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World Bank & Partners + S&P Dow Jones Indices, & Partners -- Rolling Out New Sustainable Investing Approaches for Institutions...

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (28.03.2017)
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Forward Momentum! -- Two new approaches that spell out a-d-v-a-n-c-e-m-e-n-t for sustainable investment: World Bank and S&P Dow Jones Indices (separately) roll out new products and approaches with key partners' participation.

Despite the nay-saying about climate change, global warming, sustainability and related subjects in certain quarters in the United States, major players in global finance enthusiastically rolled out new products / approaches for institutional customers. 

Digital Remittances and Global Financial Health

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In 2015, there were 244 million international immigrants – the highest number ever recorded and up 12 million from 2013.[i] The 2016 numbers will no doubt be higher. Many immigrants move to new countries in search of a better life. Some are escaping poverty, war, or famine; others are seeking an education; and some simply want to start anew. These immigrants often sign a social contract with their families to send back money – remittances – for support or to invest in local opportunities. 
 

Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform

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We are at a key moment in the evolution of sustainability; transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era of global development objectives to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, and the active participation of business is a principle driver in achieving these goals.

Europe and Central Asia: Gender Stereotypes, Legal Barriers Still Preventing Women from Reaching Full Economic Potential

On International Women’s Day, UNDP launched campaign to combat gender stereotypes in the workplace
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ISTANBUL, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – With less than one third of businesses in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region owned or co-owned by women, urgent action needs to be taken to address gender inequalities in the labour market.

To continue development, countries must legally allow women to work in all sectors and own businesses, support women’s employment and entrepreneurship, and combat gender stereotypes, according to UNDP’s most recent Regional Human Development Report.

"Obtaining ROI from CSR and Sustainability Efforts: How to Use that Content to Achieve Measurable Results with 3BL Media” – Free Webinar, Mar. 16, 9:30 a.m. ET

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The new generation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability communicators are operating in real-time and are constantly searching for ways to report on return on investment (ROI) for the efforts they work on every day.

As Seen on The Guardian: UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Help Businesses Make an Impact

The SDGs, aimed at bettering the world, present business opportunities through development. Corporations can focus on goals that relate to their strengths, like those involving healthcare or education
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The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need governments, businesses and civil society to work in tandem to battle poverty, hunger, poor health and education, climate change, inequality, and sustainability.

Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, Technology for Good – Solutions to Help Meet the SDG's

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Ericsson publishes its 24th annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report , detailing the company’s progress toward connecting business and sustainability. Using SDGs as a framework for the company’s impact on society, the report summarizes Ericsson’s achievements in three areas: responsible business; energy, environment and climate change; and internet for all.

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Webinar: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals with Samantha Mesrobian, Scotiabank

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“I'm excited to be working with UN Canada Network and eRevalue to demystify the SDGs.” ~ Samantha Mesrobian, Scotiabank

The SDGs receive abundant media and corporate attention, but are they attainable? What obstacles do business need to overcome to seize the opportunity they present? Our expert panel will give their perspective on this topical issue and take questions from the audience. 

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. today released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for fiscal 2016, highlighting the company’s ongoing support for people in its communities and workplaces, and overall progress toward its environmental and social goals. Walgreens Boots Alliance strives to be a global leader in caring for communities and the environment, reflecting its purpose to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Register with Early Bird Pricing for CSR Certificate Program from G&A and Rutgers IEL's

$1,760 Early Bird Rate Available through March 15th
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Take Advantage of Special Early Bird Pricing!

THE SPRING 2017 CSR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

May 16 & 17 at Rutgers University-Newark

$1,760 Early Bird Rate Available through March 15th

Presented by:
Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership
and
Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

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