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A Big Data Approach to Gathering CSR Data

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The following is part 2 of a 3-part series on “Big Data.”

We have previously defined “Big Data” and shown how we feel a Big Data system built by CSRHub could help address some problems that exist in collecting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability data on companies.  We have also further described the problems with the currently dominant method of gathering this data—an analyst-based method.

Data Shows Business Outperforms With Women

Press Release

Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Matthew Winkler and Angela Sun
(With assistance from Shin Pei)

The World Economic Forum recently released the most comprehensive report to date on global gender equality. It showed that women will get equal pay – in 170 years.

While the news may be disheartening for women and gender equality advocates, it’s particularly grim for another audience: investors.

Companies Should Report Possible Climate Costs, Say Global Executives

The information should routinely appear in financial statements, according to recommendations to be presented to G-20 leaders
Article

Originally posted on Wall Street Journal.

LONDON—Companies should publish an assessment of the losses they could suffer through climate change as part of their routine financial statements, according to a panel of financial and business executives chaired by Michael Bloomberg.

Carney-Backed Report Urges Companies to Disclose Climate Change Effects

BoE governor and media billionaire behind proposals to better inform investors and lenders
Article

Originally posted in the Financial Times.

A task force led by Michael Bloomberg and backed by Mark Carney has urged companies to disclose to investors the impact of climate change on their businesses.

The governor of the Bank of England and the billionaire media owner are behind a new set of recommendations designed to give investors, lenders and insurers a better idea about how climate change will affect individual businesses.

Swiss Re Adopts Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Recommendations

Article

Originally posted in Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re announced on Wednesday that it will adopt the climate-related financial disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

A Big Data Approach to Gathering CSR Data

Blog

The following is part 2 of a 3-part series on “Big Data.”

By Bahar Gidwani

We have previously defined “Big Data” and shown how we feel a Big Data system built by CSRHub could help address some problems that exist in collecting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability data on companies.  We have also further described the problems with the currently dominant method of gathering this data—an analyst-based method.

Using Materiality to Clarify Sustainability Priorities

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By Sandy Nessing
Director of Sustainability & ESH Strategy & Design for American Electric Power Co. Inc. 

Highlights from the New GRI G4 Guidelines

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By James Margolis, Partner; ERM Group Inc.

GRI Global Conference,  May 22, 2013

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