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Launching Investing in Society 2019: The Current State of Corporate Purpose

By André Solórzano, Senior Manager, Data Insights, CECP
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of CECP – now, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose. Corporate Purpose became part of our name over the past year, marking how more than ever CECP believes companies can create a better world through business. In a year when 181 CEOs signed the Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, which emphasizes the importance of all stakeholders in society, the time could not be riper to assess the state of Corporate Purpose.

CECP’s Investing in Society: Focus on Priorities

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Investing in Society is the must-read source offering practical evidence of the corporate sector’s shift toward being increasingly purpose-driven.

Powering an Ecosystem of Good

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As featured in the 2019 Blackbaud Social Responsibility Report:
 

Blackbaud began nearly four decades ago with a simple idea: Organizations and people striving to make a tangible impact in their communities deserve the right tools to help them work faster, more efficiently, and at greater scale.

Because that’s how good takes over.

First Global Standard for Tax Transparency

No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share
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The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support.

The GRI Tax Standard is the first global standard for comprehensive tax disclosure at the country-by-country level. It supports public reporting of a company’s business activities and payments within tax jurisdictions, as well as their approach to tax strategy and governance.

Faster, Higher, “Greener”: IOC Shares Its Sustainability Progress

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published details of the sustainability progress it has made since the publication of its first Sustainability Progress Report in October 2018.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published details of the sustainability progress it has made since the publication of its first Sustainability Progress Report in October 2018.

Decarbonization: The Race to Zero Emissions

These five emerging technologies could curb carbon emissions, halt climate change and offer new ways to invest in earth’s future.
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As glaciers retreat, sea levels rise and temperatures increase, it’s clear that climate change is well underway, due in large part to the ever-increasing amounts of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere.

The question, then, is how to best mitigate carbon emissions, which have now reached 53.5 gigatons (Gt) per year, the highest level in human history.

Arrow Electronics Promotes Year-Round Giving Through Arrow Charitable Platform

Arrow employees supported 165 charities in 2018 and donated nearly 6,000 volunteer hours
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While charitable contributions typically rise during the holidays, Arrow Electronics encourages year-round giving through its Arrow Charitable platform. The platform, which was expanded in 2018 to all employees in the Americas, makes it easy for employees to give time and money, and receive related financial donations from Arrow for the causes they support. 

Mind the Gap: Business Impact

By Carmen Perez, Senior Director, Data Insights
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For data-lovers, too many metrics is still not enough. That said, no matter how many ways you run the numbers, each day has 24 hours, each week 7 days, each year 12 months. When CSR leaders share information with senior executives, time constraints limit what they’re able to present, which is typically only the vital few metrics that indicate strategy performance and explain why the work matters to society and business goals. They must make tough choices on what to include.

How IBM Is Investing in STEM Education and Skills

Our social responsibility work mirrors our business — innovation, expertise and a dedication to the success of organizations that build stronger communities.
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AI and intelligent automation could lead to 120 million workers in need of new skills over the next few years, according to recent IBM research. At the same time, new collar opportunities are growing and many IT skills are in high demand — cybersecurity could have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, for example. Our initiatives are intended to help address these challenges by promoting STEM skills to kids, supporting new collar skills education, and collaborating to create new paths into the tech workforce.

ascena retail group, inc. Reports on Progress to Advance Its Commitment to Women and Girls

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November 21, 2019 - ascena retail group, inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA) released its 2019 Responsibility Progress Report (the “Report”), which provides a summary of progress on the company’s commitment to drive impact in support of women, girls and the causes they care about globally. The national specialty retailer known for apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and girls announced last year a goal of raising and contributing $250 million by 2025 in support of women and girls globally.

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