We take sustainability to heart, especially when it comes to our people
For any business looking to reduce its environmental impact, establishing a sustainability game plan is critical, but complex. Companies that set out on this path will want to look at ways to use fewer and renewable resources in their products; make their facilities more efficient; adopt sustainable procurement practices; and launch internal initiatives like recycling programs. There are many ways to protect our planet at every level and in every corner of a business, but there is an equally important and often overlooked element of a sustainability mission – people.
PNC Financial Services announced today that it is one of over 100 companies from ten sectors to join the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Launched January 22, 2018, the reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement and gender-conscious product offerings.
The sector-neutral Bloomberg GEI follows the release of the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), launched in 2016. PNC was listed on the 2016 BFGEI, as well.
What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.
Just in time for the holidays, more than 18 Maryland families recently were awarded an early Christmas gift. Each family was given the opportunity to purchase a badly needed car through the work of Vehicles For Change (VFC). The program awards vehicles to qualified low-income families with guaranteed low-interest loans, allowing them to build credit while completing the car ownership process.
De Beers Group’s Esther Oberbeck has been named as one of the UK’s women to watch in the business world, all talented enough to sit at the nation’s top corporate boardroom tables.
Esther, Head of Strategy for De Beers Group and an Executive Director of De Beers UK, is featured in the 100 Women to Watch 2017 list prepared by the Cranfield School of Management.
This is the eighth year of the list, which aims to “showcase the broad and deep female talent pool for ‘UK plc’ to draw on”. It is regarded as a highly respected reference point for shortlists for non-executive directorships in FTSE 350 companies.
GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.
Leveraging commercial sustainability to help bolster health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
Patrick Norrell, director of agriculture and economic growth for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of incorporating commercial sustainability into food security programs, which in turn will help make economic growth more inclusive and resilient. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.