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How Barclays Helps Prepare People for the Workplace

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In 2017 Barclays helped upskill 2.1m people through our flagship LifeSkills and Connect with Work programmes.

The challenge: The global labour market is undergoing major structural changes with far-reaching implications for future workforces.

Our ambition: We aim to address unemployment by focusing on three key areas - upskilling, training and creating employment.

Read about our access to employment progress in our ESG Report.

Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Nothing Will Change for the 1.06 Billion People Living Without Access to Energy if Adequate Local Skills Are Not Developed


What’s TVET? In short, the Technical and Vocational Education Training provides skills to vulnerable population enabling them to take career opportunities and providing essential services to their communities. It has a bridging role to play in the rising of energy demand and unemployment.

However, this type of training faces several challenges that prevent it from reaching its full potential: a lack of quality during trainings, a lack of resources, a lack of equal access to training and an inadequacy within local markets. Thus, actions must be taken to help its development.

British American Tobacco Underlines Commitment to Transforming Tobacco in Latest Group Reports

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LONDON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- British American Tobacco (BAT) recently published its Annual Report and Sustainability Report – both of which outline the Company’s commitment to transform tobacco by offering an unrivalled suite of potentially reduced-risk products that address the varied preferences of today’s consumers.

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | Sustainability at Microsoft: IT Innovation, the Future of Work and Moving From a Know-it-all Culture to a Learn-it-all Culture

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Where does sustainability fit in a diverse IT company like Microsoft? For a special edition of Panorama, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker sits down with Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice-President for Industry at Microsoft, to discuss the increasing role of information technology in our lives, Microsoft’s vision for the future of work and how business leaders can work to deliver the SDGs.

Pfizer Releases 2017 Annual Review


Pfizer announced the release of its 2017 Annual Review, which highlights The Power of Science to showcase how science drives every aspect of Pfizer’s business in its mission to deliver innovative medicines and vaccines to help ensure every individual lives the healthiest life.

GRI Standards Report Registration System Now Available


The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) and the GRI Standards Division are pleased to announce the launch of the GRI Standards Report Registration System.

New Report Helps Business Navigate Global Sustainability Reporting Trends


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a new report that maps global and regional Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting trends.

CECP's Giving in Numbers in Action

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How does your company make decisions about social investments? Is it an ad-hoc approach or strategic and measurable? CECP's Giving in Numbers report - the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally-recognized research of corporate social engagement - offers an in-depth review of how leading companies are effectively harnessing their resources to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

Q&A with Deutsche Börse: Transparency Is the Foundation for Responsible Investing


Deutsche Börse is an international provider of capital markets infrastructure and one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. We spoke with Kristina Jeromin, Head of Group Sustainability, who told us about the company’s efforts to drive progress and innovation in sustainable finance and the role of sustainability reporting in long-term oriented investing.​

How Barclays Helps Fund Crucial Social and Environmental Progress

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In 2017 Barclays helped clients raise £31.7bn across a range of social and environmental segments.

The challenge: Access to financing is necessary to fund crucial social and environmental infrastructure, whilst giving us opportunities in growing markets.


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