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Global Reporting Initiative Co-launches Impact Management Project

Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
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October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Symantec Reduces GHG Emissions by Over 30% in 3 Years

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As part of its commitment to climate action, Symantec set a goal in 2016 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over a 10-year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). Through investments in energy conservation and more efficient use of space the company has achieved a 32 percent reduction in GHG emissions in just three years.

Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI Occupational Health and Safety Standard

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To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers. 

Sodexo Launches New Plant-Based Menus Across Hundreds of University, Healthcare and Corporate Services Accounts Nationwide

200 Plant-Based Recipes Created in Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ — According to a Nielsen global survey, 39% of American consumers are working to incorporate more plant-based foods in their diets.

Updated GRI OH&S Standard Calls for More Comprehensive, Worker-centric Reporting

Companies now better equipped to report on both harm prevention and health promotion
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AMSTERDAM,  October, 4 2018 /3BL Media/ - Healthy and safe working conditions are recognized as a human right – yet it is estimated that close to 2.8 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses every year, according to the International Labour Organization. A lack of robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management can put the lives of workers and their families at risk and can limit countries’ potential for sustainable development.

Caterpillar Partners With International Women’s Day

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At Caterpillar, we know what it means to be bold. It’s appropriate, then, that in 2017, for the first time, Caterpillar served as an International Women’s Day partner; and the 2017 theme was #BeBoldForChange.

Caterpillar | Helping to Eliminate Ergonomic Risk

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Assembly processes that include awkward postures for employees can lead to an increased risk of ergonomic injury.

Click here to learn more about how the Piracicaba, Brazil, facility took steps to evaluate ergonomic risks and find solutions.

VIDEO | Deloitte Demonstrates a New Mindset for Action in Its 2018 Global Impact Report

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) has arrived, bringing the physical and digital worlds together and profoundly shifting how humans live and work.

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dow and the Circular Economy: Trash to Treasure?

By Sneha Rao, Chris Mills, Imani David and Nicholas Machinski. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman, Erb Faculty Member.
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Erica Ocampo, sustainability and advocacy manager at The Dow Chemical Company, is getting ready to present her report on the pilot Energy Bag program to her boss. The waste-to-energy program has been met with success in converting plastics to energy, but Ocampo is wondering how she can take the project a step further and truly make Dow a participant and leader in the circular economy. Students are asked to identify with Ocampo and develop a plan of action for the company.

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Brands Taking Stands: A Movement or a Moment?

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Athletes, chefs, and CEOs are among those speaking out on environmental, social, and political issues, prompting a 3BL Media Town Hall sponsored by MSL that will examine whether the Brands Taking StandsTM phenomenon is a movement or a moment.

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