Yesterday, the world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock, took a big step in confronting the threat of climate change and announced that they would now be making investment decisions with environmental sustainability as a core goal in meeting their fiduciary obligation to clients.
For 96 years, social responsibility has been embedded into our products, policies, programs, operations and mission. So two years ago when we were recognized by B Lab as a company that meets their rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, it was an important third party endorsement.
Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet. Created in 1970, the day marks the birth of the environmental awareness and protection movement, an impact area at the cornerstone of Amalgamated’s mission.
With the 2020 democratic presidential primary growing more crowded by the day, the progressive policy agenda will be on full display as candidates look to carve their own lanes to the Oval Office. One area that will undoubtedly garner considerable attention, and rightfully so, is how each candidate plans to address the growing threat of climate change.
While sitting in your living room at home, a 0.9 Fahrenheit degree increase in temperature might not send you running to crank up the air conditioner but when it comes to permanently heating the entire planet, it has the potential to cause some serious problems.