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Shared Value is the Walmart Approach to Global Responsibility

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Whole-system change.
Working with others, we aspire to reshape whole systems to achieve significant and lasting improvement in social, environmental and economic outcomes. For example, enhancing environmental sustainability in retail supply chains means addressing their social and economic dimensions, too. We have placed, and will continue to place, increasing emphasis on social issues such as empowering women and promoting worker safety and dignity.

Business Innovation Paves the Way to a Sustainable Future

by Andrew Higham, CEO of Mission 2020
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We are at the brink of a new era of digital transformation and global connectivity. By 2020, more people will have mobile phones than have electricity or running water in their homes or villages, connecting billions of people in unprecedented ways. The pace of technology is also opening up new ways of tracking resources, increasing efficiencies, and accelerating our irreversible path to a decarbonized world.

Announcing the 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study

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2017 will be remembered as the year that corporate social responsibility (CSR) was once again redefined. Although CSR will always be grounded in business operations, the stakes have gotten a lot higher. Companies must now share not only what they stand for, but what they stand up for. 

HPE Launches World’s First Supply Chain Program Based on Climate Science

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HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year. This first-of-its-kind supply chain management program will serve as a model for the industry and the world.

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HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year. This first-of-its-kind supply chain management program will serve as a model for the industry and the world.

Consumers Energy Commitment to the Environment

Mother Nature is One of Our Toughest Customers
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As featured in the Consumers Energy 2017 Sustainability Report

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We are the Great Lakes State. Here in Michigan, our lakes, rivers and streams define us. We’re beach-goers, anglers and stone-skippers. We must keep this precious resource thriving for centuries of Michigan summers to come.
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Heels and Hosiery: Lucy Choi and Bianca Miller-Cole on “Taking Risks”

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Shoe designer Lucy Choi and entrepreneur Bianca Miller–Cole were the guests of honour last week at an evening of inspiration hosted by the Barclays Win Gender network.

“It’s important to take risks in life,” says shoe designer Lucy Choi. “If you believe and feel passionate about what you’re doing, then go for it.”

Choi was talking to around 100 Barclays staff who crammed into her boutique in central London last week seeking inspiration, insider tips – and possibly a new pair of heels.

Charting a New Course in Sustainability Reporting

by Sophia Mendelsohn
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There’s currently a debate brewing among sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals about the best way to report CSR and environmental information. Is a sustainability report the proper time for storytelling or do readers just want the facts? Truth is, we are often trying to reach multiple (and different audiences) with one report. This year, JetBlue decided to revisit how we report our environmental, social and purpose-driven initiatives. 

Walmart Reports Strong Comps, Shows Leadership And Fights Hunger

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Walmart’s first quarter 2017 earnings report was gratifying. A focus on a few key fundamentals such as associate merchandise training, quality products, internet retailing, and giving back to those in need underpinned the better than expected results.

Read the full article via Forbes.com 

Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards

Important step in the transformation to a sustainable economy and world
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What is sustainability reporting and how does the practice benefit organizations and stakeholders? This animation answers these questions and more. Visit the GRI website to download the first global Sustainability Reporting Standards, and make an important contribution towards a more sustainable world.

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