by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds
The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.
When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.
PNC is pleased to be featured in The Boston Consulting Group study Total Societal Impact – A New Lens on Strategy
The study includes two examples of PNC’s commitment to maximizing both shareholder return and societal impact – the company’s decision to limit its lending to coal-mining companies, particularly those with more than a minimum exposure to mountaintop removal mining; and leveraging its Regional Diversity Councils to cultivate relationships with diverse customers, suppliers and employees while strengthening the communities in which it operates.
March 15--During CECP’s recent Board of Boards CEO convening held on February 29th, 2016, CECP provided attending CEOs of the world’s largest companies with a comparison of financial and ESG performance, between companies that are affiliated with CECP (“CECP companies”) and other large companies in the Fortune 500 not affiliated with CECP (“non-CECP companies”). Discover with us the most compelling findings.
When Nestlé decided to develop a set of commitments to society and the environment, the company turned to its stakeholders for help. A new animation explains how Nestlé asked NGOs, academics, governments and other organisations with an interest in its activities how they thought it could be a better business.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Business leaders globally have strong confidence in their own ability to turn sustainability challenges such as water scarcity and lock-in to fossil fuels into new business opportunities, particularly in the manufacturing and finance sectors in emerging economies. This is one of the key findings of the Global Opportunity Report launched today by DNV GL, UN Global Compact and Monday Morning Global Institute.
Infographic follows planet, society, and business since 1999; points to what's next.
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As CECP celebrates its 15th year, it looks back on the progress made to anticipate the changes to come. View CECP's new infographic, which highlights the trajectory of the planet, society, and business, and how CEOs can lead progress on society's toughest challenges.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has come in at number two on Fast Company's list of Most Innovative Companies for 2014 for "doing good methodically". Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $452 Billion in 2013. Using data, Bloomberg philanthropies focused on tobaco control to address 60% of the top ten global causes of death. Data-driven solutions helped Philanthropies fund anti-tabaco adds in low and middle- income contries to reduce smoking.