KAB President and CEO Helen Lowman discusses the organization’s goals, recycling and waste reduction efforts and how it has changed and grown over the years.
By Mallory Szczepanski
Over the last 66 years, nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has transformed from a public service messaging organization into an organization that aims to help change behavior around litter and recycling and improve communities.
Recently, we announced a partnership with Certify My Company to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.
The partnership furthers our commitment to increase overall spend with small and diverse suppliers to 25 percent by 2025. Our robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse. A diverse business is generally defined as one that is 51 percent owned and controlled by women, ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, or disabled person(s).
Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects.
CSRHub, one of the world’s broadest and most consistent sets of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, is pleased to offer ESG Business Intelligence data via the Open:FactSet Marketplace as an official provider. It is available for evaluation via FactSet’s cloud-based Data Evaluation platform now.
As we approach a new decade in design, themes of renewal underscore a resurgence of enthusiasm for responsible design practices.
At Mohawk Group, our rich, woven heritage serves to guide us as we look to the future. Our 2020 Design Vision CEU, Return to Humanity, is both a movement forward in a digital era and a vision culminated by a company ethos that has spent the past decade and more investing in people.