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Public Policy at Caterpillar

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Government decisions regarding laws and regulations around the world can have a significant impact – both positive and negative – on Caterpillar, its employees, customers and stockholders. Learn more about these impacts

Building on Our Inclusive Heritage: How IBM Advocates for Diversity

We are dedicated to the success of all IBMers worldwide, through an inclusive workplace experience that supports their growth and well-being.
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Diversity of thought, experience and personal identity among IBMers improves our company’s innovation, agility, performance and engagement. This principle drives our efforts to have all IBMers feel safe and confident being their full selves at work — and to advocate for inclusion outside our company.

Caterpillar's Governance & Ethics

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Caterpillar’s Code of Conduct – Our Values in Action – defines what Caterpillar stands for and what we believe in, documenting uncompromisingly high ethical standards for our company. The Code of Conduct helps Caterpillar employees every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors that support Our Values in Action – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.

New Publication From GRI: Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy

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According to the World Bank Group, close to 95% of all businesses worldwide can be classified as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That is some 400 million companies, that form the backbone of the global economy. As such, they have an important part in the global economy and play a crucial role in a more sustainable world. 

Why We Need a Loud (and Consistent) Business Voice on Policy Issues

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

In our recent report, Redefining Sustainable Business: Management for a Rapidly Changing World, we outlined new directions for companies as they manage sustainability through their business strategies, with ever greater impact.

Caterpillar Takes Pride in Its Governance & Ethics

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Caterpillar’s Code of Conduct – Our Values in Action – defines what Caterpillar stands for and what we believe in, documenting uncompromisingly high ethical standards for our company. The Code of Conduct helps Caterpillar employees every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors that support Our Values in Action – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.

Amid Political Uncertainty, the World is Looking to U.S. Businesses to Act on Climate Change

U.S. Companies Will Make Good on Climate Agreement
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As business people, we have an opportunity every day to decide how we create value. Do we focus, as Milton Friedman suggested, on creating products and services in a way that maximizes our bottom line with no direct accountability for social responsibility? Or do we find ways to create shared value that can enhance our shared natural and social capital?

Robert Reich Explores Resilience, Inclusive Economy at the BSR Conference 2015

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2015, Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley and Senior Fellow at Blum Center for Developing Economies, explored the intersections of resilience and the inclusive economy. 

Michael Bloomberg Interview: Leading From the Front

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Originally posted on Nikkei.

NEW YORK -- In his second stint as CEO of the company he founded and after 12 years in public office, Michael Bloomberg believes that leading from the front is as applicable in business just as it is in politics.

     In an interview with the Nikkei, he explains how an ability to predict what customers are likely to want in the future has been a key to his company's success.

GM’s Greg Martin Inspired by Company’s Passion to Leave the World a Better Place

Executive director of sustainability relies on diverse background to drive continued progress
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With nearly two decades at General Motors, much of it as the company’s corporate spokesperson, Greg Martin has worked with many different people across business functions to explain the company’s actions and priorities.

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