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Why Young Entrepreneurs Are Crucial to Growing the Economy

Why Young Entrepreneurs Are Crucial to Growing the Economy

Since mid-September, Uber has been rolling out its first platoon of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. While they’re not technically driverless (for now, there’s someone sitting in the front seat, just in case), these cars have proven remarkably effective at traversing the hilly and narrow streets of Pennsylvania’s second-largest city with little or no human help.
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Innovation in sustainability reporting: New design trends and digital solutions for powerful storytelling

Innovation in sustainability reporting: New design trends and digital solutions for powerful storytelling

Sustainability reporting is a chance for companies to demonstrate commitment to transparency and interact with stakeholders, yet reports are often dense corporate documents few care to read. CSR Asia offers innovative ideas on how to jazz up sustainability reporting.
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SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS: HOW GREEN CHOICES CREATE BETTER EVENTS TODAY AND TOMORROW

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS: HOW GREEN CHOICES CREATE BETTER EVENTS TODAY AND TOMORROW

Managing events requires planning and foresight to ensure the fruit of our efforts is a fantastic brand experience that exceeds expectations and delights audiences. The same can be said for sustainability. Making better event planning choices, even small ones, can make a difference. By planning ahead and thinking long-term about our actions, we’re in a better position to create not only a better event, but also a greener future for our industry ...
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What advisers should know about impact investing

What advisers should know about impact investing

To understand what impact investing is. To learn how to measure impact. To see how it can fit into an investor's plan.
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There is No Trade-Off Between Profit and Purpose

There is No Trade-Off Between Profit and Purpose

Why do businesses exist? To earn profits, or to serve a purpose? For shareholders, or for society, customers, employees, or the environment?
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CSR, and why companies have no choice but to become the good guys

CSR, and why companies have no choice but to become the good guys

We live in tumultuous times. The pace of change is exponential. People feel the need to hold on to things that are solid and of lasting value.
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3 Ways to Measure and Mobilize Corporate Culture to Scale Purpose, Profit

3 Ways to Measure and Mobilize Corporate Culture to Scale Purpose, Profit

As Jack Welch, longtime CEO of General Electric, has said, “no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”
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It’s Time to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

It’s Time to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Despite conflicting messages about climate change from U.S. government leaders, sustainability is getting more and more attention at American companies. Shareholders are ratcheting up their demands on environmental and social issues. Consumers are registering their concerns about how companies make their products. And talented Millennial employees are voting with their feet by leaving laggard companies behind. Meanwhile, new technologies are maki...
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Finance Folks Finally Focusing on Sustainability? You Bet

Finance Folks Finally Focusing on Sustainability? You Bet

Could it be that finance folks at big corporations are waking up to the fact that sustainability can be a business driver? An article in the Journal of Accountancy – a publication for accounting and finance professionals from corporations, public accounting firms, government agencies and nonprofits – indicates that the topic of sustainability is rising to the surface as something to take note of.
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How to make your materiality assessment worth the effort

How to make your materiality assessment worth the effort

In the sustainability world, "materiality assessments" are the backbone of reporting. They help identify an organization’s most "material issues" and determine what should be reported. The process of identifying these issues involves reaching out to internal and external stakeholders to get their input. This can be time-consuming, but is a huge opportunity to solicit input on the strategy too.
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