Hancock Natural Resource Group: Investing Beyond TodayHNRG is one of the world’s largest natural resource managers for institutional investors.
HNRG occupies a unique position as a steward of assets and land: find out how they are using this position to influence positive sustainability.
Redefining banking for a better future - Bank of the WestSustainable growth in the age of climate change
Bank of the West is working for a better future. Find out how Bank of the West is bringing sustainability and gender equality to finance.
Building synergy: Vermilion Energy Inc. creates geothermal energy from traditional oil productionShared value principles boost economic and social capacity
An innovative exchange between tomato greenhouses and oil production demonstrates how partnerships can play a critical role in the energy transition.
Konica Minolta: Digital Responsibility for a sustainable societyKonica Minolta strives for economic and social value through innovations. It includes how digitalisation can be done in a more sustainable way or to use digitisation for sustainable solutions.
Our vision for sustainabilitySuccessful business must act responsibly
Taking action on climate change is a priority. Legal & General challenge the companies they invest in to take carbon reduction seriously and contribute to a climate positive future.
The Panasonic Approach To SustainabilityPanasonic’s view of sustainability is deeply rooted in its management philosophy, which has remained unchanged for the last 100 years. As such, it is reflected in the principles laid down by the founder, Konosuke Matsushita, who called for the company to “make contributions to the progress of society and the well-being of people through our business activities.” As the company proceeds with its next 100 years, this spirit is still very much alive, as expressed in Panasonic’s corporate slogan, “A Better Life, A Better World,” which was established in 2013.
Siemens: Advancing technologies to serve societyWith a 172-year history, thinking and acting in the interest of future generations is part of our company’s DNA. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs can only be accomplished by adopting long-term thinking and creating the foundations for sustainable development.
Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative.
How can the legal sector drive sustainability?The rule of law is central to stable society, and driving global sustainability
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, tracing its history to 1743, is one of the most prestigious multinational law firms in the world. How are they contributing to the SDGs? Find out more here: bloomberg.com/ad/tbd-media/50-sustainability--climate-leaders
The Estée Lauder Companies and Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils: Creating a Beautiful
Dutjahn keeps sustainable sandalwood trees for oil creation.
Every day at The Estée Lauder Companies, we make choices that we know will have impact far beyond our business, and that’s a responsibility we take very seriously. As the industry leader with a heritage of giving, we think deeply about how we can contribute to protecting our planet and its stewards, and we believe long-term partnerships and meaningful dialogue are key in achieving a better and more beautiful future for everyone.
Our company’s founding values inspire our commitment to operate responsibly and we strive to source our ingredients responsibly and sustainably with respect for local communities and the environment. That’s why over 15 years ago we developed a strategic relationship with the Kutkabubba Aboriginal Community to ensure the sustainable and equitable wild harvest of Australian sandalwood trees for essential oil production, an oil found in many of our fragrances.
In recent years, the community has formed their own company called Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils, a 50%-owned sandalwood oil-processing venture with a 100% aboriginal controlled nonprofit foundation. We have been proud to partner with Dutjahn, and our shared ability to foster collaboration has drawn the power of outside stakeholders including distributors and local governments. In 2019, Dutjahn was one of 22 indigenous communities from around the world to receive the UN Development Programme’s Equator Prize, which recognizes local and indigenous organizations that showcase innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, environment, and poverty challenges.
Both Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils and The Estée Lauder Companies understand and live this truth: long-term partnerships, like the sandalwood tree itself, take years to mature and nurture their finest yield. Investment of resources, continuous care, and communal passion to protect land and culture, nourish these roots of collaboration. Cultivating relationships through meaningful dialogue is vital to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.