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Purpose At Work: The Path To Purposeful Profit with Timberland Sustainability Director, Colleen Vien

by Simon Mainwaring
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We First CEO Simon Mainwaring sat down with the Sustainability Director of Timberland, Colleen Vien, to discuss how the global apparel industry leader is able to create business growth through activating its purpose. The following are excerpts from that webinar, which can be watched in its entirety here.

Fox 2000 Goes Green Behind the Scenes of Upcoming Drama Film “The Woman in the Window”

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As part of 21st Century Fox’s company-wide commitment to environmentally sustainable film and television production, film studio Fox 2000 recently led efforts to go green on the set of The Woman in the Window, an upcoming psychological thriller starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman.

Major Consumer Brands Join Forces to Highlight Women’s Leadership Across Global Supply Chains for International Women’s Day

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NEW YORK, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Nordstrom, UGG®, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. are proud to come together to raise the profile of women leaders across global supply chains through the “This Is A Leader” campaign. Launching today, this campaign celebrates exemplary female leadership from supplier factories to corporate offices, and invites employees, partners, consumers, and other stakeholders to join the conversation and share what leadership means to them.

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Expand “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families”

Initiative Featuring Sesame Street Muppets to Reach Families in Japan, Mexico, and Brazil
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NEW YORK, February 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sesame Workshop and MetLife Foundation announced a new phase of their successful “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families” initiative. This expansion will reach both children and adults in Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. New broadcast and digital channel content will be developed to build awareness and influence audiences, including caregivers, on a national scale. High-touch community-level initiatives will engage lower-income communities through in-school programs and community activities where families spend time together.

President Barack Obama Keynotes on Inclusion: The Time is Now

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DALLAS, February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Diversity Council will host the 2019 National Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 8-12, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year’s theme is “Inclusion: The Time is Now.” The five-day conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as President Barack Obama, award winning actress America Ferrera, General Colin Powell, and over sixty industry experts offering insight on the importance of diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

Question for Corporate Leaders: Is Your Company’s Sustainability Journey Based on Key Strategies? Is There Clear Alignment of Foundational Strategies With Sustainability?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.15.2019)
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HBR Authors Share Some Research Findings Of Importance to Corporate Leaders and Asset Managers...

Strategy – the familiar word comes down to us over the eons from the language of ancient Greece. The roots of the original word (translated to “stratagem”) mean “the work of the generals, or generalship” which is to clearly say:  to lead from the front..or the top! 

Are B Corps the Future of Business OR Just Another “Elite Charade for Changing the World”?

What’s the best way to solve our biggest problems? Government regulation or via market solutions?
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By Brad Zarnett

Having just read the book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by former New York Times columnist, Anand Giridharadas, and mostly agreeing with it, I thought that it would be interesting to read a critique by Jay Coen Gilbert, the co founder of the movement for Certified B Corporations, which happened to fall into the crosshairs of Giridharadas’ criticism.

Video: Super Kids Super Sharing Event: Super Bowl LIII

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Something super happened in Atlanta.

Verizon teamed up with the NFL to host the Super Kids Super Sharing Event. 

20 years ago, the program began as an experiment with just three schools participating and donating 200 pieces of equipment. This year, over 100 schools participated, donating more than 40,000 items including toys, games and sports equipment to under-resourced schools across Atlanta.

In addition, Verizon awarded an $18,000 grant to the Ron Clark Academy. 

Questions to Ask When Exploring Smart Sensors and Wearables

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Thinking about introducing smart sensors or wearables to generate ESG data? Here are a few questions you should ask before jumping in. To learn more download NAEM's latest report, The EHS&S Tech Transformation at www.naem.org/EHSTech.

The Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain – Some Thoughts on This For You From Forbes

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.08.2019)
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“Ethical sourcing” – we see that a lot of companies are systematically addressing issues in their sourcing and supply chain management to better understand and address (and better manage!) the various issues that their investors, customers, employees, business partners, and other stakeholders care about.  What is “ethical” behavior in the layers upon layers of suppliers in the usual globalized sourcing effort?

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