Corporate Citizenship

Feeding 9 Billion People in 2050? Challenging! – A Leading U.S. CEO in the Food & Agriculture Business Has Important Perspectives to Share

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (04.12.2018)
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The CEO of one of the nation’s leading food and agriculture companies has important messages for us:  “To move the planet forward, farmers must lead the charge. But they cannot do it alone. Coordinated action on sustainability across the food supply chains is the only way to achieve lasting progress.”  He tells us how and why in his commentary in a Top Story.

Accenture Is Taking a Leap to Make a Difference: Tiffany & Tyrone's Story

Accenture helped Tiffany and Tyrone realize their dream to build more equal and inclusive communities in its Corporate Citizenship Report
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Accenture is committed to helping people succeed and grow in the digital era. Business partners Tiffany Hoang and Tyrone Botelho got the skills and mentoring they needed to build their business through Accenture's Skills to Succeed partner Youth Business USA. Want to read more stories about how Accenture is making a difference? Read its 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report.

Accenture Publishes 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report

Company’s achievements include surpassing 2020 carbon target and advancing Skills to Succeed initiative to equip people with skills for digital economy
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NEW YORK, April 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today released its 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report, which details the company’s goals and progress toward helping improve the way the world works and lives.

DJSI CSA Will Soon Be “Open” for US Companies to Begin Their Response Effort – Workshop for Corporate Staff Scheduled for April 6th/NYC, Presented by G&A Institute w/ RobecoSAM

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.29.2018)
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The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are some of the most important and widely-used benchmarks for global investors – the suppliers of capital to the corporate sector.  The “DJSI” benchmarks include the well-known “World” and “North America” indexes. 

Flash Report: 85% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2017

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GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY INSTITUTE, INC. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS:
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past seven years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent, reliable standard for the largest and most influential companies in the US capital markets.

“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting has increased each year, now up to 85% of companies reporting in 2017.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting underscores the importance and value of considering corporate ESG issues when planning growth strategies, allocating capital, managing resources and communicating results to stakeholders such as customers, employees, and shareholders.

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GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY INSTITUTE, INC. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS:
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past seven years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent, reliable standard for the largest and most influential companies in the US capital markets.

“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting has increased each year, now up to 85% of companies reporting in 2017.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting underscores the importance and value of considering corporate ESG issues when planning growth strategies, allocating capital, managing resources and communicating results to stakeholders such as customers, employees, and shareholders.

Ceres on Corporate Sustainability: "Turning Point" Research Effort Results

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.15.2018)
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We can view this as very encouraging news:  Ceres released a report – "Turning Point" -- that shows almost two-thirds of 600 companies examined intend to reduce GHG emission; half have water management policies; and just under half of the companies are formally committed to "workers' rights". The current research effort is the third assessment of corporate progress against key expectations of the framework, "The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability," and is a follow up to Ceres' "Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress" report in 2014.

Building Success Into the Firm’s Sustainability Efforts – By Making Sustainability Everyone’s Responsibility

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.07.2018)
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Lately, we’ve been participating in conferences where CEOs and other senior managers have been on the lectern describing their companies’ sustainability journeys – the why, how, challenges and positive outcomes.

Most presenters are the leaders in brand marketing who know that the stakes are higher now, in terms of both investor and customer expectations.  They know that the customer-facing company that wants competitive market positioning will demonstrate greater corporate responsibility and strive to be more sustainable.

"Does the RobecoSAM CSA Deliver Quantifiable Business Returns?" - Find out April 6th in NYC at DJSI How INSIGHTS Inspire Action

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March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the opening of RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) draws nearer we wanted to remind you about our upcoming workshop on April 6th at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City. The workshop will be a very intimate discussion with 30 or fewer people with an opportunity to engage with representatives from RobecoSAM, G&A Institute, and your peers.

Supply Chain Responsibility – A Signal of Excellence in Corporate Accountability? Stakeholders Are Increasingly Thinking That Way…in the “New World Order"

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.01.2018)
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Back in 1991, the tense “Cold War” environment of the post-WWII era was coming to an end.  President George H.W. Bush, a veteran fighter pilot in WWII and “Cold War Warrior,” addressed the U.S. Congress (January 19th) to deliver his State of the Union address. 

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