IBM is a global information technology company based in Armonk, NY, USA. The company has developed the P-Tech public-private partnership to provide no-cost high school and associate degree level education to students in 14 countries worldwide. IBM also deploys its Artificial Intelligence, cloud, machine learning and other technologies to help solve a variety of global social and eco-challenges including but not limited to disaster relief and human trafficking. Over the last decade IBM has required that suppliers dramatically improve environmental standards of manufacturing facilities.
HP is a global information technology company based in Palo Alto, CA, USA. In 2019 H-P earned Energy Star Partner of the Year Award. H-P has set aggressive renewable energy procurement targets, exceeding its goal of 50% by 2020, ahead of schedule. Established in 1987, the H-P Planet Partners initiative supports proper product recycling with a goal of recycling at least 1.2 million metric tons of hardware and supplies by 2025.
Pearson PLC is a global publishing and education company based in London, England. Pearson has identified 3 UN SDGs with the highest impact potential: #4 (High-quality education), #8 (Decent work and economic growth), #10 (Reduced inequalities), with SDG-focused programs like: Inclusive Access to decrease the cost of education, AcceleratED Pathways to provide continuing education to working adults, and a partnership with CAMFED to help educate girls from low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Legal & General Group plc
Legal and General is a global financial services company based in London, England. Legal and General has a diverse workforce; 53% of middle manager positions are women. L&G also seeks to use its direct investments, pension scheme investment funds and social investments to help create a low-carbon economy. 2 million homes are powered by wind farms developed using funds from Legal and General.
Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Insurance Group is a global financial services company based in Zurich, Switzerland. ZIG designs customized insurance and investment products, including Carbon Capture and Sequestration liability insurance, Zurich Risk Engineering providing sustainability risk reduction and loss mitigation to customers, and TrueLady which provides flexible protection and savings plans for women.
Societe Generale SA
Societe Generale is a global financial services company based in Paris, France, primarily providing banking products and services. SG was ranked 1st place for banks worldwide on environmental matters by RobecoSAM's annual sustainability ranking. SG is also a signatory to impact aligned investment efforts including: the Principles for Responsible Banking, the Climate Bonds Partner Program, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and the Women's Empowerment Principles.
Westpac Banking Corporation
Westpac Banking Corporation is a global financial services company based in Sydney, Australia. Westpac is the largest greenfield renewable energy project financier in Australia in 2019 with over 75% of their electricity sector lending to renewable energy. Westpac has committed to reducing its own emissions by sourcing 100% of global electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2025. Westpac has also invested heavily in affordable housing, lending this sector $1.6 billion dollars. Westpac was recently included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the 3rd consecutive year.
BNP Paribas SA
BNP Paribas is a global financial services company based in Paris, France, primarily offering banking products and services. BNP Paribas won Capital Finance International's 2019 Most ESG Responsible International Bank, and plans to provide over $16.6 billion in funding for renewable energies by 2020. At the end of 2016, BNP Paribas had issued over $150 billion in loans contributing to the UN SDGs.
Banco Santander SA
Banco Santander is a global financial services company based in Santander, Spain. Banco Santander was recently named the world's most sustainable bank in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, Banco Santander committed to investing over $130 billion in green financing over the next year, and to achieving the financial inclusion of more than 10 million people.