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Book Excerpt: Innovation on Tap

Stories of Entrepreneurship from the Cotton Gin to Broadway’s Hamilton
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What do Eli Whitney, Willis Carrier, Elizabeth Arden, Emily Rochon, and Brenna Berman have in common?

Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions Can Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2019. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Book Excerpt from RESET: Business and Society in the New Social Landscape

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In August, nearly 200 Business Roundtable CEOs dominated the news cycle declaring the purpose of a corporation is to deliver value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. They may have also catalyzed the risk inherent to corporate purpose in this new social landscape with a web-empowered public auditing ALL of a company’s actions, not just its self-selected, carefully curated positive examples.

“Purpose washing” has become a thing. And the backlash of getting outed when actions do not meet high-minded purpose statements disrupts business and erodes value.

WBCSD Commends CLP on Sustainability Governance

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The CLP Group demonstrated good sustainability governance practices in its most recent Sustainability Report, according to this year’s edition of Reporting matters – the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) annual review of member company sustainability reports.

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Carbon Pricing Management Briefing – Complimentary Copy

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Carbon markets are now seen as a way to drive efficiencies in the economies of countries and have grown momentum among countries and business to bring down emissions and drive investment into cleaner alternatives.

Hormel Foods Publishes Sustainability-Focused Magazine

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Hormel Foods has published the latest version of its Inside Hormel Foods magazine, which is focused entirely on sustainability.

The sustainability-themed issue of Inside Hormel Foods takes a close look at environmental and social responsibility topics, such as philanthropy, food safety, renewable energy and inclusion and diversity.

Pfizer’s Three Virtues Initiative Strives to Transform African American Health and Wellness

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African Americans are disproportionately affected by many diseases and Pfizer is committed to improving health among this segment of the population through science, partnerships, insights and expertise.

Three Virtues is our integrated, enterprise-wide initiative aiming to:

How CEOs Talk About the Long-Term

by Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, CECP
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When presenting to investors, CEOs need to go deeper than just telling a good marketing story. Institutional investors want to hear more from CEOs about how they are positioning their company to succeed in the long-term. CEOs need to demonstrate that the company’s leadership understands how long-term issues impact value creation and has developed a strategy to mitigate risks and ensure sustainable business practices.

Taproot Foundation Announces the Average Hourly Value of Pro Bono Service is now $195

New valuation up 30% over 2015 value
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October 9, 2019 / 3BL Media / - In the lead up to Pro Bono Week 2019, Taproot Foundation announces that the average hourly value of pro bono service in 2019 has increased to $195, up 30% over the 2015 valuation. The $195 valuation defines the average per hour value of time donated by business professionals to nonprofit organizations through pro bono services, including expertise in areas like marketing, strategic planning, HR, technology, and finance.

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