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“Closing the Loop”: A Close Look at Circular Economy

By Amir Rahdari, Circular Iran

Circular economy has gained considerable momentum in the past couple of years. It entails a restorative and regenerative ap­proach by design and aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times (The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2015). By decoupling growth from scarce resource use, circular economy presents both a macro and micro strategy for a sustainable economy with a strong business case in its favor.

UPS: Sustainability Reporting Helps Find Efficient Ways to Do Business


UPS, the global multinational package delivery company, has been producing a sustainability report since 2003, and was the first in their industry to issue a report with environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. For the company, sustainability reporting is a means to create more positive impacts in the industry, for its stakeholders and on the world.

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

Press Release

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.

Legg Mason Affirms Its Commitment to Responsible Investing in Australia


Legg Mason recently announced that we have joined the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) – an industry group representing investors from across Australia and New Zealand who are focused on responsible, ethical and impact investing.

RIAA seeks to increase the amount of capital invested responsibly by providing valuable information to its constituents, creating awareness and demand for RI products, and by approving funds via its Certification Program.

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 
Press Release
GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 

Shire Joins the United States National LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a Corporate Partner


Shire is proud to announce that it has joined the United States National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as one of its corporate partners dedicated to supporting LGBT entrepreneurs and sourcing from NGLCC’s certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTEs). For more than 15 years NGLCC has been the exclusive certifying body for LGBT owned and operated businesses in the United States.

Together, We Must Change the Trajectory

A message from the CSO

Innovation is imperative for meeting the needs of our changing world.

We know we must create far more value than the resources we use or the future is not sustainable. And as the purchasing power of the world grows, we can add tremendous value by enabling sustainable consumer choices.

While this innovation imperative is critically important, innovation is hard. True innovation changes behaviors and occurs at the confluence of an unmet need, a creative mindset, and the right resources which together can solve the problem.

Eastman Publishes 2018 Sustainability Report

Press Release

August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eastman today announces the release of its 2018 sustainability report, Changing the trajectory. Building on the company’s progress, the report provides a review of Eastman’s sustainability strategy and goals as well as highlights from the past year. The interactive report is available online at


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