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Mini Stories: Preserving Decades of Music While Giving Back Through Vinyl Sales

Seller Rhea Kimbell revives the Texas record label her late father started in the early 1960s and sells its records on eBay to support Austin musicians impacted by COVID-19.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

Taking Responsibility by Managing Impacts

New Management Approach Disclosures Service launched
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May 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Management approach disclosures are an essential aspect of sustainability reporting, providing the context for stakeholders to understand how a company manages their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. The Management Approach Disclosures Service helps organizations present these disclosures clearly and accurately, giving a platform for the most accessible and transparent reporting.

CBRE Group, Inc. Releases 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report With Special Focus on COVID-19

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CBRE Group, Inc. has released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, which highlights the company’s accomplishments as an industry leader in responsible business practices.

A key element of this year’s report is a focus on the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first global humanitarian crisis since CBRE signed the Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. The purpose statement outlined CBRE’s responsibilities to its clients, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

Resilience Reimagined: A Q&A with Rebecca Henderson

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In the lead up to our conversation with Rebecca Henderson of Harvard Business School as part of our Resilience Reimagined Speaker Series, we sat down with her to discuss the impetus of her book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, and how she’s thinking about the current COVID-19 crisis.

1. What was the catalyst that led you to write, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire? What sets it apart from previous books critiquing capitalism?

Water Protections and Other Regulations Are Rolling Back. What Should Businesses Do?

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While companies thought they had a grasp of water protection and sustainability regulations, now these regulations are being rolled back rather than continuing the 50-year trend of strengthening them. What does it mean for the business sector?

Hershey Continues to Scale Cocoa Sustainability Efforts

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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain
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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain

Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Coun

Timberland Announces Partnership with The Savory Institute as Part of Effort to Build Regenerative Leather Supply Chain for Fashion Industry

Furthers brand commitment to responsible design in pursuit of a greener future
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STRATHAM, N.H., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new partnership with the Savory Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands, as part of the brand’s long-standing commitment to build a greener future.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

An Unprecedented Opportunity: Message From Mike Bloomberg

Bloomberg Impact Report 2019
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As 2019 came to a close, a period of enormous upheaval was just beginning.

The past few months have been extremely difficult for communities all over the world and for businesses in every industry — and most of all, for those who have lost loved ones to coronavirus, or who have lost their jobs because of it. The pandemic has brought about the most severe economic downturn the world has seen in many years, but it can also be a turning point that propels us forward — including in the fight against climate change.

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