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Tackling Modern Slavery With Transparency: GRI to Support the Reporting Community

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Do you want to improve the way you report on modern slavery? Are you willing to support other companies as they begin to communicate on the issue? You can now join GRI's work and engage in cutting-edge dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of transparency on modern slavery with diverse stakeholders, such as investors, media, human rights and legal experts and governments.  ​

Giving Tuesday: Save the Children is Changing Lives in Yemen

by Brendan McDonald
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This post was guest-written by Brendan McDonald, who has been an aid worker since 1999. He has a Masters of Social Science in International Development and has worked in Kosovo, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan, and Iraq. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, Brendan recently co-founded Uncomfortable Revolution, a company dedicated to changing the way people talk about sensitive personal topics. 

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This post was guest-written by Brendan McDonald, who has been an aid worker since 1999. He has a Masters of Social Science in International Development and has worked in Kosovo, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan, and Iraq. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, Brendan recently co-founded Uncomfortable Revolution, a company dedicated to changing the way people talk about sensitive personal topics. 

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

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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.

Alliance Data Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Alliance Data Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
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Jumping 20 percent from the previous year, Alliance Data has proudly received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.

British American Tobacco Launches Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Focus Report

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LONDON, November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- British American Tobacco’s commitment to working to enable prosperous livelihoods for all farmers who supply our tobacco leaf is the focus of the latest report on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods, available now.

Wings for Autism VIDEO | HP Partners with The Arc & SkyWest Airlines

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In a special partnership, HP and The Arc gave autistic children the chance to rehearse and adjust to air travel at Fresno-Yosemite International airport. HP helped families print their experiences to take back home and use for future travels.

Learn more about HP's Integrity and Inclusion initiatives here.

Four Ways to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

Cliff Henson (SVP Global Supply Chain) shares how digitization can improve the resiliency and sustainability of our supply chains
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  • On October 13th, 2017, Cliff Henson spoke to Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit attendees during a panel about how digitization is ensuring supply chain resilience
  • From materials procurement to manufacturing and logistics to customer fulfillment, digitization is playing a large role in driving growth through improved connectivity and real-time decision-making
  • While efficiency is a priority for manufacturers, the need for increased sustainability is growing and can act as a innovation driver to help businesses secure a competitive advantage
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  • On October 13th, 2017, Cliff Henson spoke to Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit attendees during a panel about how digitization is ensuring supply chain resilience
  • From materials procurement to manufacturing and logistics to customer fulfillment, digitization is playing a large role in driving growth through improved connectivity and real-time decision-making
  • While efficiency is a priority for manufacturers, the need for increased sustainability is growing and can act as a innovation driver to help businesses secure a competitive advantage

Women’s Rights and the SDGs, a Conversation with Francoise Girard, President of IWHC

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, we sit with Francoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). Francoise, who describes herself as a “feminist activist,” has been working on women’s rights at the global levels for over 20 years, and talks about why she is so passionate about policy and advocacy. IWHC, which focuses on advancing women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, realizes that by raising the status of women, countries can advance economically and socially, Francoise explains.

UN Migration Agency and Responsible Business Alliance Sign Agreement to Combat Forced Labor and Exploitation

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GENEVA and ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 17 to boost cooperation, promote ethical recruitment and protect the rights of migrant workers.

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