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Originally posted on Bloomberg Blog.

Why this subject? Why now? Erika Karp, Cornerstone Capital Group founder & CEO and a former Wall Street research chief, counts off asset owners, asset managers, investment banks, social media, NGOs, regulators, accountants, exchanges. ‘Everything is moving toward more transparency, collaboration and understanding of what sustainability means to the capital markets,’ she says.

International Consultation Opens on Water Climate Bond Standard

Future Guidance for Water Investments Takes Shape
Press Release

November 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Climate Bonds Initiative and consortium partners Ceres, World Resources Institute, CDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation have released for public comment, the world’s first standard for low carbon and climate resilient water bonds. The proposed Water Climate Bond Standard will bring a focus on vulnerability assessment and climate mitigation and adaptation planning to the fixed income space.

Investors in Fossil Fuel Companies Boost Focus on Carbon Asset Risk in Warming World

Press Release

October 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In the past year, carbon asset risks in the fossil fuel industry have escalated from a fringe topic to a front-and-center concern driving key decision-making across all global energy companies and investors owning them. So concludes a new report issued today which cites climate change pressures, regulatory trends and market forces that have triggered a heightened focus by investors on how energy companies are grappling with the rapid transition to a low-carbon global economy.

For a Second Consecutive Year, Banorte is Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Summary: 
  • Thanks to the commitment assumed by Grupo Financiero Banorte with its stakeholders, for a second consecutive year was elected to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices).
  • GFNorte is the first and the only one Mexican financial institution to be part of this important index
  • “This recognition endorses us as an institution with healthy practices in corporate governance, environment, social and risk management and commits us to always keep them active”: Marcos Ramírez Miguel, CEO of GFNorte.
  • Grupo Financiero Banorte reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through work carried out by its Social Responsibility and Sustainability program that supports various initiatives.
Press Release
  • Thanks to the commitment assumed by Grupo Financiero Banorte with its stakeholders, for a second consecutive year was elected to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices).
  • GFNorte is the first and the only one Mexican financial institution to be part of this important index
  • “This recognition endorses us as an institution with healthy practices in corporate governance, environment, social and risk management and commits us to always keep them active”: Marcos Ramírez Miguel, CEO of GFNorte.
  • Grupo Financiero Banorte reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through work carried out by its Social Responsibility and Sustainability program that supports various initiatives.

Grupo Financiero Banorte is at the Forefront by Incorporating the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) model into its 2014 Annual Report

Summary: 
  • Grupo Financiero Banorte integrates the IIRC report methodology into its 2014 Annual Report.
  • The integrated report focuses on knowing the non-financial indicators that help to create value in companies.
  • This model enables readers to understand the use and interdependence of the different capitals and resources that contribute to an organization’s success.
Press Release
  • Grupo Financiero Banorte integrates the IIRC report methodology into its 2014 Annual Report.
  • The integrated report focuses on knowing the non-financial indicators that help to create value in companies.
  • This model enables readers to understand the use and interdependence of the different capitals and resources that contribute to an organization’s success.

Four East Asian Exchanges Commit to Advancing Social Good in Capital Markets – Bringing World Total of “Sustainable Stock Exchanges” to 23

Press Release

SEOUL, May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting in Seoul, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the CEO of the Korea Exchange today announced the commitment of the Exchange to promote improved corporate performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Introducing the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative (Video)

Multimedia with summary

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.

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