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20 Key takeaways from The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019 - Facing the facts

20 Key takeaways from The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019 - Facing the facts

Here are 20 key takeaways from The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019 - Facing the facts, I enjoyed attending in London yesterday:
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Bankmed, Stop Confusing CSR With Charity!

Bankmed, Stop Confusing CSR With Charity!

Early in January, Bankmed announced that, as part of its CSR initiatives, the bank chose “to replace its end-of-year Corporate Gifts by donations to seven Lebanese NGOs, granting each one an amount of USD 30,000 [for a total of $210,000].”
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Our Top Takeaways From the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

Our Top Takeaways From the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

The 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum took place in London last month, where we heard from a great line-up of inspirational thought leaders from the world of sustainability. From CEOs to NGOs, corporates and consultants, all were keen to share their expertise with the audience. Below are our top takeaways from this informative and insightful two-day conference.
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Sustainable Leaders “Need to Go From Good to Great”

Sustainable Leaders “Need to Go From Good to Great”

The creation of a business culture committed to sustainability will depend on high quality leadership. Every year, Edie holds a conference in the UK to focus on sustainable business leadership – to look ahead to the emerging agenda, and to identify the current state of best practice. This year, the focus was very much influenced by the rising profile of climate change and the profound implications for how businesses create wealth. Mallen Baker...
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Business school rankings should have wider criteria

Business school rankings should have wider criteria

We, the undersigned business and civil society leaders, academics and representatives of business-school accreditation agencies, congratulate the FT on announcing a “complete review” of its business school rankings methodology. We have recently undergone a sweeping consultation ourselves, culminating in a report launched at Davos. We hope that our findings will be of use to Work & Careers editor Isabel Berwick and her team as they undertake suc...
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Let’s Get Real About Purpose

Let’s Get Real About Purpose

One year ago, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to 500 CEOs asking them to rethink their sense of purpose.
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The Financial Sector’s Climate Imperative

The Financial Sector’s Climate Imperative

It is impossible to say when the next financial crisis will erupt, let alone how long it will last or how damaging it will be. But there is no doubt that the risks the world faces merit a more holistic approach – one that accounts for the serious and escalating threats posed by climate change.
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8 simple, inexpensive ways to be a more ethical consumer in 2019

8 simple, inexpensive ways to be a more ethical consumer in 2019

We’re about to hit a full-on environmental crisis. Here are small things you can do to cut down on your carbon footprint.
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5 Key Sustainability Developments in 2018

5 Key Sustainability Developments in 2018

As someone who has developed sustainability targets, adopted ESG (environmental, social and governance) best practices and evaluates various corporate responsibility programs day to day, week to week, I have seen a lot of positive change over the past year – and am aware of the numerous challenges all of us in this function face. With that said, based on what I’ve observed over the past year, here are five key sustainability developments I have...
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Urbanization and the  Future of Cities  Strategies For Establishing Sustainability & Efficiency

Urbanization and the Future of Cities Strategies For Establishing Sustainability & Efficiency

For the past few decades, urbanization has grown exponentially around the world, where more and more people are moving to cities. Since 2009, the UN Habitat estimates that over 3 million people move to cities every week given that urban areas offer migrants in hopes of finding a better job and a higher standard of living. The increasing population numbers have raised issues of congestion, distribution of resources, and increased pressure on waste...
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