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Pre-crisis, Critical Event(s) / In Crisis! / Prevention, Mitigation - Where Will the World Act in the Context of Climate Change?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.29.2021)
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At certain times, an unknown unknown may strike, rapidly triggering a serious crisis situation.  Think of a tsunami or earthquake.  Many other times the crisis situation occurs and there is a dozen, maybe dozens of precursor events or activities that over time if neglected set up the going over the cliff situation.  The G&A Institute team collectively has helped to manage literally hundreds of critical events or crisis situations over the years for clients.  We have seen many crisis situations over time -- but none with the scale of the dangers posed to humanity and planet by climate ch

The United States of America Moves Forward with the Biden-Harris “Climate Crisis Agenda” for Federal Government Actions

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (3.12.2021)
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As he assumed the post of the highest elected public officer of the United States, President Joseph Biden characterized his [as the] “Climate Administration” and immediately (the fabled Day One actions) set out a very ambitious “climate crisis” policy agenda for action by the many arms of the Federal government agencies under his control. (Notably, all cabinet offices with their great reach.)

The Expanding Public Debates About the “What” & “How” of Corporate ESG Disclosure - Hundreds of Frameworks, Standards & Guidance Available Now - and the Growing Disclosure Fatigue Challenges for Both Reporters and Users

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.25.2021)
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Corporate sustainability / ESG reporting -- What to disclose? How to frame the disclosures (context matters!)? What frameworks or standards to use?  Questions, questions, and more questions for corporate managers to consider as ESG disclosures steadily expand.

There are now many more lively discussions going on about corporate ESG / sustainability et al public disclosures and structured reporting practices -- and the growing complexity of all this, resulting often in disclosure fatigue for practitioners!

Data & Disclosure Matter Heading Toward the Net Zero Economy - Tell Us About Your Company's Strategy, Please

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (2.04.2021)
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Setting the Pace & Shaping the 2021 Sustainability Conversation

At the beginning of the calendar year, the CEO of the world’s largest asset management firms sends his annual “guidance” missive to the Chief Executive Officers of publicly-traded firms. Here is where we stand, here is what we expect, is the tone set by this global manager of investors’ assets.

US Transfer of Power to the Biden-Harris “Climate Administration” - With “Whole of Government” Approach

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (1.29.2019)
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On January 20, 2021, the transfer of power in the Executive Branch went forward, according to the Constitution of the United States of America, and President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris assumed the offices of the highest elected officials in the nation.

This will be the “climate administration,” President Biden has declared. And within a week a comprehensive “whole of government” approach was announced, with sweeping changes that present both risk and opportunity to the corporate community and the capital markets.

Looking Back At 2020 & Into 2021 - Disruptions, Changes, Consistency in Climate Change Challenges

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (1.11.2021)
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Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the great promise of the 21st Century – the Paris Accord. Can you believe, it is now five years on (260 weeks or so this December) since the meeting in the “City of Lights” of the Conference of Parties (“COP 21”, a/k/a the U.N. Paris Climate Conference). This was the 21st meeting of the global assemblage focused on climate change challenges.

The U.S.A. & the 2015 Paris Accord: Five Years On, the Largest Economy on Earth Promises to Return - With a Cabinet of Climate Change Champions Preparing for Action

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.21.2020)
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Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the great promise of the 21st Century – the Paris Accord. Can you believe, it is now five years on (260 weeks or so this December) since the meeting in the “City of Lights” of the Conference of Parties (“COP 21”, a/k/a the U.N. Paris Climate Conference). This was the 21st meeting of the global assemblage focused on climate change challenges.

The Accounting Profession and Public Company Disclosure - How Far We Have Come With the Focus on Sustainability Matters!

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.18.2019)
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Looking back 90+ years to the 1920s, corporate financial disclosure was in essence, a joke. (Why, said one public company leadership, would we ever tell investors what our real financial condition is!)  Financial reporting was voluntary!   And then…came the 1929 market crash.

Big News: US SIF Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends 2020 Released

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.18.2019)
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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.

Watching the Major Stock Indexes - For Strong ESG Signals From the Corporate Sector

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.12.2019)
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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.

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