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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

HP Links $700 Million in Revenue to Sustainability Strategy

by Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz
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It’s getting simpler for HP Inc.’s chief sustainability and social impact officer Nate Hurst to justify his strategy to his CFO. He lets the numbers do the talking.

Like this compelling data point: In 2017, HP calculates that at least $700 million in new revenue was related to contracts or sales in which sustainability factors were a known consideration.

What Can Sustainability Reporting Learn From the Evolution of Digital Music?

by Alyson Slater
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GRI has introduced its first ever Digital Reporting Tool. It’s a first step in an exciting new direction toward making sustainability data available and accessible in digital format. As we drive innovative formats in corporate sustainability reporting beyond PDFs, what can we learn from the path the music industry took as they evolved from vinyl to CDs to digital streaming? 
 

Seeking Sustainable Growth: GRI to Help Build Standards-based Approach for EU’s Sustainable Finance policy

Eszter Vitorino appointed to the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
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July 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Following the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the EU has mobilized many initiatives to support the global move towards a sustainable economy. One of these is the EU Sustainable Finance strategy, which focuses on examining how to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into the European Union’s financial system. 
 

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