By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy
Our commitment to building a resilient and sustainable future extends across everything we do. Having just participated in the first-ever fully virtual Climate Week, I’m more inspired than ever that our society will achieve a resilient, just, net-zero future.
by Fernando Tennenbaum, Chief Financial Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev
This week, during the 75th annual (and first-ever virtual) UN General Assembly, I had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations Global Compact to support the launch of the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am proud to join this Taskforce as a founding member on behalf of AB InBev to build the roadmap for how the private sector, and more specifically corporate finance, can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Can stakeholders (regulators, policymakers and market participants) deliver a sustainable finance framework that serves the end-client well? The European Union’s technical expert group has just published its final recommendations on the taxonomy for sustainable finance, establishing common criteria to classify environmentally sustainable activities that support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Around the world, societal demographic shifts are becoming evident, bringing long-standing assumptions and theses into question. Julie Moret, Head of ESG at Franklin Templeton, explains why investors should consider how companies are managing and navigating some of these broader drivers of change.
Employees still overwhelmed when making health care decisions but willing to devote more time to the open enrollment process.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The annual open enrollment season is nearly underway, and U.S. employees will be making benefits decisions during an unprecedented and challenging time. To understand employees' and employers' feelings about this critical event, Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., conducted a national online survey of 1,200 benefits decision-makers and 2,000 employees across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2018, PayPal anonymously surveyed a large sample of its hourly and entry-level employees to assess their financial security. The results indicated that almost two-thirds of surveyed employees reported periodically running out of money between paydays. This was disappointing and surprising, but provides a valuable lesson to other leaders: Although PayPal's internal analysis showed that it paid at or above market value for each of its employees, the wages were not always sufficient for many families.
NEW YORK, September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Over the next 10 years, MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has committed to reduce its location-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent from 2019 levels, originate $20 billion in new MetLife Investment Management (MIM)–managed green investments, and allocate $5 million to develop products and partnerships that drive climate solutions.
As part of a groundbreaking agreement signed last year, T-Mobile created an external council of leaders representing diverse groups to advise the company.
Today, T-Mobile unveiled the members of its External Diversity and Inclusion Council. The group was created as part of T-Mobile’s groundbreaking multi-year, $25 million civil rights memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last year with six diversity and civil rights organizations. The council includes a representative from each of the organizations that co-signed the MOU and others from outside T-Mobile who are leaders in their respective communities.