Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Nespresso on Track to Meet 500 Million CHF Investment to Advance Ambitious Sustainability Goals

Coffee as a tool to overcome conflict
Press Release

May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso has launched its first Creating Shared Value report based on the Global Reporting Initiative framework. The business reports it is on track to reach its ambitious sustainability targets by 2020 involving ground-breaking work in conflict zones within Africa and Colombia.

The report sets out Nespresso’s commitment to driving sustainable innovation through its Positive Cup strategy – the company’s vision for ensuring that every cup of coffee creates greater value for society and the environment.

Collaboration, Creativity and Planning Will Define Smart Cities

Article

The rise of the smart city will rely on the ability of stakeholders to collaborate, engage citizens and act on data. Partnerships are hard at work and planning is under way to overcome the legacy of siloed services, focus on integrated systems that will ultimately be more adept at delivering critical services, empower communities and elevate our quality of life.

CSRHub Releases Second e-Book in How to Improve Your CSR Score Series

Blog

CSRHub is pleased to release the second e-Book in the new series, How to Improve Your CSR Score, sponsored by Triple Pundit. “Ratings and Frameworks…Where is the Puck Going?” is now available for download.

Here is a taste of Book 2 of the series:

Ratings and Frameworks: Where is the Puck Going?

Qualcomm Announces Top Eight Finalists for Cycle I of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge II

Summary: 
  • Reiterates Commitment to Support Digital India
  • Eight shortlisted start-ups will receive seed funding of USD $10,000 each, to enable them to translate ideas to working prototypes
  • Top two winners of Cycle I will receive prize money of USD $75,000 each
Press Release
  • Reiterates Commitment to Support Digital India
  • Eight shortlisted start-ups will receive seed funding of USD $10,000 each, to enable them to translate ideas to working prototypes
  • Top two winners of Cycle I will receive prize money of USD $75,000 each

De Beers Group Helping to Create a Ripple Effect Across Botswana’s Economy

A blog from Bruce Cleaver, De Beers Group CEO, discussing the socio-economic impact of the company in Botswana
Blog

I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that in Setswana, the word ‘Pula’ means both money and rain. 

Not just because both are valuable resources, but also because of how a financial investment in a person or a business can create a ripple effect through the economy just like a raindrop in a reservoir.

De Beers Group: From Little Date Seeds, Great Things Are Born

Gareth Mostyn discusses De Beers Group's work in Namibia and our partnerships with local suppliers
Blog

In Namibia, more than a third of the entire population is aged under 15 – this is almost 10 per cent more than the global average.

While this obviously creates some socio-economic challenges in terms of education, employment and welfare, it also presents a real opportunity to establish a new generation of Namibian leaders who can take the country forward from strength to strength.

In De Beers Group, we recognise this means that our partnership with Government must play a major role in creating a positive future for this youthful population.

We Mean Business When it Comes to Climate Change

by Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
Blog

These days, it’s nearly impossible to open up a paper, news website or even Twitter and not see mention of a climate-related issue. People everywhere – concerned citizens to climate scientists to federal legislators – are trying to understand what to make of it and what to do about it. According to NASA’s scientific-based evidence, climate change is real and is happening as 2016 was our warmest year to date.

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