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AccountAbility Releases Document on Key Changes Introduced in the AA1000AP (2018) and Bridge to Sustainability Reporting

Press Release

LONDON  and NEW YORK, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to release a practical guidance document highlighting the key changes made to the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018), as well as an overview of alignment with commonly used sustainability-related reporting standards and frameworks.

Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma

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Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.

Transparency Is Key to Sappi's Sustainability Strategy

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Sappi utilizes numerous systems and other tools for providing information on our sustainability performance. In addition to our annual sustainability report, we utilize globally recognized third-party platforms to provide additional transparency to various stakeholders. Many of these disclosures are coordinated at the Sappi Group level, including the performance of all of Sappi’s operations in Europe, South Africa and North America. Global reporting includes:

Closed Loop Launches Circulate Capital to Take on Ocean Plastics in Asia

by Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
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Closed Loop Partners today is announcing a new venture, Circulate Capital, to invest in companies, innovations and projects that prevent marine plastic waste originating in Asia.

HPE | Sustainability and Shareholder Value

Sustainability engagement helped HPE drive nearly $160 million of new revenue in 2017.
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We have long known that our Living Progress plan is the right thing for a responsible company to do. But we now have increasing evidence that our sustainability credentials contribute to our business objectives and deliver value to our shareholders.

This trend is reflected in the burgeoning growth of the sustainability investment sector.

Business and Investors “Crucial” to Delivering 2030 Agenda at the Country-Level

Governments, business and investors join Global Compact Local Networks to share best practices to deliver the 2030 Agenda
Press Release

NEW YORK, July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Creative approaches to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being jointly developed at the national level by multi-stakeholder partners.

Community Engagement Q&A with Brent Bergeron, EVP, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability

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In our 2017 Sustainability Report, we demonstrate how our unwavering commitment to safe, responsible and sustainable mining underpins every facet of our business.

Video: Investing in Sustainable Development Goals Pays Off

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give companies and investors a unique chance to create a better world. In this video, we ask prominent members from the investor world why the SDGs matter when it comes to making investment decisions.

Click here to read more about GRI’s work with the capital markets.

Sappi Sees Growth Opportunities to Meet Prosperity Goals

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Meet or Exceed 12% RONOA 

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.

In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.

Financial Diaries: Lessons From Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa

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by Zoe So, Whole Planet Foundation Eastern/Southern Africa Regional Director 

One of the core assumptions of microfinance is that the ability to reach a large number of borrowers helps bring efficiencies, sustainability, and impact. Many microfinance organizations often talk about their success in terms of scale and big picture numbers: how many borrowers do they reach? How big has the loan portfolio grown?

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