A growing number of companies understand that advancing women is essential to business innovation, productivity, risk management, and market growth. This report, written by BSR in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, draws on insights gathered from interviews with 10 multinational companies actively engaged in advancing women’s economic empowerment, as well as a comprehensive review of the latest literature and leading company practices and programs.
Sustainability - What Matters in the Financial Services Sector?
October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Financial Services Sector?
Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Financial Services Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 134 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the Sector.
The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Financial Services Sector are:
Philanthropy may sound like a throwback form of CSR in these days of integrated financial reporting. But dozens of companies are practicing the old art of giving in a new style, with serious commitments of cash to support urgent causes such as hunger, education, and health. In 2011, corporate donations totaled $14.5 billion. Here’s a look at some companies who are the most generous and the causes they support, courtesy of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual corporate giving survey.
Program will use peer learning across member banks to develop financial products and services for low-income business women
NEW YORK, January 14, 2014/ 3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and the Global Banking Alliance for Women [GBA], a global consortium of financial institutions committed to fostering wealth creation among women, are partnering to develop and launch a mentoring program across member banks of the Alliance with the long-term goal of building financial services and products for low-income women entrepreneurs globally. This grant is part of MetLife Foundation’s $200 million, five-year commitment to fund programs and services that help advance financial inclusion.
Join Hideki Suzuki of Bloomberg, Marjella Alma of GRI Focal Point USA, and Herbert Blank of S-Networks (TRCRI) at Baruch College Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity For This Special One Day Course.
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*NEW IN THE USA: As part of this workshop, participants will receive their Certificate of completion of the “GRI Certified Training Module on Defining Report Content” directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.
Partnership was selected from more than 540 applicants nationwide for a MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award for collaborative approach to improve the quality of life in lower-income neighborhoods
Increased focus on "materiality" issues for corporate reporting on sustainability strategies, engagements and performance...
New York, October 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The dramatic growth in reporting by U.S. companies on their sustainability and responsibility efforts has increased the focus on the "material" content of such reporting. Companies are engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to discuss topics that are considered to be material as well as identifying issues specific to company finances, operations, environmental management, supply chain and procurement, and other aspects of their operations to consider their materiality.