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Dow Leaders Honored on OUTstanding’s 2017 Leading LGBT+ and Ally Professionals List
Dow Leaders Honored on OUTstanding’s 2017 Leading LGBT+ and Ally Professionals List

PRESS RELEASE - As a highly-regarded global employer advocating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion, The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, announced today that six leaders have been honored on the 2017 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives, Leading Ally Executives and Top LGBT+ Future Leaders lists, presented by the Financial Times. The annual rankings by OUTstanding, a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies, are selected following a nominee review process.

Why Investing in Workplace Gender Equality Is an Investment in Sustainability
Why Investing in Workplace Gender Equality Is an Investment in Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Corporate sustainability goes far beyond carbon emissions and water efficiency. Workplace gender equality is quickly catching up to science-based targets and circular design in terms of the elements crucial for building businesses that can compete in a rapidly evolving economic landscape that values social and environmental responsibility.

Visa Launches Foundation, Grants $20M to Support Women Entrepreneurs
Visa Launches Foundation, Grants $20M to Support Women Entrepreneurs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Building on its larger social impact strategy, which seeks to support the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, Visa has launched the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation. As its first order of business, the Foundation has made a financial commitment of up to $20 million to Women’s World Banking.

Visa Launches Foundation With Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking
Visa Launches Foundation With Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

PRESS RELEASE - Visa (NYSE:V) today marked the launch of the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. To mark its inception, the Visa Foundation is making its first financial commitment of up to $20 million to Women’s World Banking.

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SAP and UNIDO Join Forces to Enable UN SDGs with Innovative Technologies
SAP and UNIDO Join Forces to Enable UN SDGs with Innovative Technologies

PRESS RELEASE - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today announce the signing of a joint declaration to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and monitor its implementation, in particular in the area of inclusive and sustainable industrialization, by utilizing innovative technologies including analytics, reporting, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, blockchain and others.

Disney Recognized for Innovation on Workplace Equality
Disney Recognized for Innovation on Workplace Equality

PRESS RELEASE - Profiles in Diversity Journal recently recognized Disney with a 2017 Top 10 Innovations in Diversity & Inclusion Award, which honors corporations, organizations and institutions that have developed innovative solutions in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion. Disney was recognized for its Equality Institute events. Disney and Sodexo partnered with Out & Equal in July 2017 to hold a global Equality Institute in London. The event represented the first-ever international session focused on LGBT workplace equality.

7th Innovation Prize for Africa Seeks Solutions for Africa's Biggest Challenges
7th Innovation Prize for Africa Seeks Solutions for Africa's Biggest Challenges

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), with this year’s theme focusing on “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems.” The IPA seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, sustainable and commercially viable solutions to African challenges.

Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts
Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - Disney’s commitment to supplier diversity helps teams find innovative, cost-effective and high-quality solutions that help its businesses achieve business goals. As part of the Sourcing and Procurement organization, the Supplier Diversity team promotes equitable inclusion for minority, women, veteran and LGBT suppliers in the Company’s supply chain. The Asian Business Association creates opportunities and provides education and training for its members, who are business owners from across the Asian American community.

HEINEKEN, Vital Voices Aim to Brew a Better World by Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
HEINEKEN, Vital Voices Aim to Brew a Better World by Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

LEADERSHIP - Creating a sustainable, inclusive future requires helping a diverse range of individuals realize their fullest potential — particularly women. On Saturday, September 30, HEINEKEN USA will lead a workshop in Washington, D.C. at Vital Voices’ Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) Program, a two-week dynamic educational and mentoring opportunity for emerging women leaders.

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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.

Campbell Supports Local Women-Owned Businesses
Campbell Supports Local Women-Owned Businesses

PRESS RELEASE - Campbell relies on a wide variety of suppliers to help us bring our food from the farm to your table. Diverse suppliers, including women’s business enterprises (WBEs) are important to ensuring that we meet the needs of our diverse consumer base. We are proud to have a long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for diverse suppliers, including WBEs.

Unilever Joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Embraces Digital Finance Across Value Chain
Unilever Joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Embraces Digital Finance Across Value Chain

COLLABORATION - In an effort to advance the goals outlined in its Sustainable Living Plan, in which it aims to positively impact the lives of 5.5 million people by 2020, consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a new partnership with the Better Than Cash Alliance.

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.

Grundig Renews Food Waste Campaign, Releases New Consumer Research
Grundig Renews Food Waste Campaign, Releases New Consumer Research

WASTE NOT - Europe’s largest home electronics manufacturer, Grundig, has renewed its commitment to reduce global food waste, launching the second phase of its Respect Food initiative with a manifesto film underlining the seriousness of the food waste problem. The announcement follows the release of new research revealing that 90 percent of consumers want to lead more sustainable lifestyles and reduce food waste, but lack the time and means to make the change happen.

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REI Announces Force of Nature Fund Recipients
REI Announces Force of Nature Fund Recipients

PRESS RELEASE - This year, we launched Force of Nature, an expansive public effort to create more opportunities for women and girls to enjoy the wild. Our goal: Make the outdoors the world’s largest level playing field.

Cotopaxi, truth® Team Up to Empower Communities to Take a Stand Against Tobacco
Cotopaxi, truth® Team Up to Empower Communities to Take a Stand Against Tobacco

MARKETING AND COMMS - In recent weeks, outdoors organizations such as The North Face and Paradox Sports have been making marked efforts to make positive changes in local communities across the US with the rollout of new campaigns and initiatives that aim to spark conversations around inclusion.

White Supremacy: What’s a CEO to Do?
White Supremacy: What’s a CEO to Do?

WALKING THE TALK - If you’re a U.S. business leader, this week likely threw you into a professional conundrum: Should you take a public stand against white supremacy knowing you’ll jump into treacherous political waters?

Over 250 CEOs Pledge to Advance Diversity in the Workplace
Over 250 CEOs Pledge to Advance Diversity in the Workplace

COLLABORATION - Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, nearly 100 additional CEOs have taken the pledge, committing themselves — and the organizations they lead — to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop
Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop

PRESS RELEASE - The first-ever international Equality Institute promoting LGBT workplace equality in London was held July 6 and led by The Walt Disney Company, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and Sodexo. More than 200 representatives from 100 companies in the U.K. and other countries attended the one-day workshop to learn and share best practices for LGBT workplace equality. Disney hosted the first Equality Institute in 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The London institute marks the first international event.

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Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia
Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

PRESS RELEASE - Russia’s Amway Charity Foundation recently presented the results of its highly popular “Mompreneur” program at the prestigious 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Over the past two decades, the Forum has transformed into a leading global platform used by business leaders to discuss key economic challenges faced by Russia, emerging markets, and the world. The theme of the 2017 forum was women’s entrepreneurship. Participants gave insights and solutions for a variety of issues, such as economic rights and opportunities for women, as well showcased best practices aimed to support women’s economic rights and opportunities.

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