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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting is growing globally yet many brands continue to suffer from a lack of awareness among key stakeholders about their organisations’ many environmental, social and governance (ESG) successes.
While the daily news describes an apparently dysfunctional federal government, beneath those alarming headlines some federal agencies are working quite well, and making good progress on long-term sustainability goals. For example, the Department of Transportation has just earned all-green scores for the first time ever from the Office of Management and Budget’s Sustainability and Energy scorecard.
A new survey finds that renewable energy has hit a record high in popularity among the public in the UK, with an approval rating of 82 percent. The Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker poll, conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has been taken every three months since 2012. This most recent survey marks a five percent increase in public approval since the previous one.
One of the country’s oldest business schools, the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business, may shut down its M.B.A. program. The university is considering ending its full-time master’s of business administration and replacing it with shorter term, more specialized degrees, according to the Wall Street Journal. The school is offering part-time programs in finance and accounting, to meet demand for more niche certifications.
The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:
Two pioneers in sustainable investing have just made a big move together in response to the rapid growth in the SRI field. Pax World Management, a New Hampshire-based investment advisor to Pax World Funds, has agreed to be acquired by Impax Asset Management Group, a UK-based firm.