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ReportAlert.info - The Co-operative Group Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report

The report covers performance against the Company's Ethical Plan - setting out clearly where it has or indeed hasn't achieved its targets &, crucially, providing over 40 performance benchmarks
Press Release

(3BL Media) August 1, 2012 - The Co-operative Group, widely considered a pioneer and global leader in sustainability reporting, has launched its latest ‘warts and all’ Sustainability Report at www.co-operative.co.uk/sustainabilityreport.

The Report covers The Co-operative’s 2011 performance against its Ethical Plan  - setting out clearly where it has or indeed hasn’t achieved its targets and, crucially, providing over 40 performance benchmarks allowing for direct comparison with its sector peers.

Communicating Sustainability on Social Media - The Right and Wrong Way

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

With new tools and strategies changing the way the business world communicates and exchanges information, social media is becoming the transparent, engaging, competitive advantage that business sustainability delivers.   However, to effectively harness the power of social media to create business sustainability value, our sustainability consulting explores the key components for success.

Exploring the Bottom Line Impacts of Sustainable Supplier Relationships

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

What does it mean to be a sustainable business? Does it mean a company produces a ‘green’ product or service from a sustainable supply chain? Does it mean the company must also maintain sustainable internal business process? What about the product once it leaves the front door? Many companies today are looking up the value chain and asking more probing questions: 

Ernst & Young LLP’s Headquarters Goes Green with Lighting Retrofit Project

Times Square office retrofits 32 floors with energy-efficient lighting to reduce CO2 emissions
Press Release

(3BL Media) New York, NY - July 31, 2012 - Ernst & Young LLP today announced completion of a lighting retrofit project in its US headquarters in New York City. The project’s installation of energy-efficient lighting – one of New York City’s largest lighting retrofits – will cut the building’s annual energy use by approximately 2.9 million kilowatt-hours and reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 2 million pounds.

Five “Keys” to Unlock a Successful Sustainability Program - Key 4: Tangible, Local Benefits

Part 7 in the blog series The New PR
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“All politics is local” – Tip O’Neil

With exceptions such as relief after the Indian Ocean tsunami and other disasters that draw international attention and concern, for the most part, people like to see the benefit of corporations in their own community. Impacts such as employment opportunities, contributions to tax revenues and bringing needed goods and services to the community are easily understood and appreciated. At the same time, noise of production and vehicular traffic are easily recognized local consequences.

Why I Love the Sustainability Report Assurance Process

A geeky confession to my fellow report editors
Blog

By Lynnette McIntire, Sustainability Communications, UPS

I admit I may be delirious from all the number crunching, prose dissecting, and painful proofreading. But in these waning days before our next sustainability report is published, I confess that I enjoy the assurance process.

Source 44 and CSRHub Strategic Alliance Enables Unprecedented Sustainability Benchmarking, Reporting and Compliance

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As seen on the CSRHub blog.

Offering combines the first interactive web-based supply chain transparency tool, Source Intelligence™, with the world’s largest database of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability ratings and reports

Press Release

As seen on the CSRHub blog.

Offering combines the first interactive web-based supply chain transparency tool, Source Intelligence™, with the world’s largest database of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability ratings and reports

ReportAlert.info - Investec (LON:INVP) Publishes 2012 Sustainability Report

The report detailes the group's commitment to building a sustainable business that makes a valuable contribution to society, macro-economic stability & to the environment
Press Release

(3BL Media) - July 31, 2012 - Investec released its sustainability report for 2012 detailing the group’s commitment to building a sustainable business that makes a valuable contribution to society, macro-economic stability and to the environment. The contents of this report are evidence of the group’s collective efforts around three key areas of profit, people and planet.

Highlights for the year include the following:

Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment: Creating the Path Forward

Blog

Given financial threats and opportunities and a passion for their missions, a growing number of NGO/nonprofit boards are seeking to assess how they can become stronger and more effective in maximizing their greater potential.

Business executives and professionals and people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who serve on NGO/nonprofit boards can bring valuable expertise in helping boards consider new revenue models and opportunities and explore ways of increasing the organization's impact through new partnerships.

SAI Completes GSCP Self-Assessment

The Self-Assessment, a benchmarking tool, allows for a comparison of SA8000 to the GSCP Reference tools
Newsletter

SAI is pleased to announce the completion and submission of three Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Equivalence Process Self-Assessments.

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