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NRG Energy INFOGRAPHIC | 2017 Sustainability Achievements At-A-Glance

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Sustainability is at the heart of NRG’s mission. It is a business opportunity to meet evolving market demands in a rapidly changing industry. Our sustainability efforts focus on driving business results, reducing risk and enhancing our brand value. To help create a sustainable energy future, we prioritize our work into five key pillars:

Schneider Electric’s Jean-Pascal Tricoire Appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

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  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals

An International Dialogue With Sappi's Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Valli Moosa exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry
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Sappi Limited board member and SETS Committee Chair Valli Moosa and Sappi North America’s Chief Business Sustainability Officer Jennifer Miller exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry.

Q&A With Canary Wharf: Reporting Helps to Inform, Inspire and Influence Responsible Business

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A major property developer in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Canary Wharf aims to embed sustainability in the heart of its business. The company has included non-financial information in their corporate reports since 1987. We spoke to Martin Gettings, Group Head of Sustainability at Canary Wharf, about how sustainability reporting helps them to tell compelling stories and inspire others.

GRI Is Looking for Accomplished Nominees for Its Governance Bodies

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GRI’s mission to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone, can only be fulfilled if everyone is represented. That is why multi-stakeholder representation is at the core of all of our activities, and our governance. And to make this inclusiveness more tangible, there is a yearly opportunity for different constituencies to become part of our governance bodies. 

Members of these governance bodies are experts in their field who are also deeply interested in shaping the future of sustainability reporting. 

Jubilant Life Sciences: Using GRI Reporting to Build a Sustainable Future for the Business

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Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company operating on a global scale. One of the pioneers in India, Jubilant has released a public sustainability report from 2003 onwards. We spoke to Indra Guha, Chief Sustainability Officer at Jubilant, about the benefits the reporting process has brought for the company.

Alliance Data Offers 2017 Corporate Responsibility Highlights Ahead of Report Launch

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Alliance Data shares how disruptive technologies are reshaping the business and social landscape and creating unparalleled opportunities for the company in its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report that will be out later this month. In advance of the full report, the abbreviated highlights report shares an overview of 2017, a year that allowed us to thrive and do what we do best - be innovative, smart, trusted, responsible, inclusive and generous.

Click here to see our Highlights Report.

JetBlue Releases its Annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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-- Mitigating Climate-Related Risk Highlighted as a Key Part of JetBlue’s Long-Term Sustainability Strategy --

-- Airline Incorporates Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations, Providing Strategic Voluntary Governance Details For Investors --

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-- Mitigating Climate-Related Risk Highlighted as a Key Part of JetBlue’s Long-Term Sustainability Strategy --

-- Airline Incorporates Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations, Providing Strategic Voluntary Governance Details For Investors --

WBCSD Issues Insights Report for below50 Project

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WBCSD has launched their below50 insights report,  designed to give you key insights on the status, progress and challenges in the low-carbon transport fuels sector. below50 is one of WBCSD’s key climate projects – and invites any company who produces, uses or invests in low-carbon transport fuels with at least 50% lower emissions that conventional fossil fuels to join. This is the first report outlining progress towards our goal to reduce co2 emissions by replacing 10% of fossil fuel use in global transport with low-carbon transport fuels by 2030.

How the Process of Identifying Environmental, Social & Governance Issues Can Point the Way to Enhanced Shareholder Value Targets

Governance is a fundamental determinant of long-term performance, as is a company’s environmental and social track record, making it a reliable proxy for wider sustainability.
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By Martin Currie

As bottom-up investors, our process starts at the company level. We subject all candidates for inclusion in our high-conviction portfolios to rigorous fundamental analysis and peer review. ESG analysis is embedded in this assessment, influencing key assumptions such as the cost of capital, revenues and expenses. From this we can seek to estimate a company’s intrinsic value.

Governance is a fundamental determinant of long-term performance, as is a company’s environmental and social track record, making it a reliable proxy for wider sustainability.

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