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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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May 14, 2013

Three Half-Truths of Sustainability Reporting in an Era of Social Media

"Build it, and they will come"—and other myths of using social media for sustainability communications.

#Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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April 25, 2013

Planning for GRIIIRCSASB: How to Untangle Sustainability Reporting Strategy

As a number of new integrated reporting guidelines hit the market this year, companies should take this moment to reflect on overall reporting models and think strategically about where they want to take them.

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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April 10, 2013

Is there a ‘CSR Made in France’?

Can a “CSR Made in France” approach give French companies a global, competitive advantage?

#Ethics and Governance #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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March 26, 2013

Partnerships to Advance Global Health

GlaxoSmithKline's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights the need for cross-sector partnerships to advance global health care.

#Healthcare #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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March 22, 2013

Microsoft Reports: What ïthe LawÍ Is Asking of Internet Companies

Microsoft’s first report on how it has responded to requests from law-enforcement agencies is a positive move in transparency, building on reports by Google and Twitter. It also poses an important question for society: What is the proper relationship among law enforcement, private companies, and privacy?

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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March 21, 2013

The Three I’s in Sustainability: Information, Integration, Innovation

In this guest blog, we hear from the Global Reporting Initiative about the three I's in sustainability—information, integration, and innovation—and get a sneak peak at the changes in GRI's new G4 reporting guidelines, which will be launched at their May 2013 conference in Amsterdam.

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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March 20, 2013

Eco-Metrics Go Mainstream at TPM

Economic, regulatory, and customer pressure are growing on the ocean shipping industry to improve environmental performance—and the industry is responding, as demonstrated by the regular improvements in Clean Cargo Working Group data discussed at theTrans-Pacific Maritime Conference.

#Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management #Transport and Logistics

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March 11, 2013

Three Ways to Improve Corporate Diversity Through Reporting

By improving reporting on corporate diversity, companies can discover new sources of competitive advantage in today's global, interconnected, and challenging business environment.

#Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management #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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