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2022 CSR and Sustainability Conferences Guide

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Find conferences around the world that are rich with industry expertise, fresh takes, challenging topics, and great speakers. The guide includes a comprehensive, month-by-month listing of CSR and sustainability conferences with an interactive map so you can search by location. Click on the conference title to see the event description.

Creating Cross-Sector Talent Development Wins

Skills-Based Volunteering in Action with Fidelity Investments and Achievement First
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Offering upskilling opportunities is a priority for any company that values its employees’ continuous growth and success.

Listen Up! Doing Corporate Citizenship Better, Together - January 2022

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One of the most popular employee volunteering activities (when it is allowed) is working with animals. The human-animal bond is a powerful aspect of our history. Yet it can be a sticky topic when it comes to employee volunteering for a variety of reasons.

Common Sustainability Reporting Standards Remain Elusive

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.20.2021)
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Efforts by various international organizations to develop common global sustainability reporting standards continue to run into roadblocks, as different groups propose diverging approaches and methodologies to enhance ESG disclosure.

As reported by Responsible Investor (link below in our Top Stories), the G7 Impact Taskforce that was created in July (under the UK’s presidency of the G7), recently commented about reporting standards being developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), an even newer group launched at COP26 in Glasgow.

ESG in 2021: A Year in Review at Gildan

An overview of Gildan’s 2021 ESG achievements and milestones
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Gildan’s longstanding vision of Making Apparel Better® has guided the organization in managing every aspect of its business. With the help of the Company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) program, Gildan has been taking steps to make positive impacts over the years by introducing effective programs for employee wellness and health, as well as organizing numerous sustainability initiatives and community engagement efforts across the regions where the Company operates.

Going Beyond ESG: Understanding and Managing the Economics of Impact

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How much does true change cost? Who is best placed to invest? What are the win-wins and trade-offs?

Economics of Impact is an emerging practice by which purpose-led companies are answering these questions, pushing the impact measurement and management frontier, and starting a whole new conversation with their ESG investors.

Tips and Frameworks for Successful ESG Strategies

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Your business is no longer only evaluated on what it does; how you do it matters too. Investors, regulators, legislators, consumers, and employees are increasingly expecting companies to measure and minimize their impact on the world. Environment, social, and governance (ESG) is a framework to plan, track progress, and report on your organization’s actions. More and more, ESG is gaining traction. According to a 2021 survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC):

Is the Pandemic Reviving Purpose? Ninth Annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index Reports Unprecedented Levels of Social Responsibility

Index Soars to All-Time High, Registers 25 Percent Increase from 2020 Results.
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LOS ANGELES and NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The ninth annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index (#CCSIndex) reveals record-breaking levels of socially responsible spending among consumers, as it climbs to an all-time high and an unprecedented 25 percent increase over the previous year.

It's Here - G&A Institute's “2021 Sustainability Reporting in Focus” Trends Report

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.12.2021)
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Our annual in-depth review of corporate sustainability / ESG reporting trends is here and available for your reading. In our 2021 report, you will find detailed analysis of the reporting trends of the S&P 500® Index and Russell 1000® Index companies, which shows that ESG reporting is increasingly being adopted by mid-cap companies.

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