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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.

SDG Sector Roadmaps: Leveraging the Power of Collaboration to Drive SDG Impact

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MONTREAUX, Switzerland, April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has today released a new publication which lays out a step-by-step process that companies from the same sector can follow as they come together to explore, articulate and realize a common vision for how their industry can contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

GRI and Global Child Forum Commit to Driving Corporate Action to Improve Children’s Lives

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Last week, GRI and the Global Child Forum announced to join forces to strengthen corporate transparency and accountability on children’s rights issues. The two organizations announced their collaboration through a Letter of Intent at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, at the 10th Global Child Forum.

Launching the Social and Human Capital Coalition: Helping Companies Recognize the Value of People and Communities Living Well

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Today marks the launch of the Social and Human Capital Coalition, designed to help companies recognize, measure and value the importance of people and communities. As part of the launch, the Coalition is also opening the Social and Human Capital Protocol for public consultation until 16 June 2018. 

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