In markets around the world, BNY Mellon is working to support clients in ways that have a positive impact on the environment and society, including by facilitating the issuance of green bonds. These securities are an innovative tool for driving capital to sustainable investment; in 2017, global green bond issuance totaled a record $155.5 billion, and volume could reach $250 billion to $300 billion in 2018, according to research from the Climate Bonds Initiative.
The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.
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A major property developer in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Canary Wharf aims to embed sustainability in the heart of its business. The company has included non-financial information in their corporate reports since 1987. We spoke to Martin Gettings, Group Head of Sustainability at Canary Wharf, about how sustainability reporting helps them to tell compelling stories and inspire others.
BNY Mellon is committed to promoting a more sustainable global economy. The company engages in numerous activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change through social investing initiatives. The 2017 CSR Report offers a closer look at how BNY Mellon is supporting our clients’ environmental objectives.
Bruno Sarda details NRG's efforts to be a leader in American corporate sustainability.
It is with pride that I introduce to you, our stakeholders, our second Sustainability Report since I joined NRG. In it, we outline our 2017 sustainability accomplishments, along with a comprehensive view of the actions we’ve taken across our value chain to enhance the resilience of our operations and create value for our customers and shareholders.
In last year’s report, we introduced a new sustainability strategy, cutting across five organizational pillars: customers, workplace, business, operations and suppliers.
Mauricio Gutierrez discusses corporate responsibility in 2017 Sustainability Report
Businesses create the most value when they fulfill a societal need in a meaningful way. I often find myself reflecting on this sentiment and the importance of electricity in our modern life. Electricity, the lifeblood of modern society, powers individuals, homes, businesses and, increasingly, other areas such as transportation. In a more connected and digital future, we will rely more on electricity, not less. As a power company that generates and sells electricity, I recognize the great responsibility we have in enabling this future.
Introducing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, the first global standards for sustainability reporting.
The GRI Standards help all organizations to report publicly on their economic, environmental and social impacts and show their impacts - positive or negative - to sustainable development. The GRI Standards are based on years of expert input from diverse stakeholders, and represent a common language for sustainability reporting.
GRI’s mission to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone, can only be fulfilled if everyone is represented. That is why multi-stakeholder representation is at the core of all of our activities, and our governance. And to make this inclusiveness more tangible, there is a yearly opportunity for different constituencies to become part of our governance bodies.
Members of these governance bodies are experts in their field who are also deeply interested in shaping the future of sustainability reporting.
Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company operating on a global scale. One of the pioneers in India, Jubilant has released a public sustainability report from 2003 onwards. We spoke to Indra Guha, Chief Sustainability Officer at Jubilant, about the benefits the reporting process has brought for the company.
Global CEO highlights company's sustainable growth
Dear North American colleagues and stakeholders,
2017 was a good year for Sappi globally, with the focus and energy of our people enabling us to deliver another strong set of results built on the momentum of past years. In North America, good cost management and strong contributions from our Specialised Cellulose business offset some of the weak market conditions in the graphics and release businesses.