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How Barclays Helps Prepare People for the Workplace

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In 2017 Barclays helped upskill 2.1m people through our flagship LifeSkills and Connect with Work programmes.

The challenge: The global labour market is undergoing major structural changes with far-reaching implications for future workforces.

Our ambition: We aim to address unemployment by focusing on three key areas - upskilling, training and creating employment.

Read about our access to employment progress in our ESG Report.

Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Nothing Will Change for the 1.06 Billion People Living Without Access to Energy if Adequate Local Skills Are Not Developed


What’s TVET? In short, the Technical and Vocational Education Training provides skills to vulnerable population enabling them to take career opportunities and providing essential services to their communities. It has a bridging role to play in the rising of energy demand and unemployment.

However, this type of training faces several challenges that prevent it from reaching its full potential: a lack of quality during trainings, a lack of resources, a lack of equal access to training and an inadequacy within local markets. Thus, actions must be taken to help its development.

British American Tobacco Underlines Commitment to Transforming Tobacco in Latest Group Reports

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LONDON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- British American Tobacco (BAT) recently published its Annual Report and Sustainability Report – both of which outline the Company’s commitment to transform tobacco by offering an unrivalled suite of potentially reduced-risk products that address the varied preferences of today’s consumers.

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. 

10 Reasons “Good Enough” Won’t Be Good Enough for Brands in 2018

Latest report reveals how global businesses can—and must—take the lead on environmental and social issues.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — A revealing new report shows the future of sustainability is now in the hands of worldwide brands, their consumers, and the NGOs holding them accountable.

How to Address Gender Equality Through Reporting?

Use these GRI Standards to get started

The United Nations Sustainbale Development Goal number 5 aims to eradicate gender inequality by 2030. If the world is to achieve this, it is essential to eliminate the root causes of discrimination that can impede the advancement of women. Companies, whether large or small, are key actors in the struggle for gender equality. In their role as job creators, they can promote equal opportunities when it comes to issues like salary and parental leave. And, by disclosing their impacts, they can help make the good fight more transparent.

Better Supply Chain Management Through SME Reporting

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Through the Competitive Business Program, GRI is working in the developing world to stimulate more transparency on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are impacting our global society and world. In this video GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin talks about why large enterprises should join the program in the target countries (Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam) and motivate their SMEs suppliers to begin reporting on their sustainability impacts.

Kesko Is Transforming and Growing


Kesko’s 2017 Annual Report describes the progress made in Kesko’s strategy and sustainability work, providing comprehensive performance indicators. 

UN Leaders Demand Urgent Action to Scale-up Collaboration and Partnerships With the Private Sector to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Finds United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Strategy Study

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — United Nations leaders see greater collaboration and partnership with the private sector as critical to progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new study by the UN Global Compact and Accenture Strategy.

One hundred percent of UN leaders surveyed believe that cross-sector alliances, networks and partnerships are essential to accelerating progress on Agenda 2030, and a clear majority (59 percent) believes that business will be the critical partner in the UN’s ability to deliver the SDGs.


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