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A Message from Bill Demchak Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer PNC

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As a Main Street bank that organizes around its customers and communities – and which prides itself on the strength of the relationships we work to build and deepen through time – we recognize that success isn’t about whether we sold another deposit product or booked another loan so much as it is about whether we helped the people and institutions we serve to achieve their financial goals. It’s about whether the way we operate our business and the investments we make are helping our communities to thrive.

PNC Launches Quarterly Corporate Social Responsibility Newsletter

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PNC’s recently released 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlines the ways that the company is meeting its commitments to its stakeholders – including employees, customers, shareholders and communities. Now, with the launch of its quarterly CSR newsletter, PNC is able to provide more up-to-the-moment information on the progress it’s making against those commitments.

Banning Charcoal Isn’t the Way to Go. Kenya Should Make It Sustainable.

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The Kenyan government has clamped down on the production of charcoal, which it blames for environmental damage. A three-month ban on trading is in force in a number of counties. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Mary Njenga about the crackdown.

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The Kenyan government has clamped down on the production of charcoal, which it blames for environmental damage. A three-month ban on trading is in force in a number of counties. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Mary Njenga about the crackdown.

CLP Sets 2030 Targets for Priority SDGs

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Four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will become the CLP Group's target impact areas leading up to 2030. They include climate action (SDG 13), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), and industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9). These areas are considered as the most relevant to its business strategy.

A Four-Step Plan for Quickly Building Access to Energy in Remote, Rural Areas

by Gilles Vermot Desroches, SVP Sustainability & BOP
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The United Nations has established Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) as a key initiative for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all by 2030. Today, one in seven people on the planet still have no access to energy, with most of these families living in the rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that by 2030, 674 million people will still lack access to energy.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises Expands Sustainable Cruise Tourism Partnership in Schleswig-Holstein

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KIEL, April 26, 2018/ 3BL Media --  The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard AIDAluna to discuss the ways the ways to expand their current collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Their objective is to further develop the maritime infrastructure, the economy, and tourism in northern Germany sustainably and to make them “future-proof.”

What is Market Transformation and Why Should Business Care?

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Erb Faculty Member Andy Hoffman dives into the future of business sustainability through the lens of enterprise integration and market transformation.

8 Key Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for This Year

by Thomas Bardwell, Sustainability Consultant, Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services
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Over the last 12 months, challenges around addressing sustainability issues have featured consistently in global headlines. Despite mixed political messages about our transition to a low-carbon future, the private sector has continued to drive sustainability up the business agenda; from Science Based Targets (SBTs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to increased investor scrutiny over Non-Financial Reporting. Here are eight key topics from around the world which will likely shape sustainability during 2018.

1. Rise of Non-Financial Reporting

Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

Barclays INFOGRAPHIC | UK Electrification: The Road to 2050

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In the coming decades, transportation and heating in the UK will increasingly be powered by electricity. How can the UK overcome the challenges in the Energy Revolution?

This new infographic highlights the key energy statistics and possibilities on the road ahead.

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