The National CSR Awards will be running a full day CSR & Sustainability Conference which boasts an outstanding range of expert speakers representing the breadth and depth of business responsibility. Join us to recognise the leaders and challenge the laggards. We will learn hard truths about the scale of the challenges as well as innovative and unprecedented opportunities for real change.
March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - With the entry deadline less than 2 weeks away the National CSR Awards (NCSRA) are heading for a record number of entries with over 300 site visits per day and over 75 companies having registered their interest or already entered; a 200% increase on the inaugural Awards last year.
Why this subject? Why now? Erika Karp, Cornerstone Capital Group founder & CEO and a former Wall Street research chief, counts off asset owners, asset managers, investment banks, social media, NGOs, regulators, accountants, exchanges. ‘Everything is moving toward more transparency, collaboration and understanding of what sustainability means to the capital markets,’ she says.
AMSTERDAM, February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today GRI launched a new membership and engagement program, the GRI GOLD Community, building on its collaborative, global multi-stakeholder network. The GRI GOLD Community consists of diverse companies and organizations from across civil society, business, mediating institutions, labor and intergovernmental agencies, united in the belief that greater transparency is a catalyst for change towards a more sustainable economy and world.
Consumers today have numerous paper options, including paper that’s recycled or sustainably sourced from certified forests.
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When it comes to paper, what qualifies as a sustainable option can mean different things to different people. Some consumers prefer a product that contains high levels of post-consumer recycled material. Reusing the wood fiber helps extend the life of this valuable resource, while saving landfill space. For others, the social, environmental and economic requirements of third-party forest certification like the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assure responsible forest management practices were followed.
Medtronic FY2015 Integrated Report Showcases Economic, Social and Environmental Performance
Medtronic’s FY2015 Integrated Performance Report, “Further, Together” provides a comprehensive view of how Medtronic creates value over time through responsible management of our financial resources, social investments, and environmental impacts.
Sustainability reports are a very useful tool for all companies who wish to communicate their actions towards sustainable development. They include a number of issues that directly or indirectly relate to the company and its activities, and can be of interest to different stakeholder groups that are involved with the company. Sustainability reporting is the tool an organization can use in order to understand both its exposure to risks, and potential business opportunities.
In 2016, corporate boards will be looking at new challenges in managing increasingly diverse and complex risks. The list of issues for boards in the coming year is a daunting one, according to a blog by Institute of Directors Chief Executive Simon Arcus, published on NBR. It includes global economic challenges, the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, international tax reform, changes to audit reporting, rapidly evolving technology, demands for corporate transparency and diversity, and managing stakeholder and shareholder relations.