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Refreshed Global Leadership for GRI Board

Multi-stakeholder appointments to GRI’s governance bodies
Press Release

November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/  - GRI, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, has announced changes to its Board of Directors.

The appointments come at a time when corporate sustainability is high on the global agenda – reinforced by the impact of the pandemic and the need to quicken progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – all of which emphasize GRI’s leadership role as an enabler for transparency and accountability.

The four new Board appointees, which take effect from January 2021, are:

Sourcemap and Scantrust Join Forces to Combine Connected Packaging With Supply Chain Traceability for New Customer Experience

Press Release

November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sourcemap, the supply chain transparency platform, is partnering with Scantrust, the connected packaging platform, to bring secure, verified supply chain transparency to consumers via unique and secured QR codes, NFC, and RFID. The combined Sourcemap + Scantrust offering provides:

Advancing Meaningful Climate Action From TCFD Disclosures

Article

In response to the increasing impacts of climate change on businesses, both now and in the future, more companies have been publishing climate disclosures following TCFD recommendations to promote transparency, efficiency and resilience. To help assess and enhance the usefulness of disclosures, WSP conducted a study using 50 TCFD disclosures cutting through multiple sectors and geographies and developed a maturity framework to assess companies’ TCFD disclosures. 

TCFD: Is it useful?

International Paper Demonstrates Environmental Transparency by Disclosing Through CDP

Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, announced that it has furthered its commitment to environmental transparency by disclosing its environmental impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. The company has disclosed through CDP for the past 20 years, and for 2020 completed CDP’s climate change, forests and water security questionnaires.

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

Article

by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

Responsible Investing in China

Article

by John Streur, President and CEO; Hellen Mbugua, Vice President and ESG senior research analyst; and Jade Huang, Vice President and Portfolio Manager; all at Calvert Research and Management. 

CSRHub's Bahar Gidwani Speaking at BattleFin Virtual Discovery Days

Blog

CSRHub CTO and Co-Founder, Bahar Gidwani, will be speaking at 2020 BattleFin Ensemble & Discovery Days event. The conference will take place virtually September 29th - 30th, 2020.  

BattleFin's panel lineup is broad and current, including discussions on the recovery of the travel industry, tech and consumer stock insights, macroeconomic trends, and even a panel focusing on the current election. 

The two-day conference aims to use alternative data insights to predict some of the changing impacts Covid-19 will have on Q3 earnings.

Making an Impact Out of the Limelight

by Jeffrey Whitford
Article

Who knew? Ringing in the new year on January 1, 2020, brought similar feelings every new year brings: an opportunity to reset and look forward to the year ahead. I remember saying I felt like even-numbered years had always been better for me, and that I was glad to see 2019 closed out. Clearly, the universe had something else in store.

New Wave of ESG Demand

Blog

This past year of social and environment pressures (Covid-19, racism inequity, climate change, global risks) has created a new wave of demand for ESG data and insight. A growing number of corporates, professional firms and financial asset owners and managers are interested in ESG.

Seizing the Moment to Advance Data for Social Impact

COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help
Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.

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