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Accelerating the Transformation Towards Sustainable Development

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer
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How can the private sector support countries to deliver on their 2030 Agenda commitments, as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals?

As nations gather in New York this week for the annual UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, this is a question that GRI is asking.

Keeping Warm During the Brazilian Winter: Desapega Solidário

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It has become an annual tradition for employees at CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) locations in Brazil to take part in a clothing collection campaign in advance of the Brazilian Winter. A new initiative for 2019, “Desapega Solidário” literally ‘Solidarity Detatchment’ was established to complement the standard support that needy entities already receive through the program.

Crucial Contribution of Business to Paris Agreement

Private sector role in achieving progress towards UN climate change goals
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July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Policy makers and businesses need to work closer together to ramp up private sector engagement in the climate change commitments made under the Paris Agreement.

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out the efforts by individual countries to cut emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. GRI and CDP have compiled recommendations for both governments and the private sector, to support businesses in understanding, reporting and managing their contribution.

EarthShare Welcomes Brad Leibov as New CEO

Visionary and Proven Philanthropic Leader Joins as Head of EarthShare, A National Environmental Philanthropy Working to Protect the Earth We Share
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BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2019, /3BL Media/ – EarthShare, a leading  environmental philanthropy supporting America’s largest coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits and a strategic partner to the private-sector in corporate philanthropy and engagement, announced today that Bradley Leibov will join as its new chief executive officer.

Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space

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$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.

Protecting and Advocating for LGBTQ Rights

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In honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan - considered the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States - each June Americans come together to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts are held all across the country, and nonprofits like America's Charities' members listed on this page, use the month to raise awareness about the current state of LGBTQ human rights and how their respective organizations are working to protect and advocate for those rights.

Uniting Americans from Coast to Coast, Red and Blue and Every Color, to End Gun Violence

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Gun Violence is a national problem that needs national solutions. Almost every day we hear of another mass shooting* in our country. But America’s gun violence epidemic is made up of much more than high-profile media events. Every 16 hours, a woman in America is shot and killed by a current or former intimate partner. Suicides account for 60 percent of all gun deaths. And there are many communities across the country where gun violence on their streets is an everyday reality. 

Barilla “Good for You, Good for the Planet” – 2019 Report

Value for People and for Society as a Whole
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June 5, 2019 - Barilla Group has released its new Sustainability Report.

It represents the opportunity to share the path taken by the Company with society at large and to give a concrete contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, part of the 2030 Agenda.

Highlights include the achievements reached so far thanks to projects aimed at improving the nutritional profile of products and the quality of each ingredient, strengthening the sustainability of supply chains and communicating transparently with consumers.

Celebrating the World Environment Day - Tetra Pak Sustainability Reporting Reaches 21-Year Landmark

In support of World Environment Day Tetra Pak shares actions, investments and aspirations of its sustainability journey.
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June 5, 2019 - Over the past two decades the company’s approach to sustainability reporting has evolved significantly, from focusing on environmental commitments and actions in the first report in 1999, to evaluating every part of the business and its impact, including societal and supplier governance. Adopting a mix of self-assessment to aligning with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, as well as supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a process called materiality assessment to ensure the company can make the biggest possible impact.

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