ESG News from Leading Brands

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Collin Morikawa, Young Golfers Participate in U.S. Bank Access Open Event

It was a rainy day in Los Angeles but that didn’t stop golfers from teeing off for the recent U.S. Bank Access Open. The group included PGA Tour Pro Collin Morikawa, PGA Tour caddie Jonathan “JJ” Jakovac, Los Angeles-based U.S. Bank market leaders and youth golfers.

Environment

2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit: 2023 Highlights

The Mastercard 2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit is April 18, 2024. We offer these highlights from the 2023 event, hosted by Mastercard and the Aspen Institute.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Neighborhood Allies Secures $500,000 Grant from KeyBank to Support Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) County-wide Expansion

KeyBank and the KeyBank Foundation announced an investment of $500,000 in Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Allies to bolster the expansion of the organization’s Financial Empowerment Center’s (FEC) services throughout Allegheny County.

Health & Healthcare

Baker Hughes Provides Lifesaving CPR and Defibrillator Training to Employees in Italy, U.K.

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, rolled out lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillator training to employees across eight of its Industrial & Energy Technology (IET) sites in Italy and the U.K.

Environment

2024 Must Be the Year To Turn Goals Into Climate Action

2023 was the year of reckoning. The hottest year on record. The year it became clear how dramatically we’re endangering our world, our businesses, and our families through the climate pollution that is dangerously overheating the planet.

Diversity & Inclusion

Bath & Body Works Explores Black History With Associate Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

In celebration of Black History Month, Bath & Body Works sponsored a special associate visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Associates traveled from Columbus, Ohio and New York and were met by local D.C. colleagues

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

CNH Makes Top 5% in S&P Global Yearbook and Triumphs in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

S&P Global – a leading authority in financial information and analytics – has ranked CNH as one of the strongest performers in its 2024 Sustainability Yearbook.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

More Than Emergency Relief Is Needed Following Conflicts, Earthquakes, and Other Crises.

“The humanitarian community traditionally focuses on meeting urgent needs,” explained Vidhya Sriram, CARE, Global Director, Savings Groups. “While this assistance saves lives, people in emergencies also need interventions which address their longer-term vulnerabilities."

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Want To Boost the Global Economy by $10 Trillion?

“Starting a business is especially difficult for women in a male-dominated society like Pakistan,” Fariha Irfan, a small-business owner in Rawalpindi told me when I met her earlier this year. “At every step we need men to assist us, whether that’s our husbands or our brothers.”

Energy

Unlocking Accountability for the Just Transition: Revised GRI Climate Change and Energy Standards

The GRI North America team made a significant impact at GreenBiz24 this year, including hosting a side event and moderating a panel.

Diversity & Inclusion

Albertsons Companies’ Mid-Atlantic Division Celebrates Lunar New Year

Albertsons’ Mid-Atlantic Division recently hosted in-store celebrations in Acme and Safeway stores to honor Lunar New Year.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

How Menu Hacks Landed Shift Lead Antonia a Spot in Taco Bell’s Menu Blast

At Taco Bell, our Brand Values (Be Fan-Led, Be People-First, Be Fearless, Be Different) are found and reflected in everything we do. This season, we’re highlighting core value #1, Be Fan-Led.

Diversity & Inclusion

Aisha Bowe on Supporting Women Leaders in STEM: “You Are a Mentor the Moment You Think You Are”

Logitech’s Women Who Master series celebrates the achievements of women leaders in STEM. This installment tells the story of Aisha Bowe, former aerospace engineer and current CEO of two tech companies, who has unique insights into guiding the next generation of STEM women.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Gildan Included in CDP’s Leadership Band and in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook

Montreal, Friday, February 16, 2024 – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) (“Gildan” or the “Company”) is pleased to share that it has been included in CDP’s Leadership band for its 2023 climate change disclosures for the fourth time.

Diversity & Inclusion

Paramount Introduces a New Employee Resource Group: Adapt

During the second annual Summit on Disability, Paramount proudly shared the launch of its newest employee resource group: Adapt.

Research, Reports & Publications

Collaborative Value Creation in ESG

Mandi McReynolds looks back on her conversation on the value of collaboration in ESG with Noel Kinder, chief sustainability officer at Nike, and Brian Matt, head of ESG advisory at the New York Stock Exchange.

Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating Black Excellence: Amplifying Our Partners’ Voices

As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re reminded of the strength, resilience, and exceptional achievements of the Black community. This month provides an opportunity to listen and learn from the narratives that have shaped history and continue to influence our present.

Events, Media & Communications

Regions Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Regions is dedicated to continuous learning in a variety of areas, including how we the bank can support individuals with disabilities. A great example is a recent program executed by the Birmingham DEI Network honoring National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

KeyBank Celebrates Opening of New, Full-Service Branch in Erie, PA, Grant To Support a Local Non-Profit

KeyBank held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new, full-service, state-of-the-art branch in Erie, PA. The new Downtown Erie branch is located at 1401 State Street and several leaders from KeyBank and Erie attended the celebration.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Eaton Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in the Dominican Republic, Increasing Supply of Fuses Vital to Global Energy Transition and Electrification

Intelligent power management company Eaton is opening a new assembly plant in Santiago de los Caballeros, the company’s fifth manufacturing site in the Dominican Republic, to meet growing customer demand for its fuses.

Diversity & Inclusion

Taco Bell Black History Month Spotlight: Jeff W.

February in the U.S. is dedicated to acknowledging and honoring the history of Black Americans and celebrating their contributions to the economy, culture, arts and society.

Sustainable Development Goals

SAP Goes the Distance With EV Fleet Digitalization

Electric vehicles (EVs) are transforming the mobility experience in corporate fleet management. A great example is the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and SAP where the companies are both customers and vendors to each other.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Verizon Named on America’s Most JUST Companies List for 7th Time

We’re *just* a little excited to be in the top 25 of the 2024 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Greening the Garden State Through Tree Planting and Education

Every spring and fall, hundreds of volunteers sign up to join the NJ Tree Foundation in various tree planting efforts across the state. While planting new trees is an obvious goal and priority for the organization, Zipse stresses the importance of caring for existing trees.

Green Infrastructure

Five Steps To Tap IIJA Infrastructure Grant Funding

Securing IIJA funding is slower and more complicated than originally thought but you can still access funds with the proper strategic plan.

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