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L'Oréal, Firmenich Top CDP’s A-Lists for Climate, Water, Deforestation
L'Oréal, Firmenich Top CDP’s A-Lists for Climate, Water, Deforestation

2 days ago - CDP scored over 6,800 companies from A to D-; only the top 2% made the A Lists.

Reducing Transport Emissions in Electronics Supply Chains, the 'SmartWay'
Reducing Transport Emissions in Electronics Supply Chains, the 'SmartWay'

1 week ago - Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the demand for CSR extends throughout the supply chain.

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.

REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee
REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee

3 months ago - Next month’s election could potentially be historic for Washington State, where voters will have the choice of enacting the first-in-the-nation carbon fee — a concrete measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Measure 1631 has the support of several prominent Washington-based businesses including REI, Expedia, Microsoft and Northwest Energy, and over 100 businesses in total.

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How AI, Machine Learning Are Solving Global Problems
How AI, Machine Learning Are Solving Global Problems

3 months ago - Although developments in the field of artificial intelligence began around the 1950s, its capacities have significantly increased in the recent years. Owing to factors such as the development of faster computers, availability of open-source software and the access to vast amounts of computational data, AI has now branched into machine learning (ML), probabilistic predictions, chaos theory and evolutionary computation. Investing in artificial intelligence courses, therefore, prepares people to undertake not just one, but many AI applications.

Q&A: EcoAct on How the Dow 30 Measure Up on Climate Action
Q&A: EcoAct on How the Dow 30 Measure Up on Climate Action

3 months ago - Since its founding in 2006, EcoAct Group has grown from raising awareness at the local level in France into a global collection of experts engaging with the private and public sectors to aid in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In addition to advising companies on climate change and carbon neutrality strategies, EcoAct also conducts research to assess publicly listed companies’ efforts in these areas.

Microsoft, Tiffany & Co Lead Global Agreement on Responsible Industrial-Scale Mining
Microsoft, Tiffany & Co Lead Global Agreement on Responsible Industrial-Scale Mining

6 months ago - Led by leading companies Anglo American, ArcelorMittal, Microsoft and Tiffany & Co — and after a full decade of consultation among large numbers of stakeholders from the mining industry, organized labor, nonprofits, impacted communities and businesses — a global Standard for Responsible Mining was released today.

Intel, HP, Apple Named Leaders in Taking Action Against Forced Labor in Tech
Intel, HP, Apple Named Leaders in Taking Action Against Forced Labor in Tech

7 months ago - KnowTheChain has released its second ranking of the top 40 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies on their efforts and disclosure related to eradicating forced labor.

Report: Unilever, Tesla, Nestlé Among Biggest Corporate Advocates for Climate Policy
Report: Unilever, Tesla, Nestlé Among Biggest Corporate Advocates for Climate Policy

9 months ago - Companies including Apple, Google and IKEA earned top spots in a new ranking of the top 20 business leaders calling for more ambitious climate policy across the globe. To make the A-List of Climate Policy Engagement, companies must showcase sectoral leadership, be vocal in calling for ambitious policies and align these calls with their own strategic activities.

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Can Huawei Crack the US Market Without Environmental Credentials?
Can Huawei Crack the US Market Without Environmental Credentials?

1 year ago - Your bus shelter and web browser may soon be blanketed with ads promoting “The best phone you’ve never heard of," heralding the arrival of a new smartphone that has finally come to town. Who is this mysterious “newcomer”? None other than Chinese IT giant Huawei. Huawei, which is already the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the arrival of its flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 Pro, to the US market.

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.

Microsoft Commits to Cutting Operational Carbon Emissions by 75% by 2030
Microsoft Commits to Cutting Operational Carbon Emissions by 75% by 2030

1 year ago - Taking the next step in its carbon neutral journey, Microsoft has pledged to reduce its operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030 against a 2013 baseline. In a blog a post written by Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, the move will translate to savings of 10 million metric tons of carbon over the next decade. The commitment puts Microsoft on a path to meet the below 2 degrees Celsius goal set in the Paris Agreement.

Report Reveals Tech Industry Giants Failing to Keep Child Labor Out of Cobalt Supply Chains
Report Reveals Tech Industry Giants Failing to Keep Child Labor Out of Cobalt Supply Chains

1 year ago - Cobalt is back in the news, as a new report from Amnesty International reveals that tech industry giants such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Renault and Vodafone aren’t doing enough to keep child labor out of cobalt battery supply chains in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and China.

Report: Corporate Performance Falls Short on Supply Chain Due Diligence for Conflict Materials
Report: Corporate Performance Falls Short on Supply Chain Due Diligence for Conflict Materials

1 year ago - The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of the nonprofit organization As You Sow dedicated to ending human rights abuses associated with raw materials, has released a new report analyzing 206 companies’ due diligence regarding the use of conflict materials in their supply chains. In a year-on-year comparison, almost all participants decreased their scores, despite demonstrating strong initiative to mitigate risks.

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Microsoft, Pact Expand Partnership to Eradicate Child Labor in DRC Mining
Microsoft, Pact Expand Partnership to Eradicate Child Labor in DRC Mining

1 year ago - Microsoft Corp. and international development organization Pact have announced an expanded partnership to address child labor mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a new three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address child labor in mining and will build on the successful Watoto Inje ya Mungoti (Children Out of Mining) project.

Re-Teck Harnesses C2C Business Model to Revolutionize Tech, Slash E-Waste
Re-Teck Harnesses C2C Business Model to Revolutionize Tech, Slash E-Waste

1 year ago - As circular business models begin to gain steam, a new strategic service is helping companies in the technology, electronics and telecom sectors uncover new ways to reuse, remanufacture and recover technological devices, while simultaneously turning costs into profits.

Dell, HP, Fairphone Top Greenpeace Ranking on Product Repairability
Dell, HP, Fairphone Top Greenpeace Ranking on Product Repairability

1 year ago - Greenpeace East Asia has released a new IT product guide ranking tech giants according to iFixit’s repairability score. Seventeen IT brands were represented in the study and over 40 best-selling smartphones, tablets and laptops launched between 2015 and 2017 were assessed.

Unilever, UN Women Set Out to Slay Gender Stereotypes with Progressive Advertising Alliance
Unilever, UN Women Set Out to Slay Gender Stereotypes with Progressive Advertising Alliance

1 year ago - In recent years, Unilever has distinguished itself both as a champion for sustainability and overcoming gender bias with campaigns, initiatives and internal actions that work to align the company’s products and purpose. Further building on this reputation, the consumer goods giant has launched a new global alliance aimed at eliminating stereotypical portrayals of gender in advertising and all brand-led content.

Trending: Circular Economy Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Trending: Circular Economy Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

1 year ago - Not all circular news is good news. As a new startup accelerator launches to drive forward sustainable solutions to everyday challenges, a prominent defender of the circular cause lands himself a spot in federal prison for copyright infringement. The UK’s first-ever sustainability accelerator fund — the cleverly named Sustainable Accelerator — has been met by enthusiastic reception, successfully raising over £700,000 through crowding.

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Dozens of Corporates, 200+ Large Investors Urge White House to Keep Paris Promises
Dozens of Corporates, 200+ Large Investors Urge White House to Keep Paris Promises

1 year ago - President Trump has threatened to pull the plug on U.S. involvement of the Paris Agreement ahead of the G7 Summit in Italy later this month, spurring major companies to speak out in support of continued climate change efforts.

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