Sustainable Investment CSR News

The Sustainability Snowball is Gaining Mass


By Carol Singer Neuvelt

We’re putting the finishing touches on the agenda for NAEM’s upcoming Corporate Sustainability Management conference, and as I look over the program, I am struck by how much the conversation about sustainability has progressed over the past few years.

Investors Push 13 Corporations to Adopt Clean Energy Strategies in Shareholder Filings

Through Shareholder Dialogues, IBM and Public Storage Agree to Improved Disclosure and Performance in Renewable Energy and Efficiency
Press Release

BOSTON, February 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Leading U.S. institutional investors and pension funds have filed shareholder resolutions with 13 corporations, urging them to source more renewable energy and improve energy efficiency in order to mitigate risks posed by climate change and increase shareholder value. As a result of shareholder dialogues, companies in the information technology (IT) and real estate sectors, including IBM and Public Storage, have agreed to increase reporting on their clean energy performance.

Sappi Fine Paper North America Announces $2.5M Coater Re-build Capital Project at its Westbrook Mill

Project to Support Increased Release Production Capacity and Capabilities
Press Release

BOSTON, January 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced the approval for its $2.5M capital project to re-build a specialty paper coater at its Westbrook Mill in Westbrook, Maine. The investment is comprised of an upgrade in the web handling, coating and drying capabilities of #20 coater. Bringing expanded manufacturing capacity, and delivering higher yield, this upgrade allows Sappi’s Release business to sustain market leadership with its Classics product line into the next decade.

Applications Now Open for Global Leaders To Engage with India’s Most Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

Press Release

MUMBAI, INDIA, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Applications are now open for leading global executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to travel to India this February to engage with some of the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. From 22 February 2012—2 March 2012, this highly qualified group will travel to Bangalore, Chennai, and Pondicherry, meeting the founders and staff of social ventures; discussing, debating, and reflecting on pivotal issues; and taking part in vibrant cultural experiences.

What Your Company Cares About Fascinates Its Largest Shareholders

This is a summary of the Engaging Shareholders panel discussion at the CBSR 10th Annual Summit that took place on November 7th, 2012 in Toronto.

Author: Wesley Gee (Senior Sustainability Consultant, Stantec)

Shareholders matter, but some matter more than others. There are those who are in it for the long haul, with a vested interest in the success of a company, and in some cases they are actively involved in supporting shifts towards greater long-term growth and prosperity.

RSF Social Finance Announces Investment in Farmigo

Online farmers market, Farmigo, receives direct equity investment from RSF Social Finance
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce that the RSF Mezzanine Fund, L.P., closed a direct equity investment in Farmigo, Inc., an online farmer’s market that connects workplaces directly to multiple local farms to provide a personalized online marketplace for local, fresh-from-harvest food. RSF invested in the Series B Preferred Stock round led by Sherbrooke Capital.

Investors Call on Canadian Oil Sands Producers to Improve Environmental and Social Performance

$2 Trillion Group of Investors Propose Higher Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Management, Land Reclamation and Consultations with First Nations
Press Release

BOSTON, Mass., October 22, 2012 /3BL Media/ – As presidential candidates spar over the issue of North American energy independence, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets under management are calling on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental and social impact of their operations by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, managing water use, promoting land reclamation and consulting fully with First Nations and other communities affected by oil sands projects.

Fostering Economic Vitality Across Our Business


PG&E has the privilege of serving 15 million Californians—homes and businesses that encompass a diverse array of customers and communities. We recognize that many of these communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and that customers continue to face high unemployment, housing foreclosures and other economic challenges.

Waste Not, Want Not

Exploring the business case for ecological responsibility

By Melinda Cheel

If you take a long hard look at a landfill you’ll see both tremendous need (where do we continue to put all this waste?) and undertapped opportunity (how can we redesign, reuse and repurpose to avoid the landfill altogether?)


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