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Announcing eBay's 2019 Impact Report

Our annual Impact Report explores our progress across our environmental, social and governance work throughout 2019.
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When Pierre Omidyar founded eBay in 1995, he built our platform with the belief that people are inherently good and capable. He set out to create an honest, inclusive and vibrant space of connections, where anyone could find exactly what they were looking for and where anyone could make their own living.

Now, as we approach our 25th anniversary, the world looks different from when that first sale was made of a laser pointer on eBay, but the core of who we are remains the same. Our mission always has been to empower people and to create economic opportunity for all. 

Report: Electrical Distribution Networks Can Contribute to a Low-Carbon Future

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Climate change is a rapidly growing global concern. Therefore, new, more stringent regulations to reduce CO2 emissions will be introduced to allow a massive deployment of distributed energy resources, including the incorporation of electric vehicles. Electric distribution utilities will therefore face problems in managing their networks and will need to adopt new solutions.

This paper offers modern strategies for:

Showcasing a Sustainable Society: Tokyo 2020 Releases Its Sustainability Pre-Games Report

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THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 2020) PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY PRE-GAMES REPORT, SHOWING DETAILS OF HOW IT PLANS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TOKYO 2020 GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTING PROGRESS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT 2019. THESE INCLUDE PROMOTING THE USE OF 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OLYMPIC VENUES, WITH HYDROGEN FOR THE VEHICLE FLEET AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CAULDRONS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS; AND PROMOTING THE 3RS CONCEPT TO “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” AT TOKYO 2020 VENUES.

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THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 2020) PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY PRE-GAMES REPORT, SHOWING DETAILS OF HOW IT PLANS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TOKYO 2020 GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTING PROGRESS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT 2019. THESE INCLUDE PROMOTING THE USE OF 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OLYMPIC VENUES, WITH HYDROGEN FOR THE VEHICLE FLEET AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CAULDRONS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS; AND PROMOTING THE 3RS CONCEPT TO “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” AT TOKYO 2020 VENUES.

Suzano Launches the First Annual Report of the New Company

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Suzano is a Brazilian company committed to being a global reference in the sustainable use of natural resources. It is the world's leading producer of eucalyptus pulp and one of Latin America’s largest paper producers, the corporation, through its products, plays a part in the lives of over two billion people.

STMicroelectronics Reports Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

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STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report. The 23rd report contains details and highlights of ST’s sustainability performance in 2019 and presents the Company’s ambitions and longer-term goals for 2025 in alignment with the United Nations Global Compact[1] Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals. 

Sustaining Our Planet

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A healthy planet is essential in securing a brighter future for both present and future generations. We’re committed to excellence in managing and reducing our environmental footprint.

Endorsed by our CEO, our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy emphasizes our commitment to environmental stewardship and the health and safety of our colleagues and communities. All employees and contractors are covered by this Policy. 

NRG Energy Provides Progress on Net-Zero Goal in 2019 Sustainability Report

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PRINCETON, N.J., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 41% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its newly accelerated, science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2025, and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable accomplishments included in the report:

Nearly Half of Bloomberg LP Energy Usage Now Comes From Renewables, up Sharply From 17% in 2018

Bloomberg Now at Midpoint of Reaching 100% Renewable Energy Target by 2025
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Bloomberg LP received 48.5% of its energy from renewable sources in 2019, up from 17% in 2018 and exceeding its 2020 interim goal of 35% of renewables use, according to the company’s 11th annual Impact Report released today.

On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

Demand From Investors for Investment Managers to Demonstrate Additional Value Beyond Traditional Risk & Return Considerations

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We are experiencing a transition to an era where total social benefit is becoming an increasingly important metric for the perceived value of products and services. Consequently, the investment industry is risking its enduring relevance and credibility by assessing and subsequently rewarding success through solely financial metrics.

In this segment, experts discuss the demand from investors for investment managers to demonstrate additional value beyond traditional risk & return considerations.

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