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Risky Business: Sustainability Is Central to Mitigating Risk

By Lany Harijanti, ASEAN Regional Program Manager, GRI
Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused the largest economic and societal shock the world has experienced this century. Yet it was not unforeseen. As far back as 2006, the annual Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum warned that a pandemic was an ‘acute threat’ across all industries globally. This year’s WEF report expands into new dimensions of risk, such as the consequences of digital inequality and cybersecurity failure.

Medtronic Makes Bold ESG Commitments at Inaugural Investor Briefing

Harnessing the power of bold environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to drive better outcomes for the world
Article

Medtronic is harnessing the power of bold environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to drive better outcomes for the world. In its first-ever ESG Investor Briefing, held Oct. 13, 2021, company leaders announced new ESG targets on key sustainability focus areas and highlighted advancements in environmental sustainability, people and communities, patient safety and product quality, and corporate governance.

Workiva's Commitment to Building a Better Future

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As a cloud-based platform provider, our value chain is simple. It demonstrates the priority issues we identified in our materiality assessment, and where our business practices create value impact to our stakeholders and society in alignment with the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

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Proposed Rule Would Bring More Sustainable Investing Options to More Than 100 Million Workers

Department of Labor proposes timely regulation to ensure Employee Retirement Funds protect savings against climate risk and take advantage of ESG fund opportunities
Press Release

October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ceres applauds a proposed rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor that would open the way for the sponsors of retirement funds to include more sustainable options in their retirement saving plans.

JetBlue Releases Annual Social Impact and Environmental Social Governance Reports Showcasing Its Progress in Helping to Create a Kinder and Cleaner World

Summary: 

-- Airline’s Mission to Inspire Humanity Became More Important than Ever with Efforts Focused on Customer and Crewmember Safety, Supporting STEM Education and Reimagining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion --

-- JetBlue Continued to Lead in Environmental Social Governance with Ambitious Targets to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040 --

Press Release

-- Airline’s Mission to Inspire Humanity Became More Important than Ever with Efforts Focused on Customer and Crewmember Safety, Supporting STEM Education and Reimagining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion --

-- JetBlue Continued to Lead in Environmental Social Governance with Ambitious Targets to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040 --

Sustainability Evolved: Adapting Your Business Strategy to an ESG Framework

Blog

Have you ever tried to assemble something with instructions that seem to go from “Take the pieces out of the box” to “You’re done!” without any comprehensible explanation in between? Even if you have everything you need right in front of you, it’s going to be a long, painful, and potentially hazardous undertaking if you don’t know how to move from start to finish.

Oil and Gas Transparency Standard for Low-Carbon Transition

GRI Standard to unlock reporting on sector’s sustainability challenges
Press Release

October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new sustainability reporting standard for oil and gas has launched today, which will enable complete disclosure on the complexity of transparency demands facing the sector – best positioning companies to demonstrate accountability for their impacts and how they are transitioning to a low-carbon future.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E20: Steven Clarke, Ceres

Accelerating Corporate Action on the Climate Crisis
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Unless companies take immediate action on climate change, we will quickly surpass the 1.5 degree Celsius global temperature increase that will have catastrophic implementations not only on the environment and severity of natural disasters, but on human health, livelihoods, and security. But there is cause for optimism: more than ever, the private sector – which accounts for the vast majority of carbon emissions – is listening and stepping up sustainability commitments.

Pandemic Raises Stakes for Success of the SDGs

By Tina Nybo Jensen, International Policy Manager, GRI
Article

In this Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we hear much about how organizations, countries and individuals are stepping up their efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Despite this, the reality is that the pace of action has not been quick enough and we are already far behind on delivering the Global Goals. 

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