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Avnet Named a World’s Most Ethical Company

Ethisphere Institute honors Avnet for the fourth consecutive year for leading with integrity and aligning its principles with action
Press Release

PHOENIX, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT) has been recognized as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

International Women’s Day 2017 – Who Was Bold for Change?


As a company that has been tracking International Women’s Day for years, this year’s event was the biggest we’ve seen to-date. The day catapulted to a global stage, in part, due to events like January’s Women’s March on Washington, which not only served as a catalyst, launching  awareness of women’s rights to new levels, but also unified individuals of all genders, races and backgrounds around women’s rights all over the world.

Five Ways FedEx Helps Empower Women Around the World

by Pam Roberson, Communications Advisor at FedEx

FedEx supports hundreds of organizations, projects and initiatives that help make life better in the communities where our team members live and where we do business. To help commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8), here are five organizations FedEx supports that help empower women and girls around the world:

1. Vital Voices GROW Fellowship

When Personal Passions & Purpose at Work Pair Up

How one employee's volunteer work around supporting women in tech became a workplace initiative

By Benevity Charity Relations Coordinator Micki Mutch

How Digital Skills Create Opportunities for People With Disabilities

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Technology and innovation create opportunities, and not just for businesses and governments, but for the world.

Today we are experiencing a digital revolution with the power to accelerate global problem solving, enabling people and societies to thrive.

Promoting a Supply Chain that Reflects our Values


We work with nearly 6,000 suppliers throughout the world who provide us with the equipment and supplies we need to operate our global business. We are committed to conducting our business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner and, to that end, require our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC).

Europe and Central Asia: Gender Stereotypes, Legal Barriers Still Preventing Women from Reaching Full Economic Potential

On International Women’s Day, UNDP launched campaign to combat gender stereotypes in the workplace
Press Release

ISTANBUL, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – With less than one third of businesses in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region owned or co-owned by women, urgent action needs to be taken to address gender inequalities in the labour market.

To continue development, countries must legally allow women to work in all sectors and own businesses, support women’s employment and entrepreneurship, and combat gender stereotypes, according to UNDP’s most recent Regional Human Development Report.

HP Challenges IT Industry: Clean Up Electronics Recycling

by Sarah Murry

When U.S. consumers drop off their old electronics at local e-waste centers for recycling, most assume their aging gadgets will be safely dismantled and have their components either scrapped or re-used. But that’s not always the case, according to Basel Action Network (BAN), an environmental nonprofit.

On the Cutting Board: The US EPA Budget-Staff-Programs-Grants As the Trump Administration Plans the Coming FY Budget

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (9.2.2017)

The media establishment in Washington, DC is closely watching the signals as well as specific action taken by the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress that could or does affect the future of key government agencies whose mission and work directly/indirectly affects the mission and work of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing professionals.

Especially In focus:  the US Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of the Interior; the Securities & Exchange Commission; the Department of Defense...and others. 


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