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4 Reasons Why Doing Good is Good for Your Company

By: Melissa Anderson, Executive Vice President, Administration, and Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy
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April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recommit ourselves to community service and celebrate the change-makers who positively impact the world around them through volunteerism. Here in our headquarters city of Charlotte, Duke Energy is celebrating the week by teaming up with Share Charlotte to support Do Good Week. Through Do Good Week, we hope to educate and engage our neighbors in the many ways we can do good through volunteerism.

Announcing New Speakers for #USCCFcircular!

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Join business and sustainability leaders on May 9—10 in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, Translating Value to Ignite Action.

Some of the outstanding speakers you can expect to hear from include:

Bloomberg 2017 Impact Report Adopts TCFD Recommendations Including Scenario Analysis; And Highlights Innovative New European Headquarters

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Bloomberg's 2017 Impact Report integrates for the first time the recommendations of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). A dedicated section on climate -related scenario analysis explores Bloomberg's business strategy under a 2° or less Celsius scenario and under a scenario in which no concerted action is taken to mitigate climate change.

Novartis Renews Commitment to Malaria Elimination, Investing USD 100 Million to Research and Develop Next-generation Antimalarials

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  • Company to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of new antimalarials over the next five years
  • Commitment includes expanding access to pediatric antimalarials and implementing capacity-building programs to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90% by 2030
  • New opinion research in Africa shows 2030 malaria elimination targets are at risk; leaders urge investment in innovative malaria prevention and treatment tools
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  • Company to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of new antimalarials over the next five years
  • Commitment includes expanding access to pediatric antimalarials and implementing capacity-building programs to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90% by 2030
  • New opinion research in Africa shows 2030 malaria elimination targets are at risk; leaders urge investment in innovative malaria prevention and treatment tools

News From the Capital Markets

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Investors and governments are increasingly pushing for more transparency regarding the non-financial impacts of business. GRI welcomes these developments, and seeks to support companies in understanding and applying policies that enable sustainable finance performance.

In this new series, GRI will share updates on the latest developments from capital markets in Europe and the world, and how it is interacting to promote and enable change. 

​Around the world

Dr. Natasha Matic Appointed to AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board

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LONDON and NEW YORK, April 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to announce that Dr. Natasha M. Matic, Chief Strategy Officer, King Khalid Foundation (KKF), Saudi Arabia and USA, has been appointed to the AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board. Dr. Matic currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at the KKF in Saudi Arabia working between Washington, DC and Riyadh on developing strategy, management structures, partnerships and investment opportunities for the foundation. During the past decade, Dr.

Barclays' Reverse Mentoring Scheme Turns Generational Hierarchy on Its Head

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Barclays’ Reverse Mentoring Scheme turns hierarchies on their heads, with junior colleagues coaching their senior partners. One pair – Lucy Eyers and Martin Hyde – explain how their relationship has led to shared insights and new plans.

Sappi North America Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Receives Gold Rating From EcoVadis

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s strong performance on long-term goals
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BOSTON, April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has released its 2017 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry leading sustainability performance.

KFC Foundation Offers New Personal Finance Program, MyChange, to KFC U.S. Restaurant Employees

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today the KFC Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by KFC franchisees, announced personal finance program, MyChange, as its newest charitable offering for employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants.

Accenture Develop AI Solution to Aid the Visually Impaired in Life and Work

By Andrew Carroll
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A new Artificial Intelligence powered solution called Drishti has been developed by Accenture in order to improve the lives and work of the visually impaired. Drishti – Sanskrit for vision – will enhance the way visually impaired people experience the work all while improving workplace productivity.

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