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Ecolab Ranks in Top 25 on the Just 100 List of Companies at the Forefront on Responsible Capitalism

Press Release

October 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, ranks #22 overall and #1 in the chemicals industry on the 2021 Just 100 list, which was released today.

Improving Health Outcomes in Papua New Guinea

Addressing political, economic, and cultural drivers to support measurably improved health outcomes and strengthen self-sustaining health systems
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Tetra Tech’s Amy Gildea explains how an understanding of the social economy, politics, and culture in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is crucial to improving health outcomes on the island in the Western Pacific. In this post, Amy, the managing director of international development, Asia Pacific for Coffey, a Tetra Tech Company, explains that health and development programs need to be designed smarter and in a way that considers all the drivers of change.

YKK Commits to Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2050

Sustainable trims leader announces Sustainability Vision 2050 addressing climate change, material resources, water resources, chemical management and human rights
Press Release

TOKYO, October 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At today’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, global sustainable trims leader YKK announced the YKK Sustainability Vision 2050, which will serve as a roadmap to the company achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, among other targets. The Sustainability Vision 2050 consists of five themes with corresponding sustainability goals, as well as ten SDGs.

Theme 1:  Climate Change  Tackle greenhouse gas emissions and increase use of renewable energy

Ceres Introduces the Ceres Roadmap 2030: A 10-year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

Outlines critical action steps corporations must take this decade to stabilize the climate, protect water and natural resources, and build a just and inclusive economy
Press Release

In a pandemic-battered economy, where the climate, water and human rights crises threaten the prospects of success for corporations, Ceres today unveils a new 10-year action plan for companies to navigate this new business reality and lead the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable economy. 

Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Truist Donates $40 Million to Launch Innovative Nonprofit Fund Supporting Ethnically, Racially Diverse and Women-Owned Small Businesses

Commitment to the CDFI sector designed to significantly increase investment in communities and entrepreneurs that have experienced decades of underinvestment
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September  23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced a $40 million initial donation to help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through the purchase of 25% loan participations.

UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

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ATLANTA, Ga. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

Global Goals Week: Reflections on Making Positive Change in 2020, and Always

By Shelley Whiddon, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
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Wherever challenges lurk, opportunities exist for positive change.

That’s always been true, but 2020 has cast an even brighter light on global issues and our capacity for solving these vexing problems.

COVID-19. Social injustice. Rampaging wildfires. Devastating hurricanes.

The trials we as a society face are many, but our capacity for taking meaningful action is unlimited. Especially when the business community steps in and tackles these problems collaboratively.

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

How Business Can Protect Workers and Communities while Addressing the Climate Crisis
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By: Samantha Harris, Global Lead, Climate and People, BSR

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