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Celebrating the Power of Pro Bono in Difficult Times

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It’s Pro Bono Week! But this one looks unlike any other we’ve experienced before. Instead of large skilled volunteering events or gathering by the hundreds in event spaces for keynotes on social impact, we’re logging on to video calls from our homes or mostly empty offices. Handshakes have been replaced by waves on screens. Digital breakout rooms are the new space for collaboration.

G&A Institute's 2020 Research Report Shows 65% of Russell 1000® Published Sustainability Reports in 2019, Up From 60% in 2018

39% of Companies in Smaller Half by Market Cap of Russell 1000 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019 - Up From 34% in 2018
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NEW YORK, October 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a leading consulting and research firm focused on ESG and sustainability, issued its 2020 Russell 1000 Research Report on sustainability reporting trends of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index®.

Atlantic Canada Employee Volunteering Survey

Organizations looking to be a part of Atlantic Canada's corporate volunteer story are asked to complete the 30-minute survey by November 30.
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Today, the Atlantic Corporate Volunteer Council (ACVC), in partnership with IMPACT2030 and a number of like-minded businesses and nonprofit representatives from organizations such as TD Bank Group announced an exciting initiative that will be presented to the United Nations.

The United Nations at 75 Years - A Wide Range of Corporate CEOs Around the Globe Pledge Their Support of the UN Missions

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.15.2020)
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The United Nations members states -- the global family of sovereign nations collaborating peacefully for seven-plus decades to address common challenges -- got good news on its 75th anniversary.

More than one thousand business leaders from 100+ nations endorsed a Statement of Renewed Global Cooperation, pledging to further unite in helping to help to make this a better world…for the many, not the few. Some of the world’s best known brand marketers placed their signatories on the document.

Celebrating G&A's Sustainability Highlights Issue #500 - And Unveiling a New Design

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.08.2020)
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Welcome to Highlights issue #500 – a landmark, we will say, in this, the tenth anniversary year of publishing the G&A Institute’s weekly newsletter. As you see, this is also an enhanced format that is intended to make the newsletter easier to read or scan as well.

Our newsletter is designed to share timely, informative content in topic/issue “buckets” that we think will be of value to you, our reader. So much is happening in the sustainable investing and corporate sustainability spaces these days – we work hard to help you keep up with the important stuff!

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Common Impact Present the Third Annual Making Good Happen at Work Conference

Free Virtual Conference Will Help Service and Giving Leaders Create and Manage Effective Employee Engagement Programs
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WELLESLEY, Mass., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Common Impact today announced the third annual Making Good Happen At Work conference, a free virtual event that will help business leaders and corporate social responsibility managers build employee engagement and corporate philanthropy programs in response to changing community needs.

About “Stakeholder Capitalism”: The Public Debate

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.1.2019)
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Here is the Transition From the Long-Dominant Worldview of “Stockholder Capitalism” in a Changed World

As readers of Highlights know, the shift from “stockholder” to “stakeholder” capitalism has been underway in earnest for a good while now and the public dialogue about this “21st Century Sign of Progress” has been quite lively.  What helped to really frame the issue in 2019 were two developments:

Lively Discussions: The Move Toward Harmonized Corporate ESG / Sustainability Reporting

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (09.18.2020)
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There are lively discussions going on, centered on improving publicly-traded company disclosure and reporting – and especially ESG reporting…that is, storytelling about the company’s “non-financials” (in accounting-speak). 

The proliferation of ESG / sustainability reporting frameworks, standards, information platforms, industry guidance, stock exchange guidance and much more has been astounding in recent years.

As Summer 2020 Nears End in Northern Hemisphere - Quo Vadis, Corporate Sustainability and ESG/Sustainable Investing?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (9.11.2019)
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This has been a strange summer in the northern climes, as the corporate sector and capital markets players meet the challenges of the corona virus, economic downturn, and civil protests. 

In times of crises (and we have at least three major crisis situations occurring all at once to deal with this summer) certain actions may take a back seat.  Not so with forward movement of corporate sustainability and ESG/sustainable investing in summer 2020.

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