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CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at Generating Alpha

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CSRHub CTO and Co-Founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at Skytop Strategies Generating Alpha conference, in New York on February 13th. Bahar will join a panel discussing Alpha from Impact: Identifying Opportunities in ESG.

Novartis Receives FDA Approval for Egaten® for the Treatment of Fascioliasis, a Neglected Tropical Disease

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  • Egaten is the only drug approved in the US for the treatment of people with fascioliasis and is currently the only treatment recommended by the WHO

  • Fascioliasis, commonly known as liver fluke infestation, is estimated to infect 2.4 million people globally1

  • Novartis has been donating Egaten to the WHO since 2005, helping to treat around 2 million patients in more than 30 countries

  • FDA approval reinforces the company’s commitment to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases including fascioliasis, leprosy and malaria

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  • Egaten is the only drug approved in the US for the treatment of people with fascioliasis and is currently the only treatment recommended by the WHO

  • Fascioliasis, commonly known as liver fluke infestation, is estimated to infect 2.4 million people globally1

  • Novartis has been donating Egaten to the WHO since 2005, helping to treat around 2 million patients in more than 30 countries

  • FDA approval reinforces the company’s commitment to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases including fascioliasis, leprosy and malaria

Erb Institute ICYMI: How Can Academia and Business Collaborate for Sustainability?

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The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit.

In the videos above, we take a look at what academia has to offer business sustainability professionals and how the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.
 

5 Books That Every Leader Should Be Reading Now

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The beginning of a new year is always a good time to be reconsidering one's reading list.  With apologies to friends who have written terrific books on leadership and corporate social responsibility, the following are the five books (in alphabetical order) that I think leaders should be reading (or in some cases, re-reading) this year.  Some of them are new, some are more vintage, but all of them have lessons for leaders that are not only worthwhile, but increasing important in our highly competitive and chaotic world.

Ørsted Gets Closer to a Complete Green Transformation: 99% Renewable Energy Generation by 2025

Ørsted, one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies, will generate almost only green energy by 2025, and bring clean energy to more than 50 million people by 2030. Read more in their recently-published Sustainability Report.
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The years 2015-2018 were the four warmest years on record for the world. To avoid runaway climate change, society must radically decarbonise the way it generates and consumes energy, and keep global temperature rise below 1.5° Celsius as compared with pre-industrial levels.

Emerging Technologies Give Environmental, Health and Safety and Sustainability Leaders New Insights into Business Risk

NAEM Report Profiles the Innovations Shaping the Future of EHS&S Management
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WASHINGTON, February 6, 2019 /3BL Media/- Emerging technologies are rapidly changing how companies prevent pollution, keep employees safe and set sustainability goals, according to a report published today by the National Association for Environment, Health and Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM)

Climate-risk Awareness Rises Among Corporations, Says New Report

12th annual “State of Green Business” reveals growing understanding of how sustainability issues help and hinder profits
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OAKLAND, Calif. and LONDON, February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A rising tide of companies around the world are waking up to the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and other environmental issues, according to a new report from Trucost, part of S&P Global, and GreenBiz Group.

The Future of Gender Equality in the Workplace

By Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.
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Last week, I sat on a panel with Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and Goldman Sachs Managing Director Dina Powell to discuss the state of gender equality in the workplace at Bloomberg’s annual ‘The Year Ahead Davos’. Our conversation focused on the financial imperative for representation across organizations – from the trading floor to the boardroom – and the key trends driving the evolution of equality. Following our productive discussion, I came away with four major factors catalyzing this change:

Business Leaders on the Value of the Bloomberg GEI

By Kiersten Barnet, Manager, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
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This month, Bloomberg released the 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which includes 230 companies across industries that are committed to transparency in gender reporting and promoting equality. In my role as the head of the Index, I have had the opportunity to connect with business leaders from many of these organizations and gain a stronger insight into why companies report gender data and the value in participating.

Life-Changing Technology for the Sustainable Future of Healthcare

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“By driving our business to achieve positive economic, social and environmental impact, Abbott is delivering life-changing technologies, creating value in communities worldwide and achieving sustainable growth.” – Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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