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How Companies Can Showcase Leadership in the Face of Climate Change

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Over one year ago the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) developed recommendations that help companies disclose climate-related risks and opportunities in their financial filings and help investors make better-informed decisions.

What New U.S. Data Privacy Laws Mean for Business

by Mary Mazzoni
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The frequency and intensity of data breaches are on the rise worldwide. More than 4.5 billion records were compromised in the first half of 2018, a 133 percent increase over last year, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. Numbers like these make consumers understandably wary of sharing their personal information with companies, and they also represent a significant risk for the world’s top firms.

MSL Wants to Learn More About How Corporate Activism Influences Stakeholder Behavior

by Mary Mazzoni
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Companies including Bank of America and NASCAR helped convince North Carolina lawmakers to rescind the state’s anti-LGBTQ “bathroom bill.” Nike blew past boycott threats and leveraged an explosive ad campaign, featuring former NFL quarterback and racial equality advocate Colin Kaepernick, to attain its 

Join the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting

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The Independent Appointments Committee has an extraordinary open call for nominations to fill an unexpected vacancy in the Business Enterprise constituency on the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). Apply before 31 October! 

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Sabrina Boanu-Williams Works with the Thameside Prison Initiative

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Through her work with the Thameside Prison Initiative, Sabrina is successfully helping prisoners gain the skills they need to find meaningful employment after release. According to government figures, 46% of adult prisoners re-offend within a year of release, costing UK taxpayers £13bn a year. Giving prisoners the confidence and skills to gain meaningful employment after release greatly lessens the chance of re-offending.

Global Reporting Initiative Co-launches Impact Management Project

Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Measuring Impact: Private Sector Sustainability Data for Achieving the SDGs

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The 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the ideals of our time and aim to ensure that everyone can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality, while protecting the planet from degradation, and in harmonious, peaceful and just societies.  The commitment of governments has been translated into clear and measurable targets, that get evaluated yearly during the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).

HanesBrands Donates More Than $2 Million of Underwear, Socks and T-Shirts to Assist Hurricane Florence Victims

Nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute the donated apparel to relief agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- HanesBrands announced today that it is donating nearly 350,000 pairs of underwear, socks and T-shirts to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and the Southeast.

Hanes is partnering with nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute essential basic apparel valued at more than $2 million to storm and flood victims who have endured relocation, lost homes, power outages and other hardships in wake of the hurricane and associated flooding.

Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI Occupational Health and Safety Standard

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To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers. 

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