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Legg Mason Presses for Progress in Celebration of International Women’s Day

Leaders in Legg Mason’s global distribution and in its independent investment affiliates provided insightful comments outlining how each woman has found professional successes.
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Today Legg Mason celebrates International Women’s Day with the rest of the globe – honoring the women of past and present who keep the world spinning on its axis, challenge the status quo and instigate change within their industry and communities. The mission this year is Press for Progress.

With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and Press for Progress.

These 3 Elements are Crucial to the Future of Electric Cars

The convergence of energy and mobility must be strategic, intentional and guided if cities and citizens are to receive the maximum benefits.
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Jean-Pascal Tricoire | Schneider Electric
Francesco Starace | Enel Group

How a Project Helping Mothers in India Could Help Save the World

by Dr. Naveen Rao Lead, MSD for Mothers, MSD
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It has been inspiring to see the international community embrace the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Even more encouraging are the growing recognition of the critical role the private sector has to play, and the push for meaningful public-private partnerships (PPPs), in order to reach these goals.

How Small Companies Can Compete on the World Stage

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This article was originally published to the World Economic Forum's Agenda Blog
 
Small businesses play a critical role in the global economy, contributing to economic opportunity, diversity and the overall health of our communities. If current trends continue, however, we may soon wake up in a world where many of these businesses have closed and only a few of the very largest players remain open.
 

30 Leading Companies with a Combined Revenue of USD $1.3 Trillion Join Forces to Implement the Circular Economy

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DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, over 30 leading companies across 16 sectors joined forces to implement the circular economy through WBCSD’s newest initiative, Factor10. Collectively responsible for USD $1.3 trillion in annual revenues, the companies in Factor10 represent a powerful business effort scale up momentum for circular economy solutions.  

COSO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development to Issue First-Ever Guidance for Applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to Environmental, Social, Governance-related Risks

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January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today released a draft executive summary to the new, cutting-edge guidance for applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to Environmental, Social and Governance-related risks.

Four Ways to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

Cliff Henson (SVP Global Supply Chain) shares how digitization can improve the resiliency and sustainability of our supply chains
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  • On October 13th, 2017, Cliff Henson spoke to Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit attendees during a panel about how digitization is ensuring supply chain resilience
  • From materials procurement to manufacturing and logistics to customer fulfillment, digitization is playing a large role in driving growth through improved connectivity and real-time decision-making
  • While efficiency is a priority for manufacturers, the need for increased sustainability is growing and can act as a innovation driver to help businesses secure a competitive advantage
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  • On October 13th, 2017, Cliff Henson spoke to Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit attendees during a panel about how digitization is ensuring supply chain resilience
  • From materials procurement to manufacturing and logistics to customer fulfillment, digitization is playing a large role in driving growth through improved connectivity and real-time decision-making
  • While efficiency is a priority for manufacturers, the need for increased sustainability is growing and can act as a innovation driver to help businesses secure a competitive advantage

Turning Risks into Opportunities

By Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T
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Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum released its 2017 Global Risks Report, providing ample reading material for the world’s elite as they trekked to the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Data Shows Business Outperforms With Women

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Matthew Winkler and Angela Sun
(With assistance from Shin Pei)

The World Economic Forum recently released the most comprehensive report to date on global gender equality. It showed that women will get equal pay – in 170 years.

While the news may be disheartening for women and gender equality advocates, it’s particularly grim for another audience: investors.

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