SAN FRANCISCO, AMSTERDAM, and HONG KONG, November 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The recently concluded annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) brought delegates from all over the world to discuss the progress the world has made in the fight against climate change and the impact business is having on people and planet. As discussions progressed, it was clear the world has not made as much progress as needed to tackle the climate crisis.
Recently I listened to a TED Talk by Erika Cheung, one of the key whistleblowers in the Theranos scandal, who asks, “How do we make speaking up the norm and not the exception?” As Eaton’s Senior Vice President of Ethics and Compliance, I believe we should all be asking that same question every day. When speaking up is part of the company culture, employees feel empowered. When it is not, employees feel powerless and companies pay the price.
by John Streur, CEO of Calvert Research and Management
As we look forward to the next 30 years, we believe that capital markets are on the precipice of an increase in the impact of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance on security prices. We expect a corresponding acceleration of capital deployed to solve the environmental challenges we face today, such as excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and plastic pollution. We also expect substantial improvement in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion performance.
The Center for Creative Leadership once observed that, in a crisis, “People are overwhelmed with the amount of information coming at them. They’re on the lookout for essential information that can help”—yet often lack time to digest it. Arguably that’s now true on many “normal” days.
Apparel maker Gildan keeps a keen eye on its supply chain in line with its long-standing commitment to respect people and transparency
Gildan is participating in Fashion Revolution’s #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign, a global transparency movement to recognize the workers who make our clothes. By centering their campaign around people, Fashion Revolution, a UK NGO, aims to make people aware of the behind-the-scenes activity of the clothing industry and increase awareness around the importance of transparency in complex supply chains.
by Lori Keith, the Director of Research at Parnassus Investments and Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund
ESG strategies are rapidly gaining popularity as interest in supporting companies that manage their carbon footprints, invest in their employees, and promote diversity surges. As more and more funds claim the ESG label, how can investors effectively decide which investments are genuine?
Avoiding Investments that Masquerade as ESG Choices
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic backdrop, Enviva made important progress on core commitments supporting people and forests and combatting climate change
BETHESDA, Md., January 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), the world’s leading producer of sustainable wood bioenergy, today announced the public release of its Corporate Sustainability Report for the year ending December 31, 2020.