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At the age of 12, Eloise Gould was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and her world turned upside down. In an instant, the Gould family became one of the 43 families who received a childhood cancer diagnosis that day.

After a year of intensive treatment, the cancer returned. They were told that she had less than a 2% chance of living. It was shocking to learn that doctors had been delivering that same, bleak outlook to families like theirs for more than 30 years.

The Goulds said goodbye to their precious girl just a few short months later.

G&A Institute Releases Analysis of The Business Roundtable Companies’ ESG Reporting Practices

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NEW YORK, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In August 2019, almost all the Business Roundtable CEO members (181) signed on to an updated BRT definition of “the purpose of a corporation” which expanded the definition to include a focus on other stakeholders other than investors.  

Sustainability: A Moral Case Is Now a Business Case

By: Jason Small
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We're all watching

On the highest balcony at the UN General Assembly, 193 young people fill the space as they stand holding solar-powered lanterns to symbolize their hope. Each represents the youth of a different country. All are here to witness world leaders gather to address the future sustainability of the world.

They came to send a powerful message on the importance of this agenda to the future, as these world leaders set out to commit to the 17 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

13 Reputable Charities to Support on #GivingTuesday

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#GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019 this year! Looking for causes to support? America's Charities' members are some of the most reputable and recognized charities in the world.

Workplace Giving Generates About 13 Times More Funding Annually Than #GivingTuesday

Beyond #GivingTuesday: How Your Donation Can Make an Even Bigger, Longer-Term Impact through Workplace Giving
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Last year on #GivingTuesday, individuals, civic coalitions, nonprofits, schools, and businesses in all 50 states raised more than $380 million online in the United States alone. Not too shabby for a one-day fundraising event. But did you know donations made by employees through workplace giving campaigns generate more than $5 billion each year? That’s about 13 times more than what #GivingTuesday generates.

Leading Global Business Executives Address UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

NFTE convenes industry panel exploring how young innovators and entrepreneurs can bring about meaningful change in the world
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NEW YORK, November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hosted by NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), executives from six leading companies participated in a panel discussion yesterday evening at The Millennium Hilton at One UN Plaza.

Schneider Electric's Sustainability Progress and 2020 Goals: Climate, Circular Economy, Health & Equity, Ethics, and Development

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November 26, 2019 - The 2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) is a collection of the organization’s sustainability goals, grouped under five megatrends. Schneider Electric uses the SSI to share and measure progress toward their sustainability goals. The 2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact statement is audited by a third party and progress is published quarterly.

Doing Their Part to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Innovation in Community Impact Investing

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by Andy Posner, founder, Capital Good Fund 

According to US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing, Socially Responsible Investing (“SRI”) has reached the $12 trillion asset mark. Unfortunately, the vast majority — 97 percent, to be precise — comprises investments in the traditional capital markets in which decisions are made using Environmental, Social, or Governance (“ESG”) criteria. While I applaud people adding ESG screens to their portfolio, it is imperative that we find ways to support direct, community-level investments.

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