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Xylem Watermark Demonstrates the Power of Water

Community water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs mean more time for school and work
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The photo above was taken by a Xylem employee who traveled to West Bengal, India as part of a Xylem Watermark global volunteer trip. It demonstrates the power of water, sanitation and hygiene to change lives.

Learn more about Xylem Watermark's commitment to education on water scarcity 

Rankings Highlight General Mills' Continued Progress and Commitment to Human Rights

First public benchmark ranks companies on policies, practices and actions on human rights
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This week, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched. General Mills was part of this pilot benchmark which evaluated the top 98 companies across agriculture, apparel, and extractives (those industries considered at highest risk). A collaborative initiative led by investors and human rights organizations, CHRB is the first public benchmark that ranks companies on their policies, practices and actions on human rights. To learn more, see their press release.

Subaru 2016 Share the Love® Event Generates More Than $24 Million in Charitable Donations

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  • Ninth annual Share the Love event benefits national and local charity partners
  • More than $94 million donated to charities throughout life of campaign
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  • Ninth annual Share the Love event benefits national and local charity partners
  • More than $94 million donated to charities throughout life of campaign

In 2017 the G&A Institute Team Celebrates the Company's 10th Anniversary -- and Editor-in-Chief Ken Cynar's Continuing Efforts to Keep You Well Informed

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (16.3.2017)
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In 2017, the G&A Institute team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of our corporate sustainability consulting, counseling, advice and research firm.  Many of us at G&A worked together in a prominent issues and crisis management consulting practice serving the Fortune 100 companies and many prominent multi-national businesses.  Our former firm was acquired and the business was being wound down.  And so, literally, in a garage with office space, G&A was launched.

CFSI Welcomes European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Helps Companies Meet New EU Obligations Approved Today
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, welcomes the European Union (EU) regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG). The new regulation was approved today by the European Parliament and will next go before the European Council. 

Panalpina Publishes Integrated Management Report

Panalpina has published its first integrated management report, summarizing the company’s activities during 2016 in terms of business performance as well as sustainability.
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The Panalpina Integrated Management Report 2016 gives an overview of the company’s strategy and business model, the performance of its regions and products, and its approach to sustainability management. The Panalpina Corporate Sustainability Report, which was published as a separate document for the last three years, is now fully incorporated into the management report.

Cisco Video | Water for People Aims to Bring Clean Water to All

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Water for People is a global nonprofit, that with Cisco support, focuses on solving one of our most pressing social and environmental challenges: bringing clean water and sanitation to people around the world.

Learn more about Cisco's Global Problem Solvers here.

Learn more about Water for People here.

 

Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform

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We are at a key moment in the evolution of sustainability; transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era of global development objectives to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, and the active participation of business is a principle driver in achieving these goals.

Sara Chipps Looks Back on Cisco’s International Women’s Day #CiscoChat

by Sara Chipps, CEO of Jewelbots
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Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in New York City. She has been working on Software and the Open Source Community since 2001. She’s been obsessed with hardware and has been a part of NodeBots since 2012. She is the CEO of Jewelbots, a company dedicated to drastically changing the number of girls entering STEM fields using hardware.

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Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in New York City. She has been working on Software and the Open Source Community since 2001. She’s been obsessed with hardware and has been a part of NodeBots since 2012. She is the CEO of Jewelbots, a company dedicated to drastically changing the number of girls entering STEM fields using hardware.

Wendy's Honors 11 Employees for Exemplary Volunteer Efforts in Their Communities

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DUBLIN, Ohio, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Wendy's Company proudly supports employee volunteerism through the Community Ambassador Grant Program.  Each year, Wendy's® employees are recognized for extraordinary community volunteerism and engagement with a $2,500 grant to the organization they support.  The Community Ambassador of the Year is selected from this group and awarded an additional $10,000 for their organization.  Matthew Esteves, a Wendy's Restaurant Manager in Swansea, MA, has been named Wendy's 2016 Community Ambassador of the Year for his leadership and long-term commitmen

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