Kristine Schantz, a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute, reflects on the essential impact her classmates will need to make as they reenter the workforce to ensure a sustainable future for their businesses and our planet.
Using behavioral science to unleash the power of your employees’ everyday actions
By Digney Eisner & Robb Johnstone
Climate change. It’s certainly one of the biggest issues facing the planet and us, the 7 billion people who share it. Yet it’s become clearer than ever that we can’t rely on governments alone to do something about it. It’s imperative that the private sector step up as a force for Good — and we’re encouraged to see that it is.
by Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Pax World and Managing Director, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC
For an industry that prides itself on mastering risk management, finding value and uncovering arbitrage opportunities, I think the financial services sector is falling flat. Why? Because most firms are overlooking one of the biggest investment opportunities ever: women.
Amgen Asia’s R&D Impact Day had a double impact. Not only did Amgen staff make a positive difference in the lives of students at an impoverished school in Shangrao County, but the students also left a deep impression on the more than 50 R&D staff who volunteered.
by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation
Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!
US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States.
Holland America Line president leads prestigious Fortune 1000 and Global 500 senior executive leadership organization
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. The focus of the organization is the development of a pipeline of global black executives for C-suites, corporate boards and global enterprises to leverage the full power of diversity and inclusion.