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 Media's flagship distribution platform.

Environment

Is landscape Approach the Way Forward for Sustainable Agriculture?

Sustainable landscape management or Landscape Approach has been a major topic of national and international policy discourse in recent years.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

element6 Dynamics and Ingram Content Group Announce Strategic Supplier Relationship for Industrial Hemp-Based Paper

element6 Dynamics today announced that Ingram Content CEO and President Shawn Morin has been appointed to the element6 Dynamics Board of Directors.

Diversity & Inclusion

Medtronic Continues To Make Significant Advances as an Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Leader

Medtronic named to the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) the same week the company publishes its Global Inclusion, Diversity & Equity 2022 Annual Report

Diversity & Inclusion

Illumina Named to Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

Illumina has been included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year. The distinguished index rates over 11,000 public companies and selects the top 500 committed to supporting gender equality in the workplace.

Environment

Sustainability Trends 2023: Goodbye Greenwashing, Hello Business Results

This year’s forecast of sustainability trends looks like the perfect storm (in a good way) of purpose-minded, yet business opportunity-led progress.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Whole Kids Foundation 2023 Garden Grant Application Window Open Now

Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s nutrition and wellness, has opened its annual Garden Grant window to offer financial support to schools that wish to start or expand edible education spaces.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Herbalife Nutrition Foundation Launches First Casa in Mongolia; Donates $15,000 to Veloo Foundation

The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) launched its first Casa in Mongolia and donated $15,000 USD to Veloo Foundation’s “Children of the Peak” Kindergarten, the new Casa Herbalife Nutrition Partner.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Entergy Recently Recognized As Sustainability Leader

Recent recognition of Entergy’s leadership in environmental, social and governance performance demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating sustainable value for all its stakeholders.

Diversity & Inclusion

SkysTheLimit.org (“Sky’s the Limit”) Offers New Resources for Black-Owned Businesses This Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, SkysTheLimit.org highlights new mentorship and educational opportunities for entrepreneurs wishing to advance their business goals in 2023.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Wesco Is Ranked Among America’s Best-Managed Companies

Wesco was ranked #173 on the Top 250 Best-Managed Companies of 2022, as selected by The Drucker Institute and published in The Wall Street Journal. Our ranking climbed 8.9 points over last year and was the largest gain within the Industrial Goods sector.

Energy

Raven SR, Chevron and Hyzon Motors Collaborate To Produce Hydrogen From Green Waste in Northern California

Raven SR Inc., Chevron New Energies, and Hyzon Motors Inc. today announced they are collaborating to commercialize operations of a green waste-to-hydrogen production facility in Richmond intended to supply hydrogen fuel to transportation markets in Northern California.

Environment

The History of Steelmaking, and Why It Has a Long Way Yet To Go

Humans have been making steel for more than two millennia. In its modern form and scale though, steel is responsible for a significant portion of annual carbon dioxide emissions. That industry will need to adopt a range of technologies and practices to reduce its impact.

Innovation & Technology

Cummins To Showcase Lower Carbon Engines to Construction Industry

Global power technology leader Cummins Inc. will showcase its new fuel-agnostic 15-liter engine platform to reduce carbon emissions at North America’s largest construction trade show later this year.

Diversity & Inclusion

Doing The Right Thing: The Home Depot’s Chief Diversity Officer Derek Bottoms Talks Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Home Depot is building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, within our enterprise and the communities we are proud to serve. Grounded in our core values, we have the conviction, capabilities and tools to make a difference for our associates.

Education

Beijing Olympic Museum Becomes Newest Member of the Olympic Museums Network

The Beijing Olympic Museum (BJOM), which commemorates both the Olympic Summer Games 2008 and the Olympic Winter Games 2022, has joined the global Olympic Museums Network (OMN) as its 33rd member.

Health & Healthcare

The Partnerships Changing How You Manage Diabetes

There’s new energy around connecting — whether among people or technologies — thanks to the not-so-distant pandemic lockdowns that reminded the world why relationships matter.

Education

STEM Careers Coalition Offering Educators No-Cost Resources To Celebrate Black STEM Leaders During Black History Month

The STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – presents a curated collection of no-cost content celebrating the careers of Black leaders in STEM.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Black History Month: Investing in People and Communities

As we celebrate Black History Month, we lift the contributions and impact of the community and commit to continuing doing the work to strengthen the community, culture, and broader world.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

ConnCORP Receives $1M in Grant From KeyBank Foundation, Deepens Investment in Entrepreneurial Support

KeyBank announced ConnCORP as the recipient of a $1 million grant from KeyBank Foundation to support the ongoing work of the ConnCORP Lab and its entrepreneurial support ecosystem. The grant, which will be dispersed in $200,000 increments over the next five years.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

MAC Cosmetics Wins PCD Innovation Award for 2022 Bubbles & Bows Advent Calendar

M·A·C Cosmetics was proud to win a PCD Innovation Award under the category “Limited Edition Pack” for the brand’s sustainable “Bursting With Surprises” advent calendar from the Bubbles & Bows Holiday Collection.

Diversity & Inclusion

International Paper Supports Mississippi Initiative to Combat Leading Cause of Involuntary Land Loss Among Black Families

International Paper announced plans to support The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation™ as they work alongside the Mississippi Center for Justice to provide legal services, assistance and resources to help historically underserved Mississippians.

Diversity & Inclusion

Valuing Privacy and Inclusion in Software Design

Cisco strives to design and build technology in ways that respect human rights, promote inclusion, and protect privacy and security—so that everyone can benefit from a more connected world.

Environment

Bacardi Plants a Tree for Every Employee To Celebrate 161st Anniversary With a Gift to the Planet

The world’s largest privately held spirits company will plant one tree for every employee to support biodiversity, help local communities, and capture a combined 2.5M kg of CO2 during the trees’ lifetime.

Diversity & Inclusion

Kimberly-Clark's Robert Long: Nurturing Others Is the Best Investment

We recently spoke with Robert Long, Kimberly-Clark's chief R&D officer, about leadership lessons learned from his childhood, the importance of seizing opportunities and investing in others, and the legacy he wants to leave.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Trane Technologies Named to FORTUNE Magazine World’s Most Admired Companies List for Eleventh Consecutive Year

FORTUNE magazine has named Trane Technologies to its World’s Most Admired Companies list for the eleventh consecutive year.

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