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SC Johnson Argentina obtiene el 15. º reconocimiento como mejor lugar de trabajo

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:22pm

SC Johnson Argentina anunció hoy que ha sido reconocida por Great Place to Work® como el mejor lugar de trabajo por 15.a vez. SC Johnson Argentina se posicionó en el puesto n.º 8 en la lista de 2018 de mejores empresas multinacionales medianas del país.

“Es un honor que SC Johnson Argentina ha sido reconocida durante 15 años como mejor lugar de trabajo”, expresó Fisk Johnson, presidente y director ejecutivo de SC Johnson. “Felicito al equipo por su arduo trabajo y dedicación.”

SC Johnson fue recientemente nombrada como uno de los 25 mejores lugares de trabajo del mundo. En Latinoamérica, donde la empresa se posicionó en el puesto n.º 4 en la lista de 2018 de los mejores lugares de trabajo multinacionales, SC Johnson Argentina se une a Brasil, Río, Centroamérica, México y Venezuela en obtener el reconocimiento este año. El premio en Argentina es el 15.º reconocimiento como mejor lugar de trabajo a nivel mundial en 2018, con Italia, Alemania, Grecia, el Reino Unido, Canadá, Turquía, Suiza, Nigeria e India también nombrados con la misma distinción.

En Estados Unidos, SC Johnson ha sido incluida 30 veces en la lista de las “100 mejores empresas” publicada por la revista Working Mother, por sus programas y beneficios que apoyan a los padres que trabajan, y que incluyen licencias con sueldo por motivos familiares, flexibilidad en los horarios y el avance de las mujeres.

En el 2017, la empresa recibió la puntuación máxima del 100 % en el Índice de Equidad Corporativa de Human Rights Campaign. Este honor de HRC marcó la 13. º vez que SC Johnson obtuvo la puntuación máxima y el 16. º año de reconocimiento en la lista de igualdad laboral.



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Acerca de SC Johnson

SC Johnson es una empresa familiar dedicada a crear productos innovadores de alta calidad, a la excelencia en el lugar de trabajo y a un compromiso a largo plazo con el medioambiente y las comunidades donde opera. Con sede en Estados Unidos, SC Johnson es uno de los más importantes fabricantes en el mundo de productos para la limpieza del hogar y productos para almacenamiento en el hogar, cuidado del aire, control de plagas y cuidado del calzado, además de productos profesionales. Comercializa marcas de renombre, como GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® y ZIPLOC® en Estados Unidos y otros países, y algunas de las marcas comercializadas fuera de Estados Unidos son AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® y RIDSECT®. La empresa tiene 132 años de antigüedad, genera 10.000 millones de dólares en ventas, da empleo a aproximadamente 13.000 personas en todo el mundo y vende productos en casi todos los países del mundo. www.scjohnson.com

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SC Johnson Argentina Earns 15th Best Workplace Recognition

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:22pm

SC Johnson Argentina today announces it has been recognized as a Best Workplace for the 15th time by Great Place to Work®. SC Johnson Argentina ranked No. 8 on the 2018 list of Best Medium-Sized Multinational Companies in the country.

“It’s an honor that SC Johnson Argentina has been recognized for 15 years as a Best Workplace,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “I congratulate the team for their hard work and dedication.”

SC Johnson was recently named one of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces. Within Latin America, where the company ranked No. 4 on the 2018 list of Best Multinational Workplaces, SC Johnson Argentina joins Brazil, Rio, Central America, Mexico and Venezuela in earning recognition this year. The award in Argentina is SC Johnson’s 15th global Best Workplace recognition in 2018, with Italy, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Switzerland, Nigeria and India also named Best Workplaces.

In the United States, SC Johnson has been included 30 times in Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” list for its programs and benefits that support working parents including paid family leave, schedule flexibility and advancement of women.

In 2017, the company received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. This HRC honor marked the 13th time SC Johnson earned a perfect score and its 16th year of recognition on the workplace equality list.



