Shared Value CSR News

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.

HPE | Sustainability and Shareholder Value

Sustainability engagement helped HPE drive nearly $160 million of new revenue in 2017.
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We have long known that our Living Progress plan is the right thing for a responsible company to do. But we now have increasing evidence that our sustainability credentials contribute to our business objectives and deliver value to our shareholders.

This trend is reflected in the burgeoning growth of the sustainability investment sector.

Hallmark Responds in Times of Need: Disaster Relief 2017

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2017 was one of the costliest years for natural disasters in U.S. history. From flooding to wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes, the need for assistance across the country was greater than ever. Hallmark and its businesses supported several disaster response efforts, contributing nearly $150,000 through corporate and employee gifts as well as contributions collected in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

5 Steps You Can Take Today to Start Measuring Your Business Impact

How to start measuring the impact of your business to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
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by Rabayl Mirza, Impact Management Specialist at the Business Call to Action 

Impact measurement can be challenging if you have never done it before and don’t know where to start. Even the savviest professionals sometimes find it hard to choose between various tools, methodologies and frameworks available. Truth is, knowing what impact you’re making doesn’t have to be complicated. We have identified a few simple things anyone can do to kickstart impact measurement:

Sustainable Development Goals in Corporate Reporting: What Matters to Investors?

​Ten recommendations for companies to meet Investor needs in SDG reporting
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​NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Ten recommendations intended to stimulate more investment to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published today at the SDG Business Forum by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the United Nations Global Compact. The recommendations focus on how corporate reporting on the SDGs can best address investors’ information needs to help mobilize sustainable finance needed for the achievement of the SDGs.

Video: Investing in Sustainable Development Goals Pays Off

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give companies and investors a unique chance to create a better world. In this video, we ask prominent members from the investor world why the SDGs matter when it comes to making investment decisions.

Click here to read more about GRI’s work with the capital markets.

HPE | Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From the Living Progress Report

by Chris Wellise, Chief Sustainability Officer at HPE
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We recently released our annual Living Progress Report, showcasing how HPE is driving sustainable innovation and embedding corporate citizenship within our culture. From garnering investor confidence with leading environmental and social governance (ESG) performance, to developing the world’s most efficient and secure products, I'm delighted to share a few of the highlights from the new report.

1. We ranked among the world’s most sustainable companies

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