“More than one-third of our travel is to the Caribbean and Latin America, much of it leisure travel, driven by demand to see the unique beauty of these areas, which is why protecting the nature of the areas in turn protects tourism and our business.”
—Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue
No one gains from polluted oceans and shorelines. Yet the problem persists, so how do we inspire change? Like it or not, money talks. That’s why JetBlue has converted the value of environmental health into dollars.
“Recycling can really be encapsulated in one word — Respect! Respect for ourselves, our environment, and our future. Year after year, the need to recycle is at the forefront of crewmembers’ minds, and thanks to support at various levels, we have been able to navigate the complexities of recycling at one of the busiest airports in the country.”
Companies that follow GRI’s sustainability reporting framework provide higher quality disclosures than those that don’t, according to a recent study by US-based consulting firm, the Governance and Accountability Institute Inc. High quality data leads to better decision making by the company, investors and other stakeholders, which can help drive both the bottom line and sustainable development.
Since 2009, July 18 has been recognized around the globe as Nelson Mandela Day. The official United Nations holiday, also Mandela’s birthday, honors the humanitarian’s lifetime achievements and service not only in South Africa, but throughout the world. It is a day to reflect on what we have done and what we can continue to do to make the world a better place.
6 tips gleaned from Fortune 1000 companies to create a thriving worldwide giving and volunteering program
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It’s not easy to unite a globally diverse (and disperse) workforce. If it were, we wouldn’t be in an engagement crisis with 68% of employees in the US, and 87% outside the US, saying they’re disengaged.
“MTV Shuga” returns to Nigeria for its 6th and 7th seasons with focus on family planning and contraception
LONDON, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today at the Family Planning 2020 summit in London, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced it plans to expand MTV Shuga, the award-winning drama series from MTV International and MTV Staying Alive Foundation, with two new localized versions in India and Egypt by 2020. The new campaign in India will mark the first time the series has been created for a region outside of Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, the show will return to Nigeria for two additional seasons
Technology innovation is the fuel that moves our business forward. We also believe it has unsurpassed power to solve complex social issues and improve communities.
“Local tech innovators know — usually better than we do — what’s needed in their communities and what solutions are going to work,” says Jessica Clancy, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. “We recognize that we can make the greatest difference in these communities by helping tech entrepreneurs reach a larger audience and attract more support through our platforms.”
Companies are increasingly being asked by investors to reduce their carbon footprint and to meet carbon emissions reduction targets agreed to in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Now, a group organized by the G20 countries, the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, has proposed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose financial risk related to climate change.
Spend 2 minutes with Nestlé’s Chief Supply Chain Officer on the latest news on one-man’s-trash
By Kevin Petrie
When we talk about waste going to landfill it’s usually about one of two sources: manufacturing or the dinner table. But what about all the connector points that a product hits before it gets to you? Here at Nestlé we are taking a whole supply chain approach, and I’m happy to share that now your Stouffer’s Lasagna (or your DiGiorno pizza, or your Edy’s ice cream…) are coming to you from distribution centers that are landfill-free.