CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes at the GRI Reporters’ Summit in Arizona
GRI continues to deliver the most effective global sustainability standards, while it is focused on doing even more to support companies to provide high quality, accessible and impactful reporting.
That was a key message from Jack Ehnes – Vice Chair of the GRI Board, and CEO of CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) – as he addressed the GRI Reporters’ Summit in Arizona, USA, yesterday.
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.
The December Workshop — hosted by eBay, MIT Solve and The Tech Interactive — centered around developing solutions for challenges in sustainability and economic prosperity.
Earlier this month, in partnership with MIT Solve and The Tech Interactive, eBay co-hosted the MIT Solve challenge design workshop in San Jose, California, bringing together Bay Area technologists and innovators to brainstorm the most pressing global challenges around sustainability and economic prosperity.
2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ — HP Inc. introduced its newest PCs, displays, and accessories at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company’s latest consumer and commercial product innovations offer users the freedom to work more securely and experience content from anywhere, connect devices simply and easily, and gives customers the freedom to show their personal values by offering the world’s first notebook and sleeve made with ocean-bound plastic materials7.
Recommendations for governments to strengthen business accountability
November 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts – by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements.
This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have made towards meeting their duty under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, by analyzing the 23 National Action Plans (NAPs) produced by governments so far.
Accenture, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Nestlé Waters North America, Pernod Ricard, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Executives Join National Nonprofit Board
STAMFORD, Conn., November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, recently elected five new senior sustainability and marketing executives to its 30-member national board of directors.
For companies, shareholder primacy used to be key, but during the past several years, different groups, including customers, suppliers, and civil society, have become increasingly important. These groups have pushed companies to take positions on challenging issues like gun control and women's rights, and companies may find themselves distancing a group of stakeholders no matter their stance. How can companies take into account the interests, growing ever more divergent and contentious, of these stakeholder groups?