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About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 132-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com

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Global Sustain Presents Annual Report 2017

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:22am

For another year, Global Sustain demonstrates its commitment to sustainable development and the creation of shared value for stakeholders, by presenting its third Annual Report 2017 for the reference year 2017 (January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017). The company considers sustainability reporting an integral and crucial part of its business strategy, demonstrating its steady orientation in achieving economic performance but also in sustainable growth.

This report includes data from Global Sustain Limited (established in London, UK), Global Sustain GmbH (established in Berlin, Germany) and Global Sustain S.A. (established in Athens, Greece). For the reporting year 2017, Global Sustain conducted an updated materiality analysis that covers the Group, thus including in the Report new material issues and stakeholders.

This year’s Report was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards (“Core”), the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the International Integrated Reporting Council framework (IIRC), the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard 2008, as well as disclosures based on Global Sustain PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) signatory commitment. The content of the Report relevant to sustainability data has been assured by TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, while the financial figures for Global Sustain S.A. have been assured by RSM Greece S.A. Financial data for Global Sustain operations in UK have been prepared by the company’s-chartered accountants Oury Clark, and for Germany by Schwarzkopf, according to national accounting standards.

The Report is designed by Global Sustain member Sympraxis Team.

Key Figures

  • 12% Turnover Increase

  • 94% Customer Satisfaction

  • 85.6% Members Retention

  • 49% Economic Value Increase

  • 34.11% Average Training Hours per Employee

  • 70 Conferences and Events

For the full Global Sustain Annual Report 2017 press here.

The Conference Board Celebrates 75 Years of Corporate Philanthropy Leadership and Insights

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:21am

The Conference Board is celebrating 75 years as one of the premier organizations in corporate philanthropy leadership and insights. Its work in this area began during the Second World War, when businesses were giving, especially, to charities helping those disrupted by the effects of the war. At that time, in 1943, The Conference Board started documenting and analyzing trends and best practices in corporate contributions, generating a bi-annual and, later, annual report on the subject. The organization has since expanded its work to cover a range of related topics including sustainability, impact measurement, employee volunteering, and strategic community engagement.

“Over the last seven decades, The Conference Board has helped shift the U.S. business community from a once-small, hesitant participant in the giving space, to a leading benefactor of impact-based philanthropy,” said Jeff Hoffman, Founding Leader of The Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Institute. “And for decades to come, The Conference Board will continue to be at the forefront in providing insights, data and tools to companies as their corporate citizenship programs continue to evolve.” 

Most recently, The Conference Board established a Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Institute. The Institute includes three Councils, at which senior executives come together to collaboratively explore solutions to key subject matters in their field, and gain access to exclusive research. The Councils include the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Council, Philanthropy & Engagement Council, and the Global CSR & Philanthropy Council.

The Conference Board also produces the annual Corporate Philanthropic Practice conference and the Giving Thoughts research series. It also publishes an Institute blog, featuring essays by business leaders and experts on issues such as disaster relief, purpose and impact, global CSR communications, value creation, and CEO activism. In 2017, the organization began partnering with Americans for the Arts to examine trends in business support for, and employee engagement, in the arts.

For more information on The Conference Board’s involvement in corporate philanthropy, click here.

About The Conference Board

The Conference Board delivers trusted insights for what’s ahead. We connect senior executives across industries and geographies to share ideas, develop insights, and recommend policy to address key issues. Our mission is to help leaders anticipate what’s ahead, improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. http://www.conference-board.org.    

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The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:21am

Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries.

A new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), commissioned by The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Palm Oil Working Group, seeks to understand the forced labour risks across the sector in both countries and examine the role that consumer goods companies can play in bringing an end to the issue.

Indicators of forced labour

New research from the Fair Labor Association and the CGF finds that the palm oil sector in Indonesia and Malaysia each show several indicators of forced labour, such as coercive practices including threats; violence and lack of clarity of employment terms and conditions; dependency on the employer; lack of protection by state/police; debt bondage; high recruitment fees; and involuntary overtime. The highest risk of forced labour was determined to be among harvest and maintenance workers, including those who apply pesticides and fertilisers, a job that carries higher health and safety risks as well. 

