Over time, businesses have defined success by one factor: profitability. While that hasn’t changed completely, in more recent years the role of business has evolved as leaders have been focused on creating a greater positive impact.
By Sarah Bostwick Stromoski, Manager, CEO Leadership & Investor Engagement, CECP
With the recent Business Roundtable statement and the Financial Times’ series on expanding corporate purpose beyond short-term shareholder value, there was plenty of momentum going into United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Climate Week. Several events and discussions addressed the private sector’s role in driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainability partnerships for renewable energy and zero waste
The development of renewable energy is one of the most important goals of sustainability partnerships. In fact, it has prompted a global corporate leadership initiative called RE100. More than 170 companies have joined RE100, and they are committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity – massively increasing the demand for clean power and the momentum for sustainability.
As a life-long environmental advocate, Cousteau will partner with world's largest leisure travel company to provide expertise on initiatives supporting corporation's commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence
MIAMI, September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced a new partnership with renowned ocean explorer and life-long environmental advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation and education organization that serves as a "Voice for the Ocean" on the importance of effective environmental and sustainability policy. In addition, Cousteau will provide valuable external expertise on environmental initiatives.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Summit (RBS), hosted by Ethical Corporation in various locations each year, is among the premier conferences for leaders to discuss and commit to pathways toward a sustainable future. This year’s RBS West event, held in San Diego, CA on October 9–10, will bring together 250+ CEOs, sustainability leaders, investors, government representatives, and NGOs to show how they will leverage new technologies and strategic investments to deliver the blueprint for the future economy.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Goals, often seem far way. Global can feel very much out of reach. 2030 can be perceived as far beyond tomorrow. How can we meaningfully engage in the SDGs as an individual, as a company with a vast corporate reach?
As it turns out, the Think Global, Act Local approach that underpins community investment activity is a gateway for contributions to the SDGs. Shaw Communications’ (Shaw) on-going support of Pathways to Education is an example of a highly localized investment contributing to SDG 4: Quality Education.
PARIS, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, confirmed its objective to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2025 (base year 2017) with approval from the Science Based Targets initiative, joining the global movement of leading companies aligning their businesses with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above
By Tina Nybo Jensen, Policy & Strategic Relations Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The UN High-level Political Forum in New York this summer reviewed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) participated alongside representatives and leaders from around the world. This was a crucial stocktake on progress achieved.
Pro Bono Service Builds Capacity to Close the Skills Gap
September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ Armed with their skills, experience, and intentions to make the world a better place, eight professionals from SAP, WE Communications, and Niagara Bottling joined together to form the first ‘Corporate Champions of Education’ pro bono team and arrived in Colombia for a month of service, putting their expertise to work with local nonprofits that share a mission to improve educational outcomes.