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The Sustainability Imperative: Business and Investor Outlook

2018 Bloomberg Sustainable Business & Finance Survey
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Do investors have the information they need to adequately manage risk and identify sustainable investment opportunities? Are companies prioritizing sustainable strategies throughout their organizations? A new Bloomberg survey of U.S. and European investors and corporations, explored in this paper, seeks to uncover how these groups believe they are faring on their path towards a sustainable future.

WWF Report Reveals Staggering Extent of Human Impact on Planet

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  • Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years.
  • The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
  • Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.
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  • Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years.
  • The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
  • Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.

Pro Bono As a People Strategy in Action: Adobe

Aligning with HR to prove concept
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Taproot has long made the case that a strong corporate pro bono program is a triple win—nonprofits receive the support they need, companies build deeper relationships with their communities, and employees have the opportunity to apply their skills in new and meaningful ways. While there is a robust foundation of evidence supporting the claim that pro bono is a powerful social impact strategy, practitioners often struggle to articulate the business case for pro bono.

Working Together for Water and a Cleaner Lake Taihu

By Christy Abizaid
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Imagine if a toxic microcystis algae bloom left 2.3 million people (about the population of Paris, France) without drinking water for a week.

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics ‘18

Innovative methodologies and case studies shared by Lyft, SAP, Iron Mountain and others in Philadelphia
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference.

Tracking Sustainability Commitments on a Quarterly Basis is Possible

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The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

Advancing the Long-Termism Movement: The Strategic Investor Initiative's CEO Investor Forum

SII Vantage Point Volume 2, Issue 6: Emerging Practices in Long-Term Plans and Measuring Their Impact
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In an effort to update corporate leaders and investors on the latest trends and research, the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) will hold a joint webinar called “Changing the Conversation: Sharing Your Company’s Long-Term Plans.” The online event will take place on November 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Eastern time and will address three central themes:

Securing a Sustainable Future

Symantec publishes 11th annual Corporate Responsibility Report
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By Debra McLaughlin, Sr Mgr, Corporate Responsibility

We are proud to share our 2018 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, which highlights the progress we’ve made in delivering on CR commitments to our people, your information, and the world. In this, our 11th CR report, we share both the progress we’ve made and the areas where we need to improve, as both are a part of our CR journey. 

Marathon Petroleum Corp. 2018 Citizenship Report Expands Coverage of Environmental Metrics and Governance

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Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) today announced the publication of its 2018 Citizenship Report, which describes the company’s accomplishments in energy efficiency, emissions reductions and safety, as well as provides a detailed look at MPC’s governance, community involvement, and much more.

How Are You Using Pro Bono as a People Strategy? | Taproot's Advisory Services Newsletter

In this issue: Taproot Celebrates Pro Bono Week 2018, a new resource, tips on recruiting volunteers, and more
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Pro Bono Week 2018 Spotlight: The Skilled Volunteers Behind Pro Bono 

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