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Nominate Your Company for the 2019 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (Due August 15)

Press Release

Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2019 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond.

Getting Over the Hump

by Jeffrey Whitford
Blog

I recently had an unprecedented experience: I got to an airport early. Not “Jeffrey early” meaning the boarding announcement is beginning as I hit the gate, but “normal people early” — a la two hours early. This afforded a unique opportunity — I actually sat down and ate a meal rather than taking food and shoving it in my face while hot-stepping it to a departing plane.

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.

Aramark to Reduce Single-Use Disposable Plastics Across Global Operations by 2022

Action extends long-standing commitment to improve environmental impact
Multimedia with summary

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has announced a commitment to significantly reduce single-use disposable plastics, across its global food service operations, by 2022. Single-use plastic items include straws, stirrers, bags, cutlery and various packaging materials. Aramark will implement actions across the 19 countries where it serves 2 billion meals annually in schools and workplaces, sports and leisure venues, hospitals and other locations.   

Re-imagining Global Agriculture – Olam Sets Out New Purpose and Reporting Model in 2017 Annual Report

Article

Recently winning silver at the 13th annual Singapore Corporate Awards in the Big Cap category, our 2017 Annual Report is the first on Olam’s journey to develop a new model of reporting that provides insight into how we create value for multiple stakeholders over the long-term.

Fifteen Luxury Companies Collaborate to Develop New Roadmap for Resilient Luxury Sector

Press Release

HONG KONG, 20 July 2018 /3BL Media/ —Fifteen leading luxury companies today launched a new report outlining opportunities and recommendations for the luxury sector to address the global challenges posed by climate change and biodiversity loss, new technologies and automation, and rising economic inequality. On the occasion of the launch, leaders from luxury group Kering, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited, and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) gathered at The Peninsula Hong Kong to discuss global opportunities and challenges facing the luxury sector.

Closed Loop Launches Circulate Capital to Take on Ocean Plastics in Asia

by Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
Article

Closed Loop Partners today is announcing a new venture, Circulate Capital, to invest in companies, innovations and projects that prevent marine plastic waste originating in Asia.

HP Used Eight Million 'Ocean-Bound' Plastic Bottles in Products Last Year

HP has revealed that it has diverted 170 tonnes of plastic from the oceans over the past 12 months, after pledging to recycle "ocean-bound" plastic bottles for use in its range of ink cartridges.
Article

by Sarah George

Viacom Diversifies Vendor Pool, Echoing Internal Culture

by Stuart Winchester
Blog

Viacom content rolls from screens across more than 180 countries and in dozens of languages, reaching more than 4 billion subscribers. Every single piece of this content is the result of dozens or hundreds or thousands of workers who do everything from directing to producing to lighting to catering to set design – and most of them do not work directly for Viacom; they work for independent companies, vendors that Viacom contracts to execute the particulars of production or logistics or supply delivery.

HPE | Sustainability and Shareholder Value

Sustainability engagement helped HPE drive nearly $160 million of new revenue in 2017.
Article

We have long known that our Living Progress plan is the right thing for a responsible company to do. But we now have increasing evidence that our sustainability credentials contribute to our business objectives and deliver value to our shareholders.

This trend is reflected in the burgeoning growth of the sustainability investment sector.

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