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We Have Corporate Comparisons Galore – The Institutional Investor Has Access to Volumes of ESG Data Sets & Information – Where Can Others Find Scores, Rankings and Ratings of Public Companies?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.14.2019)
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These days the comparisons of companies in sectors and industries and among investment peers (those companies chasing similar sources of capital) are continuing to gain momentum.  There are numerous third party players busily analyzing, measuring and charting company ESG performance and producing scores, rankings, ratings and various kinds of comparisons (company-to-company, company to industry etc) for their investor-clients (asset owners and managers).

Flash Report: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

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G&A Institute Research Highlights: 
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past eight years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent and reliable 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 increased each year, reaching 85% in 2017 and now inching up to 86% of companies reporting in 2018.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting on the part of the largest market cap companies 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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G&A Institute Research Highlights: 
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past eight years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent and reliable 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 increased each year, reaching 85% in 2017 and now inching up to 86% of companies reporting in 2018.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting on the part of the largest market cap companies 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. 

Register for the June 7th Collective Impact Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Is your organization committed to creating greater social impact through workplace giving, corporate citizenship, CSR, and employee giving and engagement programs? 

Register for FREE by May 22nd and join us at the Collective Impact Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 7th!

Offering an innovative, safe space for cross-sector collaboration, the Collective Impact Conference will allow participants to explore ways to engage in the business of giving back through workplace giving, employee engagement, and related areas of philanthropy.

Trump Administration Continues Attempts to Unravel US Environmental Protections Put in Place Over Many Years – Now, Shareholder Proxy Resolution Actions on Climate Issues Also in Focus for Investors

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.06.2019)
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We should not have been surprised: in 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump promised that among his first steps when in the Oval Office would be the tearing up of his predecessor’s commitment to join the family of nations in addressing climate change challenges.  In 2015 in Paris, with almost 200 nations in agreement, the United States of America with President Barack Obama presiding signed on to the “Paris Agreement” (or Accord) for nations and private, public and social sector organization to work to prevent further damage to the planet.

Combatting Plastic Waste Crisis, SC Johnson Expands Offerings of Concentrate Products

Company Makes a Case for Refillables That Began Nearly a Decade Ago
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RACINE, Wis., May 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute of each day[1]. As an early champion of concentrate products nearly a decade ago, SC Johnson is continuing to address the plastic waste crisis by expanding and widening access to its concentrate offerings.

“Plastic waste is becoming a bigger and bigger environmental problem,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “We hope more people can give concentrates a try as every single time you use a concentrate bottle you use nearly 80% less plastic waste.”

How Does Workplace Giving Benefit Nonprofits?

Find out May 15th! Register now for this free webinar
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Through America's Charities' "Saving the World One Paycheck at a Time" webinar series, we've spoken with a couple workplace giving campaign managers about the value of employee giving (watch recordings of those webinars here). Next, get the perspective from nonprofits who rely on recurring, sustainable funds generated from employee giving programs and see how they're using those donations to address critical issues impacting the world around us. 

General Mills Covington Plant Donates Over $250k to Organizations

by Hunter Terrell
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As part of General Mills’ Hometown Grant Program, 19 community organizations in Covington and the surrounding area have received more than $250,000 in grant money.

Honorees were treated to a breakfast banquet Friday morning at the General Mills west plant on Industrial Boulevard.

Recognizing and Honoring the Sacrifices of Firefighters

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Firefighters selflessly dedicate their time to protecting our lives and property, and sometimes they make the ultimate sacrifice while risking their lives to save others.

On May 4th – International Firefighters’ Day – we invite you to recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible, and to thank current and past firefighters for their contributions.

Why Employee Volunteer Recognition is Important

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The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) field talks about employee volunteer recognition as either “employee recognition” or “volunteer recognition.” In terms of thought leadership on how companies are recognizing employee volunteers, we rarely see these two topics married. And that’s because they are treated like two different worlds – when they’re not.

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