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

By Benjamin Goldstein – Erb Postdoctoral Fellow
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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.

Inclusive Business Action Network and Business Call to Action Partner to Scale up Inclusive Business

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 ISTANBUL and BONN, Germany, April 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) and Business Call to Action (BCtA) announced a strategic knowledge partnership today to support the growth of inclusive business worldwide through capacity building and knowledge sharing.

VIDEO | Can Sustainability ROI Boost the Bottom Line?

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By giving economic value to forests, we can enhance our sustainability efforts as well as our business. That was Domtar CEO John D. Williams’ message at a New York University Stern School of Business event in March.

IWBI Launches Membership Program

Deeper engagement, more opportunities available as leaders coalesce around the WELL movement
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NEW YORK– April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today introduced a membership program for leaders who want to accelerate the adoption of a global culture of health and well-being. The program is designed to be a platform for collaboration that allows for deeper engagement and broader reach for companies excited by the evidence that shows how the places and spaces we occupy every day can help people thrive.

Bacardi's Martin Voke Unlocks Employee Potential through Diversity and Inclusion

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Creating an inclusive workplace is everyone’s job. That’s why Martin Voke, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary for Bacardi North America, is raising awareness of women in leadership topics and has launched programs that engage male leaders in the diversity conversation. For his efforts, Martin was honored with a “Fostering Diversity and Inclusion Award” presented by Judicial Events, an organization that brings together leaders of the legal community. Martin received the award during the third annual CEO and General Counsel Gala held in Miami.

WEBINAR – Introduction to SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification

Recognizing high environmental, social and economic standards in agricultural production
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April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ SCS’ Sustainably Grown certification program recognizes agricultural products that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, ethical production, social compliance, product quality and food safety. The program is unique in that agricultural crops of all types and production systems are eligible to be certified.

Mary Kay Inc. and the Arbor Day Foundation Partner Together to Celebrate America’s Oldest Environmental Holiday

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LINCOLN, Neb., April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On April 26, Americans young and old will celebrate America’s oldest environmental holiday: Arbor Day. Arbor Day was established in 1872 in the Great Plains, an area of the country not often associated with trees. But Arbor Day isn’t about the past — it’s about the future. Mary Kay, a corporate leader in sustainability, has committed to planting one tree for every social post featuring “#ArborDay” — up to 25,000 trees.

Lockheed Martin CEO on #Embracing Sustainability

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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson participated in the Business Roundtable “#Embracing Sustainability” campaign, which encourages CEOs to challenge each other to share how their companies are successfully using sustainable practices to benefit their businesses, employees, the environment and the communities in which they operate.

Private Firms Have ‘Critical Role’ in Sustainable Development

GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting.
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April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Following the Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled ‘Business Innovation and Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals’.

Conversations With Consequence: Professionals from Hilton and Microsoft Weigh In On Sustainability Innovation

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The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit.  We asked business sustainability professionals:

What new opportunities are on the horizon for business to better “innovate for sustainability”?

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