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The Global Aviation Industry, Carbon Emissions and Other Sustainability Issues in Focus

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (10.12.2017)
Newsletter

Wondering about carbon emissions "contributed" by the global airline industry?  One of the industry's leading publishers, Air Transport Action Group, cites the following:

Bloomberg Becomes First U.S.-Domiciled Corporate Retirement Plan Sponsor to Sign the PRI

Press Release

October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg today announced at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit that it has become the first U.S.-domiciled corporate retirement plan sponsor (ERISA plan sponsor) to join the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). By joining, Bloomberg will incorporate the six, voluntary Principles for Responsible Investment into its investment practices.

Morgan Stanley Releases New Report Finding Sustainability Communication Disconnect Between Companies and Investors

Communicating Sustainability paper identifies a communications gap and provides best practices for meeting investor ESG needs
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing released a new report analyzing the communications disconnect between the environmental, social and governance (ESG) information investors seek and what companies provide. The paper, Sustainable Value: Communicating ESG to the 21st Century Investor, identifies the communications opportunities and best practices for companies to better communicate their ESG stories to enhance their business and investor value.

INFOGRAPHIC | New Report from Delos: Health, Well-being, and the Evolution of ESG

Multimedia with summary

A growing number of studies show that office space design can significantly impact employee health, cognitive function and overall satisfaction. What does this mean for the investor?

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Build Solar-Powered, Autonomous Marine Glider

By Steven Impey
Article

Originally published in Manufacturers' Monthly.

An autonomous ocean vehicle manufactured in Australia and powered by the sun and waves is helping oceanographers monitor the Great Barrier Reef.

Read more in Manufacturers' Monthly.

Responsible Investing: Past, Present and the Next 25 Years

Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
Article

By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund

As President of Parnassus Investments, I often think about what responsible investing might look like over the coming decades. The future is anchored in the past, so I believe the best way to begin an answer to this question is with a look back at the early years of responsible investing.

The Origins of Values-Based Investing

Yale and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Announce Collaboration to Improve Corporate Reporting

Press Release

September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Recognizing the critical role that private capital flows will play in moving society toward a more sustainable future, Yale University has launched the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF). This new academic effort will provide high-quality research on the flow of capital into sustainability-oriented projects and sustainable companies.

Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Presents Long-Term Perspective at CECP's CEO Investor Forum

Forum promotes integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) components in long-term business plans
Press Release

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr. participated in CECP's second CEO Investor Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, to promote the integration of ESG performance into long-term business plans. 

ESG Investing: Giving Up Greenhouse Gases, Not Performance

Carbon from burning fossil fuels is the key greenhouse gas that causes climate change, and cutting investments in carbon-emitting companies doesn’t mean falling behind in performance
Article

by Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of ESG, and Julia Kochetygova, Senior ESG Research Analyst

Investors do not have to give up returns when hedging their portfolios against climate risks. Strategies to reduce investments in companies that produce carbon emissions or fossil fuels themselves, the culprit of climate change, can be optimized to avoid unintended risks and closely track benchmarks.

CSRHub's Cynthia Figge to Speak at 28th Annual SRI Conference

Blog

CSRHub Co-Founder and CEO, Cynthia Figge, will be speaking at the 28th Annual SRI Conference. This event will be held on November 1-3rd in San Diego, CA. During this conference, thought leaders, investors and investment professionals from all corners of the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing universe convene to gain and share knowledge and strategies that align financial performance with positive change. Cynthia will be speaking at a session titled “Know What You Own: Truth Beyond the Façade”.

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