(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the most vulnerable industries when it comes to the issue of water scarcity is the food industry. Ceres has released a new report in which it urges major food companies to take steps to limit their use of fresh water resources, make their use more efficient, and reduce climate change impacts, which affect directly food production.
FROM THE EDITOR
150 CEOs Support Action in the Workplace on Diversity and Inclusion
While President Trump stirs up a neo-Know Nothing ruckus about the rights of NFL players to protest on the field, business has been quietly doing just about the opposite. CEO in Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ is an initiative by over 150 CEOs to introduce programs about those subjects within the workplace. The program’s commitment is the “realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue,” and that “businesses have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to play a meaningful role in such an important societal issue.” See what 150 corporations and organizations are doing to foster effective action toward advancing the debate—and the issues.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The United Nations Global Compact is a UN initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The initiative supports companies to align their strategies and operations with its Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption; and helps them take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indo Jax Surf Charities empowers disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the profound healing properties of the ocean and surfing. While Thirst Project, the world's largest youth water activism organisation, builds freshwater wells in developing communities to give people access to fresh water. More than 663 million people globally do not have safe, clean water available to them.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Images of animals left behind on a chain as waters rose were some of the most harrowing footage to come out of the devastating drama created by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Besides neglect, animals experience stress, get injured or fall ill in this sort of natural disaster, with a long-lasting legacy.
(3BL/JustMeans) - Can a global resort chain practice sustainability? Las Vegas Sands' (LVS) ECO360 sustainability strategy proves that the answer can be a resounding, “yes.”
Interview with John DeRose, Ernst & Young
“Is your nonfinancial performance revealing the true value of your business to investors?”
(3BL/JustMeans) Carnival Corporation is a cruise company that bills itself as the world’s largest leisure travel company. It is also a company that puts a premium on sustainability, as shown by the progress it has made towards sustainability performance goals it set in 2015. The 10 goals are all specifically designed to reduce the company’s environmental footprint.