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Royal Mail Group Publishes Its 2017-18 Corporate Responsibility Report

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Royal Mail’s vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. In an increasingly challenging and competitive marketplace, Royal Mail has continued to put the principles of corporate responsibility at the centre of our business strategy. Royal Mail believes that this holds the key to delivering sustainable value for our shareholders, now and in the future.

Highlights from the Report include:

HP Introduces Annual Sustainable Impact Report; Renews Commitment to Planet, People and Community

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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 
Report highlights top environmental goals achieved, significant growth in minority hiring in the US and millions touched by education programs
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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 

Dell Accelerates Toward 2020 Legacy of Good Goals

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  • 37 million people in rural India to receive improved health screenings from cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare
  • 1.2 million students in Ethiopia to have access to technology in three-year period, courtesy of Dell’s partnership with Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education
  • 73 million pounds of recycled materials used in new Dell products since 2013
  • New e-waste tracking program and 360-degree virtual reality supply chain tour extends Dell’s commitment to transparency
  • Plastic straws to be removed from Dell global facilities, saving 50,000 straws per month in the U.S. alone
Report Focuses on Sustainable Design and Tech Applications that Improve Human Condition
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News summary

  • 37 million people in rural India to receive improved health screenings from cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare
  • 1.2 million students in Ethiopia to have access to technology in three-year period, courtesy of Dell’s partnership with Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education
  • 73 million pounds of recycled materials used in new Dell products since 2013
  • New e-waste tracking program and 360-degree virtual reality supply chain tour extends Dell’s commitment to transparency
  • Plastic straws to be removed from Dell global facilities, saving 50,000 straws per month in the U.S. alone

An International Dialogue With Sappi's Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Valli Moosa exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry
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Sappi Limited board member and SETS Committee Chair Valli Moosa and Sappi North America’s Chief Business Sustainability Officer Jennifer Miller exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry.

Circular Business Models Avoid Risks and Stimulate Innovative Decision-Making

by Amy Haddon, VP Marketing & Communications
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The world needs less waste.  Every year, we generate over 2 billion pounds of it.  Incredibly, 99% of what we buy is thrown away within 6 months.  Most of this ends up in a landfill where it must be managed and where it pollutes land, water, and the atmosphere.  Globally, many countries export or even trade waste, and some of the 

Disaster Resiliency: Learn How IBM and Bechtel Partnered in Puerto Rico in Free 3BL Media Webcast, July 11

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With the 2018 hurricane season under way, two large B2B corporations committed to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters are sharing lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Barclays and Columbia University Students Address Global Water Stresses

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Graduate students in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs program joined Barclays this spring in a commitment to help address stresses on the world’s freshwater supplies through a Capstone workshop. This was the fifth consecutive year Barclays hosted its work-study program with Columbia University students.

Financial Services Support a Low-Carbon Economy

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In markets around the world, BNY Mellon is working to support clients in ways that have a positive impact on the environment and society, including by facilitating the issuance of green bonds. These securities are an innovative tool for driving capital to sustainable investment; in 2017, global green bond issuance totaled a record $155.5 billion, and volume could reach $250 billion to $300 billion in 2018, according to research from the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Why Should Investors Care About ESG Data?

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The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.

Find out more about GRI’s activities with investors and the capital markets by clicking here

Ivanhoé Cambridge Releases Second Combined Report and Affirms Its Sustainability Vision for 2020

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Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint. Vertically integrated in Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets.

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