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Xylem Watermark Sponsors AquaTower Builds for Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24


Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs, will deploy 24 community-based AquaTowers in 24 hours during Project 24 on March 22 — World Water Day.

Viacommunity Hosts a Screening of Selma in Honor of Black History Month

by Amanda Critelli

On Feb. 21, 40 high school students from New York City and neighboring public schools made their way to Viacom’s Times Square headquarters to celebrate Black History Month with a screening of Paramount’s critically acclaimed Selma, a crucial film about the African-American experience.

GRI Podcast March Edition: Why Should Investors Care About Sustainability Data?

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On the March episode of Beyond Reports, we speak with Amanda Feldman, Director of the Impact Management Project. She talks about the project’s work to create a common understanding of how impacts on people and the planet should be communicated and managed. This ground-breaking work has the potential to help close the gap between the information companies disclose and the information investors want. We will also hear a report from London, as well as a word from our Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg, about the role of women and girls in the sustainable development agenda. 

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Scale Tech Impact Week to 6 Cities Across the U.S.

One day, skills-based volunteer event pairs 450 employees with nearly 70 nonprofits to solve technology challenges
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BOSTON, March 5, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is collaborating with Fidelity Investments® to launch Tech Impact Week, its 3rd annual wide-scale flash consulting event where Fidelity Investments technologists utilize their expertise to support local nonprofit organizations in building their internal capacity and acumen.

Will Corporations Inherit the Earth?


In a recent New York Times op-ed piece entitled, “Corporations Will Inherit the Earth,” Frank Bruni muses about the role of corporations in society at a time that the federal government is -- to use his phrase -- “a bumbling klutz.” Bruni asserts, “It can’t manage health care. It can’t master infrastructure. It can’t fund itself for more than tiny increments of time.

Caring About the Game


“It seems to be easier to win the game when you care about the game.” 

The morning after the Super Bowl seems an appropriate time to write about the game, but it’s not actually the game of football that I’m interested in.  It’s the game of business and what it takes to win in 2018.

Dollars and Scents

By Jason Woods

Vetiver is essential to perfume and cosmetic industries, but farming the roots of this sought-after grass is by no means glamorous. Heifer Haiti is supporting vetiver farmers through both the challenges of depending on a crop harvested only once a year and the difficulties of living in a disaster-prone part of the world.

De Beers Group Diamond Mine Backs Rugby at Ground Level

Rugby grounds belonging to Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine are the home for a third rugby centre supported by the country’s Re Ba Bona Ha programme.

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers Group and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, has already invested P6.5 million in the programme.

Jwaneng mine’s Services Manager Isaac Tswetla called on local teams to make good use of the rugby facilities and to host international games there.

Families Impacted by California Wildfires Get Help for the Holidays

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A nurse and ten families affected by the recent California Wildfires received a special Christmas surprise, thanks to Walmart and the Today Show. 

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Infographic: 20 Years of Defining the Sustainability Reporting Landscape

Wrapping up 2017, it is a good time to take one more look at the past twenty years in sustainability reporting, including the milestones and growth of GRI
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Two decades after pioneering the sustainability reporting process in 1997, GRI is now the world's established pre-eminent sustainability standard setter.


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