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Practical Help for Businesses to up the Pace of SDGs Progress

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer
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This year marks just ten years to go to the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come. If the world stays on the same pace as the past five years, the goals will not be met with worrying and serious consequences.

American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
Press Release

February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

Sustainability Reporting at Center of Europe's Green Deal

Quality disclosure requirements critical to EU's sustainable investment plan
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February 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global Reporting Initiative welcomes the European Green Deal as a global game changer that other economies should follow. With ambitious legislative changes backed by one trillion Euros investment over the next decade, the EU is signalling leadership in efforts to advance sustainable development and tackle climate change.

Harvard Business Review: How Global Leaders Should Think About Solving Our Biggest Problems

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The corporate social conscience was on display last month in Davos, Switzerland, where global leaders from business, government, and civil society were assembled for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Hundreds of millions of dollars were  committed to public-private partnerships that address the world’s most urgent challenges: climate change, poverty, chronic disease, illiteracy, plastic waste in the oceans, and much more.

Tork Releases New Insights About Sustainable Life Away from Home

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Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

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Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

Creating a Sustainability Standard for Agriculture and Fishing

Call for experts to join GRI Sector Standard working group
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February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading sustainability reporting standards setter is developing a new standard to help agriculture and fishing organizations improve how they disclose and manage their impacts.

2020 Sustainability Reporting & Compliance Calendar

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When it comes to compliance and sustainability reporting frameworks, it's important to stay on track with deadlines. Download our interactive 2020 Reporting & Compliance Calendar for a quick reference to monthly deadlines throughout the year.

Complete this short form to recieve this susaianbility reporting and compliance calendar. 

Corporate Giving By The Numbers

Blog

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.  

Just Released: 2019 Novartis in Society Report, Detailing Progress Made on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Topics

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For the seventh consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Novartis in Society ESG report. The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  It supplements the “Build trust with society” section in the 2019 Novartis Annual Review and the 2019 Novartis Annual Report.

How Global Leaders Should Think About Solving Our Biggest Problems

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Many corporate leaders have returned to work after making sincere and well-intentioned global partnership announcements at Davos last week. Most of these efforts, unfortunately, are almost certain to fail. 

Why? These initiatives often collapse as partners become discouraged by the lack of meaningful progress for society or economic benefit to the company. To be successful, companies must create highly targeted coalitions to advance progress in the regions that connect most closely to their business.

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