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June 15 New Date Locked In: Introduction to Corporate ESG for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification

The why and how of applying ESG to corporate valuations
Press Release

April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - New date locked in for the second Introduction to Corporate ESG for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification scheduled for June 15, 2017. This full-day course is offered by Governance & Accountability Institute and Global Change Associates and is being hosted at Baruch College/CUNY at The Newman Vertical Campus in New York City.

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How Valuable is Your Brand -- and What Are You Doing to Enhance the Brand Through Your Company's Sustainability Journey?

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (2.3.2017)
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Some of the most popular -- and valuable -- brands in the world are housed under the big umbrella of Unilever (and consider that the Anglo-Dutch parent company name itself is a valuable brand).  Think Unilever brands: Dove (soap); Hellmanns (mayo); Lipton(tea); Breyer's (ice cream); and Ben & Jerry's (one of the great pioneers in CSR and purveyors of iconic ice creams).

The Authoritative Voice for Wall Streeters," Says It ... Barron's Tells Mainstream Investors It's a "New Era of Sustainable Investing" ...And that is, in the Trumpian Era, No Less...

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (23.02.2017)
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The Barron's weekly newspaper is the "hot read" for Wall Streeters - both institutional and retail investors alike eagerly absorb the news and opinions of the editors, writers, and columnists.  "Did you see Barron's....?" is a familiar question in the investment community.

Doing the Right Things in Business --Making the Business Case - Making the Financial Case - Also Incorporating the Moral Case?

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (17.02.2017)
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It's an age-old topic of discussion: Where in American business do the issues of morality, ethical behaviors, and "fair and equitable" fit in? Andrew Winston, author of the best-selling "Green to Gold," explores the topic ("morality") in an essay on Sustainable Brands' "New Metrics" web platform.

State Street CEO to Boards of Companies in Portfolio: Disclose More About the Impact of Climate Change on Your Business -- Be More Transparent...and More

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (10.2.2017)
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State Street Corp is one of the world's leading asset managers, with US$2.47 trillion in AUM.  State Street Global Advisors CEO Ron O'Hanley in late-January sent a message to the boards of directors of public companies whose stock is in State Street portfolios:  SSGA is increasing focus on climate change, safety, workplace diversity and various other ESG issues.  Especially climate change.  Tell us more about what you are doing.

The Best Intentions of C-Suite on Corporate Sustainability -- Results in are in With Sharing of Bain & Co Survey

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (2.2.2017)
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This is not encouraging: the respected management consulting company Bain & Company surveyed the leaders of 300 companies engaged in "sustainability transformation" and conducted interviews with heads of sustainability recognized for outstanding results.

The question: What are the results of instituting sustainability as a top priority? The answer: Alas, not really encouraging for stakeholders, says Bain & Company. There's an important "but" here with tips for CEOs and C-suite on how to overcome the odds of losing forward momentum in corporate sustainability efforts.

How Millennials are using Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

How the Case Foundation Influences Capital
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by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation 

For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.

The 100 Most Sustainable Global Companies According to Corporate Knight Analysis

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (1.26.2017)
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Every year the Canadian-headquartered firm Corporate Knights (publishing, research) ranks “the world’s most sustainable companies,” from a universe of 4,000 global enterprises with market cap of at least US$2 billion each. The research team applies 14 metrics in its analysis of “corporate sustainability” to evaluate the management and governance of the sustainability journey.

Terra Incognita for Climate Change Policy - "Dead Ahead" as #44 Leaves / #45 Assumes Responsibility for Public Policy

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (1.18.2017)
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We are about to enter "uncertain terrain" or as the ancient Romans called it, terra incognita - when it comes to what [national] public policies the United States of America will / or will not pursue in the days ahead regarding the complex issues surrounding "climate change" (or dare we say..."global warming").

NYT Brings Us Encouraging News in the Swelter of Negative Reports as Sustainability Advocates Consider Possible Changes of Course

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (12.20.2016)
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Leading Business readership publication focuses attention on the dramatic rise of ESG factors in investing over the past five years in wrap up story...

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