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The State – and Future – of Sustainable Business

A look at the results from the 10th Annual BSR/GlobeScan Survey.
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The past 10 years have seen incredible progress in sustainable business. There are global multi-stakeholder commitments on climate action and the SDGs, collaborations driving systemic change across value chains, and tremendous improvements in corporate and investor practices toward a more sustainable world.

Raven Brooks: Getting The Vote Out

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Voting. It’s the fundamental premise underpinning our governmental system. There shouldn’t be disagreement about that, irrespective of political party, right? Why, then, across the nation, are we seeing Republican-run state governments purging voter rolls and erecting barriers to prevent people from exercising their franchise. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Raven Brooks, the COO of Vote.Org, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to getting more Americans to vote.

Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI Occupational Health and Safety Standard

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To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers. 

Driving Standardization of ESG Reporting

Companies reporting with the GRI Standards now also meet WFE requirements
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AMSTERDAM, October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  The World Federation of Exchanges has recently published a revised sustainability reporting guidance for their member exchanges.

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

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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.

Business Leaders: Sustainability Increasingly Driving Strategic Planning

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NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Three quarters of business leaders say that sustainability needs to be a cohesive element of business strategy, and companies are increasingly using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their strategic north star, with more than 70 percent reporting they either currently use or intend to use them to set targets.

The Four Ps of Leadership

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In today’s highly competitive and polarized environment, any movement or cause needs energetic and effective leaders. This is especially true in the social sector, which is chronically understaffed and undercapitalized. Therefore, truly successful and sustainable leaders need to combine the skills and attributes of both leadership and management. They require a vision as well as the ability to execute it.

Domtar and SCA Clean Up Parks in Two of Our Communities

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Domtar volunteers in Missouri and Ontario invested hundreds of volunteer hours this spring to clean up community parks, with help from the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Participating in an SCA clean up is a great way for our colleagues to give back to the communities in which they live and work.

Domtar and SCA Clean Up at Lions Park in Dryden, Ontario

Ecocentricity Blog: The Devil Made Me Do It

Guest Blog by Jim Hartzfeld
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Studies are accumulating that show that financial performance does not have to be sacrificed to create social good. A new crop of CEOs are passionately leading their companies in this new direction that seemed utter folly 25 years ago. 

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Studies are accumulating that show that financial performance does not have to be sacrificed to create social good. A new crop of CEOs are passionately leading their companies in this new direction that seemed utter folly 25 years ago. 

Walmart Joins Ranks of Retailers Pulling Toxic Paint Strippers From Shelves

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On Monday, Walmart announced that it will stop selling paint strippers containing methylene chloride or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) by February 2019 – making it the first general merchandise retailer to take such action.

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