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America's Tech Giants Address Climate Change, Global Warming With Bold Initiatives in 2020

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (8.11.2020)
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Global warming?  Well, we have to say that it certainly is a hot summer in many parts of the world (north of the Equator) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center has a large list of names for the storms to come.  That’s Arthur and Bertha on to Vicky and Wilfred – 21 named storms so far, with “Isaias” whipping through and causing hundreds of thousands of homes and business to lose power this past week in the NY region. And it was not even a full hurricane in the U.S. Northeast!

Americans Tuning in to Sustainability During Crises, Expecting “More” From Government and Corporate Sector

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.06.2020)
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According to responses to a June on-line survey of 2,000 adults in the U.S.A. for “clean manufacturing” leader Genomatica, sustainability is now a top-of-mind issue, with an overwhelming majority (85% of respondents) of Americans indicating they’ve been thinking about sustainability the same amount or more…and 56% want brands and government to prioritize sustainability even in the midst of the crises (Coronavirus, economic downturn – plus civil unrest).

The GRI Universal Standards: What's Changing and Why?

By Laura Espinach, GRI Head of Technical Development
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In June, we announced a major update to the reporting at the heart of the GRI Standards. The planned revisions to the Universal Standards are significant because they will affect every organization that uses the GRI Standards, supporting them to more effectively report their most significant impacts on the economy, environment and people.

In Focus: Climate Change Challenges for Financial Sector Players and the Companies They Provide With Capital - Measuring and Managing the Risk

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.31.2019)
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Several encouraging developments for you from the (1) capital markets community and (2) the corporate sector and (3) the combining of forces of each.To start: Morgan Stanley has become the first major U.S. bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials and will begin measuring and disclosing the emissions generated by the businesses that it lends to and invests in.

Deep Dive on Waste and the Circular Economy

GRI Business Leadership Forum offers opportunity to build knowledge and expertise
Press Release

July 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - How is your organization meeting growing expectations to measure and report on waste prevention, and take advantages of the opportunities presented by circularity?

The S&P 500® Universe -- Setting the Pace for Corporate Sustainability Reporting: 90% Mark Reached!

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.20.2019)
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The popular corporate equity “baskets” including: the Dow Jones Industrial Index, Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, the Russell 1,000 - 2,000 - and 3,000– in essence consists of the underlying value of the corporate shares. 
Today, there is an ocean of stock indexes for asset managers to license from the creators and then apply process and approaches for keeping track of the companies in the fiduciary portfolio, or to analyze and pick from the underlying issues for their portfolio. 

Upward Trajectory for ESG Disclosure Requirements

Substantial increase in sustainability reporting regulations around the world
Press Release
July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A new report assessing the regulatory landscape for sustainability reporting has found that environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure has never been more pervasive globally – and is now firmly in the mainstream of disclosure on organizational performance. As the market implications of certain ESG topics become more evident, interest in the quality of disclosures is also sharpening.
 

GRI & SASB 2020 Collaborate To Better Understand The Use Of The Two Standards Together In Corporate ESG Reporting

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.16.2019)
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Two heavyweights in the corporate reporting frameworks/standards arena have announced intentions to move closer to help promote “clarity and comparability in the sustainability landscape” – GRI and SASB.

The two organizations just announced a collaborative work plan to demonstrate how some companies have used both sets of corporate ESG reporting standards…together -- and lessons to share for reporters.

Build Back Better: a Sustainable Future for South Asia

GRI to host sustainability summit for the South Asia region
Press Release

July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - How can the rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic be approached in a way that alleviates the growing economic, societal and environmental pressures in South Asian countries?

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