Booz Allen Hamilton has launched its annual Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Impact Report, now aligned to the GRI Standards, the world's most widely used standards for corporate sustainability reporting. The 2020 ESG Report, “The Future Can’t Wait,” shares Booz Allen’s vision and impact in six key areas: Ethics and Integrity, Mission and Innovation, Employee Experience, Community Engagement, Global Resilience, and Information Security.
Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights
As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role that companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior contributes towards respect for human rights, is therefore crucial.
Change is a-coming – quite quickly now – for corporate sustainability reporting frameworks and standards organizations.
Before the disastrous October 1929 stock market crash, there was little in the way of disclosure and reporting requirements for companies with public stockholders. The State of New York had The Martin Act, passed in 1921, a “blue sky law” that regulates the sales and trades of public companies to address fraud issues.
As 2020 Began, $1-in-$3 of Professionally Managed AUM in the United States Had ESG Analysis and/or Portfolio Management Strategies Applied…US$17.1 Trillion Total
Every two years, since 1996, the influential trade organization for sustainable, responsible and impact investment (US SIF) conducts a year-long survey of professional asset managers to determine the total of USA-based assets under management (“AUM”) that have ESG analysis and/or portfolio management applied.
New appointments to the Global Sustainability Standards Board
November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Three appointments have been made to the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent body with sole responsibility for developing and issuing the GRI Standards.
Multi-stakeholder appointments to GRI’s governance bodies
November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - GRI, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, has announced changes to its Board of Directors.
The appointments come at a time when corporate sustainability is high on the global agenda – reinforced by the impact of the pandemic and the need to quicken progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – all of which emphasize GRI’s leadership role as an enabler for transparency and accountability.
The four new Board appointees, which take effect from January 2021, are:
TOLEDO, Ohio, November 16, 2020 / 3BL Media / –– Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the 11th consecutive year and was named Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products group for the eighth straight year.
The DJSI World comprises an elite listing of the world’s largest companies based on long-term environmental, social and governance criteria.
Indexes – Indices - Benchmarks – these are very important analysis and portfolio management tools for asset owners and their internal and external managers. We can think of them as a sort of report card; fiduciaries can track their performance against the funds they manage; financial sector players can develop products for investment (mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds, separate accounts and so on) to market to investors.
With COVID-19 disrupting commercial activities around the globe, one of the many knock-on effects has been on the composition and volume of waste generated by organizations. The crisis has added new considerations for why transparency about the way waste management systems are designed and function is essential for adequate performance, both now and beyond the pandemic.
The United Nations projection is for today’s global population of an estimated 7.6 billion people to expand to a global population of 8.6B by 2030 and 9.8B by 2050...and then to 11.2 billion in 2100 (says the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs report, June 2017). Each year, says the UN, 83 million more people are added to the world’s population.