What's the Value?

By Jeffrey Whitford

One thing I’ve realized over the past seven years working in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is that perception is a powerful thing. When I walked into a room and sat down to talk about what we at MilliporeSigma were doing in CSR, I could script how it would go. In fact, I should have placed bets because I could have retired by now. People anticipated and expected fluff.

How the Original Conservationists Conserve Energy

Powered by the engineer and the ecosystem, modern agriculture is pursuing more efficient sustainable farming methods.

The latest technologies in agriculture are becoming more connected and automated, classic techniques are seeing revival as best practices, and the emergence of software and data science are helping farmers conserve energy.

Self-Driving Tractors

Reporting 3.0 Announces Final Conference Program

Extraordinary set of “positive maverick” speakers tackle big challenges in sustainability and integrated reporting
Press Release

May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - When and how will companies be able to say they have achieved bona fide sustainability? What changes do they need to make in assessing context, materiality, and success measurement? How will they know they’re creating net positive value sustainably, across all the capitals, nested within ecological, social and economic systems? And how can corporate leaders best advocate for regenerative multicapitalism and trigger the emergence of a green, inclusive and open economy?

Confessions of a Data Cynic

by Jeffrey Whitford, Head of Global Corporate Responsibility for MilliporeSigma

I didn’t want to believe; in fact, I’ve spent years fighting it. People go on and on about the power of data and I just didn’t see it.

I come from a world where skill in design and creativity can make almost anything work, and creating words isn’t frowned upon—or at least that’s what I told myself.  I figured that I could sell my Corporate Responsibility story with words and pictures and do just fine—until I had one of those painful “Aha” moments.

Reporting 3.0 Convenes Working Group Meeting and Virtual Dialogue to Review Reporting and Data Blueprint Exposure Drafts 2.0 in Advance of May 30-31 Conference

Sign up to participate in the Virtual Dialogue April 3-7 and register for the Conference
Press Release

Last week, Reporting 3.0 convened a second Working Group Meeting to review the Exposure Draft 2.0 versions of the Reporting Blueprint and Data Blueprint. Paul Hurks of the Dutch Federation of Accountants (NBA) graciously hosted the gathering at the NBA meeting space in Amsterdam. During the two days, Working Group members provided constructive feedback on the Exposure Drafts, focusing particularly on the Recommendations.

Discover the Future of Reporting at the 4th International Conference of the Reporting 3.0 Platform May 30-31, 2017 in Amsterdam

Register today to beat the deadline for Early Bird Rates
Press Release

March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Do you think the current reporting regimes and practices are fit-to-purpose for spurring the emergence of a truly green, inclusive and open global economy? Neither do we.

How Bloomberg Integrated Learning-to-Rank into Apache Solr


The latest milestone in open source development at Bloomberg is the incorporation of the Learning-to-Rank (LTR) plug-in into Apache Solr 6.4.0, which shipped this week.

Build Trust in a Digital World - Complimentary Briefing


With digital and data transforming industries and empowering audiences, companies are battling to find new ways to build trust and reputation, engage and influence stakeholders while protecting against data breaches.

In Ethical Corporation’s latest briefing, we outline key strategies for companies to ensure the hard-won trust and reputation is maintained in this digital, multichannel world.

Click here to download your complimentary copy

How Millennials are using Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

How the Case Foundation Influences Capital

by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation 

For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.

Food Waste + Tech = Reducing Emissions + Renewable Energy


Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. ends up in landfills.* We know it means wasted food, but it also leads to excessive production of methane gas – a major contributor to the shrinking ozone layer.

Apply technology to the mix, and we can help solve challenges like methane emissions and have a positive impact on the environment.

That’s what Emerson has done with its Grind2Energy product.


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