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Israel is Keen to Tap Into the Momentum of Rising Global ESG Investment

by Amy Brown
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This article series is sponsored by Maala and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

GRI Working With ASViS to Support Sustainable Development

New Partnership to Encourage SDGs progress in Italy.
Press Release
April 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ GRI and The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) have signed memorandum of understanding, kicking off a partnership to unite efforts to promote corporate social responsibility in relation to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

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by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds 

When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.

Ohio’s Clean Energy Standards Are Key to Thriving Economy

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April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Major investors and companies in Ohio oppose provisions in legislation introduced today in the Ohio Legislature that would weaken the state’s renewable portfolio and energy efficiency resource standard. 

The provisions, included in part of a larger package to support a bail out of the state’s aging nuclear plants, would require all classes of customers to meet a lengthy list of requirements in order to “opt in” for participation in both the state’s Renewable Portfolio and Energy Efficiency Resource Standards. 

Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship Report 2018: Improving the Way the World Works and Lives

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“As the pace of innovation disrupts what it means to be a responsible business, organizations must take a leadership role in positively contributing to society at a scale that makes a difference,” — Laurence Morvan, Accenture’s corporate social responsibility officer and chief of staff – office of the CEO.

Duke Energy Renewables Constructs 200-MW Mesteño Wind Project in Texas

Summary: 
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production
Press Release
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production

At FCA We Are Committed to Transform Our Sustainability Commitments Into Tangible Results

Press Release

April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In 2018, FCA continued to transform our sustainability commitments into concrete actions that aim to create long-term value responsibly. FCA is conscious of the effect that our activities and products have on society and the environment, and of our role in developing solutions to reduce our environmental footprint. We operate responsibly to contribute to the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

350 Years of Curiosity Creating Shared Value

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April 16, 2019 - Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has published its tenth Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the year 2018. 

CLP Strengthens Climate Action for Sustainable Growth

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The CLP Group has laid out its latest steps to help address the challenges associated with climate change while keeping its focus to support communities and power economic growth in its new Sustainability Report.

Strengthening decarbonisation targets

Europe-Africa Partnership Spearheads Development of Next-generation Antimalarial Drug

Summary: 
  • The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grants €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten academic institutions, a pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and a not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP), Medicines for Malaria Venture.
  • The grant will support African trials of a novel antimalarial combination comprising KAF156 (ganaplacide) and lumefantrine in a new once-daily formulation. KAF156 has demonstrated the potential to treat resistant malaria and to be administered as a single dose.
  • The grant will also help to build and strengthen research capabilities in the four participating African countries: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger.
Press Release
  • The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grants €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten academic institutions, a pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and a not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP), Medicines for Malaria Venture.
  • The grant will support African trials of a novel antimalarial combination comprising KAF156 (ganaplacide) and lumefantrine in a new once-daily formulation. KAF156 has demonstrated the potential to treat resistant malaria and to be administered as a single dose.
  • The grant will also help to build and strengthen research capabilities in the four participating African countries: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger.

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