Corporate social responsibility

GroupM Rallies Responsible Investment as Go-to-Market Standard, Redefines Scale

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 4:50pm

b'NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupM , WPP\'s media investment group, today announced its "Responsible Investment" buying framework.

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  • b'NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupM , WPP\'s media investment group, today announced its "Responsible Investment" buying framework.
  • "\nThe "Responsible Investment" framework is the next evolution in GroupM\'s investment approach and gives the group\'s agency teams numerous strategic planning options for clients to consider when investing media dollars.
  • The investment strategy expands, scales and assembles existing and in-progress initiatives by GroupM in these areas under the singular framework of "Responsible Investment.
  • "No matter the application, the framework is designed to integrate responsible investment practices wherever possible, flexibly bending market by market, client to client.

isolved Acquires Workplace Giving and Volunteering Platform - Givful

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- isolved , a G2 Leader in Human Resources Management for six consecutive quarters, has acquired Givful , a workplace philanthropy platform that revolutionizes the way people give and volunteer to purposely impact our world.

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  • b'CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- isolved , a G2 Leader in Human Resources Management for six consecutive quarters, has acquired Givful , a workplace philanthropy platform that revolutionizes the way people give and volunteer to purposely impact our world.
  • Together, isolved and Givful are democratizing corporate social responsibility programs for SMB and mid-market businesses through a modern human capital management (HCM) solution that purposefully engages today\'s workforce.\n"With the acquisition of Givful, isolved will now offer our own integral giving and volunteering capabilities as standard, the first of its kind in the mid-market," said Mark Duffell, chief executive officer of isolved.
  • "Culturally and technically, isolved and Givful are a perfect fit.
  • Our HCM platform, isolved People Cloud, seamlessly connects and manages the employee journey across talent management, HR & payroll, workforce management and engagement management functions.

AVG Group Sarl Launches With First Investments In Norsk Solar AS

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 6:14pm

b"STAVANGER, Norway, April 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With a need for capital to support green investments in the Nordics, Luxembourg based AVG has brought the lead round of capital for Norsk Solar (25,000,000 NOK), supported with two Nordic based development financial institutions (DFIs) to be announced later this month.\nNorway's supply of new innovation in green technologies and infrastructure has been growing rapidly over the last 5 years but there is a has been lack of financial capital to lead the rounds.

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  • b"STAVANGER, Norway, April 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With a need for capital to support green investments in the Nordics, Luxembourg based AVG has brought the lead round of capital for Norsk Solar (25,000,000 NOK), supported with two Nordic based development financial institutions (DFIs) to be announced later this month.\nNorway's supply of new innovation in green technologies and infrastructure has been growing rapidly over the last 5 years but there is a has been lack of financial capital to lead the rounds.
  • AVG has set up the Nordic ESG and Impact Fund SCSp in order to invest directly in companies and projects stemming from this growth and grow these companies globally.\nAVG, along with its investment, will also supply additional support through its global network of EPC companies and access to reinsurance protection to help lower the cost of capital for DFIs and the equity shareholders.
  • The goal of the Fund is to invest in Climate Solutions and support the growing market of ESG and Impact investments.\nNorsk Solar is a Norwegian based EPC company that is a spinout of Norsk Vind Energi, established in 1996, which core focus has been wind energy.
  • Norsk Vind Energi, in 2017, launched Norsk Solar AS to capture the rapidly growing distributed solar business model.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/avg-group-sarl-launches-with-fir...\n"

Athene Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:00pm

HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Athene Holding Ltd. ("Athene") (NYSE: ATH), a leading financial services company specializing in retirement services, today released its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report .

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  • HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Athene Holding Ltd. ("Athene") (NYSE: ATH), a leading financial services company specializing in retirement services, today released its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report .
  • Athene remains focused on ensuring the company'sinitiatives reflect responsible business practices that create a lasting positive impact for all stakeholders.
  • During an extraordinary year, the report showcases the many ways in which Athene added value for customers and the broader community in 2020.
  • "I am incredibly proud of our progress and I look forward to seeing the maturation of our corporate social responsibility program in the coming years," said Belardi.

