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Getting to Know You: ESG, Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability

Four thoughts for better long-term focused disclosures
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This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Brian Tomlinson and Mike Krzus’ report, The Method of Production of Long-Term Plans, can also be viewed for full coverage of the topic.

Webinar: Investor Driven ESG Disclosures – State Street, SASB, MSCI

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The interest from the investment community in ESG disclosures is growing at a rapid pace, with no sign of slowing down. The shift is requiring more parts of the organization to be involved, with levels of transparency being asked that simply wasn’t before. What do investors expect and how do all stakeholders push ESG disclosure forward?

Landsec Publishes 2019 Sustainability Update

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June 10, 2019

“Sustainability is about the actions we take to fulfil our purpose so Landsec prospers far into the future. We want customers to prefer our spaces. We want communities to be pleased it’s us operating in their area. We want partners to share our priorities. And we want employees to invest their energy and ambition here. When we get all this right, we create value for our investors.” Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec

Landsec’s sustainability programme focuses on three key areas:

Partners in Purpose: Smithfield Foods Announces Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Initiative

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Smithfield Foods strengthened its commitment to sustainability through a new zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. The company will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 75%, and turn 75% of their facilities into zero-waste-to-landfill operations by 2025. Currently, one quarter of Smithfield Foods' facilities are certified as zero-waste-to-landfill, and reuse or recycle at least 50% of all waste generated.

Building A More Inclusive Michigan Workforce

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Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
     
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
     
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.
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Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
     
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
     
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.

Congratulations to CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens

So - we know our clients are incredible. But it’s nice to see them recognized by others too…
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Congratulations to all the companies that made the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking from CR Magazine. It is truly an accomplishment and making this list means that these companies are recognized for their outstanding environmental, social and governance transparency.

Standing out amongst the 1,000 largest public companies in the United States, those listed met the seven pillar qualification of climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights, and stakeholders and society.

Southern California Edison: How to Build EV-Ready Communities

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OVERVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to serve as a tool to help local governments prepare for increased adoption of electric vehicle (EV) technology by their residents, businesses and visitors to their jurisdictions. This paper is also meant to advance the ongoing partnership between local governments and Southern California Edison.

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OVERVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to serve as a tool to help local governments prepare for increased adoption of electric vehicle (EV) technology by their residents, businesses and visitors to their jurisdictions. This paper is also meant to advance the ongoing partnership between local governments and Southern California Edison.

JetBlue Focuses on Long-Term Emissions Strategy, Climate Risk Management and Innovation

The airline releases its environmental social governance report to investors using Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) standards
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NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) this week released its annual environmental social governance (ESG) report detailing the airline’s long-term emissions and climate risk management strategy, among other topics. The 2018 report is available here.  

CapitaLand Publishes Its 10th Edition of Integrated Global Sustainability Report: We See a Sustainable Future

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May 30, 2019 — CapitaLand recognises that the long-term success of its business is closely intertwined with the health and prosperity of the communities it operates in. CapitaLand continually integrates sustainability as part of its global business. 

As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) commitment, CapitaLand adopts UNGC’s universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, to create a positive impact aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG).

‘Last 10% is always the hardest’: Inside General Mills’ push for sourcing, agriculture and communities

By Kristine Sherred
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According to its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company sources 85% of its top ten ingredients in responsible ways.

Read the full article here

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