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The EU Has Led on Adopting Corporate ESG Disclosure Rules - The U.S. May Catch Up Soon

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.20.2021)

For many years, the European Union moved ahead of the developing laws and regulations to address the challenges of climate change and the expansion of corporate programs and related reporting for ESG issues.

In the U.S., the major regulatory bodies such as the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve banks, the Treasury Department, and other cabinet level and independent agencies avoided mandating disclosure rules for publicly-traded corporations for many social (S) and environmental (E) issues.

Columbine Vineyards Becomes the First Sustainably Grown Certified Table Grapes Producer in the US

Certification from SCS acknowledges Columbine Vineyard's dedication to social work, unwavering support for growers and impressive environmental achievements including the conservation of 843 million gallons of water through sustainable farming practices
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Columbine Vineyards, producer of the popular Holiday® table grapes in California's San Joaquin Valley, has now become the first Sustainably Grown Certified table grapes producer in the US. The new certification represents the significant impacts Columbine Vineyards has made over the past few years, including water conservation - 843 million gallons saved, styrofoam reduction - 54% reduction, and carbon sequestration - 5,200 metric tons, the equivalent to 1140 cars off the roads annually.

Crystal Clear Now - ESG Focus Must Be at the Top of the Corporation, for the Board Room & Executive Suite

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.12.2021)

Remember those 1970s /early ‘80s ubiquitous TV commercials with the tag line, “When EF Hutton Speaks, People Listen?” The point was that when the EF Hutton financial services firm “said” something about investing possibilities, we would be wise to sit up and listen carefully to the advice. These days we are tuning in to the Securities & Exchange Commission to discern the future directions of corporate sustainability / ESG disclosure. To us it is clear: the broadening flow of comments indicates something is about to happen regarding corporate ESG disclosure.

KeyBank Community Development Lending Appoints Christina Knuckles to Head of Equity Fund Management

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CLEVLAND, July 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) has appointed Christina Knuckles to lead its equity fund management which is integral to the bank’s equity growth initiative. She is responsible for managing the bank’s LIHTC equity investment portfolio as well as strategic planning and forecasting, with a focus on expanding the CDLI equity investment platform. Christina reports to Stacie Nekus, Head of KeyBank Community Development and Lending Equity Growth Initiative and is based in St. Louis, MO.

T. Rowe Price's Judith Ward Shares 10 Financial Goals for Women


In her recent article for Forbes, Judith Ward, CFP®, a senior financial planner with T. Rowe Price points out that women face many unique financial challenges—from the gender pay gap to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused disproportionate economic challenges—compared with men.

“Now that 2020 is behind us and hope is on the horizon—thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine—this may be a good time to revisit our financial goals,” she says.

Judith counts down her top 10 goals for women, which include:

CSRHub Data Used in Fortune Magazine's Amazon Review


Fortune Magazine recently used CSRHub's ESG data in an article analyzing Amazon's sustainability. As the pandemic increased reliance on Amazon's delivery services, the public eye's scrutiny of their sustainability practices intensified and the pressure to rethink these practices has increased.

Conservation Is in Bloom at Franklin Park Zoo

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club teams up with Zoo New England for new Smartflower solar system and two solar-powered golf carts
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BOSTON, July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo is taking sustainability to the next level thanks to a $123,000 grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

ESG Disclosure - Swirling Public Dialogue on Status & Value Today and in Future for Corporate Constituencies

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.02.2021)

The required financial reporting by publicly-traded companies is assured by third parties. The SEC rules require public companies to have an annual audit; audited financial statements have an opinion included from the auditing firms. Objective: determining if the statement presents information fairly and in line with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).

Make-A-Wish Counters Misinformation: Vaccine Policy

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June 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Make-A-Wish's recent decision regarding how to begin to lift some restrictions for wishes involving air travel and large gatherings was made to protect the health of children with critical illnesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has generated misinformation and falsehoods on social media and in some media outlets. Here are the facts:


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