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Bold Investments Changing the Future of Social Good

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Whether addressing income inequality or access to vital resources such as water, food, or healthcare, lasting change only starts with a committed investment or partnership. Reaching a meaningful end goal requires a sustained effort — dependent on an approach that is strategic, evidence-based, partner-centric and sustainable.

WATCH: Geisha Williams, PG&E, CEO and President

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Geisha Williams, CEO and president of PG&E talks about the opportunities for utilities to capitalize on decarbonization of the transportation sector.

Learn more about how utilities are making progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ceres new analysis, Turning Point: Corporate Progress Against the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, at www.ceres.org/turningpoint.

WATCH: Val Smith, Citi, Managing Director and Global Head, Corporate Sustainability

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Val Smith, managing director and global head of corporate sustainability at Citi, discusses how The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability serves as an important framework for benchmarking and understanding best practice for sustainable business leadership. 

GRI Standards Now Available in Simplified Chinese

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Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​

Sustainability Reporting for SMEs Made Simple

GRI Competitive Business Program helps SMEs get started with sustainability reporting
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Through the Competitive Business Program, GRI is working in the developing world to stimulate more transparency on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are impacting our global society and world. In this video, GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin talks about why SMEs should join the program, which is running in Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam.

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Bringing Banking to Low Income Communities in Northern Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria joins Business Call to Action by committing to provide access to financial services for 30,000 low income individuals in the country’s north
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Union Bank of Nigeria (Union Bank) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to financial services for at least 30,000 people from low income communities in 11 states across northern Nigeria by 2020, where currently more than half the population are unbanked.

Summit Draws Major Investors With $30 Trillion in AUM to Map Out Next Steps on Tackling Climate Risk and Seizing Low-carbon Opportunities

Investors make key announcements on low-carbon commitments; release new investor agenda to accelerate and scale up action on climate change
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February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk today to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change. The strong showing of leaders, who ranged from institutional investors to state and city pension fund fiduciaries to corporate executives, demonstrated the growing mainstream attention to the greatest threat of our generation.

New Investor Toolkit: Investor Voices on Water

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Monika Freyman, Director of Investor Water Engagement shares her insights on the latest interactive web-based resource - “The Investor Water Toolkit” - a comprehensive tool that helps investors become more water aware.

Building Resilience in the Philippines Through Microinsurance

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) joins Business Call to Action by providing vulnerable Filipinos with affordable microinsurance tailored to their needs
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Microensurer Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase the number of Filipinos covered by microinsurance from 6 million in 2016 to 8 million in 2020, expanding insurance coverage to 60 percent of the country’s population.

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