Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

UPS Longitudes | More Signs of Improvement for Small Business

Chris Byrne @ UPS
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UPS has completed the seventh week of a study to measure the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized businesses across the United States. This installment went to 400 U.S.-based respondents between May 6 and May 11.

While the coronavirus remains a heavy burden on small businesses, this week’s results indicate that the pandemic’s impact continues to abate.

We observed the lowest point of the downturn four weeks ago, and since then, the survey data has shown consistent signs of improvement.

Investing in Natural Climate Solutions

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Companies, asset owners and asset managers are intrigued by natural climate solutions--the conservation, restoration and management of forests to mitigate climate change. A group led by New Forests and Generation Investment just launched a 2030 NCS Investment Vision which explores a transition pathway to investment in sustainable land use. In this session, participants will: - Examine the challenges of land use change and degradation - Discuss the suite of available Natural Climate Solutions - Explore the opportunities presented by forest carbon projects

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

An Unprecedented Opportunity: Message From Mike Bloomberg

Bloomberg Impact Report 2019
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As 2019 came to a close, a period of enormous upheaval was just beginning.

The past few months have been extremely difficult for communities all over the world and for businesses in every industry — and most of all, for those who have lost loved ones to coronavirus, or who have lost their jobs because of it. The pandemic has brought about the most severe economic downturn the world has seen in many years, but it can also be a turning point that propels us forward — including in the fight against climate change.

WBCSD and BIER Will Develop Guidance to Monitor and Measure Water Circularity

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May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announce collaboration on creation of water circularity metrics.

CSRHub ESG Webinars

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In case you missed it with all that is going on in the world these days, we thought we would curate a list of recent webinars for your ESG investing education.
 

CSRHub® co-founder Bahar Gidwani CTO gave a webinar presentation The Third Era of Integrating ESG Into Investment Processes in partnership with BrightTALK.

National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express Announce First-Ever “Virtual Preservation Month”

These 31 days of experiences help people at home enjoy the beauty and comfort of historic places
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with financial supporter American Express, has opened a window to the world of adventure during Preservation Month this May.

Putting it all Together: ESG Integration

Bloomberg Impact Report 2019
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As investors, policymakers and citizens seek out more information on sustainability, Bloomberg is providing new and expanded environmental, social and governance (ESG) data sets, tools, analysis and news.

Our latest tools make it faster and easier to integrate ESG measures into the investment workflow. While interest in integrating ESG data into the investment process is skyrocketing, putting it into practice can be difficult for all but the most well-resourced or ESG focused firms.

The BSR Conference Reimagined

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May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis, affecting nearly every aspect of society. From the economy, to education, to the way we use technology and how we conduct public and civic life—society is being reshaped in unprecedented ways.

No Wasted Opportunities: Enabling Full Disclosure

Launch of sustainability standard to challenge the status quo on waste
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May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards.

The GRI Waste Standard changes how companies measure and understand waste, responding to global concerns about increases in waste generation and the impact on the environment, society and the economy. It encourages companies to prevent waste at source and unlock opportunities for circular business practices. 

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