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Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

PRESS RELEASE - The Walt Disney Company has announced a $1.5 million commitment to continue its scholarship program with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Fund, established in 2014 with a $1 million grant from Disney, is part of the Company’s longstanding efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds as they pursue their educational goals and dreams. In addition to support for students, Disney’s collaboration with HSF includes programs such as the Media and Entertainment Summit, to be held in November 2017, which brings together HSF scholars interested in the media and entertainment business and industry professionals.

Member Spotlight: Not just talk – Michele Bartolini shares how Rolland practices what it preaches
Member Spotlight: Not just talk – Michele Bartolini shares how Rolland practices what it preaches

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Michele Bartolini, Marketing Director at Rolland, sat down with us recently to share how efficiencies and a new method of operating significantly reduced their product footprint and the need she sees for more tools that can help employees translate sustainability theory into their day-to-day functions. Read on to learn how Michele capitalized on her creative acting skills to tell Rolland’s story and what she’s learned from other SB Corporate Members.

PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities
PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.

The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs
The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs

PRESS RELEASE - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines will expand humanitarian aid and support after devastating hurricanes and an earthquake.

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ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign
ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - As an employer, a corporate citizen and a global company founded on family values, The Estée Lauder Companies considers it one of our responsibilities to address climate change. We believe that working toward a low-carbon future will help ensure a beautiful and sustainable planet for generations to come. On the first day of Climate Week 2017, we are proud to reinforce our commitment to a low-carbon future by joining Renewable Energy 100 (RE100) and co-sponsoring this year’s Climate Week. By supporting Climate Week and signing on to RE100, we are underscoring our commitment to climate action and sourcing 100 percent of our global electricity consumption from renewable energy technologies.

Trending: US, UK Grocery Giants Solidify Commitments to Eliminate Food Waste
Trending: US, UK Grocery Giants Solidify Commitments to Eliminate Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Food giants across the US and UK continue to forge forward on efforts to drive down food waste and end hunger, rolling out new initiatives that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030. The announcements coincide with a new global resolution launched by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which calls on the private sector to halve food and agricultural losses by 2030 and work with suppliers and consumers to do the same.

Panera Bread® Unveils Nation’s Largest Clean Kids' Menu, Challenges Fast Food CEOs to Eat from Their Own
Panera Bread® Unveils Nation’s Largest Clean Kids' Menu, Challenges Fast Food CEOs to Eat from Their Own

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Panera Bread has established itself as a champion of the ‘clean food’ movement, throwing its weight behind efforts to improve industry transparency and deliver ‘food as it should be.’ Building on its Kids Meal Promise, the restaurant chain has announced a new approach to kids food. Children can now choose almost any item on the Panera menu as a smaller sized entrée, resulting in more than 250 menu combinations.

Ben & Jerry's, Phone2Action Team Up to Turn Ice Cream Lovers Into Activists
Ben & Jerry's, Phone2Action Team Up to Turn Ice Cream Lovers Into Activists

MARKETING AND COMMS - To provide its customers with a simple and effective way to take action in support of its advocacy campaigns and engage with local lawmakers and members of Congress, Ben & Jerry’s has struck up a new partnership with Phone2Action, a digital advocacy platform that connects citizens to lawmakers via Facebook, Twitter, text and email.

HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030
HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030

CLEANTECH - During Climate Week NYC, international nonprofit The Climate Group, a member of the We Mean Business coalition of nonprofits working with global businesses to take action on climate change, announced the launch of a new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure.

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PepsiCo And PepsiCo Foundation Announce New Grants To Aid Communities Impacted By Recent Natural Disasters
PepsiCo And PepsiCo Foundation Announce New Grants To Aid Communities Impacted By Recent Natural Disasters

PRESS RELEASE - In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and the earthquake in Mexico, the PepsiCo Foundation quickly mobilized to provide support to communities in need as they begin the long road to recovery. The PepsiCo Foundation has provided a $1 million grant to Feeding America for assistance in Florida and the Southeast U.S. The Foundation is giving the American Red Cross and its partner national societies a $250,000 grant to aid recovery in the Caribbean and a $250,000 donation for relief work in Mexico. The Foundation has also provided $250,000 to source, package and distribute meals in the Miami area through its long-established Food for Good program, a purpose-driven business initiative that uses PepsiCo's expertise in taste, nutrition and distribution to tackle child hunger.

Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking with 20 million people in 20 countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day
Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking with 20 million people in 20 countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day

PRESS RELEASE - The Carlsberg Group, together with business partners and social organisations today celebrates the third annual Global Beer Responsibility Day (GBRD) - a worldwide effort to promote the responsible consumption of beer.

