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MetLife recently released its 2015 Global Impact report. The report contains information on how MetLife has managed environmental, social and governance issues, including social impact investments, customer service, product access, employee programs, workplace diversity, environmental stewardship and philanthropy.

Throughout the report, MetLife indicates how its actions align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, demonstrating the company’s support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Highlights of MetLife’s 2015 corporate responsibility performance include:

Green investments of $9.7 billion, which includes stakes in 37 wind and solar farms, 48 LEED-certified properties, and $3 billion in renewable energy projects
As the first U.S.-based insurer to commit to carbon neutrality, committing to reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2020
Implementing an Inclusion Index to measure diversity and inclusion integration within the company
Infrastructure investments of $7.8 billion, which includes projects such as roads, pipelines, and power
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NVIDIA recently released its 2016 Sustainability Report, the company’s seventh report on its environmental, social, and governance progress. This latest update highlights how NVIDIA’s central technology, the Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU, advances demanding and socially-beneficial technologies. The report describes how GPUs help supercomputers model diseases, self-driving cars interpret roads, and virtual reality create entirely new forms of media and communication.

Because of NVIDIA’s performance related to corporate responsibility, multiple organizations have recognized the company’s ESG leadership, including:

CR Magazine adding NVIDIA to the “100 Best Corporate Citizens”
Newsweek ranking NVIDIA fourth in its Green Rankings of US companies
scoring a 98 out of 100 on the company’s CDP disclosure, demonstrating its leadership in climate action and emissions
remaining a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

To continue its progress, NVIDIA has set several goals for the coming year. This includes ranking suppliers based on the company’s criteria for conflict… More >

The EPA recently recognized MetLife for its work in publicly reporting on, verifying, and setting goals to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. MetLife won a Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management, which highlights its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in 2016 through at least 2018.

To achieve carbon neutrality, MetLife plans on a wide range of carbon reduction actions, including:
Capital improvement projects and facility upgrades, for example replacing boilers
Increasing energy efficiency through incorporating best practices into offices, for example LED lighting
Consolidating office space
Reducing business travel through increased use of technology
Investing in carbon offsets

While the award highlights the current and future work, MetLife has an established history of reducing its impact on climate. The company first set an emission reduction goal in 2005 of reducing indirect emissions for its U.S. offices by 20% by 2010, which it achieved one year early.

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