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Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials - Built on Breakthroughs

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As a company built on breakthroughs we are always looking forward to the future! Our global R&D of over 300+ engineers, chemists and material scientists are focussed on the next series of innovations that will create the future of packaging. This article, on page four of the report, created last year with Raconteur talks to our vision in intelligent labelling and sustainability - and how combined they can reduce waste across multiple industry segments.

In the Vanguard: Fund Giants Urge CEOs to Be a 'force for Good'

by Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times
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American markets are spinning on a carousel. As fourth-quarter corporate earnings tumble out this week, analysts are digesting every digit, leaving share prices swinging. But if Bill McNabb, chairman of Vanguard, has his way, this carousel may soon spin differently. This month, a group of influential asset managers and companies sporting the worthy label of CECP: The CEO Force for Good, will assemble in New York. 

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curbsides – yes, curbs – have the power to transform cities.
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Nobody ever said, Curbsides are cool.

Perhaps that’s why we so often overlook curbs – one of a city’s most valuable assets. Everyone wants to work on expanding small business districts, improving health and education outcomes and leveraging data and technology to transform cities (because that’s all the rage these days).

But curbs? Curbs don’t get the attention they deserve.

Why It's Time to Align Retirement Funds With Sustainability Goals

By: Anya Khalamayzer
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In 2017, Bloomberg announced that it was the first U.S. domiciled company to become a U.N. PRI signatory as a corporate pension plan sponsor (it was a signatory since 2009 as a service provider). It took about four to five years to get key decision-makers comfortable including an ESG-themed fund in the lineup, said Lee Ballin, head of sustainable business at Bloomberg, an effort led by the Global Benefits Team to align the investment and retirement committee; senior business leaders; legal counsel; the professional development team and investor and retirement consultants. 

An Unlikely Alliance: Why Paper Users and Paper Purchasers Can Be Among the Most Influential Forest Preservationists

"There is a fine balance between the need to conserve forests and the very real role they play as a resource to our economy."
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*This content originally appeared as a special guest blog post for the Rainforest Alliance.

Summit Draws Major Investors With $30 Trillion in AUM to Map Out Next Steps on Tackling Climate Risk and Seizing Low-carbon Opportunities

Investors make key announcements on low-carbon commitments; release new investor agenda to accelerate and scale up action on climate change
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February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk today to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change. The strong showing of leaders, who ranged from institutional investors to state and city pension fund fiduciaries to corporate executives, demonstrated the growing mainstream attention to the greatest threat of our generation.

Response to WSJ’s “Stocks Weren’t Made for Social Climbing”

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
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Andy Kessler made some interesting points in his piece, “Stocks Weren’t Made for Social Climbing” (1/21/18). Chiefly, we at CECP: The CEO Force for Good, agree with his emphasis on the importance of profits. The issue is how you get there and how to create sustainable value, not just short-term gains.

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview With Gayle Grindley, Investing in Future Generations

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Meet Gayle Grindley, Natural Channel Sales Director for Unilever

Gayle Grindley has travelled with Whole Planet Foundation and met microcredit clients in Austin, San Diego, Phoenix, in Guatemala in Central America (pictured), in Paraguay, South America and in Togo, West Africa.  

1.  What is your inspiration to support women entrepreneurs?  

Creative Sustainability Thinking: Using Art to Help United Way

The 207 Green Team gave new life and purpose to a treasure trove of stored art
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On July 7, 2017 at the Avery Dennison corporate headquarters in Glendale, California, employees  presented a donation to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The $10,156 donation was a surprise to the United Way and the culmination of a creative sustainability effort led by Avery Dennison’s 207 Green Team.

Delos | Health Promotion and Financial Investment: Sara Neff, Senior vice President Discusses Sustainability at Kilroy Realty

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“More companies are reporting ESG metrics because more and more investors know that these are metrics they should be examining to make the best investment choices”

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