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GRI: 20 Years of Driving Global Change

Press Release

AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) marks its 20th anniversary and charts a refreshed course to help even more businesses use sustainability reporting to create the conditions for sustainable development. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries already use the GRI reporting framework to disclose non-financial information to their stakeholders and manage their impacts on the economy, the environment and society.

Visa Inc. Recognized as Leader in Corporate Sustainability

Visa Named to Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the company has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious indices for corporate responsibility and sustainability performance. The Index recognizes companies that are leading in their industry in global economic, environmental and social contributions.

From Norway to the Gulf Region: GRI Standards Launch Events Continue Across the Globe

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Across the 26 events in 23 countries so far, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) launches have generated engaging and leading-edge discussions on emerging topics in sustainability reporting. Last week, the GRI Standards event in Norway discussed long-term value creation; this week, Abu Dhabi will take a closer look on green development.

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Across the 26 events in 23 countries so far, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) launches have generated engaging and leading-edge discussions on emerging topics in sustainability reporting. Last week, the GRI Standards event in Norway discussed long-term value creation; this week, Abu Dhabi will take a closer look on green development.

Republic Services Named to the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices

Listed among the world’s top companies for second consecutive year
Press Release

September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, was named to both the 2017 DJSI World and North America indices for the second consecutive year. Republic is the sole recycling and solid waste collection provider included in the 2017 DJSI Indices. The rankings highlight Republic’s continued leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial sustainability.

Ben & Jerry’s: Why Brands Taking Stands is Smart Business

by Jan Lee
Article

Few brands are as famous for their social activism than Ben & Jerry’s. The Vermont ice cream maker with global revenues of more than $1.2 billion (2015) is as much known for its social conscience as for its creamy, irresistible ice cream flavors.

We Are Still In: How Businesses Reshape Political Advocacy in Washington

by Jan Lee
Article

In June, after months of debate and tense speculation, President Donald Trump did something that would have unprecedented impact in the U.S. business community: He announced he would be pulling the United States’ support for the Paris Accord.

Mohawk Partners with Susan G. Komen to Cushion All Seven 3-Days

Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ — To help in the fight against breast cancer, Mohawk is once again partnering with Susan G. Komen® by sponsoring all seven of the organization’s 3-Day events, providing 8,000 pieces of durable, eco-friendly SmartCushionÔ to comfort walkers and crew members.

Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for New Metrics ‘17 Conference

Speakers from Johnson & Johnson, Danone and WWF International among those confirmed to share advances in the metrics around social and environmental value
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program details and speaker lineup for New Metrics '17, scheduled for November 13 -15 in Philadelphia, PA.

Why a Mission-Driven Company Culture Leads to Employee Engagement

Blog

By Dave Armon

Prospective employees today are able to learn more about companies than ever before - a position that gives them a lot of power when considering their next career move.

Integrated Management and Reporting: The Next Step in Corporate Commitment

BrownFlynn Leads Workshop at COMMIT!Forum, Oct. 10 in Washington
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The CEOs of BlackRock and State Street are requesting that companies disclose long-term strategies and demanding board oversight for environmental, social and governance topics (ESG). Some corporate professionals see this as a burden, while others turn these market developments into strategic advantage.

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