Tag: Sustainability

Earth Day 2022: Investing in a Green Economy

With businesses taking a more active role in addressing issues beyond the bottom line through their ESG strategies, the choice for the Earth Day 2022 theme seems appropriate: Invest in Our Planet. While the theme is meant for individuals and organizations, it might prove especially meaningful in the business world. More…

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: March 24

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Ketanji Brown Jackson…

The Business Value of the ‘E’ in ESG

Once considered a small factor in the overall economic equation, environmental issues now represent a growing financial risk for businesses. Companies that adhere to an environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach quickly discover the business value of the “E” in ESG. It’s become so important that some argue an “F”…

People on the Move: Gwen Mizell, New Chief Sustainability & Diversity Officer at Ameren

St. Louis-based utility company Ameren Corporation has named Gwen Mizell to the newly created position of Chief Sustainability and Diversity Officer. She previously served as the company’s Chief Sustainability Officer, and her new role will expand her leadership, expertise and guidance over Ameren’s DEI and corporate philanthropy efforts. She will…

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Feb. 24

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers…

ESG and DEI Takeaways from 2022 Super Bowl Ads

Some people watch the annual Super Bowl for the game while others watch it for the commercials. And during commercial breaks from Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, there was a common theme of ESG and DEI ads, which likely signals the importance of these topics to the companies they…

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Reducing Waste: A Look at Hotel Sustainability Through Marriott International

The tiny shampoo and lotion bottles in hotel bathrooms can feel like a novelty and convenient freebie to sneak into your suitcase before checkout. Room service and continental breakfast buffets feel like luxuries compared to the weeknight meals at home. Turning up the thermostat without worrying about the heating bill…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover Discusses Sustaining HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were born out of necessity and have helped Black students achieve greatness and contribute to innovation worldwide. HBCUs have positive social and economic impacts for their communities. They generate a total of $14.8 billion for their local and regional economies and create over 134,000…