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Infographic: Two Decades of Growth in Sustainability Reporting

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Over a 20-year journey, GRI has created an outsized impact on the global economy, environment and society. GRI has helped more than 7,200 organizations use our reporting framework to disclose their sustainability impacts, and trained nearly 30,000 professionals to establish a sustainability reporting process. Our global network of core supporters, the GRI GOLD Community, comprises over 500 leading organizations from 68 countries – many of which have revenues larger than the GDPs of entire countries and supply chains spanning the globe. 

A Seemingly Symbolic Activist Action Actually Shifted the Climate Change Debate

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New study by Erb Institute faculty, Andy Hoffman and former Erb Postdoc Todd Schifeling shows McKibben's fossil fuel divestment effort to have positive, if unexpected results.

On the face of it, Bill McKibben’s effort through 350.org to have universities divest fossil fuel assets had limited success. Only a handful of institutions pledged to divest and it didn’t affect the stocks of fossil fuel companies.

American Employees Are Changing — and so Are Their Attitudes About Workplace Giving and Volunteering

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With the massive Baby Boomer generation retiring and giving way to Generation X, Millennials, and now Centennials (also known as Gen Z or iGen) — America’s Charities has conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of U.S. workers that gauges attitudes toward giving and volunteering in the workplace.

New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-reviewed LCA commissioned by global fashion pioneer Stella McCartney compares ten different fiber inputs for manmade cellulose fiber
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LONDON, VANCOUVER, and EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten different raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

Malnutrition Mapping Project Featured by Harvard Kennedy School

Partnership between Amway and GAIN spotlighted
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ADA, Mich., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Malnutrition Mapping Project, a joint effort by Amway and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), is now featured in a Business Partnership Case Study by the Harvard Kennedy School.

New Findings: 68% of Nonprofit Professionals Report Not Having Enough Financial Resources to Do the Work They Do

Taproot Foundation Makes the Case for More Pro Bono With the 2017 State of Pro Bono Service Survey Report
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The Taproot Foundation recognizes that most organizations tackling social problems don’t have access to the marketing, design, technology, strategy, or planning resources they need to succeed. Nonprofits are understaffed, under-resourced, and need support.

In the 2017 State of Pro Bono Service Survey, Taproot focused in on the challenges nonprofits experience each day, and in this report, identified how pro bono can be a high-impact resource in overcoming these common barriers.

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Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability - Why You Need Both a Picture and a Thousand Words

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To be heard in many public debates, you may need more than the proverbial picture that’s worth a thousand words—you may need both a picture and a thousand words.

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Labels and metaphors are powerful. Well-chosen ones evoke positive imagery, emotions and values, while poorly chosen ones can be disastrous. For example, “global warming” is a much more divisive term than “climate change.”

20 Years on 14% of Wild Seafood Engaged With the MSC Program

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International non-profit, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has released its 20th anniversary annual report. Over the last two decades the MSC has worked with scientists, NGOs and the seafood industry to set a globally recognised benchmark for sustainable fishing. Those organisations that meet the MSC’s standards for sustainability and traceability can then use the blue MSC label on seafood products.

New Research: Employee Donor Attitudes About Workplace Giving and Volunteering

Register now! America's Charities Snapshot 2017 Report to be released October 24th
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American employees are changing — and so are their attitudes about workplace giving and volunteering.

Today’s workers are more transient, diverse, and tech savvy than their predecessors. They are also working in an era of greater uncertainty, as entire industries are being transformed by technology and globalization. Against this backdrop, America’s Charities has conducted a new survey of U.S. workers that gauges attitudes toward giving and volunteering in the workplace.

Schneider Electric | WHITE PAPER: Embrace and Combine New Energy Opportunities Into Disruptive Technologies to Meet Energy Challenges

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Aggressive innovation among energy solutions providers, in response to pressures such as corporate demand and policy changes including the Paris Climate Accord, has accelerated development of new clean technologies.

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