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Sustainability Matters: IKEA CEO on Profit With Purpose

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IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin talks with Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi about corporate responsibility in driving large-scale change for sustainability.

How do some of the most influential figures in business and government imagine tackling the world’s major sustainability challenges?

AI for Disability Inclusion

Enabling change with advanced technology
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More than one billion people globally are living with some form of disability. Collectively, people with disabilities cross every age, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In the United States, 26% of adults (one in four) have a disability. Yet 50% of this community in the US are more likely to be unemployed than nondisabled people of working age.

It's Proxy Season, and All Eyes Are on ESG Reporting

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters are getting more face time at annual shareholder meetings, with questions for CEOs and companies.
  
As proxy season rolls on, Workiva Senior Director of ESG Mandi McReynolds talks with Marty Vanderploeg of Workiva for a CEO’s perspective and with Financial Services Industry Principal Arthy Kumar for what individual investors can look for in a company’s sustainability reporting. 

The Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper Grow Trees, Partnership

Partnership will increase in 2021 with additional planting events and systemic recovery focus
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LINCOLN, Neb. , May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp, and paper, and the Arbor Day Foundation announce their intention to grow their partnership in 2021.

BIER Member Spotlight: Simon Boas Hoffmeyer

Meet Simon Boas Hoffmeyer
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Name: Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Senior Director, Sustainability & Communications

Company: Carlsberg Group

Connect with Simon on LinkedIn and Twitter

Owens Corning Awarded 2021 National Association of Manufacturers “Manufacturing Leadership Award” for Environmental Sustainability Innovation

FOAMULAR® NGX™ extruded polystyrene earned “High Achiever” recognition for highest score in Sustainability Leadership category
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Owens Corning has been recognized as a 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Award recipient for its outstanding achievement in material science innovation supporting environmental sustainability. Additionally, Owens Corning was named a “High Achiever” for receiving the highest score among awardees in the “Sustainability Leadership” category.

The innovation – FOAMULAR® NGX™ (Next Generation Extruded) extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation – reflects Owens Corning’s goal to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030. FOAMULAR®

Sharper Focus on Sustainability in Sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
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May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.

Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for:

Study Finds Experts Motivate Employees to Give More and More Often

ideas42 and Benevity test how expert-curated “GiveLists” affect altruistic behavior within companies
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NEW YORK, May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create an ongoing level of need across the globe, but it can be challenging for donors to figure out where to give. ideas42, a research and design nonprofit specializing in behavioral science, is bringing renewed attention to the results from a test commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the impact of experts on workplace giving behavior through the Benevity platform.

Four Steps Organizations Can Take On Decarbonization Now

by Susan Uthayakumar
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Here in the U.S., the public sector has set ambitious decarbonization goals, including recommitting to the Paris Agreement and outlining the Biden-Harris Climate Plan. These are strong first steps in the path to net-zero emissions and limiting global warming. However, federal and state ambitions will only take us so far.

Cartoon Networking

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Children are our future – and it’s never too early to start teaching them about the conservation and importance of protecting our environment. 

But capturing their interest can be challenging when they’re young. So, CLP Power is using animation as a smart way for teachers and parents to get the message across.

By combining moving images, simple text, sound effects and engaging storylines, cartoons take young children away into a world of entertainment and learning... 

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