By Rati Bhattachary Sustainability Strategist and Consultant, Innovation and Transformation Group Tata Consultancy Services
G4: Initial ImpressionsThe fourth-generation (G4) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) may well have complicated the reporting environment, instead of streamlining it. Launched in May 2013, and mandatory for reports published after 31 December 2015, the G4 tries to harmonize with other international reporting frameworks, instructing reporters to focus on material topics or aspects instead of outlining their organization’s broad sustainability footprint. With renewed interest and attention on corporate social responsibility, companies are pulling out all the stops to ensure that their sustainability initiatives occupy center stage. They are interested in measuring the effect of their sustainability programs, to identify new opportunities, while remaining informed on risks. Program disclosures are in the form of detailed reports, full of catchy phrases and engaging visuals to invite larger readership.
MGM Resorts International Debuts MGMThink, an Online Thought Leadership PlatformLas Vegas, April 14, 2016 – Building on its commitment to drive innovation, within and beyond the company, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today debuted an online thought leadership platform called MGMThink. Available at MGMThink.com, the platform is a one-stop shop for those interested in the expertise and thought leadership supporting the success of MGM Resorts’ iconic brands. Offering followers an insiders’ look at the FORTUNE Most Admired Company’s way of doing business, MGMThink will feature fresh, thought-provoking video and blog content, and serve as a social media hub offering insight and dialogue. “MGMThink provides an active forum for our senior leaders and other thought leaders across the company to provide a real behind-the-scenes look at not only what we do at MGM Resorts, but how we do it and, more importantly, why,” said Clark Dumont, APR, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for MGM Resorts International.
Apply Today for Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Managing Director AppointmentThe Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia seeks applications or nominations for an academic appointment as the Managing Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (ACSB). The Center is part of the Scheller College of Business, which was ranked #1 in the US and #8 globally in the 2015 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Rankings. The College is a dynamic environment with a commitment to sustainability embedded in its strategic plan and faculty members across many disciplines who have sustainable business interests. The Managing Director will have the opportunity to shape and steer the growth of the Center’s activities and impact, as the Center recently received a long-term gift doubling its operational budget from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The Managing Director will also have the opportunity to partner with the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (CSLS), an institute-wide undergraduate education initiative that is developing learning and co-curricular opportunities designed to help our students combine their academic and career interests with their desire to create sustainable communities.
A look at what the CRA Thought Leadership Councils are doing...The Thought Leadership Councils (TLC’s) are networking groups within the association in which members drive learning and development within the CR community. Each Council meets via GoToMeeting® teleconference on a monthly basis, providing our members the opportunity to interact with industry peers. This enables everyone to get the most out of their membership and share successes, best practices, benchmarks, trends and publish new findings. Each is chaired or co-chaired by Members dedicated to achievement of that TLC’s goals, and reports to both the Board and the community at large regarding progress toward the TLC’s goals.
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