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“Total Impact Valuation” – Monetizing the Enterprise’s “Cost-Benefit Analysis” of Impact on Society? This is for CEOs –Advice From The Conference Board

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (07.12.2018)
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Today’s question for corporate CEO’s:  Have you examined your company’s “Total Impact Valuation,” a new approach being advanced by The Conference Board, wherein the enterprises’ impact on society is monetized (cost/benefit evaluated and value attached)?

A small group of companies is doing these exercises. Think of their efforts to date as expanding the usual reporting of “Input/Output” to seriously consider (1) Outcomes, (2) Impacts, (3) Cost and Benefit to Society (and to the company). 

Yes, It’s Hot in Saudi Arabia – Where Air Conditioning Is a Must-Have – How Can A/C Be Made More Sustainable to Meet Future Power Challenges?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.08.2018)
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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.

Executive Compensation and the Investor, Worker & Stakeholder: The New Corporate Disclosures on CEO Pay Ratios Are Now Part of the Public Dialogue

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.24.2018)
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There are some interesting new angles to the perennial public dialogues that go on about issues related to executive compensation.  The new news is regarding the compensation packages for the Top Man (in the Fortune 500 universe, there are only 24 companies that have female CEOs) and the relationship of that sum to (1) the employees of the firm and (2) the shareholders, including key fiduciaries managing OPM (other peoples’ money).  The CEO Pay Ratio disclosures of 2018 are now becoming more of a public dialogue.

Are We Making Progress? Recent News About “Apparel Fashion & Sustainability” -- Investor Initiative to Help Make East Asian Factory Workers Safer & Better Paid…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.03.2018)
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In monitoring the growing abundance of news stories and commentary about “supply chain,” “globalization” or “trade” topics and issues, our editors often see the focus is on apparel, clothing, textiles, fashion, etc.  Companies in the developed economies widely source apparel footwear and related items in the developing and under-developed nations – and what happens there can quickly make news that travels around the globe.

"Does the RobecoSAM CSA Deliver Quantifiable Business Returns?" - Find out April 6th in NYC at DJSI How INSIGHTS Inspire Action

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March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the opening of RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) draws nearer we wanted to remind you about our upcoming workshop on April 6th at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City. The workshop will be a very intimate discussion with 30 or fewer people with an opportunity to engage with representatives from RobecoSAM, G&A Institute, and your peers.

The Year 2018: Significant Developments Moving Sustainable Investment and Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Forward – The Pace is Exciting!

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.08.2018)
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We are just past one month into the year 2018 and there have already been significant advances that directly affect the lives of professionals and organizations in the fields of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing – the two vital halves of the capital markets – and in related fields.

It’s 2018 – Does Wall Street “Get It” on Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Investment? A Noted Author Explores the Question...

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (01.02.2018)
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Does Wall Street finally care about sustainability?  A noted sustainability author (Andrew Winston) muses about this in the pages of the influential journal for the C-suite – the Harvard Business Review. Yes, we think – more and more asset owners and managers are getting aboard the train...but there is work to do.  And what about corporate boards and CEOs...”

Big Year, 2018 – Tipping Points for Developments in Corporate Sustainability & Sustainable Investing…

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Volume & Velocity
Those may well be the key characteristics of developments in corporate sustainability and in sustainable investing in the year 2018.

Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of Research for MSCI’s ESG Research Group and her colleague Matt Moscardi (Head of Research Financial Sector, ESG) this week described what they are projecting in the traditional early-in-the-year setting out of key ESG trends to watch by the influential MSCI ESG team:

We Love “Top 10” Lists Right? So –Who Were The Top 10 Movers & Shakers in Sustainability 2017? Huff Po Has Their List…Who Are Your Nominees?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (19.01.2018)
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Huffington Post writer Lauren DeMates has her “Top 10” list up for the 2017 forces that shaped (in her opinion) sustainability.  Guiding her choice: “…many of 2017’s activities were prompted by the unprecedented attack on science and environmental protection by the Trump administration.  However, efforts to counteract the anti-environmental agenda and work towards a more sustainable society have been unprecedented as well...”

And in that context, she identifies the following:

Important Group of Investor ESG Rankers Expands to a Significant Player - ISS - Traditional Governance Focus Expanding to Encompass E&S -ESG QualityScores for 1,500 Public Companies Coming in January… (Sustainability Highlights I 01.10.2018)

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.01.2018)
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A significant new player is now entering the mix of the growing number of organizations providing institutional investors with ESG rankings and data.  At G&A Institute, we've been tracking the growth of these organizations (such as MSCI, Sustainalytics, RobecoSAM, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and others) and work with our clients to help managements understand, optimize and utilize these important intelligence points coming from the rapidly-growing number of investors considering ESG.

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