBA’s longstanding efforts in Europe related to responsible business conduct, responsible minerals sourcing, public procurement, environmental and other issues.

Unpacking the Popularity of Plant-Forward

Why plants are becoming the star of the plate

According to a 2019 report by Aramark partner Datassential, nearly 40% of Americans say they are eating less red meat. Meanwhile, about half (49%) seek to eat more vegetables.

Kroger to Expand Fair Trade Certified Products in 2020

"Food for Good" among Kroger's top 5 food trend predictions
Press Release

CINCINNATI, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Kroger, America's favorite grocer, announced today its top food trend predictions for 2020, insightfully curated by its culinary experiences team and Our Brands product developers, chefs and innovators.

Join Citi, Coca-Cola and More at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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Ceres 2020 in New York will mobilize the world's most influential capital market leaders to accelerate and scale up innovative solutions on the most pressing global sustainability challenges. These leading executives will map out the urgent steps for increased investor and corporate action on sustainability risks and opportunities across diverse sectors of the economy.

Subaru Is Creating Furniture From Recycled Coffee Pods and Candy Wrappers

By Mari A. Schaefer,

Move over, Outbacks, Foresters, and Imprezas. Subaru of America has gotten into the outdoor furniture business.

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Edward Jones Named One of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE Magazine

Press Release

February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies, a ranking of the most respected and reputable companies. The firm ranked 6th in the category of Securities/Asset Management.

Based on a survey of 3,800 executives, directors and analysts, the ranking takes into account nine criteria from investment value and quality of management and products, to social responsibility and the ability to attract talent. A company's score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

CECP Welcomes CEOs of Aptiv (APTV), Henry Schein (HSIC), Philip Morris International (PM), Verisk Analytics (VRSK), and Welltower (WELL) to Present Long-Term Plans at Strategic Investor Initiative’s 8th CEO Investor Forum

Press Release

NEW YORK, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ — CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) announced that five CEOs—representing over $230 billion in market capitalization—will present their companies’ Long-Term Plans to institutional investors at CECP’s 8th CEO Investor Forum on February 24th, 2020, in New York City. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in New York City.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Named a Wonderful Workplace for Young Professionals


ScottsMiracle-Gro was once again recognized by the Columbus Young Professionals Club as a Wonderful Workplace for Young Professionals in 2019.

Since 2013, the Columbus Young Professionals Club has chosen central Ohio companies for this award based on four criteria:

Keysight Technologies Plans to Build On-site Child Care for Workers

Gary Quackenbush for the North Bay Business Journal

Santa Rosa-based Keysight Technologies Inc. will soon break ground on a new on-site child care center for its employees and the public at its Fountaingrove campus, the company announced Wednesday.

The facility is scheduled to open in August and is expected to add 100 child care slots to the area. Company officials said the facility will play a role in the electronics test and measurement firm’s employee retention and recruitment plans.

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020


by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants


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