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Improving Reporting on Modern Slavery

GRI and Responsible Labor Initiative launch new toolkit
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December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been published by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. The resource provides guidance on increasing the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating modern slavery.

WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders

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WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders

Over six weeks, Walgreens Boots Alliance and other leading companies such as Nordstrom and Columbia Sportswear Company participated in this year’s Global Retail Challenge in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

Cocoa For Good

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Why it matters

Every day millions of farmers in West Africa support their families and communities by growing the cocoa that goes into delicious Hershey products. They are the people behind some of our most iconic treats, so we want to help them overcome the biggest issues they face. And the pressure isn’t just on people—farming is placing strain on local environments where cocoa is grown.

FCA Joins ‘Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network’ to Help Build a More Ethical Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Summary: 
  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining
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  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining

Own Your Impact: Actions to Stand up for Human Rights

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This blog is posted on behalf of Mike McDonnell, Supply Chain Sustainability Senior Manager. Mike has been assessing supplier risks including human rights violations and environmental impact for more than 8 of his 23 years at Intel. He is dedicated to continuously improving Intel’s supply chain for the workers in it.

8 Experts On The Top Corporate Sustainability Issue Right Now

By: Leah Kinthaert
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In his Harvard Business Review article last year Matt Gitsham discussed a growing trend of corporate leaders being remarkably proactive about sustainability: “If global temperatures rise more than 1.5 °C, the risks of draught, floods, forest fires, heat-related deaths and loss of agricultural productivity all worsen significantly… Predictably, environmentalists, pro-environment politicians, and countries es

Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

Outlook 2020: Sustainable Investing & Stakeholder Capitalism

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by Jon Hale, Ph.D,  head of sustainable investing research for Morningstar. In 2018, Hale was named to Barron’s list of the 20 most influential people in ESG investing, and in 2019, he was included in the InvestmentNews’ 10 leaders of ESG & Impact investing

Mohawk’s CSO George Bandy Talks Greenbuild 2019

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George Bandy, chief sustainability officer for Mohawk Group, talks about Greenbuild 2019, its keynote speaker, President Barack Obama, as well as the progress of the sustainable movement. Bandy also talks about the changes in sustainable design since Greenbuild was launched in 2002, how it has changed the flooring industry, and its move into the residential arena.

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