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.

Sustainable Development Goals

Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report 2024: Conservation Concoctions

Bacardi Limited

Health & Healthcare

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Integrated Approach to Medication Adherence

The failure to take medications as prescribed is associated with adverse health outcomes and rising healthcare costs. Walgreens Boots Alliance strives to improve medication adherence by addressing systemic barriers to care.

Research, Reports & Publications

US Entrepreneurs Skew Older Than Counterparts in the UK

Microbusiness owners in the U.S. skew older than those in the U.K. In the U.S., 63% of microbusiness entrepreneurs are Generation X (age 40-54) or baby boomers (age 55+), compared to 49% in the U.K., where millennials (age 25-39) take the lead.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Kingsport Pollinator Gardens Receive Keep America Beautiful Innovation Award

A network of pollinator gardens — the brainchild of an Eastman engineer — has been recognized by Keep America Beautiful with a 2023 Innovation Award, one of only 10 presented across the country.

Green Infrastructure

Required Water System Update: Resilience Assessments and Plans

A record 28 “billion-dollar” weather and climate disasters struck the U.S. in 2023, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), causing an estimated $92.9 billion in damages.

Research, Reports & Publications

Qualcomm’s 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report: Resource Management - Energy

As renewable energy becomes more accessible and the global electricity grid becomes more resilient, it is essential that we shift our strategy-driven efforts towards more climate conscious behaviors.

Research, Reports & Publications

No Doubt About It: EVs Really Are Cleaner Than Gas Cars

As electric vehicles become a bigger part of the global car fleet, a contrarian take seems to surface every few months: are electric vehicles really that clean?

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

KeyBank Provides $54.9 Million of Financing for Affordable Multifamily Housing in Jersey City

KeyBank secured $54.9 million for Hudson Valley Property Group to refinance Grandview Terrace Apartments, a 283-unit affordable multifamily property located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Grandview Terrace will target family households with incomes between 60% and 90% of area media.

Research, Reports & Publications

Not Seeing Themselves in STEM Careers, 48% of Students Don't Realize They Are Already Great Scientists, According to a New MilliporeSigma Survey

According to a new global survey from MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, kids already have the qualities and interests of scientists, they just don't realize it.

Energy

Baker Tilly’s Insights on How To Capitalize on the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for Renewable Energy

What implications does the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) hold for the renewable energy landscape, and how can organizations strategically prepare for it?

Social Impact & Volunteering

Regions Bank Teams Celebrate Financial Literacy Month by Sharing the Good

Regions Bank on Tuesday announced the launch of its 15th annual Share the Good® initiative, a company-wide volunteer effort that benefits communities served by Regions throughout the Southeast, the Midwest and Texas.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Thurgood Marshall College Fund Founder Dr. N. Joyce Payne Discusses Equity in Education and Corporate America

As part of Women’s History Month 2024, Sands is spotlighting women leaders who are driving success in their organizations while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Education

Atlantic City Residents Earn Energy Career Opportunity Following Atlantic City Infrastructure Program Graduation

The second cohort of 20 Atlantic City residents has completed the 16-week Atlantic City Infrastructure Program (ACIP), an energy workforce training program for City residents provided by the City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Electric.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in South America and the Amazon

Rather than continuing an aged paradigm of “hands-off” conservation, these three Cisco Foundation partners working in and around the Amazon are prioritizing the integration of economic livelihoods and environmental preservation.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Georgia-Pacific's Innovative JumpStart Program: Inside Look at Paper Product Manufacturing and Recycling

How are Georgia-Pacific LLC’s paper products made? Just ask the interns and employees participating in our JumpStart Program – a hands-on program providing learning opportunities in GP's Consumer Products division for those early in their careers.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Duke Energy Celebrates Opening Day With the Tampa Bay Rays by Pledging To Raise Funds for Florida Customers Facing Financial Hardships

Duke Energy to donate $1,000 to its Share the Light Fund® agencies each time the Rays win a game

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Fifth Third and UNC Kenan Institute Launch “Empowering American Cities” Initiative

Fifth Third today announced the launch of Empowering American Cities, the outcome of a collaborative relationship with the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Research, Reports & Publications

Dayforce Highlights Impact Through Innovation in Annual ESG Report

Dayforce, Inc., a global human capital management (HCM) leader that makes work life better, today released its annual ESG Report, Impact Through Innovation.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Free Tax Prep Services Secures Nearly $43M in Tax Refunds for Entergy Customers in 2023

An annual sponsorship of free tax preparation services has been a cornerstone of Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives to help customers facing financial challenges and uplift our communities out of poverty.

Health & Healthcare

Thousands of Covid-19 Vaccines Reach Patients in Mexico

Last week, Direct Relief distributed 14,500 Covid-19 vaccines, donated by Pfizer Mexico, that will be administered to patients free of charge as part of an effort to protect people over the age of 12 in the State of Mexico from the Omicron variant.

Health & Healthcare

From Code to Care: AI Is Healthcare’s Most Significant Disruptor and HARMAN Is Looking To Harness It with HealthGPT

Digital transformation enabled healthcare organizations to collect and store vast amounts of patient data — but there's a downside. As much as 90% of this data is unsearchable, and even searchable data is commonly stored in unconnected silos.

Responsible Production & Consumption

How U.S. Soy Farmers Innovate for the Future of Farming

U.S. Soy farmers use sustainable solutions to meet our growing populations’ needs, producing essential nutrients while using fewer natural resources.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Bacardi Supports Restoration of La Esperanza Park in Puerto Rico

Giving back to communities has been part of the legacy of family-owned Bacardi since it began the business more than 160 years ago.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

The Road to Recycling: Carton Council Origin Story – Part 2: The Evolution

The Carton Council’s podcast series continues with its fourth episode, “The Road to Recycling: Carton Council Origin Story – Part 2: The Evolution.”

Health & Healthcare

Parents and Caregivers Report a Reduction in Anxiety and Distress in Young Cancer Patients Using the My Special Aflac Duck

In a clinical trial led by researchers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine parents and caregivers report a reduction in distress and anxiety among young children undergoing cancer treatment after playing with a robotic duck known.

Innovation & Technology

How Mobility-as-a-Service Can Encourage Green Behavior and Low-Carbon Transport

A new digital platform being piloted in cities around the world is making public transportation more efficient, economical, and accessible, while encouraging low-carbon travel.

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