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Sounds Like a Good Sustainability Strategy in the C-Suite / Board Room -- But What About On the Ground in Locations Thousands of Miles Away?

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (04.19.2016)
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Many businesses over the past three decades have reshaped themselves, becoming “multi-national enterprises” (MNEs in NGO-speak), thanks in great measure to the advances in information and other technologies, where everywhere is a keyboard click away for communication, and to the end of the Cold War in 1989-1990.  Corporate organizations have also become “flatter,” with power and influence dispersed (more) to the far reaches of the operations or supply chain footprint.

Yum! Brands 2015 CSR Report Showcases Efforts To Feed The World For Good

Company reports on progress against 2015 goals; announces 2020 waste diversion goal and elevated governance strategy
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Louisville, KY, April 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) announced today it released its online 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, highlighting its performance in relation to the Company’s overall strategy and governance, in addition to progress made across four strategic areas of focus: food, people, community and environment.

Winds-of-Change Blowing Through Industry: The Fourth Industrial Revolution & The 21st Century Company in Focus…

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (04.12.2016)
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, writes Tim Nixon, managing editor at Greenbiz.  He sees the important characteristics of the revolution including greater overall transparency and much more information made available in business and other walks of life; and, disruptive technology accelerating to send ripples of change throughout society.  Imagine disruption on steroids.  The major players in the revolution are investors, customers and regulators. 

Memo to the Corporate Board: Heads Up, It’s About Sustainability for the Long-Term

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (04.06.2016)
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The boards of directors of publicly-traded companies have considerable influence over the many duties and responsibilities for the corporation to attend to.  Among them is oversight of risk (the two halves of risk: risk or threat and opportunity inherent therein).   We put effective risk management as one of the over-arching elements of corporate sustainability and responsibility.  What better way to address risk management duties at board level than to focus on the company’s ESG strategies? 

FLASH REPORT: G&A Institute & Trust Across America Partner to Examine Trustworthiness for S&P 500® Companies Not Reporting on Sustainability

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (03.31.2016)
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Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys New York, NY - March 24, 2016 -- Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance & Accountability Institute teamed with the Trust Across America / Trust Around the World program to explore potential relationships of the trustworthiness of companies that do and do not report utilizing the TAA/TAW's proprietary  FACTS® scoring. FACTS® analyzes approximately 2000 US based public companies on five quantitative indicators of corporate trustworthiness.

This Year's Tally of S&P 500 Company Disclosures - 81% Now Publishing Sustainability / Responsibility Reports

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (03.22.2016)
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For institutional investors, the key benchmark for many professionals is the S&P 500®, which is considered to be the best single gauge of large-cap U. S. equities. More than US$7 trillion in Assets Under Management are benchmarked to this index, including indexed AUM of $1.9 trillion. In all, the S&P 500 captures 80% coverage of available market cap. 

Advancing CSR Leadership: G&A Institute Teams with Rutgers’ Institute for Ethical Leadership In New 2 Day Certificate Program -Classes Begin in April

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (03.10.2016)
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The esteemed business teacher and author Peter Drucker had specific views on ethical leadership:  He thought the ethics of personal responsibility stemmed from the advice of the ancient healer, Hippocrates:  Primum Non Nocere – First Do No Harm. Today’s healthcare professionals live by the rule.  And explains commentator William Cohen, PhD for us: Drucker thought the mirror test was a good test:  look in the mirror and ask, what kind of person do I want to see this morning?

Announcing Data for Good Exchange 2016 (#D4GX): Better Governance

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On Sunday September 25th 2016, we will once again convene our growing community around the topic of “Data for Social Good” at our Data for Good Exchange 2016. The overall theme for this year’s event will be “better governance” – how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems.

“Our Common Future” – the Masterpiece of Gro Harlem Brundtland, Also Known to Many As the Influential “Brundtland Report”

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (02.18.2016)
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Former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway (and then special envoy for the United Nations) was invited by the UN to create and manage a “World Commission on Environment and Development (“WCED”), which over time became known as the “Brundtland Commission.”  The commission gave the world a framework for moving forward on what would become known as “sustainable development.”

Vote Today for the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. Voting closes 2/15.

Have your say for the best CSR story of the year.
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Each year, the Corporate Citizenship Film Festival provides companies with an opportunity to demonstrate how they have utilized video as a tool to communicate their environmental, social, and governance efforts. Sixty-eight entries were submitted into this year's festival, showcasing how companies are having a positive impact in communities on their corner and around the world. Community involvement, economic development, and environmental stewardship are just some of the topics which were touched on by the 2016 participants.

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