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The Next Resource Frontier: 5 Strategies to Improve Your Company’s Water Security

by Amy Haddon
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Water is arguably our most precious resource.  It is requisite for the survival of all life on our planet.  It is also finite.  While water is endlessly recyclable through the hydrologic cycle, there’s only so much of the stuff, and only about 1% of it is freshwater that is usable for human consumption.

HPE CEO Antonio Neri Addresses Sustainability in Living Progress Report

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In his first sustainability report as CEO, Antonio Neri shares HPE's approach to corporate citizenship in this age of digital disruption.

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In his first sustainability report as CEO, Antonio Neri shares HPE's approach to corporate citizenship in this age of digital disruption.

HP’s Sustainability Criteria Helped Generate $700M in New Revenue

by Alyssa Danigelis
Article

HP Inc. says that sustainable impact was a key differentiator for more than $700 million in new business last year. The company’s newly published 2017 Sustainable Impact Report shows a 38% year-over-year increase in sales bids with sustainability requirements.

“In 2017, customers with sustainable purchasing criteria — including criteria related to eco-labels — represented a total of approximately $15.8 billion of existing and potential business revenue,” the report says.

eBook | Stand or Sit: Changing Roles of Companies & CR Directors in Politically Divisive Times

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Traditional wisdom states that companies should stay away from politics, at least publicly. But over the past few years a remarkable number of companies have begun to take public stances on social and political issues.

Learn how to approach potentially divisive issues, when to weigh in and why remaining neutral is not always the best option in 3BL Media's eBook, Stand or Sit: Changing Roles of Companies & CR Directors in Politically Divisive Times.

Click here to download this free eBook.

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

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GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 
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GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 

Taking a Bite Out of Student Loan Debt

by Jim Witkin
Article

To get a good job and earn a good salary: stay in school, go to college, and get a degree. So goes the conventional wisdom, and the research bears this out. Countless studies have shown that individuals with college degrees will earn more money over the course of their careers than those without a degree.

But the numbers also show that for many, the degree comes with a mountain of student loan debt that will take a good portion of their careers to pay off.

Think Differently: The Shifting Landscape of Value for Emerging Brands and Successful ICOs

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We’ve seen a massive shift towards values-based leadership over the last several years, particularly within the ranks of established corporate leadership teams.

But what role do values and operationalizing the creation of shared value play for the emerging entrepreneur, for whom it can be a matter of business life-or-death if funds aren’t quickly raised and partners don’t come alongside to support their urgent growth? Is there a role for social impact as an entrepreneur or ICO leader?

INFOGRAPHIC | HPE Employees are Creating Local Impact on a Global Scale

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With over 181, 000 volunteer hours clocked and $20 million in social investments, our employees made a big impact in their local communities in 2017.  

Find out more about HPE's social contributions in the new Living Progress Report.

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Bold ideas for South Africa’s Development at World Economic Forum

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Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, participated at the regional World Economic Forum (WEF) with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the government recently. The forum highlighted the need to develop and strengthen partnerships between the private and public sector to engage on critical topics for South Africa's future development, including health, security, workforce, higher education, youth skills and governance.

INFOGRAPHIC | Sustainable Business at NRG

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Corporate sustainability governance structure

For sustainability to be embedded into our organizational strategy, it needs to be championed by our business leaders and integrated into our core operations. To ensure executive and operational buy-in, NRG’s sustainability team manages our day-to-day efforts while also developing and guiding long-term strategy.

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