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SustainabilityHQ Weekly Highlights - April 14, 2011

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A weekly newsletter highlighting the weeks news, commentary and research surrounding issues concerning ESG, Sovereign Wealth Funds, United States Public Pension Funds, and Asset Managers taken from the SustainabilityHQ.com research platform.  Each highlight is linked to associated profiles inside the SustainabilityHQ research platform, these profiles are only available to clients and subscribers.

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A weekly newsletter highlighting the weeks news, commentary and research surrounding issues concerning ESG, Sovereign Wealth Funds, United States Public Pension Funds, and Asset Managers taken from the SustainabilityHQ.com research platform.  Each highlight is linked to associated profiles inside the SustainabilityHQ research platform, these profiles are only available to clients and subscribers.

This broadcast is sent several days after newsletter registrants recieve.  To get up to the minute alerts and highlights delivered directly to your inbox sign up for SustainabilityHQ Highlights by clicking here.

GE Listed on World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

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General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE, exemplify the importance of transparency and avoiding procrastination when problems arise. Interesting to note: the list also shows a correlation between ethics and profitability within organizations.
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General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE, exemplify the importance of transparency and avoiding procrastination when problems arise. Interesting to note: the list also shows a correlation between ethics and profitability within organizations.

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Group of 54 Companies Makes Historic Commitment to Adopt Ambitious Sustainability Roadmap and Demonstrate Leadership in Tackling Global Challenges
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Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of Global Compact LEAD - a new platform created by the UN Global Compact to take environmental, social and governance performance to the next level and set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability.

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Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of Global Compact LEAD - a new platform created by the UN Global Compact to take environmental, social and governance performance to the next level and set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability.

Governance at the Speed of Light

by Linda Crompton, President and CEO of BoardSource
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I have written here before about the importance of technology to the governance field – how technology is changing the way we govern. Every day we see new implications for leadership. In particular, the dominant presence of technology in younger people’s lives means that as young people begin to serve on boards, organizations will have no choice but to adapt.

Cenovus Energy releases new corporate responsibility policy

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) CALGARY, Alberta - December 10, 2010 - Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE: CVE) has released a new corporate responsibility (CR) policy that clearly states the company’s commitment to CR performance. The CR policy addresses areas such as the health and safety of employees and the communities where Cenovus operates, environmental stewardship, governance, transparency and stakeholder engagement.

Environment, Social and Governance Factors Merge in Climate Justice

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In what could be climate justice's first legal case to proceed to the circuit courts, the plaintiffs are using the same  argument that worked against the tobacco companies, conspiring to spread false scientific information, against some of the nation’s largest producers of oil, gas, and electric power.  The Native Alaskan Community Kivalina is built on melting permafrost and its 400 members and 107 buildings have to be relocated, at a cost of $95-400 million. The fact that the case has proceeded so far is yet another validation that that CSR factors — E, S and G — are inextricably linked.

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In what could be climate justice's first legal case to proceed to the circuit courts, the plaintiffs are using the same  argument that worked against the tobacco companies, conspiring to spread false scientific information, against some of the nation’s largest producers of oil, gas, and electric power.  The Native Alaskan Community Kivalina is built on melting permafrost and its 400 members and 107 buildings have to be relocated, at a cost of $95-400 million. The fact that the case has proceeded so far is yet another validation that that CSR factors — E, S and G — are inextricably linked.

Introducing the BoardSource Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education

…to ensure that you are well prepared to lead.
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 4, 2010 - Helping lead a nonprofit organization in today’s challenging and changing environment is heady business. It requires you to be:

  • thoroughly educated in the critical concepts of nonprofit governance

  • up-to-date on the latest developments in compliance

  • committed to serving your organization and community in the best possible manner

Open for Innovation: Governing in a New Era

BoardSource Leadership Forum 2010
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The 2010 Leadership Forum will be held on Nov. 10 and 11 in San Francisco. Half-day, full-day, and two-day presessions that allow for in depth discussions take place on Nov. 8 and 9.

Governance's brightest thinkers and practitioners will be in San Francisco on November 10th and 11th. Will you? Join us to...
  • explore the trends and events that are fueling boardroom deliberations today

  • learn about new approaches being taken by nonprofit leaders everywhere – and with great results

  • tackle tough questions every responsible board should be asking

  • share insights, ideas, and solutions to today's challenges

Early Bird rate ends on Thursday, September 30.
Register now and save!

 

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The 2010 Leadership Forum will be held on Nov. 10 and 11 in San Francisco. Half-day, full-day, and two-day presessions that allow for in depth discussions take place on Nov. 8 and 9.

Governance's brightest thinkers and practitioners will be in San Francisco on November 10th and 11th. Will you? Join us to...
  • explore the trends and events that are fueling boardroom deliberations today

  • learn about new approaches being taken by nonprofit leaders everywhere – and with great results

  • tackle tough questions every responsible board should be asking

  • share insights, ideas, and solutions to today's challenges

Early Bird rate ends on Thursday, September 30.
Register now and save!

 

BoardSource Offers Training on Advanced Board Consulting in the D.C. Area

Michael Daigneault to lead April 15-16 session.
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BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit governance, is helping to build capacity in consultants and practitioners with Advanced Board Consulting, a training being held April 15-16 in the Washington, D.C. area.  Led by governance expert Michael Daigneault, the program provides the knowledge needed by the elite nonprofit board trainer.

7 CEOs Highlighted at Corporate Responsibility Officer Summit Oct 6-7 in Chicago, Corporate Responsibility’s Largest Annual Event

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - September 28, 2009—New York, NY -  Corporate Responsibility Officer Summit Chair Jay Whitehead today announced that the speaker lineup for the 5th annual CRO Summit, held October 6-7 at the Union League Club of Chicago will feature a record 7 CEOs—leaders of the corporate responsibility movement in sustainability, governance, compliance and philanthropy.  

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