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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
Summary: 
  • 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.

Man and Machine: The 2050 Human Experience

by Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer, HP, and Global Head of HP Labs
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The World Economic Forum annual meeting continues through January 20. Follow Shane and the HP Newsroom on Twitter for all the latest from HP at the event. 

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The World Economic Forum annual meeting continues through January 20. Follow Shane and the HP Newsroom on Twitter for all the latest from HP at the event. 

Global Uncertainty Highlights the Need for Responsible Business Leadership

by Ed Lewin, Vice President, International, HPE Corporate Affairs
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Uncertainty is natural in today’s turbulent global environment. But what is certain is that the need for responsible leadership by business is greater today than at any other time in recent history. As governments grapple with transition and change, responsible business leadership can, and must, lead the way. The issues that face our world won’t wait.

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