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GRI Standards Available in Portuguese

Increased global accessibility with Standards now in 12 languages
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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

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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.

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

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(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.

Schneider Sustainability Report 2019 - 2020: Health and Equality

Innovative policies for great employees
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Schneider Electric’s greatest resource is its people. This is why the company takes action in support of the health and well-being of employees, partners, and people around the world. Efforts to promote overall wellness, learning and development, and safety are what advance Schneider’s people-focused sustainability goals.

ICYMI: Fifth Third Publishes ESG Report

Inaugural ESG Report defines Fifth Third’s ESG focus and affirms commitment to customers, communities, employees, shareholders and regulators
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CINCINNATI, October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today published its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report, which highlights how the Bank generates long-term sustainable value for all of its stakeholders, including robust support for small businesses and the communities it serves through the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

G&A Institute's 2020 Research Report Shows 65% of Russell 1000® Published Sustainability Reports in 2019, Up From 60% in 2018

39% of Companies in Smaller Half by Market Cap of Russell 1000 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019 - Up From 34% in 2018
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NEW YORK, October 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a leading consulting and research firm focused on ESG and sustainability, issued its 2020 Russell 1000 Research Report on sustainability reporting trends of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index®.

How Workplace Benefits Might Reflect the New Reality of COVID-19

by Darla Mercado, CFP®
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Employers may have started offering telemedicine in recent years to keep the cost of care down, and the pandemic has helped drive employees toward remote medical treatment.

Indeed, 43% of employers polled by Aflac say they now offer telemedicine to their workers, up from 29% last year. The insurer polled 1,200 benefits decision-makers from June 12 through June 30.

COVID-19 Will Continue To Test Small Businesses & Here's How To Respond

by Rhett Power
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3. Embrace corporate social responsibility.

Prior to the pandemic, business and marketing leaders were already looking for ways to meet a growing demand among both consumers and investors for clearly defined corporate social responsibility initiatives. However, CSR must be more than a marketing ploy.

New Public Opinion Research on Climate, COVID and Equity

Georgians believe that climate change and equity are connected and COVID has brought us closer to nature
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The issue of global warming is extremely or very important to 54% of Georgians, and two-thirds of Georgians are more likely to buy products from Georgia companies that actively support key issues including community solar, forest protection and reducing food waste. 

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The issue of global warming is extremely or very important to 54% of Georgians, and two-thirds of Georgians are more likely to buy products from Georgia companies that actively support key issues including community solar, forest protection and reducing food waste. 

Global Agricultural Productivity Report Sponsored in Part by Mosaic

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Mosaic is proud to support the Global Agricultural Productivity report, which promotes increasing productivity sustainably for a food secure world.

About the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative at Virgina Tech

The Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) is produced by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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