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A Deeper Look at CECP's Investing in Society: Priorities

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Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

How Barclays Is Using Financial Intelligence to Tackle Human Traffickers

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As Head of Barclays’ Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), former police officer Paul Horlick says his job is to “look at the risk of the firm being used to facilitate or launder the proceeds of crime through an intelligence-led lens”. Describing people trafficking and modern slavery as “an absolute priority” for the bank, he tells us how Barclays is partnering with law enforcement and government to tackle the problem.

Walmart Reports Progress on Renewable Energy Goal, Reducing Waste and Enhancing the Environmental Sustainability of Key Commodities

2018 Global Responsibility Report outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities
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2018 Global Responsibility Report outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities

Walmart recently released its eleventh annual Global Responsibility Report (GRR), highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in fiscal year 2018 to increase economic opportunity, enhance sustainability of supply chains and strengthen local communities.

New Report Provides Insights on Responsible Sourcing in Automotive and Electronics Industries

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BRUSSELS and ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 12, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) today announced the release of a new study examining responsible sourcing of materials in the automotive and electronics industries. The report, Material Change, was commissioned by Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative and completed by The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI).

Companies Take on Climate Change with "We Mean Business"

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The We Mean Business coalition was formed to organize a critical mass of the business world to make progress on climate change. With its no-nonsense brand name, formidable numbers, and world-class leadership, the coalition is poised to be a dominant player in directing businesses toward taking stands on strategies and practices that define climate change as a business opportunity, not just an environmental disaster.

The Future Is Digital: Get Started With GRI’s Digital Reporting Tool

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Companies invest considerable time and resources to ensure that their reports are prepared in accordance with GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards, that the information is accurate, and that it reflects its true contributions to sustainable development. ​The entire organization is mobilized, and data is collected. But after the report is launched, often a PDF languishes somewhere on a website, all the valuable data locked within.

GRI Standards Update: Leading Reporting Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Management, and Water Stewardship

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Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been, and sustainability reporting must also reflect the changes in how we understand problems and how we think about solutions.  ​

WFE Guidance Reinforces Transparency in Capital Markets

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The World Federation of Exchanges has today published revised sustainability recommendations for their member exchanges. GRI welcomes this update and encourages exchanges globally to consider the recommendations for their listing requirements. 

Partnering Together in Sustainability: A Message from Mohawk's Chairman & CEO

Mohawk’s Jeff Lorberbaum sits down to discuss how the flooring company supports customers and employees through our sustainability journey.
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Mohawk continues to be in our strongest financial position in company history, generating record levels of revenue and income for the past two years. This is important and beneficial not only to our shareholders, but also for every stakeholder we touch in the course of doing business. This gets to the heart of our sustainable business strategy.

A Peaceful War on CSR – Making CSR Work for the Poorest

By Sudhir K. Sinha, Guest Contributor at Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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The Erb Institute participated in the India Centre for Responsible Business's fourth annual International Sustainability Standards Conference in Delhi. We were inspired by Sudhir K. Sinha, the Founder Director and Chief Coach at the Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility Inc (CSR Inc) in India and asked that he write an article on the state of CSR in India.

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The Erb Institute participated in the India Centre for Responsible Business's fourth annual International Sustainability Standards Conference in Delhi. We were inspired by Sudhir K. Sinha, the Founder Director and Chief Coach at the Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility Inc (CSR Inc) in India and asked that he write an article on the state of CSR in India.

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