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Piedmont Natural Gas Completes Its Largest Debt Issuance Aided by Disabled-Veteran-Owned Banks

Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $600 million debt offering – its largest debt issuance in the history of the company and its first since it merged with Duke Energy.

The Five Ws of Supply Chains: Who, What, Where, When and Why Corporations Should Care

By Benjamin Goldstein – Erb Postdoctoral Fellow
Blog

Not a month goes by without a media campaign linking the supply chain of a well-known brand with unsavory labor practices or environmental mismanagement. Such exposés can devalue brands and reduce well-meaning corporate sustainability initiatives to hypocrisy. Beyond financial and reputational risks, a corporation that doesn’t know its supply chain can be caught flat-footed when the regions it sources from are rocked by political and environmental upheaval.

Introducing Durkan's Spirit Moderne Collection

Carpeting inspired by collections from the Museum of International Folk Art
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Spirit Moderne is a captivating and sustainable soft surface flooring portfolio for hospitality interiors inspired by Durkan’s collaboration with the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M. Alluring ethnographic textiles from the world over breathe inspiration into new motifs and bring historical source material into the context of the modern era.

Smithfield Foods Announces Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Initiative, Strengthens Commitment to Environmental Sustainability with Release of 2018 Sustainability Report

Company to Eliminate Solid Waste Sent to Landfills at Vast Majority of U.S. Facilities
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Meet some of the Smithfield Foods team members focused on the company’s zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. Smithfield set an ambitious goal to reduce the waste sent to landfills 75% and certify three-quarters of its U.S. facilities as zero-waste-to-landfill by 2025. The company will accomplish this by reusing and recycling materials in its facilities and partnering with companies.

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Meet some of the Smithfield Foods team members focused on the company’s zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. Smithfield set an ambitious goal to reduce the waste sent to landfills 75% and certify three-quarters of its U.S. facilities as zero-waste-to-landfill by 2025. The company will accomplish this by reusing and recycling materials in its facilities and partnering with companies.

JT Group Sustainability Report FY2018

Highlights include JTI’s key contribution to the fight against illegal trade, reduction in environmental footprint and solid progress in Human Rights assessments
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May 28, 2019 – The JT Group’s 2018 Sustainability Report is now available. It includes some of the key contributions of JTI, its international tobacco business, in meeting the Group’s sustainability objectives.

JTI’s most significant achievements over the past year include:

Lab Grown Diamond Council Retains SCS Global Services to Develop Sustainability Certification for Lab Grown Diamonds

Press Release

NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) trade organization has retained an internationally recognized third-party certifier and standards developer, SCS Global Services (SCS), to create the first sustainability standard in the diamond and jewelry market.

Bacardi Limited Announces 5th Annual Good Spirited Awards for Employee-Led Global Environmental Sustainability Programs

Winners reduced emissions, water use, and implemented long-term programs to reach net-zero impact
Press Release

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– In continuation of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Bacardi Limited is proud to announce the recipients of its 5th annual Bacardi Limited Good Spirited Awards. Launched in 2014, the awards recognize the employees, teams and facilities across the company’s’s global network that developed the best environmental programs across five different categories: Production Facility, Brand Innovation, Sustainable Office, Green Champions or Partnerships.

Canary Wharf Group Defines the City of the Future in Latest Sustainability Report

Article

May 28, 2019 - Canary Wharf Group’s vision is to inspire positive impact by creating places that are healthy, thriving, sustainable and future-ready, and in its latest report, Making Sustainability Real it defines the City of the Future as Circular, Positive, Innovative, Responsible and Measured. The Group also calls for greater collaboration, as it acknowledges the need for urgency to tackle the global challenges facing all of us.

Intel Earns Ranking on Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List

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Congratulations to Intel and its suppliers for their commitment to supply chain excellence. The annual rankings for Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain companies were announced May 16 – Intel was ranked #6, its 8th consecutive year in the Top 10.

Read more about the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list here

Does Bigger Mean Better?

By Bahar Gidwani
Blog

Do bigger companies get better ESG ratings than small ones?  We believe the answer is “no.”  This seems true across a wide range of companies, whether one measures size by revenue or by market capitalization (a proxy for enterprise value).  Our result indicates that small companies can and should expect to be able to equal or outperform their bigger rivals on environment, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

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