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5 Expert Insights Food & Beverage Companies Can Use to Inspire Sustainability Efforts

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Relentless innovation and shifting consumer expectations leave little doubt that the marketplace and individual attitudes are changing at a rapid pace. If they want to survive and thrive, food and beverage companies must be prepared to understand, predict, and adapt to the ever-changing tides.

RBS: We Are Building a More Sustainable Bank

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“We are building a more sustainable bank; a more responsible company, doing business in a more sustainable way. We consider the long-term impacts of our actions in our decision making, and we are proud that our enterprise and financial education programmes show the difference we’re making for our customers and communities. Continuing to live by our values and providing, simple and fair banking will help us to build trust for the long term.”

Kirsty Britz, Director of Sustainable Banking

Timberland Shares Sustainability Approach at Rotary Presidential Peace Conference

By: Atlanta McIlwraith, Senior Manager of Community Engagement and Communications
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I recently had the opportunity to join over 800 Rotary members from 30 different countries at Rotary’s Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference was focused on Environmental Sustainability and Peace, the first of six Peacebuilding Conferences to be held in different locations around the world on Rotary’s core focus areas.

Sustainability Across the Economy: Bain & Company Joins WBCSD

Global management consultancy Bain & Company has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
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GENEVA, January 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bain & Company offers management consultancy services to many of the world's leading business leaders. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisitions, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. Founded in 1973, Bain has 55 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.  

Sustainability Peers and Clients Recommend AccountAbility in Financial Times Survey

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LONDON, January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility has earned a “Five Star” ranking in the inaugural Financial Times Rating of Sustainability Management Consultants in the UK, released last week.

The Rating serves as an important performance benchmark for the professional services sector and is based on FT’s independent research and the recommendations of over 1,100 clients and peers.

Novartis Releases 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

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For the fifth consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report.  The report is divided into four chapters based on our CR material clusters: access to healthcare, innovation, patient health and safety and ethical business practices.  Each chapter provides readers with focused information on our approach and performance in each of these areas. 
 
The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  And it supplements the CR chapter in the Novartis 2017 Annual Report.
 

Action Points for Poverty Alleviation: New GRI Paper Outlines Practical Steps

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Sustainability reporting can support companies’ contribution to poverty alleviation. So how can we maximize its impact to help reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of no poverty by 2030? A new paper by GRI outlines recommendations and specific disclosures that companies can apply.
 

Our Global E-Waste Challenge and the Need for Leadership

By Trisa Thompson, Sr. VP and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell
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Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell, shares in her article on thecirculars.org the growing challenge we face in dealing with the global rise of e-waste. Thompson shares some of the key barriers to innovation as well as provides insight into the work Dell is doing to lead the change. 

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Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell, shares in her article on thecirculars.org the growing challenge we face in dealing with the global rise of e-waste. Thompson shares some of the key barriers to innovation as well as provides insight into the work Dell is doing to lead the change. 

Smithfield Foods Achieves Industry-Leading Animal Care Commitment, Unveils New Virtual Reality Video of Its Group Housing Systems

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SMITHFIELD, Va., January 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield also released a 360-degree, virtual reality video that transports viewers to a company sow farm. The video can be viewed at SmithfieldFoods360.com.

2017 in Review: Tools for Non-financial Reporting

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​This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and at what 2018 has in store.

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