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Brands & Social Activism: What Do You Stand Up For?

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Seventy percent of Americans believe companies have an obligation to take actions to improve issues that may not be relevant to everyday business operations, according to the 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study. That means addressing some of the hot-button issues in the news today, as 78 percent of Americans believe it’s important for companies to stand up for important social justice issues.

Comcast NBCUniversal Releases 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

by Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast NBCUniversal
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Businesses have a great impact on society, and as a leading media and technology company, we recognize our unique ability to help solve some of the most challenging social issues of our time.

At Comcast NBCUniversal, we are committed to using our platforms, media channels and strategic expertise across our varied businesses to create opportunities for individuals and communities to succeed, including by creating more access to technology and fostering innovation in diverse communities.

Sustainability and Profitability

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This article was originally printed in The VOICE, which is published for The Construction Users Roundtable. To view past issues of the magazine, go to https://www.curt.org/resources/the-voice-magazine/.  This excerpt is being republished with permission. Read the full article here.

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This article was originally printed in The VOICE, which is published for The Construction Users Roundtable. To view past issues of the magazine, go to https://www.curt.org/resources/the-voice-magazine/.  This excerpt is being republished with permission. Read the full article here.

NRG Energy's Sustainable Operations Goals and Performance

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NRG always looks for ways to systematically improve environmental and community outcomes from our facilities’ operations while ensuring efficiency, reliability and stakeholder value. Focus areas within Sustainable Operations include safety, GHG emissions and carbon utilization, water, industrial waste and biodiversity.

Ecolab Helped Businesses Conserve 161 Billion Gallons of Water in 2016

2016 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights commitment to transforming business
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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In 2016, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, helped customers save 161 billion gallons of water at more than one million locations around the world.  These savings, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of more than 558 million people, are highlighted in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, issued today. The report profiles Ecolab's commitment to helping customers preserve fresh water and reduce energy use and waste, as well as improving the company’s own operations.

First 100 GRI Standards Reports Published

The GRI Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with over 150 members
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Created exclusively for the GOLD Community members, the Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with an impressive participation rate. The 153 Pioneer organizations come from 44 different countries and multiple sectors.
 

Caterpillar Inc.: Building Better

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar’s business has been about building better — better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Click here to learn more in the 2016 Sustainability Report.

Points of Light Announces Top 50 Community-Minded Companies

Annual Civic 50 Honors Companies and Identifies Trends
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SEATTLE, June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday evening, Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, announced the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Sustrana Tackles Shifting Business Landscape with "Six Steps for Creating Business Value through Sustainability”

Sustrana’s latest white paper delivers a powerful, yet simple approach to managing ESG risks and becoming a market leader.
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DEVON, Pa., June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Increased complexities, like climate change and demand for transparency, are challenging the viability of traditional business models.

Statement from GRI on the Passing of Ernst Ligteringen

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It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen in London, UK, this week. Ernst joined GRI in 2002, and transitioned it from a project that was started under CERES, in Boston, US,  into an independent international organization with a solid independent governance structure and system.

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