Peter Freedman, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “Three years ago, the CGF, as the global platform for driving positive change across the consumer industry, established a programme of work to help eradicate forced labour from value chains around the world – the first of its kind. We welcome the FLA report which gives us new insights and practical recommendations that will help us accelerate our work. Forced labour is an endemic global problem, and the only solution is to work together alongside palm oil companies, recruitment agencies, business and governments”.

Sharon Waxman, FLA President and CEO, said: “The Fair Labor Association’s review of the palm oil sector in Malaysia and Indonesia confirms that forced labour is a systemic and enormously complex challenge that must be addressed expeditiously. We hope our report drives meaningful conversation and concerted action to tackle the root causes behind forced labour in palm oil production. The FLA commits to work alongside The Consumer Goods Forum, CGF members, and like-minded stakeholders to identify and implement solutions that will bring an end to forced labour and protect workers around the globe”.

Mitigating forced labour risks

This report highlights the critical role companies can play in mitigating forced labour risks in the production of palm oil by leveraging its industry leadership to spur the collective action of its members. Key areas of opportunity include:

  • Advocacy to the Indonesian and Malaysian governments, companies and suppliers.

  • Fostering multi-stakeholder, sectoral dialogue and regional collaboration.

  • Research and knowledge sharing among CGF members, supply chain actors, and others. 

  • Improvement of existing assessment methodologies.

  • Improvement of existing certification schemes, mechanisms, and forced labour standards.

  • Ensuring commitment to address forced labour from CGF members and their suppliers.

To take action, and mitigate these risks, the CGF has also developed an action plan based upon the recommendations in the FLA report, demonstrating and reconfirming its resolve to work collaboratively to address forced labour issues in the sector.

Olaf Koch, CEO of METRO AG, and Co-Chair of the CGF Board of Directors, said, "In the world of sustainability, the environmental issues related to palm oil have long overshadowed the human rights concerns. Thanks to the latest report commissioned by the CGF, no one can now deny that this problem exists. With the support of the FLA and our fellow members of the CGF, it’s time to start driving positive change on this issue and begin implementing the Priority Industry Principles on Forced Labour and following the newly-published action plan. We must act today”.

Marc Engel, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, said, “As CGF members, we are convinced that businesses must work collaboratively. When it comes to the eradication of forced labour there is no time to waste and it is paramount we remain vigilant to tackle the root causes. Collectively, we wanted an independent, comprehensive review of the continuing social challenges in the palm industry in Indonesia and Malaysia. As Unilever is one of the leading buyers of palm oil, the findings of the FLA report are highly valuable and will help strengthen our efforts to end forced labour globally. We will continue to work alongside fellow CGF members and other stakeholders to drive implementation of the CGF’s Priority Industry Principles and drive positive change”. 

To learn more about the CGF’s work on eradicating forced labour, visit www.tcgfsocial.com

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About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

About the Fair Labor Association

The Fair Labor Association promotes and protects workers’ rights and improves workplace conditions by facilitating collaboration among businesses, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities. The FLA conducts transparent and independent monitoring to ensure that rigorous labor standards are upheld wherever FLA affiliates source their products, identifies root causes of non-compliances and proposes solutions to workplace problems. For more information, visit www.fairlabor.org.

For further information, please contact:

Nadia Bunce
Social Sustainability Manager
The Consumer Goods Forum

Louise Chester
Communications Officer
The Consumer Goods Forum

Tony Franquiz
West End Strategy Team
Office: +1 (202) 776-7704

ReclayPRO - Experienced Compliance Services Firm Joins Tire Compliance Field in Ontario

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:21am

 ReclayPRO, a division of Reclay StewardEdge Inc. (RSE) is pleased to announce it will be offering market based choices for tire producer compliance services in Ontario.  These services will allow tire producers to meet their obligations under the new Ontario Tire Regulation in a cost effective manner without disruption or administrative burden to producers’ core business activities. 

“We are very pleased to have Kal Tire, a leading Canadian tire dealer and retreader with extensive operations in Ontario, come on board as one of our first customers and suppliers.” says Ken Friesen, Director for ReclayPRO. “Their involvement as a producer, distributor, retailer, used tire collector and retreader makes them a great partner for ReclayPRO.” ReclayPRO includes a broad supply chain to serve a diverse group of producers and retailers, increase valuable material recovery and reduce overall system costs.

