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Twenty Years Of The Global Reporting Initiative: Interview With CEO Tim Mohin

by Dr. Bob Eccles
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent body that has pioneered sustainability reporting from a niche practice to one now adopted by organizations around the world. Eight months into his new role, I spoke to the Chief Executive of GRI, Tim Mohin, about the growth of sustainability reporting, the importance of transparency, competition between reporting methods and his hopes for his own legacy.

Empowering Entrepreneurs | Interview with Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation

New interview series to feature women empowering women
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Joy Stoddard is the Development and Outreach Director for Whole Planet Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods Market. We were lucky enough to have a conversation with Joy about her motivation to give back, stemming from her earliest job as a candy striper to her career with Whole Foods. Joy has traveled the world working with microentrepreneurs and shared her unique perspective of having sought out opportunities to make an impact through for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

Backing Britain with ‘Crucial Boost’ to Agriculture

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In the year since the UK’s referendum on EU membership, Barclays has prioritised helping UK customers and clients through this period of uncertainty, but also one of potential opportunity.

Every sector is having to cope with the uncertainty around Brexit and how it will affect their business. Farming has felt that uncertainty particularly acutely, with concerns about commodity prices and poor weather impacting output, adding further pressures to the industry.

Virtual 10K Aims to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Charity arm of Whole Foods is staging the race August 3-7.
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The 10K is hosted by Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. The foundation pledges to give 100 percent of registration fees to “fund microcredit loans to lift entrepreneurs and their families out of poverty in 69 countries.” Many of the entrepreneurs are women in developing countries. Here’s a great infographic that highlights the work of the foundation.

How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion

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This report—produced in partnership with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI)—examines how partnerships between mainstream financial institutions (e.g., banks, insurers, and payment companies) and fintechs are addressing financial inclusion challenges and expanding access to the formal financial economy for underserved segments of the global population, particularly in emerging markets. It incorporates insights from 24 in-depth interviews with people at the frontlines of this innovation and highlights 14 partnerships focused on financial inclusion.

Estimuladores Económicos, Incluso Después del Cierre de Marlin

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Read in English here 

En esta entrega final de nuestro tributo de cuatro partes al legado de la mina Marlin, le echamos un vistazo a las oportunidades y beneficios económicos que se han creado como resultado de sus operaciones durante una década.

El Legado Educativo de la Mina Marlin Continua Multiplicándose, Incluso Después de la Clausura

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En la tercera entrega de nuestro tributo de cuatro partes al legado de la mina Marlin, que cerró en mayo de 2017, nos enfocamos en los beneficios educativos que esta mina le ha proporcionado a las comunidades locales en la región de San Marcos en Guatemala.

Sappi North America's 2016 Sustainability Goals: Prosperity

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At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision, Sappi’s global growth strategy, we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.

Achieve or Exceed 12 Percent Return on Net Operating Assets

nuun hydration Runs with Whole Planet Foundation to Fund Microcredit Loans for the World’s Poor

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Whole Planet Foundation welcomes nuun hydration as a new member of the $10,000 Fund and as a sponsor of this year’s Virtual 10K Run, which aims to raise funds for microlending projects in 69 countries. “Our mission at nuun is simple in that ‘we inspire everyone to move more,’” says Kevin Rutherford, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) at nuun hydration.

Turning Asia’s Flood Waters into Opportunities

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Utilities throughout the Asia Pacific region are investing in advanced stormwater management strategies to improve resource resilience and overall water sustainability.

The changing dynamics of weather patterns, urbanization, population and the economic/social environments are prompting the region’s utilities to enhance investments especially as increased urban development is putting pressure on available land. Rising seawater levels and increased frequency of intense rainfall events are also highlighting how water resources are managed.

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