The Millennial Generation -- that's men and women born in the years 1982 to 2004 (according to researchers Neil Howe and William Strauss). This generation's members are ages 17 to 35, and now said to be outnumbering the previously dominant cohort of the Baby Boomers in the workplace (BBers were born 1946-1964, some 77 million in all).
Gaining momentum in the global corporate sector, among sovereign governments and institutional investors -- the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"). After reaching agreement in September 2015, the countries of the world adopted goals to end poverty, protect our planet and ensure prosperity for a greater number of the world's population through a universal agenda for action (with 169 specific targets under the wonderfully-aspirational broad goals).
Horrible headlines now coming out on the developments at the White House regarding climate change, global warming, and related issues as campaign rhetoric is fitted, however clumsily or mean-spirited, to public governance to attempt to match ill-advised campaign promises.
The reality is that there are a number of very encouraging developments, trends that hold great promise for those of us who are not climate change deniers and think that global warming is a hoax coming from China to disadvantage American companies!
The why and how of applying ESG to corporate valuations
April 4, 2017/3BL Media/ - New date locked in for the second Introduction to Corporate ESG for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification scheduled for June 15, 2017. This full-day course is offered by Governance & Accountability Institute and Global Change Associates and is being hosted at Baruch College/CUNY at The Newman Vertical Campus in New York City.
WORKING AGENDA & ANTICIPATED SPEAKERS / PRESENTERS
Who cares about Trust in 2017? G&A's Co-Founders Boerner & Coppola care a lot about trust in business & society & think that the important element of trust in leaders and their organizations will set apart the market winners/losers in the 21st Century.
NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Trust Across America / Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA), globally recognized leaders in organizational trust, has selected both of G&A Institute's Co-Founders, Hank Boerner and Louis Coppola as 2017's Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business.
According to Barbara Kimmel, TAA-TWA Executive Director, "The release of this seventh annual list recognizes those whose work helps foster organizational trust and recognize the importance of organizational trust as a business imperative."
NEW GUEST SPEAKERS ADDED: Bridget Realmuto, Senior Research Associate, Domini Impact Investments and Emily Newton, Sourcing Manager, FMC Corporation
March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Put simply, environmental disclosure makes sound business sense and now more companies than ever are disclosing to CDP. Start the journey to managing the risks and opportunities presented by climate change, water management and deforestation.
Join G&A Institute in collaboration with CDP for a free webinar to learn more about the value of responding to CDP's questionnaires and get the answers to your questions from our experts at CDP and G&A Institute.
In 2017, the G&A Institute team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of our corporate sustainability consulting, counseling, advice and research firm. Many of us at G&A worked together in a prominent issues and crisis management consulting practice serving the Fortune 100 companies and many prominent multi-national businesses. Our former firm was acquired and the business was being wound down. And so, literally, in a garage with office space, G&A was launched.
New York, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute are partnering to offer the Spring 2017 CSR Certificate Program for corporate managers, not-for-profit and foundation managers, and others interested in career opportunities and advancement in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, Philanthropy, Risk Management, Ethics and related positions.
The media establishment in Washington, DC is closely watching the signals as well as specific action taken by the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress that could or does affect the future of key government agencies whose mission and work directly/indirectly affects the mission and work of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing professionals.
Especially In focus: the US Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of the Interior; the Securities & Exchange Commission; the Department of Defense...and others.
Some of the most popular -- and valuable -- brands in the world are housed under the big umbrella of Unilever (and consider that the Anglo-Dutch parent company name itself is a valuable brand). Think Unilever brands: Dove (soap); Hellmanns (mayo); Lipton(tea); Breyer's (ice cream); and Ben & Jerry's (one of the great pioneers in CSR and purveyors of iconic ice creams).