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G&A Institute Releases Analysis of The Business Roundtable Companies’ ESG Reporting Practices

Press Release

NEW YORK, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In August 2019, almost all the Business Roundtable CEO members (181) signed on to an updated BRT definition of “the purpose of a corporation” which expanded the definition to include a focus on other stakeholders other than investors.  

Sustainability: A Moral Case Is Now a Business Case

By: Jason Small
Blog

We're all watching

On the highest balcony at the UN General Assembly, 193 young people fill the space as they stand holding solar-powered lanterns to symbolize their hope. Each represents the youth of a different country. All are here to witness world leaders gather to address the future sustainability of the world.

They came to send a powerful message on the importance of this agenda to the future, as these world leaders set out to commit to the 17 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Welcomes LNG-Powered Costa Smeralda to Fleet

Italian brand of world's largest leisure travel company takes delivery of its first vessel powered by marine industry's most advanced fuel technology
Press Release

MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL/ – Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, officially took delivery  recently of Costa Smeralda, the brand's first ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine industry's most advanced fuel technology.

The handover ceremony was held at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, where the brand's new flagship was built. Costa Smeralda becomes Carnival Corporation's fourth new ship of 2019 and its second LNG-powered ship.

New BCG Report: Sustainably Securing the Future of Agriculture

Article

Across the world, agriculture plays a crucial role not only in supplying food, but in shaping rural areas, preserving landscapes and cultural practices and heritage. At the same time, however, the industry is facing enormous pressure: Society has grown accustomed to low food prices, while equally expecting agriculture’s environmental footprint to be as small as possible – with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and protection of biodiversity.

Improving Reporting on Modern Slavery

GRI and Responsible Labor Initiative launch new toolkit
Press Release

December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been published by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. The resource provides guidance on increasing the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating modern slavery.

Sustainable Investing Has Moved Into the Mainstream – and UBS Survey Results Send Strong Signals This Is a Lasting Trend

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.05.2019)
Newsletter

There is no doubt now – the world’s largest asset managers are definitely focused on corporate sustainability and sustainable investing (the two go hand-in-hand) as survey after survey is telling us. In recent years we seen considerable momentum as asset owners and their managers adopt or further enhance their sustainable investing / ESG investing approaches.
And to gauge the progress we’re seeing major, global asset managers busily take the pulse of the capital market players.

15 Years of Sustainability Reporting

By Jennifer Boynton
Blog

This holiday season, Cisco has a lot to be grateful for: 35 years of business growth and, today, the launch of our 15th corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. This was my first time shepherding the process of producing a CSR report for a company the size of Cisco, and it was a doozy: we connected with over 90 individuals across the business to collect all the data related to the company’s social, environmental, and governance performance. Content development took 5 months and at 200+ pages, this report could break your toe if you dropped the hard copy. Luckily it’s digital-only.

A Conversation With Whirlpool About Embracing Sustainability

How Whirlpool Corporation Helps Builders Meet Consumer Demand
Article

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading major home appliance company, has been committed to sustainability for nearly 50 years. We sat down with Whirlpool Corporation Global Sustainability Director Ron Voglewede to learn more about sustainable living and the role kitchen and laundry appliances can play in an eco-friendly home. Here's what he had to say.

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Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
Blog

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.

Outlook 2020: Sustainable Investing & Stakeholder Capitalism

Article

by Jon Hale, Ph.D,  head of sustainable investing research for Morningstar. In 2018, Hale was named to Barron’s list of the 20 most influential people in ESG investing, and in 2019, he was included in the InvestmentNews’ 10 leaders of ESG & Impact investing

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