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How Businesses Can Do More to Promote Human Rights: Interview With Caroline Rees


I have always believed that business has the power to help us solve society’s most pressing challenges. That’s why I worked in corporate responsibility functions in the private sector for more than 20 years. It’s also the reason I became the Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), developer of the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting. 

Avery Dennison Ohio Employees Giving Back in a Warm Way

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Our Label and Graphic Materials North America team (LGM-NA) recently worked to make winter warmer for those in need. The LGM-NA Extended Leadership Team partnered with domestic violence shelter Forbes House to provide blankets and backpacks with school supplies to families in the shelter. To learn more about our company, visit

RMI Deploys New Approaches for Due Diligence

Responsible Minerals Initiative Expands Scope and Tools for Ethical Sourcing Worldwide
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their minerals supply chains, today announced new tools to enable responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

VIDEO | Whole Planet Foundation: Powering Her Potential

Celebrating International Women’s Day
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In honor of women around the globe who are lifting up themselves and their families through their own hard work and creativity, happy International Women’s Day! Today Whole Planet Foundation celebrates the achievements of microentrepreneurs like Rupa who are using their voice and their personal power to change their own lives through microbusinesses they lead.

Transparency as a Force for Gender Equality

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On Women's Day 2018, GRI's Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg speaks about how the empowerment of women and girls is the cornerstone of sustainable development and achieving our Global Goals.

Responsible Business Alliance Foundation Receives $1M Grant from Walmart Foundation to Accelerate Ethical Recruitment in Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), today announced the RBA Foundation received a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to help build a robust and responsible recruitment marketplace for migrant labor in Malaysia and surrounding nations.

How My Passions Come to Life at Cisco

by Ovais Iqbal, Systems Engineer, Worldwide Sales

Early in my adulthood, I realized I was passionate about three things: giving back to the community, doing the best I can in everything I do, and my family. These passions influence every decision I make – including my decision to join Cisco 11 years ago.

My Cisco family – and it truly is a family – encourages me to give back, to do my best, and treats me like a valued member of our community. Never was this more true than in my recent trip across the world to help children in need.

Companies Show Signs of Progress, but New Ceres Analysis Calls for More Action on Sustainability Commitments

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February 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new interactive web-based analysis released today by Ceres examines how more than 600 of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. are responding to urgent calls to act on climate change and other sustainability threats, such as water pollution and scarcity, and human rights abuses, and positioning themselves for success in a world shaped by these unprecedented environmental and social challenges. 

GRI Podcast February Edition: Business and Human Rights

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In the first episode of 2018, GRI interviews Caroline Rees, President of Shift, the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. There's also a report from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, where GRI’s Chief Executive Tim Mohin delivered an important message to world leaders. You will also find out how GRI's Regional Hub in South Asia is helping local businesses contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers: Biannual Review


In July 2017, Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World responded to one of the challenges within Las Vegas’ homeless community with the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Powered by Clean the World, a mobile hygiene unit that visits various locations serving the homeless population to provide showers, hygiene supplies, and other resources.


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