Submittable appoints Sam Caplan to new Vice President of Social Impact role

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:12pm

MISSOULA, Mont., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Submittable , the company behind the leading platform for social impact, announced today that Sam Caplan has joined the company as Vice President of Social Impact.

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  • MISSOULA, Mont., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Submittable , the company behind the leading platform for social impact, announced today that Sam Caplan has joined the company as Vice President of Social Impact.
  • "The addition of Sam to the Submittable team reinforces our commitment to innovation in the market for grantmaking and corporate social responsibility."
  • "I am excited to be part of the Submittable team, and to help the company expand their solutions for social impact," Caplan said.
  • Its social impact platform makes it easy to launch, manage, and measure any kind of social impact program, from grants and corporate social responsibility programs to relief funds, scholarships, awards, and arts and cultural programs.

TriNet Introduces Corporate Social Responsibility Program That Encourages Entrepreneurism, Benefits Nonprofits and Provides Employee Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:05pm

The TriNet Foundation is a donor-advised fund (DAF) and a central component of the Company's new Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR).

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  • The TriNet Foundation is a donor-advised fund (DAF) and a central component of the Company's new Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR).
  • The CSR program also includes TriNet Volunteers, an internal program that provides TriNet employees with the opportunity to lend their time and talents to meaningful volunteer efforts, while helping entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations achieve their missions through the spirt ofvolunteerism.
  • "The TriNet Foundation and TriNet Volunteers allow our company to further serveour employeesand organizationspromotingentrepreneurism.
  • For more information about TriNet's Corporate Social Responsibility Program and the TriNet Foundation, please visit www.TriNet.com/foundation .

Neenah, Inc. Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:00pm

Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) today announced that it has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

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  • Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) today announced that it has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
  • One of nearly 2,000 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, Julie Schertell, is committing herself and Neenah to advance diversity and inclusion efforts in the company and in the communities where Neenah employees live and work.
  • The CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue that CEOs can play a critical role in addressing.
  • Joining the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is a key component of the companys commitment and strategy to cultivate a respectful and equitable culture at Neenah.

GRI and SASB reporting ‘complement each other’

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:48pm

Therefore, I welcome the findings of this research, showing that GRI and SASB reporting are complementary.

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  • Therefore, I welcome the findings of this research, showing that GRI and SASB reporting are complementary.
  • The GRI and SASB Standards have unique and complementary roles within a global and comprehensive corporate reporting system.
  • Harriet Howey, Global Non-Financial Reporting and ESG Lead, Diageo
    I look at SASB as if it's a subset of information that's already within GRI.
  • Hilary Schumacher, Sustainability Reporting Advisor, Suncor Energy
    We created a blended reporting framework that combines GRI, IIRC, SDG and SASB standards.

Closure Systems International Taps ESG Strategist as New Global Sustainability Lead

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

Closure Systems International (CSI) announced that Jenna Rowe has joined the company in the newly created position of Global Sustainability Lead.

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  • Closure Systems International (CSI) announced that Jenna Rowe has joined the company in the newly created position of Global Sustainability Lead.
  • Rowe is an experienced environmental, social, governance (ESG) professional with extensive global expertise working with companies and investors to develop growth strategies which also drive sustainability outcomes.
  • Rowe is responsible for the development and implementation of Closure Systems Internationals sustainability strategy, goals, and reporting.
  • Closure Systems International Inc. (CSI) is a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative closures for a wide range of applications in consumer and industrial markets.

Foot Locker, Inc. Releases 2019-20 Impact Report Highlighting Environmental, Social, And Governance Priorities

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today released its Impact Report, which describes the Company's efforts to advance its environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.

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  • NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today released its Impact Report, which describes the Company's efforts to advance its environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.
  • "As a purpose-driven organization, Corporate Social Responsibility is not a separate mandate for our business.
  • Instead, it is embedded in our fabric and fuels our ability to achieve our strategic imperatives," said Richard Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. "Our inaugural Impact Report highlights our ongoing commitment to advancing Corporate Social Responsibility and building a more sustainable future while delivering meaningful impact for all our stakeholders."
  • Foot Locker, Inc. leads the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the globe through a portfolio of brands including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction, and Sidestep.