Transparency CSR News

The Case for the Social Board (and How to Build One)

An ‘ideas menu’ for connecting the board of directors with society
Article

For many company boards, tackling the unmet needs of society is an aspiration that can be delegated to Corporate Social Responsibility teams. They see government as primarily responsible for addressing challenges such as climate change and mental illness, leaving boards to focus on shareholder value. The main argument in this paper is that the relationship between business and society has reached a point where the voice of society needs to be introduced explicitly as a stakeholder in the boardroom.

Ambition Is Not a Simple Thing – a Conversation With The New York Women’s Foundation’s Ana Oliveira

Blog

On March 8th, individuals around the world – of all genders – will come together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Since the first gathering, held over a century ago, leaders have made great progress in driving gender equality. But, we still have work to do to continue advocating for women’s advancement around the world.

UPS Longitudes | Rethinking Supplier Diversity

Article

This Longitudes blog post is an abridged Q&A with Kris Oswold, Director of Supplier Diversity at UPS and was originally featured in Business Equality Pride (BEQPride) magazine. The Business Equality Network (BEQ) is a group of strategic media, consulting, research and business accelerators committed to reaching and empowering LGBTQ, women, minority and other underrepresented, underserved and underutilized business communities.

BEQ Pride: If you could change one thing about how corporations manage their supplier diversity programs, what would it be?

UPS Longitudes | 5 Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Pooja Jain Link and Julia Taylor Kennedy @ CTI | Trudy Bourgeois @ The Center for Workforce Excellence
Article

Women of color are entering the workforce in greater numbers than ever before, bringing education, ambition, and diverse ideas and experiences with them. As a result, they offer corporations a potent force of insight and innovation that will be increasingly needed to meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

General Motors Named One of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute

Recognition honors companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy and strive to create positive change throughout their global communities
Press Release

DETROIT, February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Motors has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

GM is one of only four honorees in the automotive industry and the only automotive original equipment manufacturer. In 2020, 132 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.

Keysight Survey Shows That Security Professionals Are Overconfident in the Effectiveness of Their Security Tools

Security operations teams face challenges in understanding how their security tools work leading to data breaches, vulnerabilities and wasted time and money
Press Release

SANTA ROSA, Calif., February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Introducing The Ambition Project by American Express

An open letter from the six women of the American Express Executive Committee reflects on the company’s progress, shares new commitments and programs and calls on leaders everywhere to proudly back women’s ambition.
Press Release

February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Over the past two days, the six of us hosted our fourth Global Women’s Conference. Through a variety of fireside chats, workshops and networking events, we united nearly 250 of the company’s top executives around a common goal – to find meaningful ways to continue advocating for women’s advancement.

Beyond this, the conference was a time to celebrate the incredible strides women and men have made together at American Express.

HP Achieves Triple CDP “A” Score for Transparency, Action on Climate, Forests and Water Risks

Company also named a CDP Supplier Engagement Leader for the fourth consecutive year
Summary: 

News highlights

  • Triple “A” ranking recognizes HP’s actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy and programs to manage deforestation risk and water security in operations and supply chain, as well as the strength of the company’s reporting and disclosure
  • Supplier Engagement Leaderboard recognizes HP for its actions and strategies to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in its supply chain
  • HP is the only US company to achieve triple “A” ranking and one of only five companies to achieve both triple “A” ranking and the Supplier Engagement Leader in 2019
  • Sixth consecutive year HP named to the CDP Climate A List, second time achieving Forest and Water “A” scores, and fourth consecutive year as a Supplier Engagement Leader
Press Release

News highlights

  • Triple “A” ranking recognizes HP’s actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy and programs to manage deforestation risk and water security in operations and supply chain, as well as the strength of the company’s reporting and disclosure
  • Supplier Engagement Leaderboard recognizes HP for its actions and strategies to reduce emissions and manage climate risks in its supply chain
  • HP is the only US company to achieve triple “A” ranking and one of only five companies to achieve both triple “A” ranking and the Supplier Engagement Leader in 2019
  • Sixth consecutive year HP named to the CDP Climate A List, second time achieving Forest and Water “A” scores, and fourth consecutive year as a Supplier Engagement Leader

Tork Releases New Insights About Sustainable Life Away from Home

Summary: 

Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

Press Release

Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

Corporate Giving By The Numbers

Blog

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.  

Pages

Subscribe to Transparency