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MetLife issued its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining progress made in during the year toward “Global Impact.”

The report discusses MetLife’s commitment to investing in communities, including growing its portfolio of impact investments—such as renewable energy, affordable housing, infrastructure, and municipal bonds—to more than $36 billion.

Other achievements include:

Obtaining listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for the first time
Winning a Climate Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency for excellence in greenhouse gas management (goal setting)
Several accolades for diversity efforts in its workforce, including having one of the most diverse boards of any company in the Fortune 500.

In addition, this year’s report is the first accounting of progress toward a set of Global Impact Goals set in 2015 relating to interactions with employees, customers, suppliers, communities, and the environment. MetLife plans to report on this progress every year.

Framework LLC developed the report and guided… More >

NVIDIA recently released its 2017 Sustainability Report, the company’s eighth report on its environmental, social, and governance progress.

The report discusses NVIDIA’s 2016 performance, priority issues, and sustainability commitments, including designing products that maximize performance while minimizing energy use, and increasing employee diversity and inclusiveness.

Over the past year, multiple organizations have recognized NVIDIA’s sustainability performance and leadership, including Fast Company (Most Innovative Company of 2017) and RobecoSAM (Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, for the third year).

To continue its sustainability progress, NVIDIA has set several goals for the coming year, including:

Ranking all active suppliers for their compliance to the EICC Code of Conduct
Achieving 100 percent conflict-free on all products by the end of FY18
Rolling out the second phase of unconscious bias programming
Connecting UN Sustainable Development Goals with efforts in innovation, health, gender equality, and the environment

Framework LLC provided editorial support for NVIDIA’s 2017 Sustainability Report, as… More >

Recently, Framework brought together accomplished members of Seattle’s sustainability, business, and civic community to celebrate the opening of our office in the city. Guests mingled on a rooftop deck sampling sustainable foods and wines provided by Hitchcock Café and the Eleven and Amelia Wynn wineries while enjoying lively conversation backed by a vibrant salsa band and surrounded by expansive Puget Sound views.

The rich conversations taking place during the evening ranged from how the scientific community can engage the public on climate matters, to avoiding bias within artificial intelligence applications, to ideas for how companies can leverage and advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

While Framework has long had ties to the Seattle community, this year marks our first formal office in the area, an epicenter of sustainability leadership.
The launch opens many new strategic opportunities for the firm in the country’s fastest-growing city, and we look forward to being a resource for the… More >