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‘Main Street Investor’ Coalition Aims to Undermine Shareholder Rights

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May 23, 2018  /3BL Media/ - A new coalition backed by the National Association of Manufacturers aims to 'undermine critical shareholder rights that investors have long supported and relied on to help them effectively and efficiently protect the long-term value of their investments,' Ceres CEO and President Mindy said in a statement. 

Lubber added: 

Walmart Sustainability Milestone Meeting

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Tim Bohlke, Marketing Innovation Manager at Avery Dennison:

Being Strategic Is About More Than Quarterly Results, Say West Coast CEOs

PG&E Corporation and Wells Fargo CEOs present their companies' long-term strategic plans to investors
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Recognizing the  importance of engaging stakeholders and sharing company information in a regular, transparent way, on April 19 the CEOs of Wells Fargo and PG&E Corporation shared their company’s long-term plans to an audience of more than 100 major institutional investors at the first CEO Investor Forum (CIF) held on the West Coast by CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII).

Avery Dennison Makes CSR Investment in Southeast Asia

With many of Avery Dennison’s solutions made from paper, maintaining a sustainable paper supply is vital to our business success and achieving our long-term sustainability goals.
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"I’m very proud that our company and Foundation are part of this truly unique collaboration with WWF and the Forest Owners Sustainable Development Association of Thua Thien Hue Province in Vietnam."

News From the Capital Markets

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Investors and governments are increasingly pushing for more transparency regarding the non-financial impacts of business. GRI welcomes these developments, and seeks to support companies in understanding and applying policies that enable sustainable finance performance.

In this new series, GRI will share updates on the latest developments from capital markets in Europe and the world, and how it is interacting to promote and enable change. 

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Bold Investments Changing the Future of Social Good

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Whether addressing income inequality or access to vital resources such as water, food, or healthcare, lasting change only starts with a committed investment or partnership. Reaching a meaningful end goal requires a sustained effort — dependent on an approach that is strategic, evidence-based, partner-centric and sustainable.

CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative Brings CEO Investor Forum and Effort to End Corporate “Short-Termism” to West Coast

CEOs of PG&E Corporation and Wells Fargo to present long-term strategic plans to investors representing $25 trillion in AUM
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NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — CECP: The CEO Force for Good announced that its Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) will host the CEOs of PG&E Corporation and Wells Fargo at a CEO Investor Forum on April 19, 2018, at NASDAQ in San Francisco, CA.

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange in Partnership for Better ESG Reporting

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On 5 April 2018, GRI and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) signed an agreement to foster effective sustainability performance and communication among listed companies. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate to conduct workshops, seminars and training among representatives of listed companies. 

Three Quarters of Mid-sized UK Businesses Investing in Green Initiatives Benefit Commercially

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  • Three quarters (73%) of businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour
  • A third (31%) are taking environmental action ‘because it’s the right thing to do’ and 27% because they want ‘to be recognised as an environmentally responsible business’
  • Lack of funds (19%) and concerns about return on investment (16%) were the most commonly cited financial worry 
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  • Three quarters (73%) of businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour
  • A third (31%) are taking environmental action ‘because it’s the right thing to do’ and 27% because they want ‘to be recognised as an environmentally responsible business’
  • Lack of funds (19%) and concerns about return on investment (16%) were the most commonly cited financial worry 

Sustainability Ratings Agency: "CSR Requires Commitment and Accountability"

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Collecting and analyzing information on companies’ sustainability risks, opportunities, and performance are essential to ensure market efficiency, optimal allocation of capital and reduction of information asymmetry. Vigeo Eiris is an independent rating agency, which plays an important role in translating companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance into tangible assessments for investors and other stakeholders.  We spoke to Elise Attal, Institutional Affairs Manager at Vigeo Eiris, who talked about the critical nature of transparency in building trust among inv

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