ESG News from Leading Brands

Keep up with the latest environmental, social and governance news from companies embracing the triple bottom line, shared via 3BL's distribution platform.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Farmers for Soil Health

U.S. Soy

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx Canteens Drive Hope and Nourishment to Communities in Need

FedEx Corporation

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

CNH Among the 10 Largest Patent Applicants in Brazil

Once again, CNH has been recognized as among the 10 largest applicants in Brazil of invention patents in 2023.

Research, Reports & Publications

A Pragmatic Approach to ESG

Alison Taylor, clinical associate professor at NYU Stern School of Business and author, joins co-host Mandi McReynolds to discuss the role of business in society, including stakeholder capitalism, employee engagement, and measuring impact with data and technology.

Energy

Kimberly-Clark, Energy Partners Sign PPA for One of Cape Town’s Largest Rooftop Solar Systems

Kimberly-Clark and integrated energy solutions company, Energy Partners (EP), have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to install one of the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Cape Town, South Africa.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

MetLife and UC Berkeley Seek Startups for 2024 Cohort of Cleantech Accelerator Program

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) and the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, are pleased to announce that the application window for the 2024 startup cohort of the Cleantech to Market (C2M) accelerator program is open until March 10.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Hormel Foods Announces Katie Clark As Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced Katie Clark has been appointed to the role of senior vice president and chief communications officer.

Environment

GRI Leads Transformative Discussion on Sustainability in the Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fishing Sectors at GreenBiz'24

GRI made a significant impact at GreenBiz'24 with its thought-provoking workshop on sustainability in the agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing sectors.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Baker Tilly Wishes Grants Boost the Efforts of Not-for-Profits Hope Street and Circles Salt Lake

Each year, the Baker Tilly Foundation provides grants of $10,000 to not-for-profits nominated by Baker Tilly team members. Learn more about two organizations that received Baker Tilly Wishes grants this year.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

KeyBank Invests $150,000 in Homeport To Connect Central Ohioans to Homebuyer Education, Resources

KeyBank and the KeyBank Foundation announced an investment of $150,000 in Columbus-based Homeport, aimed at bolstering its Housing Advisory Services (HAS) program.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Principal® Named as One of America’s Most JUST Companies

Principal Financial Group® has been named as one of America’s Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital for 2024.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Rick Ridgeway: How We Got Here

Cascale was founded with the goal of scaling collective action throughout the consumer goods industry, and now we're one step closer to realizing this vision.

Energy

Groundswell Delivers Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Projects in Georgia

Groundswell Receives Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant for energy efficiency upgrades in low- and moderate-income homes in Southwest Georgia.

Diversity & Inclusion

emPOWERment, Choose Your Yes – The Women in Nielsen Leadership Summit

In 2023, Nielsen employees had the opportunity to participate in the Women in Nielsen (WIN) Leadership Summit for the third consecutive year. The Leadership Summit brings colleagues across Nielsen together in interactive panels, discussion groups, and webinars.

Diversity & Inclusion

KFC Foundation’s Dexter Thompson Shares the Importance of Cultural Roots for Black History Month

As we wrap up celebrations for Black History Month, we want you to meet Dexter Thompson, Hardship Program Director for the KFC Foundation.

Education

Chemours China Hosts Seventh Annual Magical Science Camp for Kids

Chemours China hosted their seventh annual Chemours Magical Science Camp, a public science program intended to encourage children between the ages of nine and 13 to explore the captivating realm of science.

Diversity & Inclusion

AEG Launches Latest Employer Branding Campaign “Leave Boring Behind”

In recognition of Employee Appreciation Day, AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today launched its latest employer branding campaign that focuses on individual employees and their personal experiences working at the company.

Diversity & Inclusion

Meet SAIC’S 2023 Women of Color STEM Winners!

SAIC’s 24,000-strong workforce is driven by mission, united by purpose and inspired by opportunities.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

CBRE Climbs to No. 3 on Barron’s Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) climbed to No. 3 on the Barron’s list of the 100 most sustainable U.S.-based companies for 2024 – up from No. 4 last year. This is the seventh consecutive year that CBRE has made the top 100 list.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Scott Tincher: Community Leader at Covia

The future of Covia is bright. From a development standpoint – we have several exciting projects and evolutions on the horizon. At the personnel level, Team Members are continuing to break milestones in both their internal and external engagement.

