Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia
In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.
As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Kaely Zeiser, business partner, Corporate Responsibility at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work she’s doing to ignite curiosity in the next generation of scientists.
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When a cause needs to process a paper donation check, it creates costly administrative work. Non-profits must deposit checks individually and issue manual tax receipts to each donor. Checks also get lost in the mail or worse, sit uncashed!
Electronic payments cut down on manual administration time and reduce costs. Unlike other software providers in this space, Benevity sends the majority (88% in 2018!) of payments processed through our platform electronically, with funds arriving within 30 days.
The demand for employee giving and volunteering programs that stretch across borders is growing. Last year, we saw a whopping 85% increase in the adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution. More than half a million new users logged into the cloud-based program that enables employees across global offices to support causes inside and outside of their home countries.
Engaging a workforce spread across 33 international offices in a giving campaign is no small task. Data company Splunk started with a small incentive for employees to give to their favorite causes. A whopping 61% of their people participated, but something else remarkable happened. Find out how Splunk’s modest budget had a major impact.
Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s movement toward 2020Vision
BOSTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/– Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, on Wednesday released its 2018 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry-leading sustainability efforts.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 11 , 2019 /3BL Media/ – Veggie Grill, the go-to destination for innovative and craveable, plant-based food for veggie-positive guests, announces its partnership with Sodexo Inc., a global provider of food and facilities management.
By Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director, Corporate Leadership
Three years ago, CECP came together with its partner organizations around the world and established the Global Exchange as an opportunity to expand corporate impact and develop a shared voice on how companies are a force for good around the world.
By Anne-Sophie Oehrlein, Consultant, Beyond Philanthropy
It has become a concern, of course, for most companies to face their social responsibility on a global as well as on a local level. Whereas this often happens by supporting social initiatives with generous donations, progressive corporations have long before started to engage more actively within their communities. Instead of only giving money to social causes, they want to lever their resources even more. More specifically: the time and talents of their employees.
By Sally Crane, Senior Research Associate & Executive Network Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Earlier in 2018, The Conference Board of Canada published the latest in their Canada 2030 series, titled The Defining Forces Disrupting Business. Written with an eye towards helping Canadian businesses and investors understand the disrupting forces likely to affect organizations over the next decade, Canada 2030: The Defining Forces Disrupting Business report encourages readers to address the risks associated with the disruptions ahead and capitalize on the opportunities they may bring.