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Partnerships for Sustainability in South Asia

GRI engaging with regional markets to increase sustainability reporting
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Capital markets in South Asia have stepped up their efforts to encourage companies to be transparent about their impacts – thanks to engagements by sustainability standards sett Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) with stock exchanges and regulators.

Growing Momentum for Sustainability Reporting in South Asia

GRI research highlights corporate sustainability trends in the region
Press Release

May 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - New analysis by leading sustainability standards setter Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has found that sustainability reporting is on the rise in three South Asian countries – India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Enhancing Sustainability Reporting Capacity in Sri Lanka

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange Recognized by UNCTAD
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The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has awarded the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) the International Standards of Accounting and Reporting award (ISAR), in recognition of its engagement with GRI to improve sustainability reporting capacity in the region.

Build Back Better: a Sustainable Future for South Asia

GRI to host sustainability summit for the South Asia region
Press Release

July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - How can the rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic be approached in a way that alleviates the growing economic, societal and environmental pressures in South Asian countries?

UPS Longitudes | Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Ashraf Mahate @ Dubai Exports
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Women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many barriers to finding resources to help them launch and grow successful businesses. But increasingly, governments, investors and multinational companies are recognizing and tapping into the value of empowering women economically in the region and around the world.

Unlocking Benefits of Sustainability Reporting in South Asia

Deeper engagement with capital markets is helping GRI reach companies across region.​
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An engagement program with stock exchanges and regulators in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is enabling GRI to support more listed companies to improve how they report on their sustainability impacts.

The program, with support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), has been running since 2017. It aims to deliver training and support for companies to encourage them to use sustainability reporting through the GRI Standards as a tool for contributing towards sustainable trade and development.

Bringing Business Back Home: Biomass Energy of Sri Lanka

by Lucky Dissanayake, Founder of the Biomass Group
Blog

In 2006, my London-based publishing house, Dakini Books, published the critically acclaimed ‘Global Warning – The Last Chance for Change’, Paul Brown's fact-based book on climate change and its consequences for the planet and humanity. This book gave me phenomenal insight into what to expect in the next 20 years, and more importantly what we need to do if humanity is to even have a chance. 

Women Find Their Place in IT

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
Blog

When Farha Fathima completed her CCNA coursework she became one of the first women in IT positions at Micro Solutions. To meet the IT skills gap in the Asia Pacific region, companies in countries like Sri Lanka are hiring women into traditionally male jobs.

Women Needed to Fill the IT Skills Gap

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Contributes to Relief Efforts in Sri Lanka

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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has a long history of responding quickly to help communities throughout the world in times of disaster.

In the same way Bristol-Myers Squibb strives to provide lifesaving medicines to patients to help them prevail over serious diseases, the Foundation strives to promote health equity, and improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases or natural disasters.

Improving Lives in Sri Lanka’s Rural Communities

Biomass Supplies joins the Business Call to Action with an initiative to integrate 40,000 farmers into its supply chain
Press Release

New York, August 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  Biomass Supplies, a Sri Lankansubsidiary of Biomass Group –the visionary renewable energy company – is developing Sri Lanka’s abundant sustainable energy resources through innovative partnerships with the country’s smallholder farmers. Biomass has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to boost the incomes of 40,000 farmers – at least 70 percent of them women – by 2018 and improve their yields through training in sustainable agriculture practices.

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