For the second consecutive year, Intel ranked #4 in the Forbes JUST Capital JUST 100 companies ranking, and #2 in the semiconductor industry. The JUST 100 list reflects the performance of America’s largest publicly traded companies on the issues that matter most in defining just business behavior today.
by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)
Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:
• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”
When you register for BSR20, you’re signing up to hear from some of the greatest leaders in sustainability. In just a few short weeks, tune in to learn from Verizon’s sustainability lead Rose Stuckey Kirk, Google’s human rights and public affairs experts Kent Walker and Alex Walden, and co-founder of Financial Times Moral Money’s Gillian Tett.
Deadline approaching for Universal Standards public comment period
The consultation on revisions to the Universal Standards, the reporting that is at the foundation of all sustainability reporting through GRI, is open for 10 more days.
Groups, organizations and individuals around the world are urged to contribute their views and help shape these changes – which will be the biggest update since GRI transitioned in 2016 from providing guidelines to setting globally applicable standards. The public comment period will close on 9 September 2020.
My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge Highlights Social Justice and the Fight for Equality
June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With the launch of My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge, Girl Rising and HP invite individuals across the globe to share stories of how young leaders are fighting for human rights, racial justice, gender equity, and girls’ education at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing deeply entrenched inequities. Through My Story, Girl Rising is accepting narrative, video, digital image, or audio submissions that tell stories of the leadership, courage and creativity that young people are demonstrating to build a better future.
Public comment period begins for updated Universal Standards
June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Changes to improve how organizations use the GRI Standards to disclose their impacts on the economy, environment and people have been made available for global consultation.
A note from Benevity Founder and Chairman, Bryan de Lottinville
I don’t profess to be a civil rights activist, nor particularly informed on this issue. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be Black or Brown or otherwise marginalized, or to have to fear for my life in even the most innocuous of interactions. The worst I’ve ever been is poor. Subsidized education and likely my whiteness helped me evolve to the ‘entitled but empathetic spectator’ status that I hold. But on this topic, I’m forlorn. I’m heartbroken. I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed. And I know that I’m not alone in feeling that way. After all, as we say at Benevity, We Are We.
At Cox, we have felt the pain and anguish of the communities where we do business and our nation over the past week.
People should not live their lives in fear, simply because of the color of their skin. We know African-Americans, including many of our own employees, are afraid for their lives and the lives of their children. No one should have to raise a child in fear. No one should suffer mental anguish, physical violence, or death – such as in the case of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor or countless others before them – because of racism and discrimination.