Important step in the transformation to a sustainable economy and world
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What is sustainability reporting and how does the practice benefit organizations and stakeholders? This animation answers these questions and more. Visit the GRI website to download the first global Sustainability Reporting Standards, and make an important contribution towards a more sustainable world.
GRI’s Regional Hub South Asia and the CII ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development have launched a local initiative to understand SDGs in business context in the South Asian region trough a peer-learning platform.
Inclusiveness and multi-stakeholder representation are foundational features of GRI, fundamental to form a global perspective and advance our mission towards sustainable development. This is thoroughly reflected in our governance structure: every year we renew our search for global representation and a broad range of perspectives to enable us to carry out our mission.
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May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On May 16th and 17th, the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute present the Spring 2017 CSR Certificate Program for corporate managers, not-for-profit and foundation managers, and others interested in career opportunities and advancement in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”), Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, Philanthropy, Risk Management, Ethics, and related positions.
Identifying companies’ vast supply networks is challenging, and tracking their sustainability performance even more so. However, measuring data and increasing transparency are powerful tools for managing the risks and grasping the opportunities of global supply chains, contributing to sustainable development and a positive effect on the bottom line.
In our global economy, the growing pressure on bottom line savings leads companies to outsource operations to regions where labor is cheaper. However, responsibilities and risks cannot be shifted to the same extent.
Water scarcity, resource depletion, climate change impacts... these were top-of-the-agenda items at the annual Ceres Conference convened last week in San Francisco. These of course are pressing challenges for the domestic and global business communities, for investors and various stakeholders. While there are many aspects to these issues to consider, the takeaway from the conference, writes Aaron Pickering, is that the focus on sustainability is good business (and good for business).
The "IBD" -- Investors Business Daily -- is an influential publisher followed by millions of investors, both in the print and on-line versions. The former "daily" is now published weekly and the digital content with numerous tools and resources for the serious investor is a primary focus of the publisher, always available 24/7 for subscribers. Founded in 1984 by former stockbroker William O'Neil, the publisher today offers investors a number of popular tools for market timing, fundamental and technical market analysis, and other approaches. (Such as "CAN SLIM," the found
April 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership, in partnership with the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., offers a two-day, deep dive into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the related fields of philanthropy, sustainability, risk management, and ethics. The certificate program will be presented Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Tuesday evening there is a special networking dinner.
Ah, that morning coffee -- so delicious for many of us. The products of the "coffee belt," encircling the globe just north and south of the Equator, are made from a valuable commodity -- the coffee bean. Harvesting those is a US$100 billion annual commodity, writer Jodyn Cormier tells us on the Care2 web platform, second only to the value of the oil market. And yet...she writes that the average coffee farmer gets $1,000 per season for his/her work.
In March 2017, Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic Exchanges issued a framework to support their listed companies to meet ESG disclosure requirements. The guidance has a strong reference to GRI’s sustainability reporting framework, and it reflects the recommendations of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), in which GRI is also an active contributor.