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Sustainability Reporting 101 - Part 7: Top Ten Sustainability Acronyms and Why They Matter

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Several years ago, I got a new assignment at work and suddenly found myself immersed in sustainability reporting. As I set out to learn my new job, I discovered an alphabet soup of acronyms that made my head spin on a daily basis. I tried to make sense of what the experts were saying, but thelanguage seemed to barely resemble English. So, one of my first orders of business was to learn the key acronyms of this new discipline. It was clear to me that if I didn’t understand these, I would continue to be lost and confused a good bit of the time.

U.S. Insurance Companies Vulnerable to Extreme Weather, Changing Climate

Report proposes solutions for state regulators, investors and insurers to protect consumers, maintain industry profitability in a warming world
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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 2012, 2012 – Worsening weather in a warming world poses a growing risk to the financial stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society, according to a new report.

UBM's Business4Better Launches Blog with an Introduction to the Cause, the Movement, the Expo

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ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Corporate responsibility (CR, CSR, sustainability) is no longer about simply writing a check. Companies must get their hands dirty, engage their employees and key stakeholders to drive real change and brings communities together.

Announcing Good Business New York™ Leading Women for 2012

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(3BL Media) September 19, 2012 - New York, New York:  Good Business New York™, the two-year old award-winning sustainable business media company, announces it’s 2012 list of: “Good Business Leading Women: 25 Dynamic Women Who Are Changing the World Through Work & Business.”

Mike Foley and PGA TOUR Golfer Ben Crane Kick Off an Event for Zurich’s Annual Giving Campaign

Mike Foley and Ben Crane give an introduction speech at the “A Time for Giving” carnival.
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Zurich North America Commercial CEO Mike Foley and PGA TOUR golfer Ben Crane kick off Zurich’s “A Time for Giving” carnival on September 10, 2012 at Zurich Insurance's North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill.  "A Time for Giving" gives Zurich U.S. employees the chance to help in countless ways by supporting Zurich’s six focus charities through payroll deduction, fund-raising activities and volunteering during the annual campaign that runs from September 4th through October 5th.

What are the Keys to Keeping Key Innovators?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Many companies over-focus on the monetary aspects of the employment value proposition when trying to retain R&D staff. However, value propositions based largely on base compensation do little to improve incremental effort or ‘intent to stay’ amongst R&D employees. In order to motivate and retain staff, pay close attention to the career preferences of critical R&D segments such as Ph.D. degree holders, women in R&D, overseas employees, and high-potential staff.”  -CEB Views
 

ReportAlert.info - Stockland Corporation (ASX:SGP) Publishes Annual Review 2012

The report outlines FY12 financial results, environmental and social performance, and strategy and governance.
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(3BL Media) September 17, 2012 - Stockland is pleased to release the company’s Annual Review 2012 and detailed sustainability performance.

Stockland’s Annual Review outlines FY12 financial results, environmental and social performance, and strategy and governance. As well as a discussion of ongoing and emerging challenges and opportunities. The report is available via: www.stockland.com.au/annualreview2012

How to Manage the Accelerating Cost of Environmental Impacts on Business

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The cost of environmental impact on businesses is expected to accelerate.   The post, What are the Sustainability Mega Forces Poised to Change Business? identifies forces shaping impacts, but how can we manage risk as a business opportunity?  Is there a framework available specific to business sustainability risk? 
 

Learning How to Monitor Sustainable Supply Chain Signals

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Performance measures have always been a part of business.  Over time, management has learned to incorporate metrics that are more applicable to the company's extended stakeholder groups.  Our sustainability consulting practice finds these leading organizations are now embracing more advanced performance management practices to include business sustainability indicators.  However, questions still remain on the ‘what and how’ of measured performance in the supply chain.

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