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June 18, 2013

Take That, Cynics! As Companies Detail PRISM Involvement, Transparency Proves Its Value

For years, some major tech companies have published voluntary law enforcement reports, which have been criticized for methodological shortcomings. Following revelations of the PRISM program, however, these reports have played a critical role in shaping and informing the debate on government surveillance in the digital age.

#Financial Services #Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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June 11, 2013

Financial Services: Myanmar at the Crossroads

Myanmar at the Crossroads

Myanmar is considered the last great frontier market. With a little help from business, it could develop in a sustainable manner.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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May 7, 2013

The Middle East’s ‘Latent’ Crisis—and What It Means for CSR

Paris-based economist and Middle East specialist Hugo Micheron explains how the Gulf's rates of overconsumption and unemployment—and its economy built around oil—are creating a perfect storm of sustainability challenges.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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April 3, 2013

Women’s World Banking: What Women’s Empowerment Means to Me

In a guest blog, we hear from Women's World Banking on how public-private partnerships, in-depth market research, and financial products designed for the specific needs of women can contribute to women's empowerment.

#Financial Services #Womens Empowerment

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March 28, 2013

Looking for the Exit: Investors Find Value in ESG

Investors are now factoring management of environmental, social, and governance issues into deal decisions and negotiations.

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March 19, 2013

Calling All Investors: It’s Time to Pay Attention to Human Rights

In this blog, we provide three recommendations for investors and financial service companies on how to integrate human rights into their due diligence processes.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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March 12, 2013

How to Ensure Sustainable Economic Development in Myanmar: Empower Female Workers

Scaling women-owned businesses and empowering female supply chain workers will ensure that women are placed at the center of responsible investment in Myanmar.

#Financial Services #Womens Empowerment

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March 8, 2013

Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

On International Women's Day, we reflect on our work in women's empowerment, including HERproject and HERfinance.

#Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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February 20, 2013

Towards a Reporting Standard for Financial Services and ‘Financed Emissions’

Financial services companies can help lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and more are now managing greenhouse gas emissions in their value chains. But exactly how, when, and why should financial services companies measure and report on "financed emissions"?

#Climate Change #Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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January 23, 2013

Solving Problems the Civil Society Way

As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 unfolds in Davos, it will be clear that civil society is essential to solutions on every single question being debated—from water scarcity and human rights to economic opportunity for young people.

#Financial Services #Sustainable Communities

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