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Prudential Joins Ceres Company Network

Financial Services Leader Integrates Sustainability into Reporting and Operations
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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 13, 2012 – Ceres today announced that its board of directors has approved Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, as a Ceres Network Company. Companies that join Ceres work to further integrate environmental and social performance into the company’s business strategies and initiatives.

The CEO’s Challenge: Balancing Expectations of Consumers and Investors

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By Margaret Coady

Should large companies help address societal issues? It's an age-old question that even today continues to be a  subject of lively debate for the private sector. A company’s investors might advocate that the company leave progress on societal issues to government and nonprofits, opting for a bare-minimum scenario in which businesses do little more than pay taxes, obey the law, and pass all profits to shareholders.

Ending Wall Street's Big Sleep on Sustainability

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Ceres President Mindy Lubber explains for Forbes that although investors are ramping up their attention to sustainability, they still lag behind many corporations. GE's Ecomagination program is cited as a prime example.

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Ceres President Mindy Lubber explains for Forbes that although investors are ramping up their attention to sustainability, they still lag behind many corporations. GE's Ecomagination program is cited as a prime example.

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part Five: Auto Industry Revenue Forecasts Changed by EPA Policy Shift

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Part Five of the series "ESG for Investors” discusses how investors and asset managers are looking at the auto industry through the filter of a major change in consumer information policy: new MPG labels that include GHG figures. Future sales and revenue are now calculated with ESG data integrated into the bottom line.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™ and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com 
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Part Five of the series "ESG for Investors” discusses how investors and asset managers are looking at the auto industry through the filter of a major change in consumer information policy: new MPG labels that include GHG figures. Future sales and revenue are now calculated with ESG data integrated into the bottom line.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™ and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com 

Increase in Capital Spending: What does it Mean to Business Sustainability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Are we finally seeing true indication of a full market recovery?  What impact does capital spending mean to business sustainability?
 
Beyond the speculation and consumer forecasts, recent reports indicated a significant increase in corporate spending as the eventual turning point.  With more positive releases making headlines, this new information has our professional consulting examining the implications to long-term business sustainability.
 

Deloitte and Carbon Disclosure Project Announce Agreement to Drive CDP Water Disclosure

Collaboration will aim to raise awareness of the business risks and opportunities around water
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 1, 2011 - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and Deloitte Consulting LLP in the United States (together, “Deloitte”) in collaboration with Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organization, today announced an agreement to drive CDP Water Disclosure. The goal of CDP Water Disclosure, launched in November 2009, is to help investors, companies, governments, and other stakeholders in their decision making by making meaningful, systematic, and comparable reporting on water usage a standard corporate practice globally. 

Investors’ Circle to Merge with SJF Institute

Partnership accelerates connection between high­‐caliber impact entrepreneurs and values­‐led investors
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Durham, NC and San Francisco, CA - July 13, 2011 - SJF Institute (SJFI) and Investors’ Circle (IC) today announced a strategic merger to more efficiently and effectively unleash the power of the impact investing marketplace. The merger will increase entrepreneurs’ access to capital, resources and networks, and will provide more opportunities for collaboration among impact investors.

Mission-Driven Companies, Mission-Driven Dollars

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It’s powerful when the mission of investors is aligned with the mission of the company they invest in. We all know what too often happens when there isn’t mission alignment between investors and companies. Short-term financial return becomes more important than the company mission or than what the company can realistically achieve even with the best management practices. This is how the term “vulture capitalists” came to be, assigned to some venture capitalists and even to some “angel” investors.

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