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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 >

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 >

The Hershey Company issued its latest annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report in June 2017, outlining progress made during 2016 toward the company’s commitment to “Shared Goodness.”
Hershey continues to advance its corporate responsibility leadership by unveiling new environmental sustainability goals, strengthening local communities, providing children with the nutrition they need to learn and grow, responding to consumers’ desire for greater transparency and simple ingredients, and offering an engaging and flexible workplace for its employees.
This year, Hershey also took a refreshed approach to updating content and engaging new audiences by:

conducting a new priority issue analysis that guided report content by the issues that are most important to the business;
emphasizing audience relevance by creating a short, story-driven report and a comprehensive, data-rich supplement to allow stakeholders from consumers to employees to professional analysts to easily choose the depth… More >