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RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

How CEOs Talk About the Long-Term

by Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, CECP
Blog

When presenting to investors, CEOs need to go deeper than just telling a good marketing story. Institutional investors want to hear more from CEOs about how they are positioning their company to succeed in the long-term. CEOs need to demonstrate that the company’s leadership understands how long-term issues impact value creation and has developed a strategy to mitigate risks and ensure sustainable business practices.

Customer Demands are Driving Sustainability Goal-Setting Into a New Era

New report by the National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) reveals best practices and horizon issues for sustainability goals
Press Release

October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Customers are the most important stakeholders influencing how companies set sustainability priorities, define goals and respond to external requests for environment, social and governance (ESG) information, according to a new report by NAEM.

Among the EHS&S leaders surveyed by NAEM, 68% use, or are planning to use, a formal materiality assessment to identify the issues that most affect their business. And customers are at the top of the list of key influences driving that agenda, NAEM’s research found.

Aflac Shares 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Comprehensive Report Demonstrates Aflac's Purpose - 'The Aflac Way'

Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2018 corporate social responsibility, also known as CSR, accomplishments by unveiling its 2018 CSR Report: "Purpose … with feathers." The comprehensive report highlights the actions and initiatives led by the company's leaders, employees and independent sales agents, who demonstrate Aflac's purpose through their actions.

Pentair Corporate Responsibility Report Showcases Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions

Press Release

LONDON, September 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global water treatment company Pentair announces the release of its 2018 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, highlighting its efforts to make a positive impact on the health of the world with its people, resources, technology and values focused on its mission of delivering smart, sustainable water solutions.

Infographic: Arrow Electronics 2018 Global Impact Statistics

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Arrow CSR partner organizations supported nearly 14.7 million people on six continents in 2018 — a 77% increase over 2017!

Here is a closer look at the projects we supported, designed to make the world a better place now – and Five Years Out.

North America

  • Denver — Arrow CSR HQ
  • New York City — SAM Car street drive
  • Atlanta — NFL First and Future competition at Super Bowl LIII
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia — Employees ride 30-seat bike in Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada race

Europe

Arrow Electronics Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Press Release

DENVER, August 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Report, an overview of the company’s 2018 social, environmental and economic impacts. The company expanded its reach last year, working with organizations that supported nearly 14.7 million people on six continents, a 77 percent increase from 2017.

Schneider Electric | Using Available Tech, We Can Help #MoveTheDate Starting Now

Earth Overshoot Day is moveable if we act now.
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Earth Overshoot Day: It’s the day of the year when we’ve used more natural resources than our planet can renew in 365 days. This year in the United States, Earth Overshoot Day falls on March 15th , — the earliest it has ever been . Despite the progress made in recent years, it has been steadily moving up since 80’s.

Schneider Electric's Business Case for One-planet Prosperity

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Partnership between Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric aims to highlight the powerful competitive advantage of one-planet compatible companies

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Partnership between Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric aims to highlight the powerful competitive advantage of one-planet compatible companies

Mergers Are Coming: How to Manage ESG Through the M&A Process

Blog

By: Laura Gitman, Chief Operating Officer, BSR, and Aimee Louise Bataclan, Manager, Communications and Marketing, BSR

We are living through a time of tremendous external disruption, technological innovation, and increased political, social, and climate risk. As a result of this ongoing disruption, we are seeing increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity as companies seek to buy into the latest innovation, to disrupt the competition—or to prevent being disrupted by the competition.

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