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Pandemic Raises Stakes for Success of the SDGs

By Tina Nybo Jensen, International Policy Manager, GRI
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In this Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we hear much about how organizations, countries and individuals are stepping up their efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Despite this, the reality is that the pace of action has not been quick enough and we are already far behind on delivering the Global Goals. 

Conducting a Successful Materiality Assessment: A 7-Step Process

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Materiality is a hot topic in the corporate sustainability world, with CSR teams working hard to meaningfully convey the opportunities and successes of their initiatives to internal and external stakeholders. 

To bring insight and focus to their work, many are utilizing materiality assessments. 

What is a Materiality Assessment? 

Lenovo Announces New Climate Change Mitigation Goals and Releases 2020/21 ESG Report

Company Charts Course for a More Sustainable Future through Environmental, Social and Governance Operations
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  • In addition to 2030 Science-Based targets, Lenovo will remove one million tons of Green House Gas emissions from its supply chain by FY 2025/26.
  • By FY 2025/26 100 percent of PC products will contain post-consumer recycled materials.
  • After meeting its 2020 Diversity and Inclusion representation goals, Lenovo has created new representation goals for FY 2025/26, targeting representation for women and U.S. under-represented minority executives.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E19: Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP

Ushering in a New Era of CSR with Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP
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Corporate mandates have changed. Customers, employees, and even investors are increasingly pushing companies to move from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism. What does this look like across companies and sectors? Are companies moving fast enough when it comes to making good on their commitments to social change? Carolyn Berkowitz, President & CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), shares her insights, plus the importance of diversity and inclusion within CSR departments.

Goldman Sachs, Xylem Launch First ESG-linked Demand Deposit Account

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NEW YORK, NY, and RYE BROOK, NY, September 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Goldman Sachs Transaction Banking Services has launched a new ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) linked demand deposit account, with global water technology company, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), as its anchor client, the two companies announced today.

Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies
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by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

Investing in an Ocean Economy

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by Arturo Tabuenca, founder of Blue Marble Investments and EarthFolio 

How Sustainable Investing and Shareholder Activism Can Save Our Oceans

Sustainability Impacts Standard for Mining Under Development

Project commenced to create the latest GRI Sector Standard
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How can organizations in the mining sector improve reporting on their sustainability performance, demonstrating accountability for their shared sustainability challenges and meet growing demands for transparency?

Towards New EU Sustainability Reporting Standards

GRI welcomes support from Caisse des Dépôts for its contribution to EFRAG’s technical work
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September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Following the July 2021 announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between GRI and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project Task Force to co-construct new EU sustainability reporting standards and contribute to further global convergence, GRI welcomes the support from French Caisse des Dépôts to underpin the completion of this important wo

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2020 ESG Report: Employee Engagement

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The Fifth Third Compass symbolizes our culture. Our Compass clearly communicates who we are, what we believe, how we deliver value and how we interact with others.

The Compass is so important in our culture that it is intentionally and regularly reinforced through employee communications and training, engagement initiatives, performance reviews and metrics as well as our everyday actions, processes and business controls.

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