According to the World Bank Group, close to 95% of all businesses worldwide can be classified as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That is some 400 million companies, that form the backbone of the global economy. As such, they have an important part in the global economy and play a crucial role in a more sustainable world.
Increasingly, employees with pensions think about how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect their investments. BNY Mellon’s Marvin Vervaart, Asset Owner Segment Head for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and pension fund manager Gert-Jan Sikking, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment for PGGM, a Dutch cooperative pension fund manager, discuss the trend and how it benefits society, our business and our stakeholders.
Every day, BNY Mellon contributes to the safe and consistent functioning of global financial systems, supporting stability in a constantly changing world. The company’s approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a role in driving meaningful change for financial markets, the world and its citizens.
Turnover is reduced by 57 percent for employees actively engaged in company giving and volunteering efforts
CALGARY, Canada, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ -Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced the results of the Benevity Engagement Study, an analysis of the link between participation in corporate Goodness programs and employee retention within a large cohort of Fortune 1000 companies.
Las Vegas Sands is strongly committed to being a good corporate citizen and creating a positive impact on its guests, partners, stakeholders, and within the communities it operates worldwide. By focusing on enriching its Team Members and company culture, making communities a better place to live, and preserving and protecting the planet, the company upholds its responsibilities as a business while continuing to create extraordinary experiences amongst its Integrated Resorts.
As a standard setter in sustainability reporting, GRI has a responsibility to engage in sustainability reporting and exemplify best practice in doing so. But, as a small non-profit organization, it faces constraints and challenges when reporting on its impacts. As part of our effort towards transparency, we’ll be sharing the process that we underwent when writing our sustainability report, the problems that we found along the way, and the solutions that we found. And it all begins with the materiality assessment.
by George Bandy, Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
Is sustainability really good for business? We at Mohawk have proven the answer is unequivocally yes. We have seen firsthand that being a leader in the flooring industry and being able to leave a handprint — or net positive impact — are not mutually exclusive.
Why waste it when we can use it? The world’s leading flooring company views waste as an opportunity to create beautiful floor coverings.
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Mohawk believes in leaving a bigger handprint than a footprint. One of the ways we stand by this guiding tenet is through contributing to a circular economy and involving our customers from start to finish. Within our product manufacturing processes, we use post-consumer materials as our raw materials, which are then transformed into beautiful flooring products. Additionally, through our carpet recycling program, ReCover, Mohawk retrieves and donates old carpeting to nonprofit organizations, diverting flooring from the landfill.