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New BCG Report: Sustainably Securing the Future of Agriculture

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December 13, 2019 – Across the world, agriculture plays a crucial role not only in supplying food, but in shaping rural areas, preserving landscapes and cultural practices and heritage. At the same time, however, the industry is facing enormous pressure: Society has grown accustomed to low food prices, while equally expecting agriculture’s environmental footprint to be as small as possible – with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and protection of biodiversity.

Advancing Corporate Sustainability in the Philippines

Recognition from UN for new reporting guidance
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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been acknowledged for their efforts to raise the sustainability reporting capacity of businesses, for which GRI has provided wide-ranging support.

Report: State of the European Renewable Energy Market

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The 2019 data set from our database, which informs this report, considers RFI and corporate RFP responses that have been gathered since 2018. It represents close to 700 renewable energy projects in Europe, submitted from more than 50 solution providers across 16 countries, resulting in a strong overview of the European renewable energy market for C&I buyers.

Download State of the European Renewable Energy Market white paper 

First Global Standard for Tax Transparency

No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share
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The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support.

The GRI Tax Standard is the first global standard for comprehensive tax disclosure at the country-by-country level. It supports public reporting of a company’s business activities and payments within tax jurisdictions, as well as their approach to tax strategy and governance.

Faster, Higher, “Greener”: IOC Shares Its Sustainability Progress

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published details of the sustainability progress it has made since the publication of its first Sustainability Progress Report in October 2018.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published details of the sustainability progress it has made since the publication of its first Sustainability Progress Report in October 2018.

Doing Good Every Day – 2019 Citizenship Report

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We have lots of good news to share – and it’s captured in one place – the 2019 Citizenship Report. This annual report highlights the hero brands, people and priorities of our company that work every day to be a force for good and a force for growth.

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We have lots of good news to share – and it’s captured in one place – the 2019 Citizenship Report. This annual report highlights the hero brands, people and priorities of our company that work every day to be a force for good and a force for growth.

Decarbonization: The Race to Zero Emissions

These five emerging technologies could curb carbon emissions, halt climate change and offer new ways to invest in earth’s future.
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As glaciers retreat, sea levels rise and temperatures increase, it’s clear that climate change is well underway, due in large part to the ever-increasing amounts of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere.

The question, then, is how to best mitigate carbon emissions, which have now reached 53.5 gigatons (Gt) per year, the highest level in human history.

Arrow Electronics Promotes Year-Round Giving Through Arrow Charitable Platform

Arrow employees supported 165 charities in 2018 and donated nearly 6,000 volunteer hours
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While charitable contributions typically rise during the holidays, Arrow Electronics encourages year-round giving through its Arrow Charitable platform. The platform, which was expanded in 2018 to all employees in the Americas, makes it easy for employees to give time and money, and receive related financial donations from Arrow for the causes they support. 

Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust

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Northern Trust offers investment capabilities with sustainable objectives in equity, fixed income and real assets. The approach and objective of a sustainable investing strategy is multi-dimensional, and may apply differently to different asset classes. While sustainability factors may be broad in nature, we focus on certain key issues and approaches in our Core Aspects investment framework.

China's Internet Data Power Usage to Surge Through 2023: Study

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by David Stanway

The study said China was home to 2.7 million server racks, with the sector expanding at a rate of around 30% a year. The sector’s CO2 emissions could reach 163 million tonnes by the end of 2023, but that could be cut by 16 million tonnes if its renewable intake is increased from 23% to 30%.

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