As this is my first post of 2018, let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
At PayPal, we pride ourselves on always looking forward and never standing still. By challenging ourselves to do better and work harder we can better serve our customers and move further towards fulfilling our mission of democratizing financial services. With that said, however, I spent some time over the holidays reflecting on the past year – as I imagine many of you did as well – and wanted to offer a few thoughts and celebrate a meaningful milestone.
Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. For Timberland, the outdoors encompass backcountry trails as well as well-worn paths in city parks, community gardens and other urban green spaces where employees and consumers live, work, and explore. Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050.
Sustainability at Domtar is our endeavor to take a longer-term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. That is why we are pleased to announce our recognition by a major news magazine as a top 50 company in its year-end sustainability rankings of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States.
Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.
Multi-year investment to support veterans’ programs and services
DALLAS, January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded $10 million to the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative in support of veterans’ programs and services. The company’s donation is part of a $30 million, multi-year investment aimed at veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services. In 2018 alone, Boeing grant dollars will assist more than 100 veterans’ nonprofits, worldwide.
It’s never been more important for companies to continually innovate. But for too many organizations, how to go about sparking creativity remains a mystery. Kurt Scherer, director of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Innovation Center, spoke with Tom Popomaronis of Inc. magazine about how to set the stage for employee innovation:
Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.
Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.”
The annual list is one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. Humana ranked No. 18 out of 500 U.S. companies on the list and is the industry leader in the Health Care Providers and Services industry. Overall, Humana ranked No. 32 on the global list.
Sustainability reporting can support companies’ contribution to poverty alleviation. So how can we maximize its impact to help reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of no poverty by 2030? A new paper by GRI outlines recommendations and specific disclosures that companies can apply.