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Cisco Expands Time-Off Policies ​t​o Better Support Global Employees in “Moments That Matter”

by Joe Cozzolino, SVP, Cisco Services
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I couldn’t be a successful Cisco leader if I didn’t focus on delivering the best possible business outcomes to our customers. At Cisco, we are committed to delivering customer and shareholder value through world-class products, services and support. But the other side of this commitment is that the quality of our service depends on the quality and focus of our people. We all go through changes in our lives that demand extra time and attention. I believe that the better we support our employees through those changes, the better they’ll be able to serve our customers.

British American Tobacco | A View from the Inside

BAT’s Group Operations Director Alan Davy explains why supporting sustainable agriculture remains such a priority, and how the company is responding to major issues impacting farming communities.
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Why does BAT have such a strong focus on sustainable agriculture and farmer livelihoods?

Tobacco leaf remains at the core of our products, so the farmers who grow it are at the heart of our supply chain. Our sustainable agriculture objectives are fundamental to ensuring the continued success and long-term security of our business and, crucially, to fulfilling our role in wider society to support farmers and their communities, now and in the future.

Why We Won’t Make It to 2030 Without Buy-In From Business

By Laura Wise
Blog

A recap of The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s latest report

If you were to audit a business class at a university 20 years ago, you would likely hear the recurring theme that the purpose of business is profit; to maximize shareholder value. Since that time, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have entered the picture. The SDGs are a United Nations ordained framework created to help guide government, the private sector and civil society agendas over the next 15 years.

Legg Mason Issues 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

A deep sense of purpose drives our commitment to our clients, our shareholders, our communities and one another
Press Release

BALTIMORENovember 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - 2017 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) announced today it has published its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, for fiscal year 2017[1]. This report reflects the combined effort and contribution of professionals within the firm and across our affiliate organizations.

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity
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The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

Sands Cares and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth host Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit at The Venetian

Blog

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Las Vegas Sands, with our continuous efforts to combat youth homelessness and dedication to being a good corporate citizen through our corporate giving program, Sands Cares, hosted the first annual Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, at The Venetian on Thursday, November 2.  The summit was held to accelerate community awareness of the youth homeless problem and kick-start a year-long planning process.  The plan is a community-wide master plan targeted at reducing the high incid

GRI Raising Human Rights and Sustainability Issues in Africa

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With support from the UK government, GRI is advancing the state of reporting to promote responsible business practices across different countries in Africa. Raising awareness and helping organizations report on social, economic and environmental issues is a vital component of this program. UK's Department for International Development also backs GRI’s regular work on updating and evolving its standards to reflect new emerging topics and best practices on sustainability reporting.

Where ‘Me Too’ Can Take Us

By: Lorna Donatone
Blog

The “#MeToo” social media campaign is extraordinary and enlightening. Clearly, we all need to take seriously that so many women are posting and tweeting those two words to say that they, too, have been harassed or assaulted.

There have been many heartfelt examinations of the personal impact of harassment and worse these past weeks. Those consequences are devastating, but they are not isolated.

One Year of the GRI Standards: in Numbers

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​Launched in October 2016, the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are the latest evolution of GRI’s reporting framework, which has been developed through a robust multi-stakeholder process. The GRI Standards replace the G4 Guidelines, which will be phased out by 30 June 2018. Here's a recap of what has happened since the launch last year. 

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