Corporate Citizenship

How Sustainable Are Corporate Pensions?

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Climate change, the low-carbon transition and sustainable development pose some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The global transition is well underway and has urgent and wide-ranging implications for companies, policymakers and investors. This requires integrated thinking across the board from corporates - but do workplace pensions schemes and business strategies sufficiently reflect this?

Question: Can a Country Provide a Quality of Life Existence and Be Sustainable for the Long-Term? Perhaps – None Do so Today

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.15.2018)
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This week’s top story choice for you is quite fascinating.  How can a country provide a quality way of life for its citizens and also strive to be more sustainable over the long-term?

Researchers at two universities collaborated to see what countries are doing / and need to do / to provide quality of life for their citizens and to be sustainable (at the same time) to protect the planet.  The researchers explain where we are and where we need to go to achieve both (in balance).  There's an XY charting of the prominent nations for you as well.

The Year 2018: Significant Developments Moving Sustainable Investment and Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Forward – The Pace is Exciting!

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.08.2018)
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We are just past one month into the year 2018 and there have already been significant advances that directly affect the lives of professionals and organizations in the fields of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing – the two vital halves of the capital markets – and in related fields.

Humana Listed in 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook

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For the fifth straight year, Humana has been recognized for corporate citizenship efforts by one of the nation’s leading sustainable-investing companies, RobecoSAM, and has been included in the 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook.

It’s 2018 – Does Wall Street “Get It” on Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Investment? A Noted Author Explores the Question...

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (01.02.2018)
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Does Wall Street finally care about sustainability?  A noted sustainability author (Andrew Winston) muses about this in the pages of the influential journal for the C-suite – the Harvard Business Review. Yes, we think – more and more asset owners and managers are getting aboard the train...but there is work to do.  And what about corporate boards and CEOs...”

Announcing: DJSI - How Insights Inspire Action

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April 6, 2018

Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute 
in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City

For information and to register, click here.

Leveraging the Value of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment
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April 6, 2018

Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute 
in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City

For information and to register, click here.

Big Year, 2018 – Tipping Points for Developments in Corporate Sustainability & Sustainable Investing…

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Volume & Velocity
Those may well be the key characteristics of developments in corporate sustainability and in sustainable investing in the year 2018.

Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of Research for MSCI’s ESG Research Group and her colleague Matt Moscardi (Head of Research Financial Sector, ESG) this week described what they are projecting in the traditional early-in-the-year setting out of key ESG trends to watch by the influential MSCI ESG team:

We Love “Top 10” Lists Right? So –Who Were The Top 10 Movers & Shakers in Sustainability 2017? Huff Po Has Their List…Who Are Your Nominees?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (19.01.2018)
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Huffington Post writer Lauren DeMates has her “Top 10” list up for the 2017 forces that shaped (in her opinion) sustainability.  Guiding her choice: “…many of 2017’s activities were prompted by the unprecedented attack on science and environmental protection by the Trump administration.  However, efforts to counteract the anti-environmental agenda and work towards a more sustainable society have been unprecedented as well...”

And in that context, she identifies the following:

Important Group of Investor ESG Rankers Expands to a Significant Player - ISS - Traditional Governance Focus Expanding to Encompass E&S -ESG QualityScores for 1,500 Public Companies Coming in January… (Sustainability Highlights I 01.10.2018)

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.01.2018)
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A significant new player is now entering the mix of the growing number of organizations providing institutional investors with ESG rankings and data.  At G&A Institute, we've been tracking the growth of these organizations (such as MSCI, Sustainalytics, RobecoSAM, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and others) and work with our clients to help managements understand, optimize and utilize these important intelligence points coming from the rapidly-growing number of investors considering ESG.

2017’s Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories – HBR Author Andrew Winston Weighs In – What Are Your Top 2017 Stories?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (04.01.2018)
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Once again, the authoritative Harvard Business Review weighs in on corporate sustainability with a commentary piece on the top trends of 2017 – with “big leaps both forward and backward” in the year just concluded. And there was some predictability, writes author Andrew Winston in his commentary, as he says he predicted:  “…the context for sustainable business in 2017 may center on the competition between two stories, the election of Donald Trump and significant action on climate change…”

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