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Corporate Accountability at Davos a ‘Step in Right Direction’

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting
Press Release

January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business.

GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in Davos this week. That includes a strategy session today with the WEF International Business Council on mainstreaming ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures.

He said:

ON Semiconductor Publishes China CSR Report

by Lana Hall, Program Manager, CSR at ON Semiconductor
Blog

In December 2019, ON Semiconductor published their first China Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. This report highlights key initiatives being taken on by the company that are ethical, sustainable and responsible, which in turn are positively influencing and impacting their surrounding communities in China. Our goal is to publish a China CSR Report yearly, along with our annual CSR report that focuses on all of our global efforts. 

A few areas to feature from the report: 

Medtronic Releases First Annual Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Report

Report highlights 100% gender pay equity in the U.S. and 99% pay equity for its 90,000+ global employees.
Article

An inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace is critical for the success of any company. At Medtronic, this value is rooted in the Medtronic Mission, directing our global company since 1960 to recognize the personal worth of all employees.

Wild Files: Whale Shark Rescued offShore in Thailand by Chevron Team

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2019 | Gulf of Thailand

The Situation

  • Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Limited operates the Erawan gas field, Thailand’s first and largest commercial natural gas field.
  • The gas field is located in the Gulf of Thailand about 140 km offshore of Nakhon Si Thammarat province..

During routine operations on October 19, 2019, workers spotted a young whale shark, approximately 16.4 feet (5 meters) long, in distress close to the Erawan-A platform.

Benevity Labs Report: Of the People, by the People, for the People

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Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.

What does this mean for companies?

New Year's Resolutions for a Clean Energy Future

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It’s that time of the year for New Year’s resolutions and we’re challenging you to make clean air a priority in 2020.

Whether you’re looking for easy, moderate or advanced resolutions, there are countless ways to make the clean energy future a reality. Some of our favorite and most cost-effective resolutions include planting a tree, riding your bike to work, or combining online orders to cut down on air pollution from shipping. And while these simple actions may seem small, they make a big difference.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

Blog

2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

A Vision for Business to Accelerate Progress on the SDGs

Second GRI-Enel collaboration forum highlights areas for action​
Press Release

January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Business and policy representatives from around the world have shared their views on the changes needed to ensure companies can actively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and how reporting and partnerships supports this process.

New Ways to Study Individual Corporations’ Supply Chains

By Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell
Article

Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects. 

GRI Review of the Year

Look back on how Global Reporting Initiative has supported corporate transparency throughout 2019
Article

As we start a new year – and a new decade – GRI reviews some of the highlights and achievements during 2019. 

In yet another busy and action-packed year for sustainability reporting, selecting a GRI ‘top five’ is no easy task. But here goes: 

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