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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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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.
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.

VIDEO | WBCSD Reporting Exchange: Theory of Change

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Curious about how to shift the financial system to reward the most sustainable companies? Better corporate reports are part of the solution. When companies don’t have the right information, they can’t make the right decisions. In an increasingly complex world, expectations for corporate reporting are changing. The complexity of corporate sustainability reporting has business and investors overloaded, making it tough to show how sustainability adds value. That’s where the Reporting Exchange comes in.

WBCSD Issues Insights Report for below50 Project

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WBCSD has launched their below50 insights report,  designed to give you key insights on the status, progress and challenges in the low-carbon transport fuels sector. below50 is one of WBCSD’s key climate projects – and invites any company who produces, uses or invests in low-carbon transport fuels with at least 50% lower emissions that conventional fossil fuels to join. This is the first report outlining progress towards our goal to reduce co2 emissions by replacing 10% of fossil fuel use in global transport with low-carbon transport fuels by 2030.

Leading Companies Outline How to Implement a Meaningful Carbon Price

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MONTREUX, Switzerland, April 19, 2018  /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a new in-depth guide for policymakers on carbon pricing. The organization and its members believe that carbon pricing is one of the most efficient means of driving the transition to a low-carbon world.

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