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Noteworthy News in Skills-Based Volunteerism

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Summer is finally here and the team at Common Impact is excited to start your beach reading list with the latest and greatest in research, reports, and reflections on skills-based volunteerism.

by Lauren Chasanoff
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Summer is finally here and the team at Common Impact is excited to start your beach reading list with the latest and greatest in research, reports, and reflections on skills-based volunteerism.

Disaster Resiliency: Learn How IBM and Bechtel Partnered in Puerto Rico in Free 3BL Media Webcast, July 11

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With the 2018 hurricane season under way, two large B2B corporations committed to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters are sharing lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Barclays and Columbia University Students Address Global Water Stresses

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Graduate students in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs program joined Barclays this spring in a commitment to help address stresses on the world’s freshwater supplies through a Capstone workshop. This was the fifth consecutive year Barclays hosted its work-study program with Columbia University students.

Financial Services Support a Low-Carbon Economy

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In markets around the world, BNY Mellon is working to support clients in ways that have a positive impact on the environment and society, including by facilitating the issuance of green bonds. These securities are an innovative tool for driving capital to sustainable investment; in 2017, global green bond issuance totaled a record $155.5 billion, and volume could reach $250 billion to $300 billion in 2018, according to research from the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Why Should Investors Care About ESG Data?

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The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.

Find out more about GRI’s activities with investors and the capital markets by clicking here

Accelerating the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

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BNY Mellon is committed to promoting a more sustainable global economy. The company engages in numerous activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change through social investing initiatives. The 2017 CSR Report offers a closer look at how BNY Mellon is supporting our clients’ environmental objectives.  

NRG Energy's VP of Sustainability Discusses Highlights of 2017 Report

Bruno Sarda details NRG's efforts to be a leader in American corporate sustainability.
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It is with pride that I introduce to you, our stakeholders, our second Sustainability Report since I joined NRG. In it, we outline our 2017 sustainability accomplishments, along with a comprehensive view of the actions we’ve taken across our value chain to enhance the resilience of our operations and create value for our customers and shareholders.

In last year’s report, we introduced a new sustainability strategy, cutting across five organizational pillars: customers, workplace, business, operations and suppliers.

NRG Energy CEO: Businesses Create Value by Fulfilling Societal Need in a Meaningful Way

Mauricio Gutierrez discusses corporate responsibility in 2017 Sustainability Report
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Businesses create the most value when they fulfill a societal need in a meaningful way. I often find myself reflecting on this sentiment and the importance of electricity in our modern life. Electricity, the lifeblood of modern society, powers individuals, homes, businesses and, increasingly, other areas such as transportation. In a more connected and digital future, we will rely more on electricity, not less. As a power company that generates and sells electricity, I recognize the great responsibility we have in enabling this future.

CASE STUDY | Cyber Security is Tapping Into Non-Traditional Talent

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CEB (that has now joined with Gartner) represents the world’s leading research and advisory company. Recognizing the importance that diversity and inclusion plays in business growth and success, CEB has launched the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council that “equips those leading diversity and inclusion teams with actionable solutions to enable business performance.”

We are happy to provide highlights of the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (Symantec C3) profile that was developed by the CEB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and is currently featured as a resource for CEB D&I Leadership Council members.

(This piece originally appeared on the CEB Diversity and Inclusion website. A copy of the full case study is available at the bottom of this article.)

Symantec C3 Program Highlighted by Gartner’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council
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CEB (that has now joined with Gartner) represents the world’s leading research and advisory company. Recognizing the importance that diversity and inclusion plays in business growth and success, CEB has launched the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council that “equips those leading diversity and inclusion teams with actionable solutions to enable business performance.”

We are happy to provide highlights of the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (Symantec C3) profile that was developed by the CEB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and is currently featured as a resource for CEB D&I Leadership Council members.

(This piece originally appeared on the CEB Diversity and Inclusion website. A copy of the full case study is available at the bottom of this article.)

How Companies Harness the Power of Trees to Advance Their Sustainability Goals and Bottom Lines

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This post was sponsored by P&G as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process.

By Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation
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This post was sponsored by P&G as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process.

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