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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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Coca-Cola recently released its 2014/2015 Sustainability Report, which marks the company’s progress toward its 2020 sustainability goals as it works within its “Me, We, World” sustainability framework. The company continues to focus on its three priorities of well-being, women, and water, making progress on each issue:

  • To address well-being, nearly all of Coca-Cola’s products around the world now feature front-of-pack calorie information to help consumers make nutrition choices that fit their lifestyle.
  • To help reach Coca-Cola’s goal of enabling economic empowerment for 5 million women by 2020 in its 5by20™ program, the company helped empower over 300,000 women in 2014.
  • Coca-Cola replenished 94% of the water used in its finished beverages in 2014, up from 68% in 2013. This puts it ahead of schedule to completely balancing water use by 2020.

Framework LLC assisted in the development of this report under the GRI G4 guidelines.

For more information on Coca-Cola’s 2020 goals and progress, visit the company’s Sustainability site.

AllianceBernstein recently released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, the company’s first comprehensive report to outline its environmental, social, and governance practices within its business and within the global community.

AllianceBernstein, a Principles of Responsible Investment signatory, utilizes ESG research to help identify risks and opportunities in investments through its dedicated Responsible Investment Committee, which is made up senior employees who, on average, hold 20 years of experience.

Talent management and diversity is also a priority for AllianceBernstein. In 2010, the company had three Employee Resource Groups, which are made up of employees with shared interests or common backgrounds. Now, the company has 16 ERGs with about 800 employees taking part.

Employees have also helped the company support over 1,800 charities around the world, which includes $7 million in donations and thousands of hours in volunteer work.

Framework helped AllianceBernstein prepare its inaugural report under GRI G4 guidelines.

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