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VIDEO | Schneider Electric Uses Solar Power to Illuminate Primary Schools for 45K Students in Africa

Nov 17, 2017 1:45 PM ET - Today nearly 1.3 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. Almost all live in poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, unconnected to utility networks. Many companies offer stand-alone...

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The Arts Are Part of the Solution

Nov 17, 2017 12:30 PM ET - October was National Arts and Humanities Month, a monthlong celebration of the role the arts and culture play in transforming Americas communities. To recognize the important role of the business community in advancing the arts, Americans for the...

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Improving Global Sanitation & Hygiene

Nov 17, 2017 9:45 AM ET - Even today, about 2.4 billion people—one in every three globally—live without access to proper sanitation. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, in FYE2016, LIXIL pledged to provide better sanitation to 100 million people by 2020. Since then,...

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At COP 23, Chief Executives and Leaders Agree: More Ambitious Targets Needed to Meet Paris Agreement Objectives

Nov 17, 2017 8:15 AM ET - Leaders from business, civil society, Government and the United Nations convened today in Bonn to discuss an accelerated pathway forward towards implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the COP 23/CMP...

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The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2017

Nov 17, 2017 8:05 AM ET - SolAbility releases the 6th edition of the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI). The GSCI 2017 is topped by the Scandinavian nations.

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Business Value of Pro Bono: Take Social Impact Further

Nov 16, 2017 10:15 AM ET - Every part of the business is expected to provide a return on investment for the company, including corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropy departments. That means CSR professionals need to demonstrate the impact of their programs for...

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Domtar Sustainability: Simple Idea. Big Savings

Nov 16, 2017 9:15 AM ET - How do you heat more with less? Reuse the heat you have. That is what our Rothschild, Wisconsin, mill did by installing a heat exchanger to warm incoming process water with outgoing process water. The idea is simple. Instead of being lost to the...

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CLP Shares New Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Nov 16, 2017 9:00 AM ET - In the last two decades, there has been a manifold increase in the number of reporting requirements and guidance documents related to corporate reporting on ESG issues as governments, nonprofits, stock exchanges and others look to companies for...

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Implementing the EU Directive: Where Are We Now?

Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM ET - The EU Directive on Non-Financial and Diversity Information is now in force, with member states required to have legislation in place as of December 2016. Which countries have implemented the directive, and what do companies need to know about the...

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VIDEO: Andy Hoffman, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability on Profit, Regs, and Rep: Why Companies Reduce Their Footprint

Nov 15, 2017 10:15 AM ET - Professor Andy Hoffman faculty at the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business, shares his research on "Profit, Regs, and Rep: Why Companies Reduce Their Footprint." This research is especially relevant...

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Business Value of Pro Bono: Build Your Brand

Nov 15, 2017 9:30 AM ET - In this day and age, consumers are inundated by options and information, making it difficult to break through the clutter. The most effective companies are finding ways to strengthen their brand by aligning it to what matters to consumers. Pro bono...

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The Practice of Purpose Project

Nov 15, 2017 9:00 AM ET - Released today at the New Metrics Conference in Philadelphia, the report on the first phase of the Practice of Purpose Project is available for download here. ...

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De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

Nov 15, 2017 8:20 AM ET - The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring. A host of high-profile...

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BAT CASE STUDY & VIDEO | Measuring the Impact of Our Community Programmes in Bangladesh

Nov 15, 2017 8:15 AM ET - Through our Probaho programme, over 170,000 people a day now benefit from better access to safe drinking water, thanks to 65 new water filtration plants we have installed. The study found that this has reduced the number of people suffering from...

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Three Best Practices to Remember When Choosing a Sustainability Framework

Nov 15, 2017 8:05 AM ET - As early trading and bartering have grown into a booming, trillion dollar world economy over the last several hundred years, so has the need for companies to reevaluate how they are participating in this economy. ...

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Marsh & McLennan Companies Releases 2015-2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

Nov 15, 2017 8:00 AM ET - Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. This week, the company published its fifth Corporate Citizenship Report.

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Westpac Group 2017 Sustainability Performance Report Shows Strong Progress Against Strategy

Nov 14, 2017 8:00 PM ET - This year Westpac Group marked an extraordinary milestone in Australia’s history – becoming the nation’s first company to celebrate its 200th year in business.

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Sustainable Growth at Citi

Nov 14, 2017 5:00 PM ET - As part of our continued support of the Paris Agreement and our own efforts to protect the environment, we’re making notable progress on our commitment to finance $100 billion in clean energy, infrastructure and technology projects that are helping...

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Two Unintended Consequences of Your Supply Chain Assessment, and How to Avoid Them

Nov 14, 2017 3:35 PM ET - Regularly, you work to prepare a comprehensive supply chain assessment. Hours are spent building a robust questionnaire for your tier 1 suppliers. The goal is a 100% response rate, so that you have valuable intelligence to manage and improve your...

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The Sustainability of Additive Manufacturing at Solar Turbines

Nov 14, 2017 11:00 AM ET - Click here to read about how Solar Turbines has used Additive Manufacturing to produce and repair production components in-house. Replacing conventional casting with these technologies allows Solar Turbines to develop and test components more...

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VIDEO | A Social Innovation Project In 5 European Countries, Committing to Tackle Fuel Poverty

Nov 14, 2017 10:10 AM ET - In mid-June 2017, the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and Ashoka, launched a new Call for Projects, in partnership with Enel, to select the 15 most innovative organizations that offer creative and systems-...

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Domtar Sustainability: Developing Our Talent

Nov 14, 2017 9:15 AM ET - A diverse and skilled workforce is critical to meeting the ever-changing expectations of our customers. A significant portion of our colleagues are, or soon will be, eligible for retirement, an issue many manufacturers face as baby boomers get...

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New Report Finds Clean Energy Investment Trends Are Improving Investment Returns

Nov 13, 2017 11:50 AM ET - As investors converge in Bonn, Germany this week for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to showcase how they are taking action to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, a new report released today by the sustainability...

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Business Value of Pro Bono: Innovate and Adapt

Nov 13, 2017 11:30 AM ET - Pro bono service is a powerful way to drive social change. Yet, many corporate employees looking to bring pro bono service to their company struggle to get buy-in from leadership and other key stakeholders. Although these stakeholders may understand...

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Recovering Value from Exploration & Production Waste

Nov 13, 2017 11:00 AM ET - There’s a Renaissance in Texas’ Permian Basin. Not a renaissance of art or literature, but of oil. In the past year, the number of active drill rigs operating in the local area has tripled. More exploration and production (E&P) = more solids and...

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