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.

Diversity & Inclusion

Webster Bank Celebrates Age Diversity With Multi-Generations BRG

Webster Bank's Multi-Generations BRG encourages a collaborative environment where colleagues of all ages recognize strengths and skills in each other and opportunities for growth and development.

Education

IBM Collaborates With the Commissionerate of Technical Education for Skilling in AI in Gujarat

Technology major IBM has entered into a collaboration with the Commissionerate of Technical Education (CTE) of Gujarat to bolster technical and professional education in the state.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Sysco’s Earth Plus Agave Straws are Affordable, Planet-friendly and Upcycled

Have you tried Sysco’s Earth Plus Agave Straws?! We love that this bio-based straw is part of our One Planet.

Energy

Harnessing Efficiency: Are Heat Pumps the Champion of Global Carbon Reduction?

The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry plays a crucial role in the quest for sustainable living and combating climate change.

Diversity & Inclusion

Upfront Tuition Coverage Is a Game-Changer for Medtronic Employees

MAPS is a powerful program for Medtronic employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to take control of their education and career development, starting on day one of employment with no strings attached.

Diversity & Inclusion

The 2023 100 Black Men Las Vegas Impact Report Highlights the Nonprofit’s Accomplishments, Including Programs Made Possible by Sands Cares

At the end of January, 100 Black Men Las Vegas released its 2023 Impact Report showcasing the positive results achieved last year, which have set the stage for even more ambitious goals in 2024.

Health & Healthcare

When an Ounce of Prevention Can Be Worth a Lifetime of Cure

A few years ago, a friend told me his wife had been feeling out of sorts. She didn’t know why, but because of the pandemic she hadn’t been going to her regularly scheduled checkups. When she finally went, the news wasn’t good. Stage 3 cancer.

Diversity & Inclusion

Kimberly-Clark’s African Ancestry Employee Network Celebrates Black History Month and a Milestone

As we celebrate Black History Month, we're also marking a major milestone. Kimberly-Clark’s African Ancestry Employee Network (AAEN) is celebrating its 30th anniversary!

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

National Grid Makes $20,000 Donation To Support Boonville Park, Nonprofit Agency

National Grid has announced a $20,000 corporate donation to support an employee-led fundraising campaign to support the Boonville community.

Research, Reports & Publications

Qualcomm Incorporated Releases Its Annual Corporate Responsibility Report, Focused on ESG Performance and Progress on Its Goals in 2023

The 2023 report features successes achieved this year, including progress on ESG targets and power efficiency of our Snapdragon products.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Record Investment for O-I Glass in France: €95 Million to Upgrade Plants in Gironcourt and Reims

O-I Glass, Inc announced today the company is investing €95 million into two of its French glass packaging production facilities. As a continuation of its modernization investment program, these significant investments aim to upgrade the sustainability, flexibility, an

Events, Media & Communications

Global Citizen Returns to Australia With the First International Edition of Global Citizen Now

Global Citizen, the world’s leading advocacy organisation, today announced the first international edition of the Global Citizen NOW action summit will take place on 4-6 March 2024 in Melbourne, Australia.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Baker Tilly’s BuzzHouse Podcast: The Importance of Benchmarking and What's Next With the Inflation Reduction Act

On this episode of BuzzHouse, hosts Don Bernards and Garrick Gibson sit down with Rob Hazelton, founder and chief executive officer of Dominion Due Diligence Group.

Health & Healthcare

Direct Relief Awards $1 Million Grant to Maui Community Health Center for Wildfire Recovery

Global humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief today announced a $1 million grant to Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center in Maui – the single largest grant ever awarded by the organization to a Community Health Center.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

MetLife Named to Just 100 List for America’s Most JUST Companies for the Fourth Consecutive Time

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that for the fourth consecutive year it’s earned a spot on JUST Capital’s JUST 100 list, as part of their 2024 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

CACI Employees Honored for Excellence in STEM at the 2024 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference

CACI International Inc announced today that 21 employees were honored for their excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the 38th annual Global Competitiveness Conference for the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA).

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Sands, Sands China Listed As the Top Two Companies in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024 Casinos and Gaming Category

Las Vegas Sands and Sands China were again included in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook, with the two companies recording the highest global environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores in the casinos and gaming category.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mondelēz Employees Share Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sylvia Conner, the Director of Finance for the OREO brand at Mondelēz International, brings forth a distinguished career marked by pivotal moments, dedication, and an unyielding pursuit of excellence within the company.

Events, Media & Communications

CNH Recently Attended FIRA 2024 Event for Agricultural Robots

New Holland, a brand of CNH, recently attended World FIRA, the international event for global leaders in agricultural robotics in Toulouse, France.

Events, Media & Communications

Q&A With Walgreens Boot Alliance’s Environmental Social Governance Committee Chair Ornella Barra

Walgreens Boots Alliance recently released their 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance Report. Ornella Barra, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, International and Chair of the ESG Committee, WBA, reflects on the organizations’ success and what’s next.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Celebrating Service: Covia's 2023 President's Volunteer Service Award Winners

Covia's team members are actively involved in their communities and take great pride in the work they do to strengthen our connection to those communities. For this reason, Covia has a comprehensive Community Investment Policy overseen by the Covia Foundation.

Diversity & Inclusion

DEI@Cadence: Empowering Women at Cadence Cork

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just words but values that are exemplified through our One Team culture at Cadence. In the DEI@Cadence blog series, you’ll hear the many unique perspectives and experiences of our global employees.

Responsible Production & Consumption

LyondellBasell Acquires Mechanical Recycling Assets and Plans Operations in California

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced it has acquired mechanical recycling assets and properties containing rigid plastics recycling processing lines from PreZero, a global recycling leader and waste management service provider.

Health & Healthcare

Direct Relief Navigates Medical Aid to Yemen and Sudan Through Red Sea Shipping Attacks and Sudan’s Civil War

For Direct Relief, which delivers donated medicine and medical supplies for people in Yemen and Sudan – two of the world’s most troubled and impoverished countries – avoiding the Red Sea is not an option.

Diversity & Inclusion

Black History Month – Transforming Culture at Leidos

At Leidos we pride ourselves on celebrating employees who embody our core values, advocate for inclusion and equity, expertly deliver for our customers, and commit to making Leidos a great place to work every day.

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