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A Vision for Business to Accelerate Progress on the SDGs

Second GRI-Enel collaboration forum highlights areas for action​
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January 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Business and policy representatives from around the world have shared their views on the changes needed to ensure companies can actively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and how reporting and partnerships supports this process.

New Ways to Study Individual Corporations’ Supply Chains

By Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell
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Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects. 

Grid Modernization Goes Mainstream, Reliability Is Primary Goal

Utilities are doubling down on distribution investments to boost resilience
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Power sector players got a jolt in January 2019 when Virginia utility regulators rejected the $6 billion grid modernization rate case proposed by Dominion Energy. This “no” followed similar decisions in Kentucky and North Carolina from the previous year. Despite such setbacks, results from Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report survey show that utilities are “all in” on grid modernization plans, and it looks like regulators are moving that way, too. 

Communication Networks Are Key to Delivering the Grid of the Future

New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
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Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).

IOC’s Plastic Game Plan for Sport to Help Sports Organisations Tackle Plastic Pollution

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new guide which aims to help the sports community address plastic pollution.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new guide which aims to help the sports community address plastic pollution.

Tae Yoo, Cisco’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs on Cisco’s CSR Philosophy

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report

Tae Yoo leads Cisco’s social investments and stewards CSR and sustainability across the business. She directs Cisco’s business, technical, and financial assets to accelerate global problem solving to positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Q: How would you describe Cisco’s CSR and social impact philosophy?

Aflac Survey Says Majority of Consumers Want Companies to 'Take a Stand'

More than 77% of Consumers say they are motivated by Companies' Commitment to Making the World a Better Place
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- According to the 2019 Aflac Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, consumers and investors reflect a distinct and growing tendency to increase pressure on  American corporations when it comes to serving the social good. The fifth edition of the Aflac CSR Survey finds, among other things, that consumers and investors expect companies to take a stand, but not the wrong one, and will forgive missteps, but only conditionally.

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

Tork Releases New Insights About Sustainable Life Away from Home

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Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

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Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

G&A Institute Releases Analysis of The Business Roundtable Companies’ ESG Reporting Practices

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NEW YORK, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In August 2019, almost all the Business Roundtable CEO members (181) signed on to an updated BRT definition of “the purpose of a corporation” which expanded the definition to include a focus on other stakeholders other than investors.  

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