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Alliance Data Offers 2017 Corporate Responsibility Highlights Ahead of Report Launch

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Alliance Data shares how disruptive technologies are reshaping the business and social landscape and creating unparalleled opportunities for the company in its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report that will be out later this month. In advance of the full report, the abbreviated highlights report shares an overview of 2017, a year that allowed us to thrive and do what we do best - be innovative, smart, trusted, responsible, inclusive and generous.

Click here to see our Highlights Report.

New Publication From GRI: Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy

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According to the World Bank Group, close to 95% of all businesses worldwide can be classified as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That is some 400 million companies, that form the backbone of the global economy. As such, they have an important part in the global economy and play a crucial role in a more sustainable world. 

Making the Case for Better Buildings

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The World Green Building Council recently released their latest report, Doing Right By People and Planet: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building. This report focuses on 11 case studies from around the world that highlight the ways health and well-being building features can "save your company money, make your employees feel healthier and more productive, and bring a positive return on your investment in a green and healthy space."

A few take-aways from the report include:

3BL Media Webcast Series | How Investors Consume ESG Data: Advice for Corporate Reporters from Wall Street

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Join 3BL Media on May 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a free webcast detailing research on the ESG reporting preferences of fund managers and analysts at firms managing trillions in assets.

HP Inc. Survey Reveals Sustainability Tops List of Incentives for Office Workers

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  • When office workers in Brazil and Mexico look at how important certain aspects of a job are, they rate sustainability as the most important employer offering, alongside technology available in the office.
  • Office workers report high levels of participation in sustainability efforts such as turning off lights to save energy, recycling, and taking alternative transportation to work.
  • They also want to do more – employees look to their employers to provide resources and training to advance sustainable practices.
  • There’s big opportunity around printing as an environmentally-friendly technology; most employees view printing as having a negative impact on the environment.
New survey among U.S., Mexico and Brazil employees reveal a growing demand for resources and education to build sustainable workplaces
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News highlights:

  • When office workers in Brazil and Mexico look at how important certain aspects of a job are, they rate sustainability as the most important employer offering, alongside technology available in the office.
  • Office workers report high levels of participation in sustainability efforts such as turning off lights to save energy, recycling, and taking alternative transportation to work.
  • They also want to do more – employees look to their employers to provide resources and training to advance sustainable practices.
  • There’s big opportunity around printing as an environmentally-friendly technology; most employees view printing as having a negative impact on the environment.

Better Risk Management: It’s About Survival

by Rodney Irwin
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Every human being is programed to be a risk manager.

Through our natural fight or flight instincts, our bodies release hormones and chemical stimuli in response to dangerous situations. But if we don’t have all the information, we can’t respond to dangerous risks appropriately. And in those instances, it’s much more likely that we’ll get hurt.

On a very basic level, the same is true for business.

Charitable Giving Changing As Younger Donors Give and Demand More From the Third Sector

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  • New Barclays research reports younger givers are leading the charitable donation charge; 35 to 54 year-olds gave the most to charity in 2017 
  • Cash falls out of favour, with almost three-quarters of charities saying street donations are declining
  • Digital donation methods are rising in popularity; online was the most common method for over a quarter of people last year, but GDPR poses a threat 
  • Growing need for charities to show how donations will be spent; over a third (37%) of consumers say they don’t give because they’re unsure how charities use their money 
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  • New Barclays research reports younger givers are leading the charitable donation charge; 35 to 54 year-olds gave the most to charity in 2017 
  • Cash falls out of favour, with almost three-quarters of charities saying street donations are declining
  • Digital donation methods are rising in popularity; online was the most common method for over a quarter of people last year, but GDPR poses a threat 
  • Growing need for charities to show how donations will be spent; over a third (37%) of consumers say they don’t give because they’re unsure how charities use their money 

New Report Shows Green Growth and Reporting Are High on Vietnam’s Agenda

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a new Reporting Exchange case study on Vietnam, showing that sustainability and economic ambitions are shaping the country’s corporate reporting patterns.

NRG Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Continues Its Best-in-Class Reporting

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PRINCETON, N.J., April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – NRG Energy Inc. has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, providing key updates on NRG’s sustainability objectives, milestones and accomplishments.

Key 2017 achievements include:

Schneider Electric: Sustainability Is at the Center of Everything We Do

Learn how Schneider Electric is taking responsibility in the 2017 – 2018 Schneider Sustainability Report
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For the fourth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the first quarter of 2018. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the 2018- 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact, which replaces the Planet & Society barometer, measuring progress towards its ambitious sustainability commitments. With a total score of 3.56 out of 10 at end-March 2018, the Group has exceeded its Schneider Sustainability Impact target of 3.50 out of 10 for the quarter.

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