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North Sea Oil & Gas - Fueling Great Accumulations of Wealth for the Long-Term Benefit of Norway's Future Generations

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.12.2017)
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The foundation for the significant progress made in so many spheres of society in the 20th Century was...Oil!  The oil-producing nations of the world amassed great wealth with the marketing of oil and petroleum-derived products; those products enabled fantastic progress to be made in industry, government, agriculture, the consumer sector...throughout our modern society. 

Seven Important Trends From Textile Exchange Conference Summed up: The Industry Gets It on Sustainability

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (16.11.2017)
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"Sustainability is front and center in the apparel sector" -- so writes Tara Donaldson in the November 5th feature story in the Sourcing Journal in covering the Textile Sustainability Conference in October. Seven major trends were discussed at the meeting of industry execs.

John Elkington Presents: "6 Ways for Business Leaders to Talk About Sustainability" in the Sustainability / Strategies Series From the Influential Harvard Business Review

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (26.10.2017)
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"The" voice of authority for many board members and C-suite executives is The Harvard Business Review.  Sustainability pioneer and influential thought leader John Elkington in the current "HBR" talks about the practice of "issues framing" at the highest levels of the corporation, and suggests (to leaders) that to change our usual way of perceiving, prioritizing and investing time/effort/money, that "re-framing" for social change is the wave of the future.

Morningstar Now Informs Investors About ESG/Sustainable Mutual Funds -- and the Good News Is That ESG Funds' AUM Continues to Grow

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (20.10.2017)
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The authoritative voice for many investors on the always expanding mutual fund universe is the Chicago-based Morningstar organization.  The company tracks mutual fund's in- and outflows, performance, focus and other aspects of [mutual fund] activities. 

The firm began adding ESG analysis to its legendary and comprehensive analytical work last year.  About 200 mutual funds with ESG criteria were initially being monitored by Morningstar, with analysis provided by Sustainalytics. **

The Global Aviation Industry, Carbon Emissions and Other Sustainability Issues in Focus

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (10.12.2017)
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Wondering about carbon emissions "contributed" by the global airline industry?  One of the industry's leading publishers, Air Transport Action Group, cites the following:

The National Geographic Can Have a Major Influence on Its Global Audience With Coverage Like This: Climate Change's Hidden Costs

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (10.06.2017)
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The National Geographic Society made its debut as a publishing force in 1888, introducing the natural world and faraway places to generation-after-generation, at first through the familiar yellow cover magazine (the "journal"), then on through broadcast and cable television programming, a web site, and movies.  (Remember "March of the Penguins"?)

Sustainability Pays, Says Wal-Mart & Some of Its Suppliers in PBS Newshour Interviews

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (28.9.2017)
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As part of the PBS series, "Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change," the network's NewsHour reported on how a few large U.S. companies are doing their part to meet climate change challenges...and prospering...even as the Trump White House continues to move toward withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement (COP 21).

DJSI Results Announced -- Are You In / Out? Attend Our Workshop in Collaboration with RobecoSAM in New York City on October 24th

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (14.9.2017)
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Many corporations that endeavor to be sustainable become a bit nervous as we pass Labor Day in the USA.  The rebalancing of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes is traditionally announced at that time.  Is my company in?  Out?  Increasingly, CEOs and other C-suite execs and board members (as well as numerous managers) are holding "membership" in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in very high regard.

This Is Hurricane Season in the Americas -- and Climate Change Discussions Will Accompany News Reports About the Super-Storms Coming Ashore

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (09.07.2017)
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All news/all the time -- that was the American television viewer's diet of content during the week long siege, with Hurricane Harvey sweeping ashore along the Gulf of Mexico areas of the State of Texas.  And the plight of the people of the Houston region, in particular, was on everyone's mind as we watched the struggles of the residents there to stay safe and help their neighbors.

As we watched, many of us from afar, this was the American Spirit at its very best, in such terrible times for Texans to remind us all of the traditions of neighbor-helping-neighbor

Time to Tie Exec Comp to Sustainability Performance? Some Folks Think it is Time -- and How to Do It

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.31.2017)
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For the past 25 and more years, the focus of the sustainable & responsible investment (SRI) community has been on matters related to corporate compensation, usually a corporate governance concern, as well as additional concerns on a range of other issues and topic areas (in environmental, social/societal, and other categories).

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