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NRG Energy INFOGRAPHIC | 2017 Sustainability Achievements At-A-Glance

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Sustainability is at the heart of NRG’s mission. It is a business opportunity to meet evolving market demands in a rapidly changing industry. Our sustainability efforts focus on driving business results, reducing risk and enhancing our brand value. To help create a sustainable energy future, we prioritize our work into five key pillars:

Annual Update on Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan

by Christine Fraser, SVP and Chief Responsibility Officer
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Our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan captures our commitment of putting our technology and expertise to work for the good of our people and planet, a founding principle of Dell’s purpose: to drive human progress.

Sears, Rebuilding Together Join for Annual Heroes at Home Program

Celebrated program aims to raise funds and take care of home rebuilds for military families in need
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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 21, 2018  /3BL Media/ – For the 11th year in a row, Sears and Rebuilding Together have teamed to launch the Heroes at Home initiative, which benefits veterans and their families through fundraising and critical home repair nationwide.

Edison International Illuminates Transition to Clean Energy Future in 2017 Sustainability Report

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At Edison International, we are leading the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future by focusing on opportunities in clean energy, efficient electrification, the grid of the future, and customer choice. As we pursue this vision, sustainability remains at the core of who we are and what we do.

Schneider Electric’s Jean-Pascal Tricoire Appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

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  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Royal Mail Group Publishes Its 2017-18 Corporate Responsibility Report

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Royal Mail’s vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. In an increasingly challenging and competitive marketplace, Royal Mail has continued to put the principles of corporate responsibility at the centre of our business strategy. Royal Mail believes that this holds the key to delivering sustainable value for our shareholders, now and in the future.

Highlights from the Report include:

HP Introduces Annual Sustainable Impact Report; Renews Commitment to Planet, People and Community

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  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 
Report highlights top environmental goals achieved, significant growth in minority hiring in the US and millions touched by education programs
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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 

Dell Accelerates Toward 2020 Legacy of Good Goals

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  • 37 million people in rural India to receive improved health screenings from cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare
  • 1.2 million students in Ethiopia to have access to technology in three-year period, courtesy of Dell’s partnership with Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education
  • 73 million pounds of recycled materials used in new Dell products since 2013
  • New e-waste tracking program and 360-degree virtual reality supply chain tour extends Dell’s commitment to transparency
  • Plastic straws to be removed from Dell global facilities, saving 50,000 straws per month in the U.S. alone
Report Focuses on Sustainable Design and Tech Applications that Improve Human Condition
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News summary

  • 37 million people in rural India to receive improved health screenings from cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare
  • 1.2 million students in Ethiopia to have access to technology in three-year period, courtesy of Dell’s partnership with Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education
  • 73 million pounds of recycled materials used in new Dell products since 2013
  • New e-waste tracking program and 360-degree virtual reality supply chain tour extends Dell’s commitment to transparency
  • Plastic straws to be removed from Dell global facilities, saving 50,000 straws per month in the U.S. alone

MetLife Social Impact Investments Rise to $50 Billion

MetLife Foundation financial inclusion commitments reach more than six million low-income individuals
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NEW YORK, June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced its impact investment portfolio grew to $50 billion in 2017, an increase of 12 percent year-over-year from 2016 to 2017, and MetLife Foundation reached more than six million low-income individuals through the fourth year of its five year, $200 million dollar commitment to financial inclusion.

Circular Business Models Avoid Risks and Stimulate Innovative Decision-Making

by Amy Haddon, VP Marketing & Communications
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The world needs less waste.  Every year, we generate over 2 billion pounds of it.  Incredibly, 99% of what we buy is thrown away within 6 months.  Most of this ends up in a landfill where it must be managed and where it pollutes land, water, and the atmosphere.  Globally, many countries export or even trade waste, and some of the 

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