by Alyssa Caddle, Social Strategy Lead, Corporate Responsibility
One of the perks of working in corporate responsibility is getting to think about how really big problems that seem far out on the horizon can be impacted by businesses today. As exciting as it can be to think about our role, it can also seem quite daunting.
Dan Amos has been chief executive officer for Aflac for more than 26 years. In fact, he is the second longest tenured CEO at the same company in the Fortune 200, behind only Warren Buffett. Over 26 years Dan has learned a few things about leadership, managing risk and why it is important to treat employees with respect and dignity. His remarkable marketing campaign (the Aflac Duck) originated in 2000 and catapulted Aflac from a successful regional brand into a company that serves more than 50 million people in the United States and Japan with annual revenues of $23 billion.
Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste.
Imagine if we created an early warning system for small scale farmers that helped mitigate the effects of slow-onset climate-related events? Or if we redesigned financial incentives and investments, allowing these farmers to better access capital, seeds, and equipment?
NEW YORK, September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact recognized 10 SDG Pioneers – individuals from around the world who are championing sustainability through their own companies and mobilizing the broader business community to take action in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Six SDG Pioneers were recognized on stage during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 on 21 September at the New York Hilton Midtown.
There is a common understanding that the active participation of business will be a principal driver in achieving the SDGs. But specific recommendations, capacity and practices enabling such contributions have yet to be fully developed in order to reach global recognition.
In its ongoing mission to be more sustainable, Whirlpool Corporation is constantly searching for ways to lower its carbon footprint and increase its output of clean, renewable energy.
As part of those efforts, Whirlpool Corporation’s American wind projects are growing. In late 2016, the company completed construction of a wind farm near its Findlay, OH plant, and broke ground at two additional plants in Ottawa, OH and Marion, OH.
New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.
In Italy, kids are eating delicious and nutritious meals that were once surplus food prepared onboard ships for cruise passengers. In Miami, families in need are sleeping in comfortable beds with frames donated by cruise lines. At sea, cruise ships are assisting with ocean research and implementing and supporting recycling practices.
As a result of those and similar efforts, the cruise industry – including Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company – is demonstrating its commitment to the environment and overall sustainability.