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Strengthening Connections. Fostering Success: PNC Shares CSR Achievements

2018 CSR Report explores progress in banking responsibly, delivering an exceptional client experience, building a talent-focused culture, and strengthening communities.
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October 7, 2019 - The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR), detailing the company’s annual progress in its environmental, social and governance focus areas.

This report marks PNC’s first effort to demonstrate alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PNC selected four of the 17 SDGs that most closely align with its priority issues and explores them throughout the report:

The New Climate for Business in the 2020s: Challenges of the Decisive Decade

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As we approach a new decade, companies are facing a fundamentally new climate for business. We have limited time to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate targets of the Paris Agreement. At the same time, business leaders must navigate enormous changes, from bottom-up activism from employees, investors, and youth to evolving attitudes toward capitalism itself.

This GHG Measurement Model Could Be a Game-Changer for the Agriculture Industry

Words by Tina Casey
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This article series is sponsored by Smithfield Foods and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

There is a good reason why Smithfield Foods was the first major protein company to measure its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The protein supply chain is front-loaded with GHGs long before livestock arrives at the processing facility. A lack of uniformity among suppliers adds another layer of complexity to the already daunting task of tracking emissions.

Now Is the Time To Address Climate Change, Says This Executive

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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

VMware at Climate Week 2019

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy
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Last week, leaders from around the world convened in New York for the United Nation’s Climate Summit. The goal was to gather consensus on how we double down on commitments and actions to curb carbon emissions globally. VMware participated, offering our point of view on the urgency of climate change, sharing the steps we’re taking, and collaborating with other leaders on bold actions. According to the U.N.’s report, as a society we need to shift 70-85 percent of electricity to renewable energy sources by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Timberland Partners with United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate in support of the Great Green Wall

Brand joins sustainability leaders at United Nations Climate Week in New York to help fight the global climate emergency
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STRATHAM, N.H., September 27, 2019 – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announces a partnership with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate to support the Great Green Wall as a nature-based solution to fight the global climate crisis.

Global Issues Demand a Global Response: How Inclusive Businesses Are Innovating and Collaborating to Drive Social and Environmental Impact

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NEW YORK, September 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Overcoming global challenges such as poverty and climate change demand a collective effort – no longer can tackling these issues be considered just the domain of development actors. Recognizing this, leading inclusive business actors gathered today to share their ideas on how innovation, collaboration and emerging models can bring new solutions to these intractable, yet urgent, issues at Business Call to Action’s 9th Annual Forum.

PYXERA Global to Host Session on Circular Economy at Responsible Business Summit West

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Summit (RBS), hosted by Ethical Corporation in various locations each year, is among the premier conferences for leaders to discuss and commit to pathways toward a sustainable future. This year’s RBS West event, held in San Diego, CA on October 9–10, will bring together 250+ CEOs, sustainability leaders, investors, government representatives, and NGOs to show how they will leverage new technologies and strategic investments to deliver the blueprint for the future economy.

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