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The Essential Podcast, Episode 33: Five Years of Cautious Optimism & ESG Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

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Prior to the global pandemic, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics were enjoying a cultural moment as more companies and investors committed to including such factors in their goals and decisions. Instead of being overpowered by the immediate concerns of the pandemic, the events of 2020 reinforced how we don’t know what is immediately around the corner and brought the need to focus on ESG metrics to the fore.

Now, in 2021, that lesson reinforces the view that a long-term, sustainable approach centered around strong ESG principles is more important than ever.

United Airlines Names Laysha Ward to Board of Directors

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CHICAGO, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced recently that Laysha Ward is joining its Board of Directors. Ward, currently Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer of Target Corporation, brings an impressive resume with more than three decades of corporate leadership experience to the UAL Board.

Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour

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  • Twenty-two consumer goods brands and retailers commit to implement Framework in their own operations by 2025 as part of participation in Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)
  • Framework lays out maturity journey for implementing six-step human rights due diligence systems to identify, address and prevent forced labour risks

Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay at Georgia-Pacific

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March is Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day. They are both reminders to commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American history, our society and in our workplace. They also give us a chance to recognize the progress we’ve made as a society to remove barriers that constrain opportunities for women. Many of these constraints, like the right to own property or vote, today seem unimaginable. But looking forward, we must continue identifying and eliminating barriers that persist for women and all individuals.  

7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy

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The time has passed for organizations to take a passive approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) planning. Now more than ever, investors, employees, and customers are shining a bright light on companies’ ESG strategies, practices, and performance when deciding where and with whom to partner with or invest in.

Rockwell Automation’s Dawn Cappelli Reflects on Pioneering Cybersecurity Career

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During Women’s History Month, trailblazing women are at top of mind at Rockwell Automation, including leaders like Dawn Cappelli, who is a wife, mom, a grandma of two, and serves as vice president of global security and chief information security officer.

Choose to Challenge: How Investing in Women Strengthens Families and Communities

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This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “choose to challenge,” which encourages every one of us to call out gender bias and inequality, and to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.

CEOs Discuss Long-Term Plans from Corporate Issuer and Investor Perspectives

Planning ahead to address growth, strategy, and risk
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NEW YORK, March 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ Leading corporate CEOs gathered virtually with former Vanguard Chair Bill McNabb and NRG CEO Mauricio Gutierrez for Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose’s© (CECP) CEO Virtual Roundtable Series. This closed-door, CEO only conversation examined how investor expectations are changing as demand for longer term forward-looking disclosures continue to grow, including integrating material ESG issues and metrics.

For Two Women, Stepping Out of Their Comfort Zone Was a Stepping Stone to Success

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Challenging yourself can be scary. For Damaris Aracil, Kimberly-Clark's logistics and distribution manager for Northern Europe, it’s just another day at work.

“Moving from your comfort zone, moving countries, changing jobs – it’s scary at the beginning, but then your body gets used to it, knows what to expect and you feel comfortable again,” said Damaris.

Hiromi Nakamura Svensson knows the feeling. Her Kimberly-Clark career has taken many twists and turns.

Drexel Solutions Institute and Merck Launch Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers

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Drexel University announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., on a new initiative that will help diverse business owners enhance their leadership and business acumen and strengthen and grow their companies. The inaugural cohort of the newly launched “Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers (Merck Drexel ALP)” began coursework for the four-month certificate program last week.

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