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Corporate Knights and CDP Announce Global Sustainability Leaders

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Last week, both CDP and Corporate Knights announced the results of their 2020 assessment of thousands of global companies in the areas of climate change (CDP) and the broader topic of sustainability (Corporate Knights). At the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland Corporate Knights released their 2020 Global 100 ranking.

Report: Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care Essential for Employees and Corporate America’s Bottom Line

Link made clear in interviews with nearly 40 companies - more than half in the Fortune 500 - that aggregately employ 4.5 million U.S. workers
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — A groundbreaking new report, Hidden Value: The Business Case for Reproductive Health, released today connects how access to comprehensive reproductive health care impacts a company’s bottom line and the corporate workforce. The research was published by Rhia Ventures, a social impact investment firm focused on innovative solutions in reproductive health, in partnership with the social impacting consulting firm FSG.

Leading with Purpose and Action in the Climate Decade

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The climate solutions that exist have the potential to be unlocked and scaled by businesses willing to do things differently. My latest blog post captures the direct actions HP is taking to help change the course for the future of our planet and generations to come.

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The climate solutions that exist have the potential to be unlocked and scaled by businesses willing to do things differently. My latest blog post captures the direct actions HP is taking to help change the course for the future of our planet and generations to come.

Merck for Mothers Launches New Report: Innovative Financing For Better Maternal Health Outcomes

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The cost to end preventable maternal deaths by 2030 is an estimated $115.5 billion, according to the United Nations Population Fund. With just $11.9 billion in development assistance coming to 120 priority countries over the next 10 years, that leaves a $103.4 billion investment gap. 

GM Included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

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January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - General Motors has once again been named one of 325 companies across 50 industries in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. The GEI represents 42 countries and regions from a variety of industries, including automotive, banking, consumer services, retail, engineering and construction.

The GEI tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency. The reference index measures gender equality across five pillars:

Help for Reporters to Understand the New Tax Standard

Free webinar on first global standard for tax transparency
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January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Why has the world’s leading sustainability standard setter launched a new reporting standard on tax – and how can organizations start to understand and use it to disclose their impacts?

To help answer these questions and many more, GRI is holding free webinar sessions on January 29, open to all those with an interest in the new Tax Standard. GRI 207: Tax is the first global standard for public, country-by-country reporting on tax. It also includes disclosures on tax strategy, governance and risk management.

Benevity Announces Finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards

Winners will be Celebrated at Benevity’s 7th Annual Goodness Matters Conference
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CALGARY, Alberta, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the list of finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards (aka: The Goodies), which recognize progressive companies harnessing the power of Goodness through a modern approach to corporate philanthropy, social responsibility and employee engagement.

The Third Era of ESG Investment Integration

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As the 2020 ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) season begins, we appear to be entering the third era of ESG investment integration.

The first generation of ESG investors used data on topics such as product involvement (alcohol, tobacco, gambling) or business practices (anti-union, involvement in Burma) to screen out “bad” companies.  These investors often relied on a single data provider and simple guidelines (e.g., <5% of revenue is OK, more than 5% of revenue is bad).

Corporate Accountability at Davos a ‘Step in Right Direction’

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting
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January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business.

GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in Davos this week. That includes a strategy session today with the WEF International Business Council on mainstreaming ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures.

He said:

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