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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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Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the world’s schools lack clean drinking water, toilets and handwashing facilities, putting millions of children at risk of disease, experts warned on Monday.
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CEO of CSR LEBANON Appointed as UNGC Focal Point

CEO of CSR LEBANON Appointed as UNGC Focal Point

As a result of the dedication in raising awareness on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across Lebanon and promoting responsible business over the last 4 years, Mr. Khaled Kassar, Founder & CEO of CSR LEBANON, has been officially appointed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) as the focal point-of-contact in Lebanon to launch the Global Compact Local Network in Lebanon by 2014.
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Lebanese President Calls for Increased Action on Corporate Sustainability

H.E. General Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon, made a strong call to scale up sustainability efforts in companies and management education institutions in the country and throughout the Middle East. His remarks were presented at the 2nd PRME MENA Regional Forum.
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Georg Kell: The UNGC Challenges Middle East to do More : The UNGC: Do Global Standards Fit Local Problems?

Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), gives an exclusive interview to Responsible Business. He discusses the outcomes of Rio +20, the future of the UNGC, progress on sustainability in the Middle East and the challenges and opportunities for businesses seeking to join the UNGC and implement sustainability programs in this region.
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