PPG Announces New Commitments to Employee Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

PPG has announced new commitments to employee diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in its first dedicated report. The report is available at inclusion.ppg.com. By 2025, PPG has committed to: Achieve more than 34% representation of female employees globally (non-frontline). PPG achieved 30% as of December 31, 2021. Increase Black, Latinx and Asian employees by more than 45% across PPG’s non-frontline, U.S.-based employee population (using January 1, 2021 as the baseline). At the end of 2021, PPG increased non-frontline Black employees by 13%, Latinx employees by 9% and Asian employees 8%.…

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Heart-stopping radio campaign raises awareness of plans to rewrite DNA to cure killer heart diseases

A series of radio ads were brought to an abrupt and heart-stopping halt on Monday 1 August by the sound of a flatlining heart monitor, as part of a new BHF campaign. The BHF add: We are using the unique ad to raise vital awareness of the need for research to stop sudden cardiac arrests striking suddenly and without warning, including in the young. Listeners tuning in to Heart FM radio network and Global Original podcasts expecting the usual run of advertisements were surprised by the unexpected sound of a…

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Channel 4 To Support Indies In Drive To Increase Talent From Under Represented Groups

Channel 4 is partnering with TV Talent company Gritty Talent to help indies build more diverse senior teams, in the wake of the broadcaster’s new Commissioning Guidelines published last month. The new requirements are part of the legacy of Channel 4’s The Black to Front Project to help transform on and off screen opportunities for diverse as well as disabled talent in TV. Channel 4’s new guidelines now require all the indies it works with to have ethnically diverse as well as disabled off screen talent on production teams, with…

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U.S. Plastics Pact’s Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award Helps Businesses Gain Critical Exposure through Walmart to Scale Circular Solutions

The U.S. Plastics Pact is leveraging Walmart’s Circular Connector to showcase businesses helping to keep plastic packaging in the economy and out of the environment and help make progress on the U.S. Pact’s four targets. “Eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging and taking other actions to ensure that 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 are focal points of the U.S. Plastics Pact’s work. We are proud to partner with Walmart’s Circular Connector to help advance packaging solutions that contribute to a circular economy,” said U.S.…

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Aii Announces Lead Funders for New $250M Fashion Climate Fund, Uniting Brands, Philanthropic Donors, and Industry Stakeholders

Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), the nonprofit organization dedicated to operationalizing and accelerating climate action and sustainability solutions in fashion, announced today the lead funders in its new $250M Fashion Climate Fund: Lululemon, H&M Group, H&M Foundation, and The Schmidt Family Foundation. Aii and its lead partners have established the Fashion Climate Fund to drive collective action to tackle fashion’s supply chain emissions. By leveraging a first-of-its-kind collaborative funding model for fashion between philanthropy and corporate entities, the Fund could unlock an estimated $2B in blended capital across various asset classes,…

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