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One Year Ago: CEOs Respond to Charlottesville

CECP looks back at the corporate response to Charlottesville
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Today marks one year since Merck CEO Ken Frazier announced his resignation from the President's American Manufacturing Council in response to what he and his company felt was a failure to appropriately denounce "expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy" on the part of the federal government.

By Request: CSE Returning to Toronto to Support Boom in Sustainability

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CHICAGO, August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) will be holding an unprecedented second session of its Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2018, in Toronto, October 25-26, 2018.  April’s training was sold out, requiring several participants to go on a waiting list.

Why all the interest in Sustainability Practitioner training? 

Las Vegas Sands Expands Commitment to Responsible Citizenship with Launch of Project Protect

Comprehensive Global Program Enhances Company Performance in Responsible Gaming, Anti-Money Laundering and Human Trafficking Prevention Practices
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LAS VEGAS, August 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aiming to strengthen community safeguards and demonstrate leadership in addressing critical social issues, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced Project Protect, a comprehensive global initiative to accelerate its performance in responsible gaming, anti-money laundering and human trafficking prevention.  

Responsible Business Alliance Signs Agreement to Support Bali Process Efforts on Modern Slavery

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BALI, Indonesia and ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Bali Process Government and Business Forum (Bali Process) Secretariat (Walk Free Foundation) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to collaborate on anti-slavery efforts through the Bali Process.

To Be Successful, New Study Says Business Should Lead With This

By Michelle Martin
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Eighty-five percent of Americans say they would likely support a purpose-driven company in their community, while more than two-thirds (68%) say they would want to work for that company.

Ecocentricity Blog: Talk Nerdy to Me

Summary: 

History is littered with examples of corporations that have harmed the environment in the name of earning a profit. Wouldn’t it be nice if a corporation could simultaneously seek a profit while balancing that goal with environmental and social concerns?

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History is littered with examples of corporations that have harmed the environment in the name of earning a profit. Wouldn’t it be nice if a corporation could simultaneously seek a profit while balancing that goal with environmental and social concerns?

The Drum @ Cannes Lions 2018: It's 'Common Sense' for Brands to Seek Sustainability, Says Mars

By Danielle Gibson
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Speaking on the 'Business Purpose: the paradox and the potential' panel about this trend, Melissa Waggener Zorkin, chief executive of WE Communications and Michelle Oliver, global head of purpose, diversity and inclusion at Mars discussed how brands should both walk the walk and talk the talk, when it comes to their core values.

At Mars, Oliver said that its purpose has come from defining how its brands have a positive impact on society or the environment.

Exploring the ‘How’ Behind the ‘Brands Taking Stands’ Movement, Purpose-Driven Companies Gather for 3BL Forum, Oct. 23-25 in Washington

50+ speakers announced; early-bird pricing ends July 31
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As investors, employees, customers and other key stakeholders demand that companies weigh in on vexing social and environmental issues, 3BL Forum has built its agenda around the “Brands Taking Stands” movement, Oct. 23-25, at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C.

More than 50 speakers – ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to veteran White House reporter Eli Stokols – will speak at the annual gathering, presented by 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations. 

Assessing the Effectiveness of Our New Community Response System at Eleonore

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In an effort to increase collaboration and transparency, our Éléonore operation formally established a site-based grievance mechanism in 2016 using the principles set out in our Sustainability Excellence Management System (SEMS). Through discussions with our Cree Nation of Wemindji partners, a joint decision was made to refer to it as a “dialogue mechanism,” with the intent of facilitating meaningful conversations with our stakeholders.

Merck Reinforces Commitment to Responsible Pricing

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KENILWORTH, N.J., July 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has a long history of responsible pricing. In 2017, Merck issued its second annual Pricing Action Transparency Report, which showed that net prices across Merck’s U.S. product portfolio declined by 1.9 percent. We believe that further changes are still necessary to help reduce patient out-of-pocket costs. To demonstrate our commitment to achieving this goal, we are making the following announcement:

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