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New Sustainability Curriculum Launched by GRI

Certified training for the sustainability profession
Press Release

September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A suite of high-quality and globally applicable training courses for sustainability reporting specialists are available, following the launch of the GRI Professional Certification Program.

The program delivers a professional training route for individuals seeking to use the GRI Standards for best practice reporting on organizational impacts. It can be accessed fully online or combined with learning provided through GRI’s global network of Certified Training Partners.

CEOs Talk About 2020 Leadership And The Future

by Robert Reiss
Article

Probably the most frequently mentioned quote I’ve heard during this pandemic is by Lenin, "There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen". Clearly, 2020 has dramatically escalated business transformation – both in terms of challenges and opportunities.

Sustainability Metrics Debate Must Include Multi-Stakeholder Input

GRI responds to white paper from World Economic Forum
Press Release

GRI has cautiously welcomed a report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) that identifies sustainability metrics that members of the International Business Council (IBC) should disclose, while highlighting that it does not go far enough.

Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation (published 22 September) is a WEF/IBC white paper, produced in partnership with Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC.

Hormel Foods Achieves Packaging Reduction Goal, Continues Its Food Journey Progress in 14th Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

The company prepares to launch its new corporate responsibility goals this fall
Article

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the launch of its 14th annual corporate responsibility (CR) report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s CR progress in fiscal 2019.

Explore the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Find details of our progress toward enhancing our diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and launching ESG tools and investment vehicles.
Article

Highlights from the 2019 Report:

Core Aspects

  • Reduced carbon emissions by 32.35% since 2015 vs goal of 25% by 2020
  • $160 million spent with minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+, disabled, and small business enterprises
  • Released first statement on climate change aligned to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Employees

VMware on Climate Week, Our Journey to Net Zero and Releasing Our 2020 Global Impact Report

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy
Article

Our commitment to building a resilient and sustainable future extends across everything we do. Having just participated in the first-ever fully virtual Climate Week, I’m more inspired than ever that our society will achieve a resilient, just, net-zero future.

Our Journey to Net Zero

Watch Land Betterment Corporation's Impact Minute Episode 16

Guest Contributor, Jake Budler from Endeavor highlights some entrepreneurial companies building sustainable and scalable businesses
Multimedia with summary

FISHERS, Ind., September 25, 2020 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 16 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The Impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where thought leaders discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues.  In this episode, Jake Budler, of Endeavor, highlights a

Proud Member of the UN Global Compact's CFO Taskforce for the SDGs

by Fernando Tennenbaum, Chief Financial Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev
Blog

This week, during the 75th annual (and first-ever virtual) UN General Assembly, I had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations Global Compact to support the launch of the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am proud to join this Taskforce as a founding member on behalf of AB InBev to build the roadmap for how the private sector, and more specifically corporate finance, can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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