Our team has extensive experience in establishing and managing PROs globally, having established and managed 10 different compliance systems including in Canada, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.  In addition to ensuring our customers meet all of the regulatory requirements under the new Tire Regulation, ReclayPRO can also assist with companies looking to meet internal corporate recycling and sustainability targets and reporting.  “The new Tire Regulation is clearly spurring more private sector investment and innovation in the province.”

About ReclayPRO

ReclayPRO is a division of Reclay StewardEdge Inc. (RSE) with offices in Toronto, Winnipeg and the United States, and is part of the Reclay Group, a high-performance, experienced group of companies in the area of compliance systems and material recovery management with operations in Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain and Chile. Our experience and expertise in the development of compliance systems, sustainability and resource management best practices is the foundation for our diverse suite of services. 

UN, L’Oréal, WBCSD, Unilever and Allianz Share Visions for Sustainable Business

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:20am

Business and investors need to take the lead to deliver the innovations and strategies to drive the required systemic change. Central to this is ambitious leadership, creating partnerships to drive large scale change within business and industries.

You can now access exclusive insight from the CEOs and business leaders who are transforming their business strategies to leverage the new opportunities; Access the invaluable insight from:

  • Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

  • Geoff Skingsley, Chairman UK & Ireland, L’Oréal

  • Martino Scabbia Guerrini, President EMEA, VF Corp

  • Jürgen Gerke, CEO, Allianz Capital Partners

  • Jorge Laguna-Celis, Director, Governance Affairs Office and Private Sector Relations, UN Environment

  • Juan Martin, President, Mars

  • Filippo Veglio, Managing Director, WBCSD

  • And many other senior leaders from Carlsberg, Dell, Unilever, Sodexo, Microsoft, PayPal, Hermes, ING, OECD…

Click here access the exclusive complimentary business strategy report

Some key themes of the management-pack include: new models and innovation for business change, collaborating to drive wholesale change, and new stakeholders’ approach to boost trust and leadership.

Once again you can download your complimentary copy of this 17-page business strategy management-report, simply click here

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Timberland Makes New Commitment to Green 500,000 Square Feet of Urban Space in Us Cities Over Next Five Years

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:19pm

Known worldwide for its outdoor heritage and environmental responsibility, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces people explore every day.

In 2016, Timberland made a public commitment to create or restore green spaces in five U.S. cities over five years, equivalent to or greater than the brand’s retail footprint in those cities. With the completion of three urban greening events this fall, Timberland has met its commitment two years ahead of schedule – greening a total of 130,000 square feet of space, far beyond its retail footprint in those cities.

Today, the brand re-set the calendar and is upping the ante with a new goal. Over the next five years, Timberland has pledged to create or restore at least 500,000 square feet of green space in cities across the U.S. – equivalent to 11 acres and nearly four times the amount of urban space greened through its most recent effort.

“At Timberland, we are guided by a greater purpose -- to step outside, work together and make it better.  Urban greening is a powerful way to bring this notion to life,” said Jim Pisani, global brand president, Timberland. “Green spaces are the heartbeat of a community. They not only provide a place to play and explore, they also help enhance quality of life. Simply put, they make neighborhoods stronger. We are proud to make this commitment today, so these vibrant city spaces can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

This fall, Timberland partnered with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Journeys on urban greening events in three U.S. cities. On September 27, roughly 75 volunteers gathered in Chicago to transform the Blue Island Corridor in Ward 25 into an instant park for the community. On October 17, 150+ volunteers joined forces in New York City to restore a rooftop greenhouse, construct an outdoor classroom and create a living roof at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics in East Harlem. And this past Thursday, November 1, 100 volunteers teamed up in Los Angeles to create an urban farm in Little Green Acres Park, and provide access to fresh, healthy produce for local residents. 

