The ESG Conundrum Proves the Value of Sustainable Business

As investors query the value of ESG, Mandi McReynolds, Head of Global ESG, Workiva, outlines three steps to link sustainability and business value creation

By Mandi McReynolds, Head of Global ESG, Workiva

Evidence overwhelmingly suggests that companies, which get their ESG proposition right can create more business value. By paying attention to ESG concerns, companies don’t compromise their returns – rather, the opposite.  

Enabling Independent Palm Oil Smallholders to Gain Sustainability Certifications

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Musim Mas assisted the first independent smallholders to gain Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (#ISPO) certification of the Ministry of Agriculture Decree No. 38,2020.

The company's smallholders program has been training smallholders to meet the same efficient farming standards as industrial plantations. The program also features modules covering agronomy and NDPE (#NoDeforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation) commitments. Watch this video to find out how the program helps improve  sustainability, and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Scotch Cushion Lock Protective Wrap Delivers Proven Packing Protection Without the Guilt of Plastic All in One Simple, Efficient Product


Scotch™ Brand recently rolled out its latest packaging innovation made from 100% recycled paper, Scotch™ Cushion Lock™ Protective Wrap. A sustainable alternative to plastic cushion wrap, Cushion Lock is an expanding paper wrap that offers nested protection to immobilize packaged items while on the move, no matter how bumpy the transit process may be.

Study Confirms: HelloFresh Meal Kits Cause Lower Carbon Emissions Than Meals From Supermarkets

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  • Meals from HelloFresh meal kits have an average of 31% lower carbon emissions than meals with ingredients from supermarkets in the United States
  • ISO 14040 compliant Life Cycle Assessment analyzes environmental footprint of meals across the whole value chain of meal kits and supermarkets
  • Ingredients are by far the biggest contributor to emissions, followed by distribution

Defining Purpose: Any Road Will Take You There, If You Don't Know Where (or Why) You're Going


CSR, ESG, social impact, corporate citizenship … The more accepted “purpose” becomes as a core business strategy, the more challenging it becomes to define “it.” Over my 30-plus years of shaping the practice of linking businesses with social and environmental issues, I’ve seen many phrases used (and misused).

10 Ways Your Business Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint


The conversation around corporate sustainability has changed from a question of if to when. With the world setting a target to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, industries across the globe are examining what role they play in achieving this important outcome.

Fifth Third Bank Honors Earth Day 2022

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In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Fifth Third provided an update on its five operational environmental sustainability goals. The Bank continues to work to reduce its impacts on the environment and achieve its goals. To date, Fifth Third exceeded four of the five goals, and will continue to set more aggressive targets.

M&T Bank Corporation Releases New Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report for 2021, “Together We Can”

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Company Sets a Goal of Operating Solely on Renewable Power by 2030 and Achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2035

Aligns Reporting for the First Time with the Recommendations of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Finding a Career in Financial Services With ESG Investing


by Sarah Adams of Vert Asset Management 

There’s a conventional attitude toward work that entails leaving everything you do outside of work behind, as though nothing else exists. With this perspective, you are encouraged to fit your family, your morals, yourself, around the job.

I was raised that way. As an elementary school kid, if I had to call my mom at work she’d answer the call in a hushed tone, as though she was receiving an illicit phone call. Her office was not interested that her 10-year-old needed to be picked up from school, let alone that she had kids at all.

KB Home Releases 15th Annual Sustainability Report, Detailing Industry-leading Sustainability Efforts to Build Better Homes, Better Communities and a Better Future


KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the publication of its 15th Annual Sustainability Report, the longest-running publication of its kind in the homebuilding industry. The 2021 report chronicles the company’s long-term pursuit to build better homes, better communities and a better future.


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