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Ecocentricity Blog: Can't Trust This

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US businesses have the lowest trust scores of all OECD countries being tracked, other than those headquartered in Mexico.

Guest Blog by Jim Hartzfeld
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US businesses have the lowest trust scores of all OECD countries being tracked, other than those headquartered in Mexico.

How Sappi's $165M Investment Will Reshape its Business

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“By investing in our business to pursue growing areas of demand, we can remain profi table and competitive in the global marketplace.”

Steve Binnie, CEO of Sappi Limited

Investment at Somerset, ME Mill nears completion
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“By investing in our business to pursue growing areas of demand, we can remain profi table and competitive in the global marketplace.”

Steve Binnie, CEO of Sappi Limited

Visa Announces Progress in Latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

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Visa today released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

UPS: Sustainability Reporting Helps Find Efficient Ways to Do Business

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UPS, the global multinational package delivery company, has been producing a sustainability report since 2003, and was the first in their industry to issue a report with environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. For the company, sustainability reporting is a means to create more positive impacts in the industry, for its stakeholders and on the world.

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

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GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 
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GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 

Tracking Sustainability Indicators on a Quarterly Basis Is Possible With the Right Intent

Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 exceeds its target score for Q2/2018; eight indicators exceed their target for the quarter
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RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, July 27, 2018  – For the fourth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the second quarter of 2018. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020, which replaces the Planet & Society Barometer, measuring progress towards its ambitious sustainability commitments.

Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies: The Role of Business

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There is no doubt that businesses are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2013, representatives from countries, businesses and NGOs have gathered once a year in New York to for the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). We collected some key takeaways from the forum about how the private sector is helping advance the achievement of the SDGs.

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.

INFOGRAPHIC | Sustainable Business at NRG

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Corporate sustainability governance structure

For sustainability to be embedded into our organizational strategy, it needs to be championed by our business leaders and integrated into our core operations. To ensure executive and operational buy-in, NRG’s sustainability team manages our day-to-day efforts while also developing and guiding long-term strategy.

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.

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