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Utilities Industry Benchmark Infographic

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Understanding how peer Utility companies are performing or managing their CSR programs can be useful to ensure you are on the right path for success. This infographic dives into the Utility industry to share common elements of CSR programs, trends in the sector, and key facts that are interesting and insightful. 

Carnival Corporation Releases Annual Sustainability Report for 2018

Company reports on key sustainability initiatives, including launching world's first cruise vessel powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, world's cleanest burning fossil fuel
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MIAMIJuly 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently released its ninth annual sustainability report, detailing the key initiativ

ITV Announces New Social Purpose Targets, and Creates Award-winning Campaigns

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August 1, 2019 - ITV has developed a new Social Purpose strategy and set ambitious targets to drive meaningful change, which are published in our report released this week.  With the massive reach of our platforms, much-loved shows and creative talent we have an ability to shape culture for good. We have identified four priorities where we want to make significant difference, externally and internally. These are: championing better mental and physical health for all; fostering creativity by embracing diversity; reducing our impact on the environment; and giving back. 

Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings

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By Zack Olson, Founder, NextGen Agriculture; and Chris Vigil, Project Manager, NextGen Agriculture

From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. With market share increasingly on the line – particularly for large consumer goods companies – food and beverage companies are being squeezed to analyze every cost.

AccountAbility Invites Collaboration to Translate the AA1000AP (2018) Regionally

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LONDON, July 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is seeking potential partners to contribute expertise and sponsor development of local language versions of the latest AA1000 Accountability Principles (AA1000AP, 2018) - its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document.

Quantifying and Evidencing Impact – Kering, HSBC, World Benchmarking Alliance and More

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There’s increasing pressure on companies to provide verifiable evidence of positive impact and, where possible, quantifiable success. Companies are tasked with identifying meaningful data points, educating the business on the need to demonstrate trusted impact metrics and benchmark social and environmental impacts against peers.
 
At the recent Responsible Business Summit Europe, Ethical Corporation hosted two in-depth sessions that looked to provide actionable ideas covering these topics:
 

Caesars Entertainment Announces Release of its 10th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Marking a Decade of Positive Impact

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July 31, 2019 – Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR), one of the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, today published its annual PEOPLE PLANET PLAY corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, marking a decade of positive impact in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

The Report covers progress made by the Company in 2018 and during the first half of 2019 in six key areas:

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How Companies are Using Global Pro Bono to Create Social Impact

By Gavin Cepelak, Vice President of Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global
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Leading companies are now more deliberately leveraging leadership and employee engagement to generate sustainable social good. It’s an answer to the question, “How does business shift to meet the changing demands of investors, employees, customers, and communities to meet business and social standards?” For years we’ve known that leadership and employee engagement are important, of course, but they are no longer sufficient to compete in today’s business landscape.

Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road

Water utilities are expected to become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy
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It is no surprise that after labor costs, energy is the next highest operational cost for water and wastewater utilities. Water is an extremely heavy resource, requiring enormous amounts of energy to move and treat it. As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. 

Black & Veatch: Insightful Charging Infrastructure Planning Critical to Enabling Cost-Effective Electric Fleets

New eBook outlines eight steps to help managers select technologies, plan for power delivery and construct charging facilities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 25 2019 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by economics, rising air pollution from vehicle emissions and new advances in technology, transportation is transforming and becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. U.S. sales of passenger electric vehicles have soared in the last decade. Now, as automakers prepare for mass production of a new line-up of medium- and heavy-duty electric vans, buses, delivery trucks and semi’s, smart fleet and sustainability managers are taking notice.

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