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2016 – A Year of Great Consequences and Positive Outcomes For Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Investing

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (02.05.2016)
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Graham Sinclair is one of the influentials, the thought leaders in sustainability.  He shares his views on “mainstreaming sustainable investment” with us on the Triple Pundit platform.  He sees 2016 as the year of the “new normal” for brand name asset owners and their managers to embrace ESG factors in their decision-making.  An example is the CDP signatory base of now 822 financial institutions with US$95 trillion in Assets Under Management (AUM).  Another strong signal is the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change – 120 members with 13 trillion Euros in AUM.  And, PRI with 302 as

What’s Next for ESG Metrics?

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By Bahar Gidwani

Several groups have written predictions about the future course of the Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) measurement space.  We’ve seen stories about the importance of millennials (as both customers and employees), a sense that carbon tracking is finally an accepted part of corporate life, and that companies must watch out for a range of new legal and regulatory issues.

Integrated Performance Report Demonstrates Medtronic’s Commitment to Working Responsibly

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As we grow our business in scale and reach, Medtronic seeks to be a trusted partner to those involved in our business and industry, recognizing that broad collaboration is critical to our ability to go further in addressing global healthcare challenges and creating a sustainable business.

Norfolk Southern: Living by the Thoroughbred Code

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The Thoroughbred Code of Ethics connects employees to Norfolk Southern’s core values and the corporate policies and procedures guiding business conduct. The code, which was updated in 2014, includes chapters on maintaining a safe work environment; providing support and respect at work; conducting business with integrity; ensuring financial integrity; safeguarding corporate assets and information; and representing the company with a unified voice.

G&A Supports GSC's "17 Weeks / 17 SDGs" & Davos at 47 Years - Business / Government / NGOs Convene

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (1.27.2016)
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Governance & Accountability Institute announces its support of the Global Sourcing Council's "17 Weeks / 17 SDGs Initiative," developed by GSC in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by all 193 countries at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. 

3BL Media and G&A Institute Join Forces To Improve Distribution and Competitive Benchmarking of Sustainability Reports

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (01.21.2016)
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We have exciting news for you this week about an important collaboration, just announced by G&A Institute and 3BL Media.  We’re joining forces to help organizations communicate their release of their CSR / Sustainability Report through the largest distribution network focused on CSR and Sustainability news – and to help organizations strategically plan for the future by benchmarking their reporting versus their peers.  Together these offerings can help organizations to be recognized for the accomplishments of their "Sustainability Journey" and to help steer the ship and set the sails in

Big Stories of 2015 - What Were Your Choices? Lots of Headlines About Sustainability Last Year

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (1.13.2016)
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What’s on your list of the top stories of the year just behind us – 2015?  Our Top Story this week is a look back at the Top 10 Business Stories of 2015 by Andrew Winston.  You may know him as the author of “Good to Gold,” a business bestseller.  His commentary was published in Harvard Business Online, and republished by Sustainable Brands in its “The Next Economy” series.  We present it here for your reading.

2016 – A “Hopeful” Year for Sustainability Innovation? Technology Experts Share Their “I Hope” List

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (1.07.2016)
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Happy New York 2016 to our friends and colleagues!  What are your hopes for sustainability in this new calendar year – the pages are blank, so fill in what you would like to see happening.  Elaine Hsieh, director of VERGE at the Greenbiz Group, did that for us with her “biggest hopes for sustainability technology in 2016,” which Greenbiz presented in a year end post.

Brief Notes for Your Favorite Investor Relations Officer To Help Move the Needle on Sustainability at The Board Level in 2016

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (December 16, 2015)
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If you are a corporate investor relations officer, you’ll want to read this week’s Top Story.  If you are a manager looking for information to take over to the IR office in your company, this is good for helping to “build the investment case.”  IR magazine, an authoritative voice for the investor relations professional, puts the recent Ceres report in focus.

CSRHub and Bloomberg - Part 2

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By Bahar Gidwani

Part 2 of a 2-part series

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