ESG News from Leading Brands

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Role of Partnerships in Tackling Climate Change


Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Vanguard Renewables: A Farm-Driven Circular Solution

Vanguard Renewables

Diversity & Inclusion

Shaping Diverse and Inclusive Teams at Kohler

Kohler Co.

Sustainable Development Goals

Updated MOU Strengthens Commitment for GRI Standards and ESRS Alignment

GRI and EFRAG have now signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to collaborating on the interoperability of the GRI Standards and European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Action Against Hunger Calls for Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza

Action Against Hunger is calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

Health & Healthcare

Aflac Encourages You to #TagTwo To Remind Others To Get Their Regular Checkups

Gold medalist, two-time Olympian, two-time Olympic Hall of Fame inductee and cancer survivor Shannon Miller recommends thinking twice before you cancel that doctor’s appointment.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Gilead Employees Stitch Together To Create a Special Panel of the AIDS Quilt

Nearly 36 years ago the AIDS Memorial Quilt was displayed for the first time to memorialize and physically represent lives lost to HIV. Gilead has always actively supported the Quilt, and creating a new panel made sense for a company dedicated to helping end the HIV epidemic.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

WorkingNation Features International Paper in a Heartwarming Tale of Career, Family, and Employee Success

WorkingNation featured International Paper in a film that examines the significance of community and employee support through the compelling story of International Paper employees Tuesday and Levell Hairston.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

National Grid Earns Top Score on 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index for Commitment to LGBTQ Inclusion

National Grid has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), achieving the designation of being an “Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion” recipient.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Albertsons Companies' Seattle Division Is Largest Corporate Donor for Seattle Children's Hospital Immunotherapy Research

Albertsons Companies' Seattle Division has partnered with Seattle Children's Hospital since 2015, raising funds annually in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer immunotherapy research and mission to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest life.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

AEG Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company proudly announced that for the fifth consecutive year it has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Medtronic Earns Equality 100 Award for LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion

Recognizing the company’s ongoing commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) and the LGBTQ+ community, Medtronic earned a top score of 100 again this year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Whole Planet Foundation Announces the Kasperick Foundation As 2023 Trailblazer Honoree

Since 2017, Whole Planet Foundation has honored annually a trailblazer advocate who has gone above and beyond to support our mission as they foster their own. This year, we are delighted to award this honor to the Kasperick Foundation.

Events, Media & Communications

How Deutsche Bank Is Helping Companies Finance Their Path to Net Zero

Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. The first-ever overshoot took place on December 29, 1970. Since then, every year the date occurs earlier.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Whirlpool Corporation Once Again Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index

Whirlpool Corporation announced today that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition Announces 2023 Winners and Celebrates Five Years of Entrepreneurial Excellence

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, has named Dr. Ikpeme Neto from Nigeria; Thomas Njeru from Kenya and Ayman Bazaraa from Egypt the first, second and third prize winners.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Mary Kay Pink Changing Lives Global Cause Marketing Program Improves Millions of Women and Girls’ Lives Around the World

In the spirit of giving year-round, and in honor of Mary Kay Ash’s legacy, Pink Changing Lives was born.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Southwire 2022 Sustainability Report: Water & Wastewater

Clean, abundant water is essential to human and environmental health. Without it, communities struggle and ecosystems fall out of balance. At Southwire, we rely on water to support our operations.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Kimberly-Clark Earns Top Score Again in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

Kimberly-Clark announced that it received another score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices.

Diversity & Inclusion

Own Your Career Podcast — Growing into Leading: Meet Richa Gandhi

Hello, and welcome to the Own Your Career Podcast. My name is Janelle Jordan and I’m a Program Manager on our Talent, Performance and Engagement team, and I am so excited to be here with you. Throughout this series, you will hear inspiring interviews with employees.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Avantor® Receives Top Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023–2024 Corporate Equality Index

Avantor, Inc. received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was recognized as an Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion honoree.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

A New Purpose for a Hidden Treasure Uncovered at a U.S. Bank Building

Not long after joining U.S. Bank, Dan Doyle pulled back a tarp at a bank building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and discovered something that surprised him. “I thought, ‘Whose car is this?’” Doyle, a U.S. Bank properties manager, shared as he recalled finding the unexpected treasure.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Principal Scientist Alice Cheung and Product Optimization Manager Alexis Kriegl Are Inspiring Future Pioneers Through STEM Education

Working at Henkel has enabled Alexis and Alice to maximize their abilities, discover new possibilities within their field and uncover a passion for inspiring and mentoring the next generation.

Events, Media & Communications

Crown at COP 28: Driving Discussions around Climate and Aluminum Decarbonization

Amid the ongoing race to slow the pace of climate change, Crown continues to take a proactive role in industry sustainability initiatives.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

KeyBank Awards Six Cincinnati Area Organizations with Grants

In Cincinnati, Key recently awarded six organizations with grant funds totaling $80,000. The grant funds will be used to support an array of programs from workforce development to creating safe, vital neighborhoods.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Cadence Cork Partners With Age Action To Promote Digital Literacy

Employees from the Cadence Cork team recently volunteered to be part of an exciting journey with our learners from Age Action.

Research, Reports & Publications

ESG Trends and the Year Ahead

ESG Talk hosts Mandi McReynolds, Steve Soter, Andie Wood, and Ernest Anunciacion come together for the first time in this special season finale. The group discusses key moments that shaped sustainability in 2023 and their predictions for 2024.


Duke Energy Offers Customers a New Way To Help Plant Trees

Renewable energy now comes with an added bonus -- helping plant trees to benefit the environment.

Latest Campaigns

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility
    Gilead Sciences Corporate Social Responsibility
  2. International Paper | THRIVING PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES
    Vision 2030 Goal: Promote employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces and strengthen the resilience of our communities
  3. Recognition of our Company
    As the leading sports and live music company in the world, we recognize our responsibility to provide industry leadership and to conduct our business...
  4. Medtronic Impact -- Reporting
    We know that every action we take impacts the future of our employees, our business, our communities, and our planet. We put people and the planet...
  5. Duckprints in the Community
    Companies have a responsibility to make the areas in which we live and work better places. Learn more about how we give back to our communities...
  6. Whirlpool Corporation Diversity and Inclusion
    Celebrating D&I events, stories and wins
  7. Social Progress
    Social engagement has always been an integral part of our sense of responsibility as a company. We care and we act to do our part to improve the...
  8. Collective Action
    The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) shares updates on its efforts and initiatives geared toward activating its ecosystem to develop and scale...
  9. SAP | ESG Reporting
    As regulatory activity creates more intense mandatory reporting requirements, ESG performance is now as critical to an organization’s success as...
  10. Duckprints Done Right
    Aflac’s founders created a company worthy of integrity, respect and trust. Learn more about The Aflac Way, including how we’ve earned a place on...
  11. SAP at COP28 - Harness the Power of Business for Climate Action
    The 28th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP28), taking place November 30 - December 12, 2023, in Dubai, will be a milestone moment...
    M·A·C Cosmetics’ charitable campaign, VIVA GLAM, has raised over $500 million USD since its inception in 1994, exclusively through the sale of M·A·C...
  13. TCS | goIT
    Tata Consultancy Services is proud to bring you goIT In 2009, TCS North America launched goIT, its signature community engagement initiative.The...
  14. Empower by GoDaddy Spotlight Series
    Here at GoDaddy, helping others is something that we’re passionate about. From community outreach to helping our own, we continue to join forces to...
  15. 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...