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Driving Sustainability Forward: LeasePlan Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA and AMSTERDAM, January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- LeasePlan Corporation, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

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IN BRIEF:

Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

A New Window Onto Sustainability: Microsoft Corporation Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA, January 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Global Cloud IT leader Microsoft Corporation has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

Scalable Solutions in Fragile States

Applying MSI’s scaling paradigm in states with low government capacity to meet pressing needs, build social capital, and address root causes of fragility
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Schneider Electric WEBINAR | Last Chance, Last Call: How to Align Corporate Environment Objectives With Climate Science

Save the date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11am EST/4pm GMT
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Don’t miss this stimulating discussion about corporate climate action with WWF and HP!

What is the conversation about?

  • Science-Based Targets (SBTs), which can help align corporate environmental objectives with climate science.

Who has joined SBTs?

  • There are more than 300 companies! Is yours on the list?

If not, why don’t you let them know about this new trend in corporate sustainability?

Action Points for Poverty Alleviation: New GRI Paper Outlines Practical Steps

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Sustainability reporting can support companies’ contribution to poverty alleviation. So how can we maximize its impact to help reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of no poverty by 2030? A new paper by GRI outlines recommendations and specific disclosures that companies can apply.
 

Updates to SDG Compass – Call for Business Tools

Do you know of a business tool that could be mapped against the SDGs?
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GRI, the UN Global Compact and WBCSD are inviting submissions to an inventory, which is part of the SDG Compass, to support organizations in measuring their contributions to the SDGs.​

WEBINAR | Schneider Electric to Host Deep-Dive Discussion About Science-Based Targets with WWF and HP

Save the date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11am EST/4pm GMT
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What are Science-Based targets?

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Today more than 300 companies have committed to setting targets in line with climate science under the Science-Based Targets Initiative.

According to CDP, nearly 1,200 companies aim to have set SBTs in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2019.

Dole Pineapple Workers Open Community Center Thanks to Fair Trade

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Originally published by Fair Trade Certified

Dole Food Company and Fair Trade USA jointly announced today the inauguration of two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, made possible by Fair Trade purchases made at Whole Foods Market stores, which drive additional money to pineapple farmworkers to invest in projects of their choosing. The commencement events at the two locations took place on December 5th and 6th, 2017.

Using Text Analytics to Start Building an SDG Business Case

by Tam Nguyen and Michael Yamoah
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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how text analytics can help advance a business case for the SDGs in terms of investment, project opportunity or risk management. Countries benefit from more strategic business investments, projects or programs that can advance a country’s SDG implementation process.

Bechtel presented this case study at the Business Experts Roundtable on Data Analytics for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Reports on September 19, 2017 in New York. The event was organized by the U.S. Council for International Business and hosted by KPMG.

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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how text analytics can help advance a business case for the SDGs in terms of investment, project opportunity or risk management. Countries benefit from more strategic business investments, projects or programs that can advance a country’s SDG implementation process.

Bechtel presented this case study at the Business Experts Roundtable on Data Analytics for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Reports on September 19, 2017 in New York. The event was organized by the U.S. Council for International Business and hosted by KPMG.

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