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Sustainability Highlights | Top Story: Sustainability Reporting in Stock Exchanges 'Comes of Age'

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (12.15.2016)
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Sustainability reporting in stock exchanges 'comes of age'
(Thursday - December 08, 2016) 
Source: GreenBiz - As many as 21 stock exchanges across the world could introduce sustainability reporting standards in the coming months. They would join the 17 exchanges that currently recommend listed companies to report on environmental, social...

Barclays Researchers on "Green Bonds": Small-but-Steady Performance Benefits Possible, With Little Evidence of Negative Impact

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (12.08.2016)
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The investment community -- especially fiduciaries -- continues to have a flow of more "green" products being made available from a growing number of issuers and their intermediaries; these include "green bonds."  Charting this trend, a team of Barclays managers and researchers issued a report as part of the "Barclays Impact Series."  Their findings: ESG investing can have a positive effect on portfolios for institutional and individual investors.  There are small-but-steady performance benefits and no evidence of a negative impact for such investing.

Quo Vadis on Sustainability Issues in 2017 -- As a New Administration & New Congress Come to Town?

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (11.30.2016)
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Are you holding your breath after the November elections?  Wondering where corporate sustainability or sustainable investing goes from here?  What our public sector positioning may be on issues of importance to the corporate or capital markets communities?

The author of the best seller, "Green to Gold" takes on the Quo Vadis questions regarding sustainability issues as President-elect Donald J. Trump builds and announces his management team, albeit with an unusual method that reminds one of the popular TV show, "The Apprentice."

Investors Put Their Money on ESG/Sustainability, US SIF Survey Tells Us. And the Business Sector Says Let’s Keep Moving Toward the Low-Carbon Economy in 2017!

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (11.21.2016)
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For the past two years a few data points / narratives stood out in conversations about making the sustainable investing case:  “$1-in-$6 in Assets Under (professional) Management; $6 trillion-plus; 12% and more of the total equity AUM.  Hey – there are important new references points now to use, courtesy of the U.S. Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and the SIF Foundation, and SIF/Croatan Institute research team. These findings come from the report just released by US SIF:  “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2016.”

President Elect Donald Trump - What Does it Mean for ESG?

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (11.15.2016)
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The voters have spoken; their decision is known.  It may not have been the news that was expected, or hoped for, but the Office of the President of the United States of America is now in transition.  What does that mean for advocates of greater corporate and societal sustainability…corporate responsibility…corporate citizenship…a cleaner, lower-carbon economy?  What will happen to the US support of COP 21 goals and objectives?  What about the US low-carbon economy?  What about the SEC views on expanding corporate disclosure to include more ESG information?  What about Dodd-Frank rules now i

For Finance/Investing Professionals: "ESG" in Focus in All Day Workshop Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (11.10.2016)
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The interest in sustainable investing continues to rise in the mainstream investment community.  Numerous data & analytics providers, ratings & rankings organizations, and other influentials are busily shaping new approaches in and for the mainstream investment community. Corporate “ESG” factors are an important addition to the ubiquitous Bloomberg terminals, as example (i.e.

New Training Announcement: Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification

- The Why and How of Applying ESG to Corporate Valuations
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NEW YORK, November 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  In response to the growing demand for sustainable investing education from asset owners, asset managers, financial analysts and other financial professionals we are pleased to announce a one-day certificate program entitled, "Introduction to Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for Investment and Finance Professionals." The program is organized by Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) in collaboration with Global Change Associates (GCA) and hosted by the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/CUNY.

G&A Institute Launches Online Training Platform "Sustainability Training HQ" With First Course Offering Certification in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies

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October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - To meet the needs of professionals seeking knowledge about the growing fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Citizenship, Sustainable Investing and related subject matters, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., today launched a new on-line, web-based e-learning platform. 

The first course offered is focused on learning about Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies with a certificate issued by G&A Institute on completion of the course. 

“Energy” and Its Materiality in Your Enterprise Shared Perspectives From an Industry Expert

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (09.29.2016)
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In the pages of our newsletters over time there are many mentions of “materiality,” and how this applies (especially) in corporate sustainability, ESG, CSR and so on. “What” is material – and “how” do we report on that? American companies are devoting considerable time, attention and resources to exploring and answering the questions about materiality. The G&A Institute team is focused on the many aspects of the materiality discussion.

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