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  • New CSRHub Bulk Extract Tool Simplifies CSR/ESG Analysis July 27, 2017
    SOURCE: CSRHub DESCRIPTION:The team at CSRHub has just launched the new Bulk Extract Dashboard tool – a powerful Macro-enabled Excel template for quickly comparing large numbers of companies and CSR data. Now professional subscribers can easily customize a CSRHub Dashboard with: their own portfolio or list of companies, 45 data element fields, and time frame for analysis, without having to […]
  • Bringing Decision Science to Sustainability July 27, 2017
    SOURCE: Domtar DESCRIPTION:Domtar’s pulp mills are, in essence, biorefineries designed to separate and extract the natural chemical building blocks of wood. Cellulose is used to make paper, but the other biochemicals from wood are also valuable as feedstocks for products ranging from fuels to flavors and fragrances. Domtar now has more than a hundred different […]
  • Maximizing Smart Grid Deployments Through Communications and Network Infrastructure July 27, 2017
    SOURCE: Black & Veatch DESCRIPTION:The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required. Today’s utility communications networks consist of two distinct parts: Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), […]
  • Aflac Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report July 27, 2017
    SOURCE: Aflac DESCRIPTION: At Aflac, we try to live by this very simple rule: Everyone has the power to do good. This week, we unveiled Aflac’s 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, where we share with you how Aflac strives to be a good neighbor with good people leading the way. View the report now […]
    Garnette Sherry
  • WWF, FFAR, and Walmart Foundation Team Up with Producers to Study Food Rescue Opportunities on Farms July 27, 2017
    SOURCE: Walmart DESCRIPTION:WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), and the Walmart Foundation today announced a research program to maximize crop utilization and edible food recovery. With two grants from FFAR and the Walmart Foundation totaling $1.3 million, WWF will work with research teams […]
    Garnette Sherry
  • Alliance Data 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Progress in Key Performance Areas, Establishes 2020 Goals July 26, 2017
    Findings from 2016 Materiality Assessment to Inform Strategy and Focus Areas in 2017 SOURCE: Alliance Data DESCRIPTION:PLANO, Texas, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today released its annual Corporate Responsibility report for 2016, which looks back over the last […]
  • Caterpillar Inc | Sustainability at a Glance July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: Caterpillar DESCRIPTION:What does Sustainability mean to Caterpillar? Learn more about our strategy, focus areas and how we’re performing here. VISION A world in which all people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, sanitation, food and reliable power – are fulfilled in a sustainable way and a company that improves the quality of […]
  • The Rise of Health Metrics in ESG Investing July 26, 2017
    by Stephanie Timm, PhD and Whitney Austin Gray, PhD SOURCE: Delos DESCRIPTION:Some of the world’s most sophisticated investors have been using Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data for years to help identify companies that perform well over time in the market.1 Their belief that high ESG scores correlate with high corporate financial performance is now supported […]
  • How Can We Get the ‘Buy-In’ Required from Investors to Make the SDGs Work? July 26, 2017
    by Tim Mohin SOURCE: GRI DESCRIPTION:Originally published by ESG Magazine In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for achieving a better future for us all by adopting a set of 17 global goals: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to end poverty […]
  • Domtar's Sustainability Monthly Minute | July 2017 July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: Domtar DESCRIPTION:  Domtar Releases 2017 Sustainability Report   What does the maximum take-off weight of 150 Boeing 747-400 airplanes or the amount of water in 8,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools have to do with Domtar? Check out our just-released 2017 Sustainability Report to find out, and learn how the company is working smart for the […]
  • Designing a Sustainable Future July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: Bechtel DESCRIPTION:In the past few years, global efforts such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have demonstrated the tremendous progress that can be achieved through collective action. The unprecedented focus from both the public and pri­vate sector on the health of our planet has signaled that efforts to […]
  • Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study: Uber and the Sharing Economy July 26, 2017
    A global market strategy for expansion: Benefits and challenges of the sharing economy SOURCE: University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability DESCRIPTION:Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study: Uber and the Sharing Economy Description: Alexander Cooper is gearing up to lead an expansion strategy for the scrappy and super successful car sharing service, Uber. […]
  • INFOGRAPHIC | Envisioning a Sustainable Future by Solving Energy Paradox July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: Schneider Electric DESCRIPTION:Three megatrends are escalating energy demand, while approximately 2.3 billion people either don’t have access to electricity at all or don’t have reliable access to electricity. We are committed to solving this energy paradox. See our 2016-2017 Sustainability Report here. Download our 2016-2017 Sustainability Report here. Visit our website. Tweet me: #INFOGRAPHIC: […]
  • Unprecedented MPOWER Progress Shows that Battle Against the Tobacco Epidemic is Winnable July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: Bloomberg DESCRIPTION:The following text is by Michael R. Bloomberg from the sixth World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017. Download the report here. One in 10 deaths around the world is caused by tobacco use. To fight this deadly epidemic, Bloomberg Philanthropies has committed nearly US $1 billion over the past 10 […]
  • BNY Mellon: Our Impact July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: BNY Mellon DESCRIPTION:At BNY Mellon, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) helps us contribute solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges. 2016 was a year of impressive accomplishments. For us, CSR is not just a philosophy. Our CSR activities make positive, lasting impacts on our markets, our people and our world. Learn more by reading […]
  • Four Key Steps to Optimizing Data for Enterprise Asset Management July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: Black & Veatch DESCRIPTION:Many water leaders face a conundrum – they know massive system investments are needed, but have a steep hill to climb to gain necessary approvals and rate recovery for such investments. Stand-alone, multimillion dollar technology programs often take a back seat to repairing and replacing aging distribution system assets. However, it […]
  • MetLife Ensuring Stability July 26, 2017
    Risk Management & Governance SOURCE: MetLife Inc. DESCRIPTION: As featured in the MetLife Global Impact 2016 CSR Report  MetLife’s culture of risk management, ethics and integrity are woven into the fabric of the organization — which means employees at all levels and in all departments take responsibility. We continuously evaluate and refine our risk management […]
  • A Corporate Guide to Putting the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Work July 26, 2017
    7 Strategies to Create a Successful SDG Program SOURCE: Benevity DESCRIPTION:The United Nations is calling on companies to play a big role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and your business’s operational practices are just one piece of the impact pie. What if you created a grassroots, company-wide movement with the potential […]
  • Marathon Oil Corporation Releases 2016 Living Our Values Corporate Sustainability Report July 26, 2017
    SOURCE: ReportAlert DESCRIPTION:Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) today published its 2016 Living Our Values Corporate Sustainability Report. The report is available in a digital format, with the capability to create customizable pdfs of individual sections or the entire report, and as a downloadable summary brochure. The 2016 report covers: Marathon Oil’s actions to promote economic, social and […]
  • A Dialogue with Sappi North America's Sustainability Leadership July 25, 2017
    Jennifer Miller and Laura Thompson discuss emerging issues in sustainable business practices SOURCE: Sappi North America DESCRIPTION:Q: Sappi North America has made a strategic commitment to forward-looking sustainability practices for nearly ten years. What do you see as the hallmarks of world-class sustainability practice? JM: We find that much of what was important ten years […]