by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)
Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:
• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”
Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.
Investors are beginning to understand the importance of recognizing the potential risks posed by climate change to companies they look to put their money into, according to Mary Schapiro, former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and current special adviser to the Group of 20’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.
New GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Enhance Corporate Transparency Worldwide
Amsterdam, October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, GRI launched the world’s first global standards for sustainability reporting, giving companies a common language for disclosing non-financial information. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards will enable companies around the world to be more transparent about their impacts on the economy, the environment and society. They will also help organizations make better decisions and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The GSSB was established by GRI in 2014 as an independent governance body, to develop and approve GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). By following procedures set out in the GSSB Due Process Protocol, the GSSB ensures that GRI Standards are developed in an objective and independent manner.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – For the fifth consecutive year, Holland America Line was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and promoting the highest ethical business standards and practices both internally and in the community.