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Schneider Electric's 2019 - 2020 Sustainability Report

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The 2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) is a collection of our sustainability goals, grouped under five megatrends. We use the SSI to share and measure our progress toward our own sustainability objectives, which are closely tied to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.

Keep Moving Forward

Even when we achieve carbon neutrality, the work isn't done
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Despite only being a few weeks into this time of great disruption, the impact upon our daily lives has been immense. Likewise, on a macro level, the effect on society and the economy cannot be overstated. Our partners at Forest Trends recently wrote about how protecting intact forests and restoring forests are at the root of mitigating future pandemic risks.

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.

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express Announce First-Ever “Virtual Preservation Month”

These 31 days of experiences help people at home enjoy the beauty and comfort of historic places
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with financial supporter American Express, has opened a window to the world of adventure during Preservation Month this May.

No Wasted Opportunities: Enabling Full Disclosure

Launch of sustainability standard to challenge the status quo on waste
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May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards.

The GRI Waste Standard changes how companies measure and understand waste, responding to global concerns about increases in waste generation and the impact on the environment, society and the economy. It encourages companies to prevent waste at source and unlock opportunities for circular business practices. 

Martin Currie Calls for Asset Management Coalition to Drive Change

Group Efforts Multiply Value of ESG Investing
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May 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Martin Currie, the active equity specialist and steward of £9,703 billion (USD12,031 billion) in assets under management, calls on other asset managers to create coalitions in order to drive change.

Call for Mandatory Non-Financial Reporting in EU – Built on GRI

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, Chief External Affairs Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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This week there has been an insightful contribution to the debate about sustainability disclosure in the EU, provided by Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School.

Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

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