“We were proud to partner with Timberland on these urban greening initiatives,” said Jaime Matyas, president and CEO of the Student Conservation Association. “We worked closely with each city to determine specific needs and opportunities. Then we pulled on our boots and got to work. Today we have a new park in Chicago, a green rooftop in Harlem, and a flourishing urban farm in Los Angeles. The response from the community was nothing short of inspiring.”

Timberland launched its urban greening initiative in 2016 in New York City, revitalizing an abandoned community garden in the Bronx. In 2017, the brand partnered with the Center City District Foundation in Philadelphia to help transform a portion of abandoned elevated tracks from the Reading Railroad into a new public green space for the city.

Timberland’s greening efforts are not limited to the United States. The company has a robust global tree planting commitment, with 9.6 million trees planted to date – everywhere from the Haiti and the DR to China’s Horqin Desert -- and a goal to reach 10 million by 2020. In Europe, Timberland has teamed up with the King Baudouin Foundation to support the creation, maintenance or improvement of greenspaces in five European cities in five years through a grant program called My PlayGreen.

To learn more about Timberland’s commitments to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors and serve communities around the globe, visit timberland.com/responsibility.    

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About Timberland

Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the outdoor lifestyle. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head, with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, function and style. Timberland markets lifestyle products under the Timberland® and Timberland Boot Company® brands, and industrial footwear and workwear under the Timberland PRO® brand. Its products are sold throughout the world in leading department and specialty stores as well as company-owned retail locations and online. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by an unwavering commitment to environmental and social responsibility – to make it better with respect to responsible products, protecting and restoring the outdoors, and supporting communities around the globe. To learn more about Timberland, a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), please visit timberland.com or follow us @timberland.

The 2017 Corporate Philanthropic Practice Conference

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:19pm

This day and a half conference will address new ways of organizing the function of corporate philanthropy professionals and how they are being impacted by new types of skills needed to interact and support nonprofit partners. We will discuss where the corporate philanthropic sector has been, is now, and where it is headed.

As an attendee, you will learn:

• The pros and cons of using an intermediary organization for help with grantmaking
• How to deal with today’s challenging political and social environment
• Innovative best practices for better relationships, strategies and results
• Insights to manage internal and external expectations

Save $200, when you register with code: CSR200

SmartSimple Connects the Web’s Largest Network of Volunteer Opportunities With Its All-in-one CSR Solutions

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:19am

 SmartSimple, a global leader of all-in-one corporate social responsibility (CSR) and grants management software, and VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, today announced a partnership that will make it easier for companies to scale their employee volunteer programs (EVP) and offer their workforce greater choice in searching for the causes they care about.

The VolunteerMatch Network is available as an add-on to SmartSimple’s Employee Giving and volunteer management solutions. From within SmartSimple’s cloud-based solutions, employees and even retirees can seamlessly search VolunteerMatch’s extensive database of fresh, vetted volunteer opportunities from 120,000 nonprofits across 29 different cause areas, including “animals,” “refugees,” and the “environment.”

“SmartSimple's comprehensive solutions help companies better track, manage, and report on the entire lifecycle of employee volunteer and CSR programs. Integrating with VolunteerMatch's trusted network made sense as the next evolutionary step to further build out our innovative solutions," said Geoff Cook, marketing specialist, SmartSimple.

Companies looking to scale their volunteer engagement initiatives with more causes and turn-key opportunities will benefit from significantly reduced administrative hours spent sourcing, vetting, and maintaining volunteer projects. Enterprises can also boost participation rates and lower employee turnover by offering greater choice in the ways employees volunteer time to their favorite causes, including 47,000 skilled-based and 7,000 virtual volunteer opportunities.

“At VolunteerMatch, we work hard on building a network comprised of real-time volunteer needs from the nonprofit sector. We're excited to integrate with SmartSimple’s solutions to expand the impact more good companies can offer to their employees and the communities they serve,” said Scott Lohmann, VP of sales and marketing, VolunteerMatch.

SmartSimple clients wishing to take advantage of VolunteerMatch’s Network integration can contact their Account Manager for more details.

