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Sustainable Solutions to a Burning Issue

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November 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Discover how New Holland Agriculture is working with the Indian government and local population to help replace the practice of crop stubble burning with more sustainable and innovative alternatives. Find out more at: cnhindustrial.com/stubbleburning_en

Brad MacAfee Named Responsible CEO of the Year: Brands Taking Stands™ Leadership by CR Magazine

MacAfee Recognized for Inspirational Leadership and Driving Social and Environmental Impact for Clients, Partners and Porter Novelli
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WASHINGTON, October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Brad MacAfee, chief executive officer of Porter Novelli, has been named CR Magazine’s 2019 Responsible CEO of the Year: Brands Taking Stands™ Leadership. In its 12th year, the Responsible CEO of the Year award series recognizes corporate leaders who have demonstrated – personally and through their organizations – a bold commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

World Business Leaders Direct the Next Decade of Action at Europe’s Premier #RBSEU Summit

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Business needs to work harder, smarter and faster to build a sustainable future. Time is simply running out.

As the world grapples with climate emergency, Extinction rebellion, investor pressure, hyper-global inequalities and biodiversity loss, the pressure for business to act now has never been more important. . 2020 is a critically important year with imminent deadlines looming and setting the new wave of ambitious targets for the next decade.

Industrials Industry Benchmarking Corporate Social Responsibility Infographic

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Understanding how peer Industrials companies are performing or managing their CSR programs can be useful to ensure you are on the right path for success. This infographic dives into the Industrials industry to share common elements of CSR programs, trends in the sector, and key facts that are interesting and insightful. 

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Understanding how peer Industrials companies are performing or managing their CSR programs can be useful to ensure you are on the right path for success. This infographic dives into the Industrials industry to share common elements of CSR programs, trends in the sector, and key facts that are interesting and insightful. 

‘Freedom Squares’ Sustainable Modular Rug Concept Launched On Kickstarter

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OAKLAND, Calif., October 29, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Canary are launching a new line of sustainable rugs, designed to add beauty, style, warmth and comfort to any private, public or office space. The modular designs empower anyone to decorate your space just the way you like it. These 100% Polyester carpet tiles are designed with convenience in mind, built to deliver uncompromising quality and ready to be recycled/reused to make another Canary product at end of life.  The Canary Life launched its new innovation on Kickstarter.

Sustainable Impact Takes Center Stage at Annual HP Americas Innovation Summit

Company unveils new products and solutions aimed at creating positive, lasting change for the Planet, People and Communities
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News Highlights:

  • Offers exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Nashville-based recycling facilities for HP hardware and supplies
  • Introduces HP Tango Terra, world’s most sustainable home printing system1
  • Commits $200 million to water-based print solutions for corrugated packaging and textiles
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News Highlights:

  • Offers exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Nashville-based recycling facilities for HP hardware and supplies
  • Introduces HP Tango Terra, world’s most sustainable home printing system1
  • Commits $200 million to water-based print solutions for corrugated packaging and textiles

Business As Usual Will Not Save the Planet

By Mark R. Kramer, Rishi Agarwal, and Aditi Srinivas
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The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were explicitly designed to engage the private sector in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Four years into the UN’s 15-year timeline, the question is whether companies are advancing serious solutions or are simply embarking on a massive global public relations charade. Unfortunately, our internal research points to the latter.

Institutional Investor: Where ESG Fails

By Michael E. Porter & George Serafeim & Mark Kramer
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Despite countless studies, there has never been conclusive evidence that socially responsible screens deliver alpha. A better model exists, argue Harvard Business School luminaries Michael Porter, George Serafeim, and Mark Kramer.

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Despite countless studies, there has never been conclusive evidence that socially responsible screens deliver alpha. A better model exists, argue Harvard Business School luminaries Michael Porter, George Serafeim, and Mark Kramer.

Duke Energy Awards More than $253,000 in Environmental Grants to Support Projects in Greater Cincinnati

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  • Sixteen organizations in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky receive $253,178 in grants
  • Grants to support clean water, conservation, wetlands protection and more, as part of Duke Energy’s annual philanthropic investments in local initiatives
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  • Sixteen organizations in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky receive $253,178 in grants
  • Grants to support clean water, conservation, wetlands protection and more, as part of Duke Energy’s annual philanthropic investments in local initiatives

Published in Colombia: The Business of Solving Social Problems

by Dane Smith, Laura Amaya
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A version of this blog post was published in Spanish, in the financial newspaper ‘Portafolio’, as part of the special issue on Empresas INspiradoras, which recognizes companies adopting a shared value approach. For a second year in a row, FSG worked closely with Colombian National Industry Association (ANDI) to develop a set of selection criteria that were appropriate for Colombia’s business and socio-political context. These included:  the scale of measurable social impact of a shared value strategy, its contribution to the company’s profitability and competitive advantage, and the degree to which the strategy supports the inclusion of historically underserved or marginalized groups.

Chocó is one of Colombia’s most impoverished regions, with 48% of people living in poverty. It also has the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 17%. In 2013, Telefónica Moister set up a call center in the city of Quibdó, Chocó’s capital. Beyond the potential for impact, Telefónica Movistar saw a strong business opportunity in this new venture. The investment paid off – the Quibdó call center employs 150 people, and has generated significant cost savings for the company as a result of having staff turnover rates 50% lower than other call centers across the country.  With the Quibdó call center, Telefónica Movistar is adopting a shared value approach. It is increasing its profitability by solving a social problem.

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A version of this blog post was published in Spanish, in the financial newspaper ‘Portafolio’, as part of the special issue on Empresas INspiradoras, which recognizes companies adopting a shared value approach. For a second year in a row, FSG worked closely with Colombian National Industry Association (ANDI) to develop a set of selection criteria that were appropriate for Colombia’s business and socio-political context. These included:  the scale of measurable social impact of a shared value strategy, its contribution to the company’s profitability and competitive advantage, and the degree to which the strategy supports the inclusion of historically underserved or marginalized groups.

Chocó is one of Colombia’s most impoverished regions, with 48% of people living in poverty. It also has the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 17%. In 2013, Telefónica Moister set up a call center in the city of Quibdó, Chocó’s capital. Beyond the potential for impact, Telefónica Movistar saw a strong business opportunity in this new venture. The investment paid off – the Quibdó call center employs 150 people, and has generated significant cost savings for the company as a result of having staff turnover rates 50% lower than other call centers across the country.  With the Quibdó call center, Telefónica Movistar is adopting a shared value approach. It is increasing its profitability by solving a social problem.

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