Target Pledges Up to $1 Million to Support Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts for Our Team and Communities
Target Pledges Up to $1 Million to Support Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts for Our Team and Communities

PRESS RELEASE - As communities across Florida and the southeastern U.S. begin to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact over the weekend, Target is committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to help with recovery efforts. This donation will benefit our team members, as well as national, local and international relief organizations, in addition to the $3.5 million we pledged last week to Hurricane Harvey relief.

ELC Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
ELC Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

PRESS RELEASE - Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Southeast Texas and Louisiana, and the unprecedented flooding continues to affect the area. On the heels of Harvey, we have begun to witness the impacts of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean and the potential effects it may have on Florida. At The Estée Lauder Companies, our deepest thoughts and concerns are with our employees and the communities affected by these disasters. The safety and well-being of our employees, their families and our local partners is a top priority. While some of our employees have been displaced by the effects of the hurricanes, we are relieved to share that all of our employees remain safe, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.

In Record Time, Visa Rallies NFL Stars, Morgan Freeman for Ad to Support Harvey Victims
In Record Time, Visa Rallies NFL Stars, Morgan Freeman for Ad to Support Harvey Victims

COLLABORATION - Brands are increasingly leveraging their influence for good, using their tremendous reach and means to draw attention to and inspire action to address some of the biggest environmental and social challenges of our time. ‘Goodvertising’ plays an important role in this space — as evidenced by this year’s Cannes Lions — but getting it right doesn’t always come easy. Spotlighting the world’s most burning issues is important, but simply telling stories isn’t enough — businesses need to demonstrate what they’re actually doing to create a better world.

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New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals
New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals

WALKING THE TALK - The Ford Motor Company has released its 18th annual Sustainability report detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Coinciding with the release is a short film highlighting key milestones the company has achieved on its journey towards sustainability.

PepsiCo And The PepsiCo Foundation Commit More Than $1 Million To Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Harvey
PepsiCo And The PepsiCo Foundation Commit More Than $1 Million To Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Harvey

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have announced a significant cash and product donation to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The company's commitment includes a $1 million grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to the American Red Cross to provide vital resources to hurricane victims across Texas and other impacted communities. Texas is home to more than 10,000 PepsiCo employees, who with the entire PepsiCo family, are prepared to help local authorities and disaster relief agencies marshal necessary resources to affected areas and address immediate needs. PepsiCo's business units are positioned to provide critical supplies, such as Aquafina purified drinking water, to impacted communities.

AT&T and Human Rights Campaign Introduce Live Proud on Campus
AT&T and Human Rights Campaign Introduce Live Proud on Campus

PRESS RELEASE - AT&T is working with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to help the next generation of LGBT and allied leaders continue the fight for equality with AT&T’s first-ever Live Proud on Campus campaign. The campaign calls on college students 18 and over to submit a video pitch describing an LGBT-supportive project they’d like to see in place at their schools. The public will vote on fifteen semi-finalist videos to choose six finalists, and HRC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, will select 3 grand prize winners.

How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity
How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - While eliminating human trafficking and sourcing from environmentally responsible suppliers are now common topics in supply chain management, in fact they are just two of many ways a company can have a positive impact on communities through its supply chain. Dell is one company showing that increasing the diversity of suppliers, with a focus on women and minority-owned companies, can not only help bring opportunities to new sectors, but build a better business, as well.

PepsiCo, Tops Friendly Markets and Feed the Children to Provide 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials for Rochester Families
PepsiCo, Tops Friendly Markets and Feed the Children to Provide 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials for Rochester Families

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo and Tops Friendly Markets are partnering with Feed the Children today to provide 800 families in need with a week's worth of food and essentials – enough supplies to fill two large semi-trucks. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at Parking Lot 40, 1650 Lake Avenue. "We know families are beginning to prepare for a new school year and we want to help them get off to a great start by providing for some of their needs," said Bonnie Keith, account manager, west New York, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "Families should never have to wonder where their next meal is coming from and we're proud to continue our partnership with Feed the Children and Tops Friendly Markets to help the great people of Rochester."

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PepsiCo Reports Continued Progress Towards Goal of 100 Percent Sustainable Palm Oil
PepsiCo Reports Continued Progress Towards Goal of 100 Percent Sustainable Palm Oil

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo today reported continued progress in the company's efforts to strengthen its palm oil supply chain, including new steps taken to promote human rights, responsible land use and supplier transparency. These moves support PepsiCo's previously announced goal for 100 percent of the palm oil it uses to be sustainably sourced by 2020. In its annual Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report, the global food and beverage company disclosed that 89 percent of the palm oil it expects to use during 2017 has been traced to the mill level, up from 65 percent in 2015. PepsiCo has also taken steps to extend traceability beyond the mill to plantation level across its entire palm oil supply chain, which it aims to achieve by 2020.

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