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Dear Framework clients, partners, and friends:

Thank you for another year of collaboration in pursuing our shared goal of a more sustainable world! It’s a special privilege to get to do this work with you.

For this year’s annual handmade gift, Framework teamed with New Haven-based non-profit Sanctuary Kitchen to create a Syrian culinary treat for you: Syrian Petit Fours. We learned this recipe from Sanctuary Kitchen cook Fatema, a 25-year-old refugee from Syria who arrived in New Haven two years ago with her husband and son. Fatema loves cooking and introducing her new neighbors to Syrian food, and aspires to enter a health-related profession.

Framework is pleased to support Sanctuary Kitchen, a program of CitySeed developed in partnership with a team of community volunteers. The organization’s aim is to improve cultural understanding and appreciation while creating income opportunities for the cooks. They host cooking classes, food demonstration, and supper clubs led… More >

Cecily Joseph, VP of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec, spoke to TriplePundit last week about the company’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility report. As the article states, Joseph has led Symantec and the reporting community at large, “using quality sustainability reporting standards to drive sustainability programming now for 10 years running.” Framework has been proud to support Symantec on this journey every step of the way.

Featuring Joseph’s tips and highlights on best practices in reporting, the article makes for important reading for all CR professionals. We congratulate Symantec on this substantial milestone.

Read “Symantec’s Cecily Joseph Shares Lessons Learned from a Decade of CSR Reporting” in TriplePundit, Oct 24th 2017.

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 >