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Brands & Social Activism: What Do You Stand Up For?

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Seventy percent of Americans believe companies have an obligation to take actions to improve issues that may not be relevant to everyday business operations, according to the 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study. That means addressing some of the hot-button issues in the news today, as 78 percent of Americans believe it’s important for companies to stand up for important social justice issues.

Sustainability and Profitability

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This article was originally printed in The VOICE, which is published for The Construction Users Roundtable. To view past issues of the magazine, go to https://www.curt.org/resources/the-voice-magazine/.  This excerpt is being republished with permission. Read the full article here.

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This article was originally printed in The VOICE, which is published for The Construction Users Roundtable. To view past issues of the magazine, go to https://www.curt.org/resources/the-voice-magazine/.  This excerpt is being republished with permission. Read the full article here.

Danish Energy Company Reduces Emissions Faster Than Science Demands

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DONG Energy announces that its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 96% by 2023 is now officially approved by the Science Based Target initiative as aligned with climate science. The target is significantly more ambitious than what is required by the Paris Agreement.

NRG Energy's Sustainable Operations Goals and Performance

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NRG always looks for ways to systematically improve environmental and community outcomes from our facilities’ operations while ensuring efficiency, reliability and stakeholder value. Focus areas within Sustainable Operations include safety, GHG emissions and carbon utilization, water, industrial waste and biodiversity.

First 100 GRI Standards Reports Published

The GRI Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with over 150 members
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Created exclusively for the GOLD Community members, the Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with an impressive participation rate. The 153 Pioneer organizations come from 44 different countries and multiple sectors.
 

Caterpillar Inc.: Building Better

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar’s business has been about building better — better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Click here to learn more in the 2016 Sustainability Report.

Sustrana Tackles Shifting Business Landscape with "Six Steps for Creating Business Value through Sustainability”

Sustrana’s latest white paper delivers a powerful, yet simple approach to managing ESG risks and becoming a market leader.
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DEVON, Pa., June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Increased complexities, like climate change and demand for transparency, are challenging the viability of traditional business models.

Consumers Energy Foundation Sponsors Agri-Learning

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Thanks in part to funding provided by the Consumers Energy Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from Consumers Energy Foundation, young Michigan consumers are getting a head start on learning more about where their food really comes from.

Read the complete article via Farmers Advance.com 

 

Statement from GRI on the Passing of Ernst Ligteringen

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It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen in London, UK, this week. Ernst joined GRI in 2002, and transitioned it from a project that was started under CERES, in Boston, US,  into an independent international organization with a solid independent governance structure and system.

Merck Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

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Merck joined more than 175 corporations in a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Merck’s CEO Ken Frazier, along with numerous other CEOs, signed a pledge, which outlines a specific set of actions they will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, employees feel comfortable, and all are empowered to discuss this very important topic.

By signing this pledge, Merck demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion by:

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