The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces 2021-2025 ESG Business Goals as Part of New Corporate Responsibility Report

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, one of the world’s leading marketers of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as hydroponic and indoor growing products, announced its new environmental, social and governance (ESG)-driven business goals that will guide the company’s sustainability strategy over the next five years. The goals, which were revealed with the release of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, outline how the company will deliver on its corporate purpose––to GroMoreGood everywhere––for associates, communities, consumers and the environment throughout 2021 and beyond. ScottsMiracle-Gro has intensified its actions to align business…

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IPA research indicates ESG could give agencies competitive edge

Promoting and demonstrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) values and actions to brands could give agencies a marginal gain over their competitors, according to new IPA-commissioned research unveiled at the IPA Business Growth Conference. While the results reveal a nuanced picture, they do show that brands are placing growing importance on ESG and hold agencies up to high standards when it comes to understanding their brands’ and their own ESG values and actions. The results also indicate that while proof of commitment to ESG may not win new business outright,…

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Novartis Releases 2020 Novartis in Society Report to Share Progress on Key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Topics

For the eighth consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Novartis in Society ESG report. The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  It supplements the “Build trust with society” section in the 2020 Novartis Annual Review and the 2020 Novartis Annual Report. The report is divided into four chapters based on our material clusters and the corporate priorities for building trust with society: holding ourselves to high ethical standards; being part of the solution on pricing and access; addressing global health challenges; and being a…

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Cognito research highlights challenges that booming media coverage of ESG poses for asset managers

Cognito, the specialist communication and marketing agency, today released a report on how the booming interest in green investing is being covered by asset management media and how asset managers are communicating their ESG strategies. “Time for a temperature check: ESG Communications in Asset Management During the Boom” analysed ESG coverage from 16 leading financial media outlets in Europe, North America and Asia over the last two years, alongside analysis of outbound communications (including press releases and insights) undertaken by 35 leading asset managers – to see how supply and…

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