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

4 years 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

4 years 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.

'We Haven't Even Scratched the Surface': Insights from the World Forum on Natural Capital
'We Haven't Even Scratched the Surface': Insights from the World Forum on Natural Capital

4 years ago - Factoring the value of nature into governance and corporate decision-making is not an easy task, but governments and businesses are starting to recognize the importance of natural capital accounting. According to the Natural Capital Coalition, 68 countries are looking to produce natural capital accounts, while 10 percent of WBCSD member companies mention the Natural Capital Protocol framework in their sustainability reporting.

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

4 years 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.

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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

4 years 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

4 years 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.

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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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.

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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

4 years 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

4 years 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.

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

4 years 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.

Fortune 500 Companies Urge Trump Administration to Keep Paris Commitments
Fortune 500 Companies Urge Trump Administration to Keep Paris Commitments

4 years ago - Thirteen Fortune 500 companies have come together to urge the White House to make good on its Paris Agreement climate change commitments. The Agreement has been ratified in 143 countries — including the United States — but the Trump administration could pull out before the G7 Summit in Italy in May. “Business leaders recognize the costly impacts of climate change and the opportunities for jobs and growth in a clean technology future,” said Bob Perciasepe, President of C2ES.

Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water
Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water

4 years ago - World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in vulnerable regions across the globe. While there is certainly progress to celebrate, the reality of the matter is that much more must be done to address the growing global water crisis. First, the good news.

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CDP: Suppliers Eliminate 434M Tons of Emissions as Big Buyers Flex Purchasing Muscle
CDP: Suppliers Eliminate 434M Tons of Emissions as Big Buyers Flex Purchasing Muscle

5 years ago - As the global economy moves towards implementation of its new climate goals, the world’s largest purchasing organizations are using their buying clout to drive down emissions across their supply chains.

Purpose Across Borders: What Regions Can Learn from Each Other
Purpose Across Borders: What Regions Can Learn from Each Other

5 years ago - Earlier this year, Radley Yeldar launched its 2016 Fit for Purpose Index, which explores how global brands are adapting to the shifting expectations from their stakeholders to play a positive role in society. The research was conducted at a global level, which gives insight into how purpose breaks down over three major regions: Europe, North America and Asia. One of the findings from the research is that the global community remains incredibly diverse when it comes to engaging with purpose.

Why a Lens on Diversity is one of the Most Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Impact Professionals
Why a Lens on Diversity is one of the Most Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Impact Professionals

5 years ago - This post was orginially published October 13, 2016 on Net Impact's Blog in advance of the 2016 Net Impact Conferece. By Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer and Ruha Devanesan, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Symantec.

White House, Google, Amazon Launch Big Data Tool to Help with Climate Resilience Planning
White House, Google, Amazon Launch Big Data Tool to Help with Climate Resilience Planning

5 years ago - Despite international efforts to curb climate change, communities and companies alike need to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. With this in mind, The White House has launched a new public-private collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data and information for climate resilience. Companies including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and IBM’s The Weather Company are working alongside NGOs and four U.S. Federal agencies to execute the project.

How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality
How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality

5 years ago - When you set out on your purpose journey, what steps can you take to ensure that your purpose will be genuinely transformational for your business? In the ten years that we’ve been championing purpose and helping organisations to craft purpose-led visions, we’ve learned lessons about how to ensure that purpose sticks. Above all, we’ve seen how vital it is for purpose to be grounded in reality. Right from the start, you must root your purpose in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call this the ‘dig’ phase: a period of intensive research and analysis of the current environment and future trends that affect your business.

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HP, Apple Leading Action on Forced Labor, But ICT Sector ‘Must Do Far More’
HP, Apple Leading Action on Forced Labor, But ICT Sector ‘Must Do Far More’

5 years ago - The information and communications technology (ICT) industry is an at-risk sector for forced labor, and while most of the world’s largest ICT companies have publicly demonstrated awareness of the issue, far fewer have strong processes in place to address it.

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