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3-minute CEO, Marie Dzanis

by Maha Khan Phillips
Article

“One of the things that I like about the asset management business is that its evolving constantly,” Dzanis says, pointing to some of the more important trends and themes in the business.

Getting Serious About SASB – Companies, Investors Are Tuning In. What About Accounting Firms?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.25.2020)
Newsletter

The importance of the work over the past several years of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board in developing industry-specific ESG disclosure recommendations was underscored with the recent letters to company leadership from two of the world’s leading asset management firms.

Managing Director, Head of Investment Stewardship, Blackrock Confirms at The Responsible Business Summit New York

Ethical Corp by Reuters Events delighted to announce that Ray Cameron, Managing Director, Head of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock to join #RBSNY [March 17-18].
Press Release

Ray Cameron has confirmed he will be joining the speaker roster at Ethical Corporation’s flagship North American show, The Responsible Business Summit New York 2020 [March 17-18]. 650+ CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG investors and leading NGOs from across the globe to share their latest strategies, and more importantly, tangible insights into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business and lead the decade of action

Who Is the “Best Of” of Sustainable Companies in the Important Annual Rankings? Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – What Reflection for Our Company?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.07.2020)
Newsletter

Mirror, mirror on the wall – who is the most sustainable company of them all?  That memorable line from the Walt Disney Studios’ 1930s classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is being regularly applied now by a widening range of third party players in examining the performance and achievements of U.S., North American and global companies (and applying their methodologies on an ever-widening list of criteria). 

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

Blog

by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Investors Have a Fiduciary Responsibility to Combat the Climate Crisis

Article

by Jessye Waxman, Green Century Capital Management 

As a shareholder advocate for an environmentally-responsible mutual fund company, I directly engage companies on their supply chain strategies and have successfully convinced them to adopt practices that have real-world impacts that protect a triple bottom line. I’ve collaborated with Aramark and Tyson Foods to develop robust no-deforestation commitments, and have successfully pressed Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the US, to adopt a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label products.

Millennials and Money: A Shared Sense of Destiny

Article

by Danan Kirby, Thornburg Investment Management 

Following my time in the military and as a regulator with the FDIC, I made my way into financial services in an investment capacity, with an intention to help people navigate their financial challenges. I wanted to help build a better outcome for their financial goals. Part of that was development of a process around investing in companies that support a more sustainable world as a whole, and not just companies that are financially sound.

Gildan Receives Bronze Class Distinction in the 2020 SAM Sustainability Yearbook

Press Release

MONTREAL, February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce that the Company has been included in the 2020 SAM Sustainability Yearbook for the eighth-consecutive year. This year, Gildan received a Bronze Class distinction signifying that Gildan achieved a mark between 5% to 10% of the top scores in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry. Gildan is the only North American company to be included amongst the 2020 Sustainability Leaders in this sector.

Just Released: 2019 Novartis in Society Report, Detailing Progress Made on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Topics

Article

For the seventh consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Novartis in Society ESG report. The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  It supplements the “Build trust with society” section in the 2019 Novartis Annual Review and the 2019 Novartis Annual Report.

2020s Will Be Decade of ESG

By Shanny Basar
Article

Marie Dzanis, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Northern Trust Asset Management, said 2019 was the year that environmental, social and governance strategies came to the fore, but the industry is now entering the decade of ESG.

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