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New Year's Resolutions for a Clean Energy Future

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It’s that time of the year for New Year’s resolutions and we’re challenging you to make clean air a priority in 2020.

Whether you’re looking for easy, moderate or advanced resolutions, there are countless ways to make the clean energy future a reality. Some of our favorite and most cost-effective resolutions include planting a tree, riding your bike to work, or combining online orders to cut down on air pollution from shipping. And while these simple actions may seem small, they make a big difference.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

A Vision for Business to Accelerate Progress on the SDGs

Second GRI-Enel collaboration forum highlights areas for action​
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January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Business and policy representatives from around the world have shared their views on the changes needed to ensure companies can actively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and how reporting and partnerships supports this process.

New Ways to Study Individual Corporations’ Supply Chains

By Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell
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Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects. 

Grid Modernization Goes Mainstream, Reliability Is Primary Goal

Utilities are doubling down on distribution investments to boost resilience
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Power sector players got a jolt in January 2019 when Virginia utility regulators rejected the $6 billion grid modernization rate case proposed by Dominion Energy. This “no” followed similar decisions in Kentucky and North Carolina from the previous year. Despite such setbacks, results from Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report survey show that utilities are “all in” on grid modernization plans, and it looks like regulators are moving that way, too. 

GRI Review of the Year

Look back on how Global Reporting Initiative has supported corporate transparency throughout 2019
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As we start a new year – and a new decade – GRI reviews some of the highlights and achievements during 2019. 

In yet another busy and action-packed year for sustainability reporting, selecting a GRI ‘top five’ is no easy task. But here goes: 

IOC’s Plastic Game Plan for Sport to Help Sports Organisations Tackle Plastic Pollution

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new guide which aims to help the sports community address plastic pollution.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new guide which aims to help the sports community address plastic pollution.

CECP Launches 2019 Industry-Defining Giving in Numbers Survey

Unrivaled inquiry into corporate social investment practices goes live, continuing to serve as go-to guide for corporate citizenship professionals
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NEW YORK, January 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, is celebrating the launch of the 15th annual Giving in Numbers Survey, in partnership with hundreds of the world’s leading companies. The survey is open to companies with revenues of US $2 billion or more, including companies not yet affiliated with CECP. 

Aflac Survey Says Majority of Consumers Want Companies to 'Take a Stand'

More than 77% of Consumers say they are motivated by Companies' Commitment to Making the World a Better Place
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- According to the 2019 Aflac Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, consumers and investors reflect a distinct and growing tendency to increase pressure on  American corporations when it comes to serving the social good. The fifth edition of the Aflac CSR Survey finds, among other things, that consumers and investors expect companies to take a stand, but not the wrong one, and will forgive missteps, but only conditionally.

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

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