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Case Study: Tackling Poverty in Developing Countries

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Poverty and sustainable development are the prime focus of GRI’s program with the Swedish government. GRI works to raise awareness among local and global companies on poverty issues, and provides guidance to help companies identify their poverty impacts and increase the materiality of poverty-related business indicators. Through specialized trainings, GRI also helps civil society organizations, media, investors and policymakers understand and make use of the reported corporate data to stimulate action for positive change.

Caterpillar's Real-Time Energy Data Helps Drive Results

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Seeing is believing. That maxim has proven to be true at Caterpillar China Machinery Components Co. Operator Station Facility in Wuxi, China.

Click here to learn about how the Wuxi, China facility utilizes real-time data to manage energy, reduce emissions and build upon its overarching sustainability culture. 

Cargill Updates Sustainable Cocoa Plan with Zero Deforestation Aim

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Cargill has published an update to its sustainable cocoa sourcing strategy to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and include efforts to eliminate deforestation by 2030.

The announcement has been made in the third report on the progress and achievements of the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company’s commitment to sparking a more sustainable cocoa sector.

Unreasonable Impact | How Agrivi Is Using Technology to Empower Farmers Across the Globe

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Last month, Barclays and the Unreasonable Group host the first Unreasonable Impact World Forum, bringing together 27 innovative companies from Asia, the US and Europe working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

In our final profile of companies taking part, we hear from Matija Zulj, Founder and CEO of Agrivi, about using technology to empower farmers across the globe.

What inspired you to found Agrivi?

Dear Cities: Resist Amazon's HQ2

There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”).
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There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”). Amazon, after all, is the poster child for driving, first, independent booksellers and then retailers out of business, hollowing out communities across America.

Schneider Electric | The Definitive Guide to Global Energy Attribute Certificates: Companies Can Save Money While Being Responsible

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Renewable electricity purchasing in the commercial, industrial, and institutional sector (C&I) has exploded, bolstered by rapidly falling prices and improvements in technology. NGO mandates, such as the Scope 2 protocol, have further driven market development around the world.

This Guide will provide you with helpful direction on global Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs), one of the most commonly used, and widely accepted, forms of renewable electricity purchasingworldwide, and a key component of any integrated clean energy strategy.

Q&A With GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin

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It’s a special occasion for GRI – celebrating 20 years of founding and shaping sustainability reporting. We talked to our Chief Executive Tim Mohin, to take stock of GRI's accomplishments over two decades, and to find out how GRI will continue pioneering in the future.

Intelligent IoT Powers Purdue’s Digital Agriculture Initiative for Food Security Worldwide

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  • Purdue is at the forefront of using IoT, wireless and other innovations to revolutionize farming research
  • Terabytes of data are captured daily using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs; all of which is processed and analyzed in real time
  • Researchers are also working on mobility-enabled tools for plant breeders and growers to use in their operations
  • A strategic game changer, digital agriculture’s goal is improving the health and well-being of every individual on the planet
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  • Purdue is at the forefront of using IoT, wireless and other innovations to revolutionize farming research
  • Terabytes of data are captured daily using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs; all of which is processed and analyzed in real time
  • Researchers are also working on mobility-enabled tools for plant breeders and growers to use in their operations
  • A strategic game changer, digital agriculture’s goal is improving the health and well-being of every individual on the planet

Cargill Cocoa Promise Report Charts Clear Path Toward Cocoa Sustainability

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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 
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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 

Case Study: Sustainability Reporting Helps Direct Focus and Generate Savings

GRI Impact Story: LM Wind Power
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For Christopher Springham, Vice President, Global Communications & Sustainability at LM Wind Power, GRI is the go-to organization for sustainability reporting and compliance. A pioneer in G4 reporting and an early adopter of the GRI Standards, LM Wind Power regards sustainability reporting as a motivator and a driver of progress.​

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