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Barclays Promotes Access to Financial and Digital Empowerment

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In 2017 over 97,000 people engaged with our 14 Eagle Labs across the UK, helping local businesses to start-up and grow.

The challenge: Inclusive financial systems are key to achieving economic and societal progress.

Our ambition: We are keen to play a leading role in increasing access to financial services. We are doing this in two ways: through the creation of targeted and accessible products and services, and by enhancing financial and digital skills.

Review of GRI's Waste Disclosures - Get Involved!

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GRI and the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) are excited to announce the review of their waste disclosures in the GRI 306 Effluents and Waste reporting standard.

BAT CEO Nicandro Durante On Transforming Tobacco and Creating a Sustainable Business for the Long Term

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I’ve been working at BAT for more than 30 years and have never been more excited about the future. Changing consumer demands and a greater awareness of how innovative new technology can contribute to harm reduction have combined to herald a new era for the industry. We want to lead and help shape this future – we call this Transforming Tobacco.

GRI GOLD Community: The Power of Collaboration

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GRI receives vital support from its GOLD Community members. By working together, we have the chance to reach our common goal – a more sustainable, secure, and stable economy and world. The GRI GOLD Community offers organizations around the world the unique opportunity to join a collaborative, global multi-stakeholder network to do exactly this. Watch this video to find out why more companies and other organizations should join this group, at the heart of the GRI global network.

Transparency as a Tool to End Modern Slavery

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Close to 46 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016 alone. Business participation in solving the issue is crucial.

3BL Media Webcast Series | Trends in CR and Sustainability Reporting

Wednesday, April 4 at 12:30pm ET
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Join 3BL Media, ESG reporting strategist Tim Woodall and CEO of North America’s leading provider of sustainability management services Nancy Mancilla as they share their observations on how corporate reporters are gearing up for 2018 and beyond. Webcast begins at 12:30pm ET on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. 

How Barclays Helps Prepare People for the Workplace

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In 2017 Barclays helped upskill 2.1m people through our flagship LifeSkills and Connect with Work programmes.

The challenge: The global labour market is undergoing major structural changes with far-reaching implications for future workforces.

Our ambition: We aim to address unemployment by focusing on three key areas - upskilling, training and creating employment.

Read about our access to employment progress in our ESG Report.

Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Nothing Will Change for the 1.06 Billion People Living Without Access to Energy if Adequate Local Skills Are Not Developed

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What’s TVET? In short, the Technical and Vocational Education Training provides skills to vulnerable population enabling them to take career opportunities and providing essential services to their communities. It has a bridging role to play in the rising of energy demand and unemployment.

However, this type of training faces several challenges that prevent it from reaching its full potential: a lack of quality during trainings, a lack of resources, a lack of equal access to training and an inadequacy within local markets. Thus, actions must be taken to help its development.

British American Tobacco Underlines Commitment to Transforming Tobacco in Latest Group Reports

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LONDON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- British American Tobacco (BAT) recently published its Annual Report and Sustainability Report – both of which outline the Company’s commitment to transform tobacco by offering an unrivalled suite of potentially reduced-risk products that address the varied preferences of today’s consumers.

How Businesses Can Do More to Promote Human Rights: Interview With Caroline Rees

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I have always believed that business has the power to help us solve society’s most pressing challenges. That’s why I worked in corporate responsibility functions in the private sector for more than 20 years. It’s also the reason I became the Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), developer of the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting. 

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