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Turning Data into Action

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Leveraging smart infrastructure to enable data-driven utility operations has long been a work in progress, and advancement has been uneven. While many utilities have access to vast amounts of data thanks to deployment of advanced metering infrastructure and sensors across new and legacy assets, only a few early adopters have operationalized the data in a significant way.

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ACCP Releases Making the Case for CSR Toolkit; Builds Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) releases Making the Case Toolkit, to aid corporate citizenship professionals in building a data-driven business case for the importance of corporate social responsibility.
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January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) today released Making the Case for CSR, a toolkit aimed at corporate citizenship professionals. Making the Case for CSR is an online resource that includes curated, recent statistics from 25 sources and presents them in easy-to-use data points and infographics.

Introducing Porter Novelli's 2021 Business of Cancel Culture Study

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Years ago, one voice may not have gained too much traction – it may have moved forward for a bit, or floundered before reaching too many ears. Yet, today, because of social media, a voice can carry. Now, collective voices spreading like digital wildfire can sway public opinion. One misstep or wrong word from a person, a celebrity or brand can put that entity in a social media maelstrom – where mutual disapproval puts that entity on the outs. It’s a phenomenon that has come to be known as “cancel culture.”

International WELL Building Institute Launches Global Research Agenda

Call to action to drive timely and innovative global research linking buildings, organizations and communities with health and the human experience
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NEW YORK, January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced the launch of its Global Research Agenda, an interdisciplinary global call to action to support innovative health and built environment research, to unite disciplines across the fields of health, well-being and the built environment, and to translate research into practice.

Novartis Releases 2020 Novartis in Society Report to Share Progress on Key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Topics

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At Novartis, we work to build trust with society and deliver long-term value to our stakeholders by embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics into the core of our business strategy and operations. As a global company, we have a great responsibility and an even greater opportunity to lead the world in creating positive social change. We can help catalyze a global response to complex challenges, such as the current pandemic or climate change, by embracing societal impact as a core business objective.

The Effect of Legal Violations on Perceived Sustainability Performance

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Hundreds of companies violate US federal, state, and local laws each year. Do these transgressions affect how these companies are rated by ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) experts? Using an excellent data set called Violation Tracker from Good Jobs First, we show there is a 52% correlation between the change in number of violations over a 15 month period and the change in our Leadership Ethics rating.

One-Stop-Shop for 2021 Reporting Needs

New and improved GRI services to help companies deliver better sustainability reports
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GRI is continuing to evolve the support services available to help organizations deliver sustainability reports that effectively communicate their impacts on the economy, the environment and society.

All of GRI’s services are available remotely and online, with the focus on using the GRI Standards effectively to produce high quality reporting that meets the information needs of stakeholders.

The Power of Coffee

Striving for sustainability and equality
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Next time you take a sip of coffee, stop for a second and consider its origins. I have been working in coffee for many years and I discovered my passion for it beyond the aroma and taste by meeting farmers and coffee communities around the world. Millions rely on the beans for their livelihood. For them coffee is a way of life that runs generations deep.

Executives Called to Flex JEDI IQ, Yet Again

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Just days into the new year and American executives are yet again being asked to flex and increase their justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) IQ. The events of the last two weeks have further solidified the need for corporate executives – and the companies they lead – to address the realities of serious and deeply rooted inequity, systemic racism and bias in the United States.

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19

A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.

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