Energy

CNH Sponsors Solar Car Team Innoptus, Who Dominated As World Champions

CNH-sponsored Team Innoptus recently won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. The World Solar Challenge included an international assembly of solar powered cars driving 3,000 kilometers through the outback from Darwin to Adelaide.

Diversity & Inclusion

Taco Bell Black History Month Spotlight: Aaliyah S.

2023 Live Más Scholar Aaliyah S. believes Black History Month is a time that highlights the struggles and persistence of Black people against societal norms and an opportunity to preserve a culture and history that has been continuously re-written.

Environment

EPA Issuing Fines for UST Violations Along East Coast: Are Your USTs and Operations in Compliance?

As a UST owner/operator, it’s important to keep in mind that UST regulations can change over time as new information becomes available or as environmental concerns evolve.

Education

White House’s National Cyber Director Features HBCU Cybersecurity Initiative From IBM SkillsBuild

At a Black History Month Roundtable held in late February at Norfolk State University, Harry Coker, Jr., the White House’s National Cyber Director, highlighted the Cybersecurity Leadership Centers that IBM co-created with 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Energy

Demystifying Farm Powered® Anaerobic Digestion: Harnessing the Power of Waste

Farm Powered anaerobic digestion is a powerful process that recycles organic waste, mainly food and beverage waste from the manufacturing sector and dairy cow manure, into renewable natural gas (RNG).

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Lenovo Maintains Highest AAA Score in MSCI ESG Ratings

Lenovo’s Environmental, Social and Governance Rating score was maintained at AAA by MSCI, the international ratings agency. This is the second consecutive year Lenovo has achieved AAA, which represents the highest possible rating for corporations leading in ESG programs.

Health & Healthcare

On Rare Disease Day, Q4HE Collaboration Highlights Purpose in Action

In honor of Rare Disease Day on February 29, we’re highlighting a program dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients in underserved communities in Southern California affected by the rare autoimmune diseases pemphigus and pemphigoid...

Latest Campaigns

  1. KeyBank's Community Investment
    In states where Key has a presence, there are approximately 1.7 million low- to moderate-income (LMI) households. Many LMI individuals don’t have bank...
  2. AEG Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion
    AEG embraces the diversity of the communities where we do business and appreciates our differences in ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age...
  3. Carbon Footprint
    We are accelerating our efforts to help build a low-carbon economy and avert the worst impacts of climate change. Our goal to reduce our GHG emissions...
  4. Sustainability Leadership
    Cascale demonstrates industry leadership and collaboration to drive collective action, by sharing insight into key sustainability topics inside and...
  5. ESG Talk: Season Three
    The ESG Talk podcast features candid conversations with business leaders from around the world. In season three, co-hosts Mandi McReynolds, Steve...
  6. People: We Unlock Opportunity
    We are stepping up our investment in Yum!’s new social purpose to unlock opportunity in our people and communities, while championing equity...
  7. License to Operate
    Corporate governance, risk management, operational integrity, and regulatory compliance are demanding challenges that companies face in today’s ever...
  8. Goals That Inspire: Positive Social Impact
    Through our Goals That Inspire we strive to make a positive difference in our communities by relying on our ability to understand their needs and then...
  9. Seamless Connections
    We end supply chain disruption by reducing friction in every part of the journey to create certainty and security for all. We ensure quick...
  10. Focus on People
    We are focusing on our people through strengthening our business by embracing our differences, doing the right thing when helping our communities, and...
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility
    Gilead Sciences Corporate Social Responsibility
  12. Aflac Stories
    Get a closer look at the people, products and stories that make Aflac the company we know today.
  13. People: We Unlock Opportunity
    We are stepping up our investment in Yum!’s new social purpose to unlock opportunity in our people and communities, while championing equity...
  14. Essity's Annual and Sustainability Report 2023
    Essity reports sustainability information in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines for GRI Reporting Standards: Core. The...