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Corporate Social Investments Continue to Rise, With Average Giving Up 7% in Last Three Years, Industry-Leading Report Finds

Companies in top 25% of corporate giving each contributed $62 million or more in social investments
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ — As the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) found in its annual Giving in NumbersTM: 2020 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet growing societal needs around the world.

Can a Clean Electricity Standard Rival the Efficiency of a Carbon Price?

by Travis Kavulla, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy
Blog

Lots of the best minds in energy are in hyperdrive these days thinking about what a low-carbon grid looks like and how to get there. In a timely contribution to the field, E3 is out today with a major study of that question, as seen through the lens of PJM, one of the largest electricity markets in North America.

Most of the World's Biggest Public Companies Support Climate Risk Disclosure

By: Todd Gillespie, Bloomberg News
Article

A task force set up to improve the reporting of financial risks caused by climate change has seen support for its recommendations soar in the past year as demand grew from investors for more information on how a warming planet will affect business. But disclosures by companies on the financial impact remain low, according to a new report from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

Moments That Matter: An Update on Our Corporate Social Responsibility Commitments

BILL DEMCHAK, PNC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Summary: 

In October, PNC released a short-form CSR Update that discusses PNC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest related to racial equity and social injustice while still providing a continuing narrative around the environmental, social and governance topics historically highlighted for stakeholders annually. Included is PNC's CSR Scorecard and, its first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) index.

Blog

In October, PNC released a short-form CSR Update that discusses PNC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest related to racial equity and social injustice while still providing a continuing narrative around the environmental, social and governance topics historically highlighted for stakeholders annually. Included is PNC's CSR Scorecard and, its first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) index.

GRI Standards Available in Portuguese

Increased global accessibility with Standards now in 12 languages
Press Release

Organizations in Brazil, Portugal and eight other countries have improved access to the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting, following publication of the GRI Standards in Portuguese.

The Portuguese translation enables GRI to further expand its reach with organizations and stakeholders in Portuguese speaking countries. GRI currently has more than 6,000 registered users in Brazil and Portugal.

2020 Reveals the High Cost of Not Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility

Article

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for greater social justice in 2020 has fueled companies to reexamine their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, and they might take a page from Aflac’s commitment to a diverse workforce. In 2019, Aflac U.S. hired 729 new employees who were 58% ethnic minorities and 65% women — an increase of 20% and 16%, respectively, in comparison to 2018. Sixty-four percent of Aflac’s board members are ethnic minorities or women.

S&P Global Completes 11th Annual Environmental Disclosure Through CDP

Summary: 

Disclosure highlights Company’s commitment to sustainability; since 2013, S&P Global has decreased greenhouse gas emissions 31% and energy use by 37% across its facilities.

Press Release

Disclosure highlights Company’s commitment to sustainability; since 2013, S&P Global has decreased greenhouse gas emissions 31% and energy use by 37% across its facilities.

COVID-19 Raises Tough Decisions, Shifting Priorities of Corporate America

Article

(Bpt) - During the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are more willing than business executives to impose short-term economic pain for long-term gain, as trust in the government’s ability to make the world a better place has taken a plunge, as has environmental concerns.

Facing Pandemics and Emerging Threats, ATMP Industry Arrives at Intersection of Obstacle and Opportunity

CRB report explores challenges and solutions as cell and gene therapy organizations confront new urgency for patient therapies
Press Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From the global COVID-19 pandemic to rare and challenging health threats, our world seems forever on the defense against disease and in need of a nimble and efficient vaccine and therapy supply chain. But a new report from CRB, a leading global provider of biopharma manufacturing solutions, spotlights the critical conflicts threatening the speedy delivery of patient therapies.

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