Corporate Citizenship

BlackRock’s CEO’s 2020 Letter to Corporate CEOs – Explaining the World’s Largest Asset Manager’s Perspectives and Actions on the Global Climate Change Crisis

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (01.16.2020)
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The big news this week for sustainability professionals:  The publication of the much-anticipated annual letter to corporate chief executive officers by Larry Fink, Chair and CEO of BlackRock -- the world’s largest asset manager (with almost US7 trillion in Assets Under Management). 

Hello to Year 2020 & the Start of the Third Decade of the 21st Century – Climate! Climate! Climate! is the Dominant Theme of News & Commentary!

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (01.09.2020)
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It is a favorite pursuit of journalists and commentators at each year-end and the start of the new calendar year to look back and look forward to identify “top stories” and significant trends of the year past.  And to look ahead at “what might be” in the new year.  We present a few of these musing for you in this first newsletter of the year 2020.

Purpose – It Was the Buzzword of 2019 for the Corporate Sector & Investment Community. The Debate Will Continue in 2020

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.18.2019)
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The year 2019 began with an important challenge to corporate leaders from Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock (with more than US$6 trillion in AUM).  He writes each year to the CEOs of companies that his firm invests in on behalf of the firm’s clients. There are literally hundreds of publicly-traded companies in the BlackRock portfolio.

Sustainable Investing Has Moved Into the Mainstream – and UBS Survey Results Send Strong Signals This Is a Lasting Trend

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.05.2019)
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There is no doubt now – the world’s largest asset managers are definitely focused on corporate sustainability and sustainable investing (the two go hand-in-hand) as survey after survey is telling us. In recent years we seen considerable momentum as asset owners and their managers adopt or further enhance their sustainable investing / ESG investing approaches.
And to gauge the progress we’re seeing major, global asset managers busily take the pulse of the capital market players.

What's the Best Technology to Engage Employees in Corporate Citizenship?

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The RW Institute’s Corporate Volunteering, Giving and Grants Technology Review provides a 360-degree view of the technology market and is based in extensive research efforts with a global reach. This is a summary of the Institute’s approach to the project and an overview of what we found in the market. To access the full report, sign up here.

How was the review developed?

Sustainable & Responsible Investment and Asset Manager Perspectives – Today, and Quo Vadis Over the Coming Years…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (19.11.2019)
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The terms of reference are familiar now to many more institutional owners and their managers (as well as to a growing number of retail investors who are their clients and beneficiaries). This movement began as “socially responsible investing” (“SRI”) which evolved over time to “sustainable & responsible investing” and on to “sustainable & responsible & impact investing” in the 21st Century.

In recent months we’re increasingly hearing and using the simplified term “sustainable investing” and “ESG investing”.

Merck Inducted Into US Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame for Long-Term Commitment to Corporate Responsibility

The Chamber of Commerce announced its 20th Annual Citizens Awards in Washington D.C.
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On Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce inducted Merck into the inaugural Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame, which documents the living history of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility.

Merck Named One of America’s Most Just Companies by Forbes and Just Capital

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Merck was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, the leading corporate measurement platform for

Medtronic Highlights Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in 2019 Integrated Performance Report

The Medtronic 2019 Integrated Performance Report Shares Progress on Pay Equity, Diversity in Management Roles, Access to Healthcare, Environmental Performance, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and More
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DUBLIN, November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today released its fiscal year 2019 (FY19) Integrated Performance Report: The Power of Purpose [view report here].

It’s “Official” Now: The United States of America Is Withdrawing From the Historic Paris Accord on Climate Change With Notice to the UN

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.8.2019)
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The big news of this week:  The USA is now “officially” withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change.  The one-year countdown to “USA out” is now underway.

In 2015 as the representatives of almost all of the nations of the world gathered in Paris, France for “COP 21” (or “the UN Climate Change Forum, the 21st yearly meeting of the Conference of Parties), an important agreement was reached:  the 196 nations would work together to attempt to limit global warming to below 2-degrees Celsius (3.5-degrees Fahrenheit) – or at least to not above 1.5C (2.7F).

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