Discussion paper provides practical assistance to report on poverty
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In September 2016, GRI embarked on a research project with DFID to review the relationship between corporate sustainability reporting and business action on poverty alleviation, with the aim of identifying how improved data and reporting can optimize business’s contribution to ending poverty. The role of business is essential, and we see corporate sustainability reporting a significant driver of positive social change.
January 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - "Increasingly businesses are realising that small sustainable impacts are no longer enough. To meet the SDGs requires a wholesale shift in thinking and operations across both business and industry," says Candy Telani Anton, Head of Strategy Europe at Ethical Corporation. But how can companies go about integrating the SDGs into their own business operations?
Sustainability reporting can support companies’ contribution to poverty alleviation. So how can we maximize its impact to help reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of no poverty by 2030? A new paper by GRI outlines recommendations and specific disclosures that companies can apply.
Essity is one of only four companies to qualify for CDP’s A List for both Water and Forests
Essity, a leading hygiene and health company, has been recognized as a global leader for its action on water and forests and received the highest score from CDP, an international not-for-profit charity that promotes a more sustainable economy. From thousands of participating companies, Essity is one of only four to qualify for CDP’s A List for both Water and Forests.
As early trading and bartering have grown into a booming, trillion dollar world economy over the last several hundred years, so has the need for companies to reevaluate how they are participating in this economy.
Global Handwashing Day 2017 is Sunday, October 15th. Our theme is "Get your hands dirty for hand hygiene".
Getting your hands dirty means you’re not afraid to get involved. It demonstrates a commitment to a goal and is a sign of character. In order to make strides towards a better future, we need to dig in and work hard, and Essity is celebrating the people who do so on Global Handwashing Day and every day.
"Water conservation is important to Essity, and teaching students about this topic is something we are proud to support. We know that educators have limited money available to do everything they would like to do with their students and we are proud to support their commitment to sustainability and provide extra funds to make their projects a reality. Getting students and young people involved in environmental learning is a key part of ensuring a life-long commitment to sustainability. Thank you to the city of Flagstaff for instilling this behavior in our young citizens.
There is a common understanding that the active participation of business will be a principal driver in achieving the SDGs. But specific recommendations, capacity and practices enabling such contributions have yet to be fully developed in order to reach global recognition.