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Three Quarters of Mid-sized UK Businesses Investing in Green Initiatives Benefit Commercially

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  • Three quarters (73%) of businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour
  • A third (31%) are taking environmental action ‘because it’s the right thing to do’ and 27% because they want ‘to be recognised as an environmentally responsible business’
  • Lack of funds (19%) and concerns about return on investment (16%) were the most commonly cited financial worry 
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  • Three quarters (73%) of businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour
  • A third (31%) are taking environmental action ‘because it’s the right thing to do’ and 27% because they want ‘to be recognised as an environmentally responsible business’
  • Lack of funds (19%) and concerns about return on investment (16%) were the most commonly cited financial worry 

Measuring Corporate Actions Against the SDGs

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With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world’s leaders set out on an ambitious path to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a coherent, holistic, integrated framework for addressing the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges and creating a better future for all. The success of the agenda will be based on collaborative efforts by all parties in society, including businesses. 

HP’s Focus on Education: The Value of Shared Purpose

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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It’s been seven years since Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer published their big idea, “Creating Shared Value,” in Harvard Business Review. I remember how it reverberated among the sustainability community—validating what many of us already believed to be true: companies can achieve both economic success and solve the world’s challenges by redefining their purpose.

French Translation of the GRI Standards Now Available

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More than 260 French-speaking organizations use the GRI framework to produce sustainability reports that clearly show their economic, social and environmental impacts.

New Report Reveals Opportunities for Harmonization in Sustainability and Corporate Governance Reporting

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) have released the second report as part of a series called Insights from the Reporting Exchange

3BL Media Webcast Series | Trends in CR and Sustainability Reporting

Wednesday, April 4 at 12:30pm ET
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Join 3BL Media, ESG reporting strategist Tim Woodall and CEO of North America’s leading provider of sustainability management services Nancy Mancilla as they share their observations on how corporate reporters are gearing up for 2018 and beyond. Webcast begins at 12:30pm ET on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. 

Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Nothing Will Change for the 1.06 Billion People Living Without Access to Energy if Adequate Local Skills Are Not Developed

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What’s TVET? In short, the Technical and Vocational Education Training provides skills to vulnerable population enabling them to take career opportunities and providing essential services to their communities. It has a bridging role to play in the rising of energy demand and unemployment.

However, this type of training faces several challenges that prevent it from reaching its full potential: a lack of quality during trainings, a lack of resources, a lack of equal access to training and an inadequacy within local markets. Thus, actions must be taken to help its development.

How Businesses Can Do More to Promote Human Rights: Interview With Caroline Rees

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I have always believed that business has the power to help us solve society’s most pressing challenges. That’s why I worked in corporate responsibility functions in the private sector for more than 20 years. It’s also the reason I became the Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), developer of the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting. 

Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Discover Why Helping Entrepreneurs in the Energy Field Can Contribute to Reaching a More Sustainable Development

Both growing unemployment and lack of access to energy can be solved. Want to know how?
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With a global unemployment that will reach 212 million in 2019 and 1.06 billion people without access to energy, urgent actions need to be taken to tackle this unfortunate trend. One of them could be entrepreneurship.

New Report Shows That Costa Rica Is Raising the Bar for Sustainability Reporting Ambitions

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GENEVA, Switzerland, March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) in collaboration with the Business Association for Development (AED), released a case study on the sustainability reporting in Costa Rica. The report was compiled using data from The Reporting E

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