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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) Holds Its Third Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Market Briefing

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ANZ’s support for customers, stakeholders and the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been anchored to its purpose, strong governance and ESG principles.

Responding to the pandemic through an ESG lens

At the Bank’s third annual, dedicated ESG market briefing, ANZ Chief Executive Officer, Shayne Elliott focused the discussion on the ‘social’ aspects within ESG, including how the Bank’s purpose of ‘shaping a world where people and communities thrive’ is helping it navigate the pandemic.

Approaches to Incorporating Green Chemistry and Safety into Laboratory Culture

By Natalie J. O'Neil, Star Scott, Rachael Relph and Ettigounder Ponnusamy
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A systems thinking approach to incorporating green chemistry and safety into laboratory culture is vital, as chemists will be at the molecular level of the innovative solutions to our global challenges. Training chemists to have the skills and culture to accomplish this feat in the safest way possible is pivotal to safe working conditions within the chemical industry and extends to society in a sustainable future for the planet. Today, we know green chemistry to be the framework for conducting chemistry in a manner that is conducive to life.

Outcome of the Essity/UNICEF Partnership “Hygiene is our right”

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After concluding the first year, more than 7200 children and adolescents in Mexico City and Chihuahua have benefited from the Essity and UNICEF partnership "Hygiene is our Rights"-program. 

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After concluding the first year, more than 7200 children and adolescents in Mexico City and Chihuahua have benefited from the Essity and UNICEF partnership "Hygiene is our Rights"-program. 

Responding to the Bigger Picture: Telstra's 2020 Sustainability Report

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Telstra has released its Bigger Picture 2020 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress in implementing its Sustainability Strategy – aimed at helping everyone to thrive in a digital world – and in responding to the issues that matter most to its stakeholders.

Goodyear Increases Transparency, Progresses Toward Goals in Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

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AKRON, Ohio, September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company released its annual report on corporate responsibility performance. The report summarizes the company’s actions in 2019 that demonstrate Goodyear’s continued commitment to ethical and sustainable processes, materials and programs that can help people, communities and the environment. 

Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

New eBook outlines eight actions to help rural electric co-ops lead fiber broadband deployments in their communities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2020, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

AccountAbility Releases Latest Guidance on Sustainability Assurance

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NEW YORK/LONDON, September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to introduce the next version of its AA1000 Assurance Standard – v3 – as the solution of choice for sustainability leaders seeking assurance of their sustainability management, performance, and reporting.

Lower-Income Countries Could Soon Leapfrog High-Income Countries With AI-Enabled Health Technologies, Novartis Foundation and Microsoft Backed Report Says

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  • Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lower income countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now
  • The report uses current AI best practices to draw a roadmap that can help all countries advance towards AI maturity in health
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  • Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lower income countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now
  • The report uses current AI best practices to draw a roadmap that can help all countries advance towards AI maturity in health

AccountAbility Releases German and Simplified Chinese Translations of the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018)

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September 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is expanding global access to principles-based sustainability guidance with the release of German and Simplified Chinese Translations of its signature sustainability management framework and guidance document – the AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018).

Infographic: Earth Overshoot Day 2020

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Human demands on nature have been steadily rising since the 1900’s. In 2020,for the first time ever, we reduced our annual demand by almost 10%. Now imagine what we can achieve if we make this a priority. Today, Humanity’s Ecological Footprint is much higher than the Earth can renew. Earth Overshoot Day is an annual observance of the date when our demand on nature surpasses our planet’s capacity to provide. 

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