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Costa 4GoodFood Project Wins the Seatrade Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

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July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The international jury of Seatrade has awarded the Costa 4GOODFOOD initiative with the prestigious Seatrade Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility category. This proves the international relevance of the programme designed to highlight the importance and the value of food and to minimize food waste through the direct engagement of guests and crew.

GRI GOLD Community: The Power of Collaboration

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GRI receives vital support from its GOLD Community members. By working together, we have the chance to reach our common goal – a more sustainable, secure, and stable economy and world. The GRI GOLD Community offers organizations around the world the unique opportunity to join a collaborative, global multi-stakeholder network to do exactly this. Watch this video to find out why more companies and other organizations should join this group, at the heart of the GRI global network.

Landsec Leads the Way with Science-Based Targets

By Tom Idle
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The UK’s largest commercial property company creates energy efficiency programmes using the best available science. 

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The UK’s largest commercial property company creates energy efficiency programmes using the best available science. 

Ashridge Executive Education: 'Action Research' Method Trains Business Leaders to Make Impact

By Miranda Ingram
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Originally published in Best Practice - Spring 2017 issue

The challenges facing us – population growth, migration, globalisation, shifting centres of economic power, increasing inequality of life and the deterioration of the environment – are pressing. Now, many advocates for change have realised that change and innovation is predominantly a socio-technological phenomenon and that the standard approaches no longer work.

Tetra Pak Aligns Its Environmental Goals with Paris Climate Agreement

By Tom Idle
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Former UK Education Secretary Michael Gove’s assertion that “people have had enough of experts” came to symbolise last summer’s Brexit referendum debates. But when it comes to the business response to global warming, it is the experts – in this case, the climate scientists – that are starting to set the agenda.

Pfizer: Bringing Resources to Bear to Improve Global Health

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Originally published in Best Practice - Spring 2017 issue

Pfizer believes its business and societal missions are the same: to ensure that all individuals everywhere have access to quality medicines, vaccines and healthcare, and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. Every day, the company strives to use its full resources – people, products and funding – to find new ways to positively impact the health of people around the world. 

The Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Sustainability Reports

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Sustainability reporting and assurance is near and dear to my heart. I not only completed my doctoral research on the topic many years ago, but I have also worked on well over 100 different Sustainability reporting and assurance engagements with companies in many sectors, from oil and gas and electricity to telecommunications and retail, and almost everything in between. Some of the reports were groundbreaking and fantastic, while others… well, not so much.

Barclays Partners with Unreasonable Group to Support Entrepreneurs

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The bank’s joint programme is part of its Shared Growth Ambition strategy to improve lives while providing returns to shareholders. Tom Idle reports… 

SABIC Finds Profit in Good Practice

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The Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) cuts carbon emissions by recycle CO2. Miranda Ingram reports… 

Global petrochemical giant SABIC is celebrating its large-scale circular economy initiative whereby waste CO2 that used to vent into the atmosphere is now being converted into feedstock for the company’s manufacturing facilities. This drastically cuts carbon emissions and reduces the purchase of natural gas. The initiative is both an environmental and a financial triumph. 

Kellogg Partners for Progress

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Kellogg works with local charities and NGO’s to run breakfast programmes for children in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Sweden. Tom Idle reports.

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