About SmartSimple
SmartSimple Software Inc. (“SmartSimple”) is a global leader in online corporate giving, employee engagement, and grants management solutions. Its flexible software transforms how enterprises manage, track, and measure the full impact of their CSR programs. Pushing the limits on the most complex process challenges in corporate responsibility and philanthropy, SmartSimple delivers innovative, client centric solutions that strengthen their triple bottom-line. SmartSimple's technology supports some of the largest Fortune 500 brands, foundations, and government agencies globally. With offices in New York, Toronto, and Dublin, SmartSimple connects over 162,000 active monthly users in more than 192 countries. SmartSimple maintains compliance certifications for SOC 1, SOC 2 plus standards for PCI DSS Level 3 and FIPS 140-2 encryption. For more information, or to request a live demonstration, visit www.smartsimple.com.

About VolunteerMatch
VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, serving 120,000 participating nonprofits, 150 network partners, and 13 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch offers unique, award-winning solutions for individuals, nonprofits, and companies to make this vision a reality. Since its launch in 1998, VolunteerMatch has helped the social sector attract more than $6.8 billion worth of volunteer services. Learn more about VolunteerMatch at www.volunteermatch.org.

Robbie Lock Named Executive Director, 3BL Association

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:19am

 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations, has appointed Robbie Lock as executive director of the 3BL Association. Formerly the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Association, the 3BL Association builds peer-to-peer collaboration to support and elevate corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership, through professional development and sharing best practices.

Supported by 60+ leading brands, the 3BL Association’s new name pays homage to the Triple Bottom Line – people and planet alongside profits. The association aims to provide the knowledge, network, and resources for CR and sustainability professionals to embed strategy, execute programs, demonstrate value, and effectively communicate programs and initiatives internally and externally.

“We are thrilled to bolster our leadership team with Robbie Lock, who shares our enthusiasm about the role business is playing in addressing critical environmental, social and governance challenges that are impacting our communities and planet,” said Shana Deane, CEO of 3BL Media. “Robbie is a natural convener who will drive engagement among change-makers inside brands that are making a difference so we can share the knowledge for scale.”

As a consultant and in-house manager for Fortune 500 companies including HP Inc., FedEx, and VF Corporation, Lock advanced business and social value through sustainability strategies, programs, and communications. Lock also enabled the city of New York to pursue waste-diversion goals through leading and scaling a zero-waste, public-private partnership across 1,700 public schools.

“Throughout my career, I’m proud to have worked with diverse stakeholders – from electricians to executives – to achieve sustainability goals. I look forward to partnering with 3BL Association members to help them achieve theirs,” said Lock.

Lock assumed the post during 3BL Forum, the annual Brands Taking Stands conference in Washington, D.C. His duties will include management of working groups on topics from Ratings & Rankings to Brand & Reputation while soliciting feedback from members on additional professional development needs.

For more information on joining the 3BL Association, click here.

About 3BL Media
3BL Media is the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations. Through content distribution, multimedia promotion and hands-on learning experiences, we connect organizations to an unrivaled audience that is passionate about sustainable business.

About 3BL Association
Formerly the Corporate Responsibility Association, we are now the 3BL Association. The Association will continue to convene leaders and build peer-to-peer collaboration through the 3BL Forum, Brands Taking Stands newsletter, digital events and influential speakers. To support and elevate your corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership, 3BL Association will also continue to produce professional development and thought-leadership content to share best practices, celebrate progress and collectively solve issues vexing to CR and sustainability professionals.


Dave Armon, CMO
3BL Media
+1 (802) 444-0177

Trends in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:19am

During a recent ReportAlert webinar, an attendee asked about trends in corporate reporting around CR and sustainability.

To answer, we have invited reporting veteran Tim Woodall and training extraordinaire Nancy Mancilla to share their observations on how corporate reporters are gearing up for 2018 and beyond. 

Hear whether integrated reporting continues gathering steam, how brands are incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals into their updates, and how the Brands Taking Stands movement is manifesting itself in ESG disclosures.

This presentation will also include a focus on two platforms designed for companies and NGOs to drive awareness of their corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives – 3BL Media and ReportAlert.  Dave Armon, CMO of 3BL Media, will moderate the discussion.



NHBSR 2018 Sustainability Slam