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JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018
JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018

1 month ago - JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, and community support in the US and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.

Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution
Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution

5 months ago - In a follow up to their January announcement, A.P. Moller –Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world's global supply chain. TradeLens is the result of a collaboration agreement between Maersk and IBM, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote more efficient and secure global trade, bringing together various parties to support information sharing and transparency, and spur industry-wide innovation.

Blockchain Will Make Carbon Visible for Everybody
Blockchain Will Make Carbon Visible for Everybody

5 months ago - To understand, and report on, an organization’s carbon footprint is a complex undertaking — to say the least.

Columbia University and IBM Establish New Center to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain and Data Transparency
Columbia University and IBM Establish New Center to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain and Data Transparency

6 months ago - Columbia University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new Center devoted to research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency. To advance compelling new ways to apply blockchain and help address growing demands around data transparency, the Center will also include an innovation accelerator to incubate business ideas from entrepreneurial students, faculty and members of the startup community.

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Can Blockchain Really Answer All of Our Transparency Challenges?
Can Blockchain Really Answer All of Our Transparency Challenges?

7 months ago - For some, blockchain is the disruptive technology that promises to solve transparency problems by creating one version of the truth; for others, it is all hype with no great real-world application other than cryptocurrency. I attended an SB’18 Vancouver workshop on “How Blockchain Technology Can Power Superior Supply Chain Innovation and Understanding” to move closer to understanding blockchain and its applications.

IBM TrustChain Tracks Diamonds from Mine to Finger
IBM TrustChain Tracks Diamonds from Mine to Finger

8 months ago - Though diamonds in today’s jewelry market are much more likely to be conflict free thanks to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, it can still be difficult to trace individual components back to their exact origins. IBM and a newly-formed consortium of gold and diamond businesses aim to make the jewelry supply chain more transparent through the use of

How Blockchain Is Helping The Plastic Bank Create a Global Economy of 'Social Plastic'
How Blockchain Is Helping The Plastic Bank Create a Global Economy of 'Social Plastic'

9 months ago - As much hype as cryptocurrencies and digital tokens are getting these days, their real-world, practical uses remain few and far between. But one Vancouver-based organization, The Plastic Bank, is working to exchange plastic waste for digital currency in some of the world’s poorest places.

The Key to Authentic Engagement: Purpose Metrics that Matter
The Key to Authentic Engagement: Purpose Metrics that Matter

10 months ago - This is the sixth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Include Sustainable Brands Corporate Members
Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Include Sustainable Brands Corporate Members

1 year ago - Fortune has named 12 Sustainable Brands Members to its 2018 list of Worlds Most Admired Companies. The list ranks companies based on their reputation among business leaders, and is gathered through surveys with executives across more than 50 industries. Executives are asked to name companies that they admire, both inside and outside of their industry. Companies are assessed on nine attributes, including innovation, people management, use of assets, social responsibility, management quality, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

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IBM, Walmart, JD Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Food Transparency, Safety in China
IBM, Walmart, JD Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Food Transparency, Safety in China

1 year ago - IBM has announced that it is teaming up with Walmart, JD.com and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies to launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.

Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens
Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens

1 year ago - JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the priorities of the public.

IBM Recognized by CECP: The CEO Force for Good
IBM Recognized by CECP: The CEO Force for Good

1 year ago - In the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally-recognized research of corporate social engagement, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers report that IBM is a leader in corporate social responsibility programs. CECP’s annual report gathers data from 258 of the world’s largest companies, in aggregate representing $7.6 trillion in revenue and 16.8 million employees, and found that among corporate peers, IBM was among the top 25% of companies—or top quartile--when measuring total giving.

JPMorgan Chase, DSM, Apple Top Fortune's 2017 ‘Change the World’ List
JPMorgan Chase, DSM, Apple Top Fortune's 2017 ‘Change the World’ List

1 year ago - Bringing the business case for sustainability to the forefront, Fortune has released its third annual Change the World list, which highlights companies who are having a positive social or environmental impact on the world through their core business strategy. The fifty selected companies, which span a variety of industries, come from all across the globe and have annual revenues of at least $1 billion. In partnership with FSG and Shared Value Initiative, Fortune ranks companies across three main criteria:

IBM, Food Giants Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Supply Chain Traceability
IBM, Food Giants Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Supply Chain Traceability

1 year ago - The food industry has been abuzz with talk of traceability as of late, with the emergence of new technologies — such as Avery Dennison’s RFID tags and Sourcemap and Provenance’s new blockchain traceability tool — that are making it easier than ever for businesses to address inefficiencies and unsustainable and unethical practices along their supply chains.

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IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

1 year ago - At IBM, responsibility is integral to our business and draws us to social challenges where we can matter, where innovation and expertise can improve communities and lives. Our approach involves forging sustained partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academia and other companies — allied in purpose, focused on results. Our ongoing work across a range of activities is detailed in our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report.

As Coca-Cola, IBM Kick CO2 to the Curb, UK Private Sector Lags Behind
As Coca-Cola, IBM Kick CO2 to the Curb, UK Private Sector Lags Behind

1 year ago - While tech heavy-hitter IBM and beverage giant Coca-Cola rev up efforts to kick climate change to the curb, the UK private sector continues to lag behind in cutting CO2 emissions. IBM has ticked two major to-dos off of its sustainability checklist. Set in February 2015 and assigned by the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge, the company exceeded both commitments four years ahead of schedule.

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies

1 year ago - The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Civic 50 companies are putting communities at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models. The Civic 50 winners included several SB Corporate Members this year. The list included:

The Business of Behavior Change: Why Brands Are Motivating Action Through Social Marketing
The Business of Behavior Change: Why Brands Are Motivating Action Through Social Marketing

1 year ago - With Earth Day 2017 quickly fading in the rearview mirror, I’m reminded of the challenge we face every other day of the year: maintaining high awareness and action on sustainability issues. Government agencies and nonprofits have traditionally shouldered the greatest responsibility for year-round efforts aimed at influencing behaviors that benefit individuals and society. But a growing number of forward-thinking businesses and brands are beginning to invest in the kind of genuine behavior change programs known as “social marketing” – or, when done by a corporation, “corporate social marketing.”

IBM And US Chamber Foundation Issue New Report on Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Public Sentiment, Brand Reputation
IBM And US Chamber Foundation Issue New Report on Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Public Sentiment, Brand Reputation

1 year ago - The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center and IBM have issued a new report that explores how efforts by businesses to be a positive force in communities – commonly referred to as corporate social responsibility (CSR) – influences public perception of those companies. The report, titled, “The CSR Effect: Social Media Sentiment and the Impact on Brands,” examines the connection between companies that promote their corporate citizenship work and the resulting impact on public sentiment.

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IBM Launches Carbon Asset Management Platform to Drive Low-Carbon Future for China
IBM Launches Carbon Asset Management Platform to Drive Low-Carbon Future for China

1 year ago - IBM and Energy-Blockchain Labs have launched the world’s first blockchain-based carbon credit management platform based on the open source, openly governed by Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain technology that is intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications or solutions.

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