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Mar

26

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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Mar

22

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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Mar

21

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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Mar

20

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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Mar

11

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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Feb

20

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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Feb

5

February 5, 2013

Does ‘Green’ Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

Everywhere we turn, we are inundated with the word "green." But are green initiatives driving consumer behavior change and positive impacts on the environment?

#Environment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Dec

19

December 19, 2012

CSR ‘Made in Germany’: Are Voluntary Standards Enough?

European countries are vigorously debating whether or not to regulate corporate sustainability efforts and require non-financial reporting by companies. Although German companies tend to be advanced on environmental performance and other sustainability issues, there is still much resistance in the country to CSR reporting laws. Why the reluctance?

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Dec

4

December 4, 2012

Equator Principles III: Helping Banks ‘Get It Right’

Having spent almost a decade at the World Bank advising governments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America on major private-sector led and financed infrastructure investments, I saw a lot of half-baked projects. In many cases, I often found myself wondering, “Why would a reputable commercial bank even consider funding this project?”

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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