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GRI Podcast September Edition: Focus on Water

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GRI’s updated Water & Effluents reporting standard was officially launched during the World Water Week. In this episode, we talk with Paul Reig from the World Resources Institute, who gives his view on the current state of water stewardship reporting and how we can make progress in getting closer to where we want to be.

End of Summer Discount on 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands™

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While our hot summer will soon come to an end, the evolution of corporate responsibility into corporate advocacy shows no sign of cooling. 

3BL Forum is the pivotal event in fall 2018 to examine the Brands Taking Stands movement from the perspective of executives from CR, Sustainability, HR, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Foundation, Investor Relations and the C-suite. 

World Water Week: Companies Must Look Beyond Own Operations to Enhance Water Stewardship

GRI’s updated standard on water and effluents requires reporting impacts in the value chain
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STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Access to freshwater is essential for all life, and a human right recognized by the United Nations. However, millions of people around the world suffer from water scarcity, poor water quality, and inadequate sanitation. Companies operating in areas with water stress have an urgent responsibility to track their impacts, to make informed decisions that trigger meaningful action.

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
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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
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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.

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