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Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

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By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

Hess Corporation Publishes 21st Annual Sustainability Report; Highlights Environmental, Social and Governance Performance

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“Our company is committed to developing oil and gas resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. Sustainability practices are an integral part of our strategy and operations because they create value for our shareholders and make a positive difference for the world around us.” John B. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Hess Corporation.

Is Business Doing Enough to Address “Environmental Degradation” –and Other Important Points-of-Debate at a Recent Harvard B-School Conference

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.28.2018)
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Many people are fascinated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with its wondrous 21st Century blend of modern and medieval elements – and the country appears to moving along with rapid and dramatic changes under new royal family leadership (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman). 

One of the elements of change that caught our eye is a non-Saudi business leader’s commentary that addresses the question of there being “a new model for sustainability” in the Middle East, possibly led by the kingdom…with its Vision 2030 and innovations in power consumption for air conditioning.

The 20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing

By: Leslie P. Norton, Barron's
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No report about sustainable investing would be complete without a Who’s Who—a record of the people setting the agenda. Over the past few months, we talked to dozens of people, all of them active in sustainable investing, to find out who they thought should make our list. We also talked to our colleagues at Barron’s, who have been watching the rise of the sustainable-investing space.

Legg Mason Issues 2018 Annual Report With Focus on Corporate Responsibility

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Legg Mason today issued its Annual Report for the fiscal year 2018 1, highlighting our strategy for achieving the Company’s mission of Investing to Improve Lives™ with a focus on responsible investing. How quickly Legg Mason adapts to the changing industry dynamics will drive our ability to serve investors and reward shareholders.

Televisa Tunes in to Investor Needs

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Most investors want to maximize return while managing risk. Increasingly, investors pay attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when evaluating the performance and value of businesses, especially those operating in interconnected global markets.

Don’t Miss These 5 Highlights From HPE’s New Living Progress Sustainability Report

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HPE’s new Living Progress Report demonstrates how we’re applying the innovation engine of HPE to corporate citizenship and sustainability.  At HPE, Living Progress is our plan to create sustainable solutions for our company, our customers, and our world. It’s the way we integrate sustainability into our business strategy, building on a commitment articulated by our founders 60 years ago.

Here are a few highlights from the report:

Sustainable Mutual Funds Investing Ratings

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.21.2018)
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– Morningstar Has Added This To Its Widely-Used Information & Advice Platform – Some Practical Advice Offered to Investors…

Mutual Funds:  They are there in your individual or institutional portfolio, right? This should be of interest to most:

Singtel Group Publishes Its Fourth Group Sustainability Report 2018

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The Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2018 is the company’s fourth Group report which covers the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance of its operations in Singapore and Australia for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 (FY2018).

Cigna Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Key Environmental, Social, Governance Efforts

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  • Lowered opioid use among customers by 25 percent
  • Delivered 10,000 free health screenings nationwide
  • Established new 2020 environmental sustainability targets
  • Provided $21 million in Cigna philanthropic giving
  • Progressed toward UN Sustainable Development Goals

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