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FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study Shows

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

Fair Trade USA Joins 1% for the Planet ‘My Planet Pass’ Program to Encourage Environmental Activism

New My Planet Pass bundles make it easy for individuals to support Fair Trade USA and other nonprofits
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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

Practitioner Spotlight--Meaghan McNaney

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"...the world’s largest beverage companies (and true market competitors) are actually collaborating with one another to tackle complex sustainability challenges," says Meaghan McNaney, Antea Group's sustainability practitioner In the Syracuse, NY office.

Find out more about this interesting part of Meaghan's work, as well as other personal details that make her a really passionate, sincere, and effective sustainability consultant.

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Businesses Commit to Act Fairly and Sustainably – and Hard Work Starts Now

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI
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August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders. 

The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to:

9 Sustainability-Driven Tech Companies You Need to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

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In this blog, Antea Group recognizes nine tech companies that are driving eco-innovation by taking measurable steps to improve sustainability. Samsung, Dell, HP, and Apple are on the list.

Read to find out who the others are and how exactly they are all embracing sustainability!

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ON Semiconductor’s Plastics Go Electric!

by Lana Hall, Program Manager
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Did you know that all finished goods plastics from our 22 manufacturing sites and most sub-contractors globally are shipped to ON Semiconductor’s Reclamation Center (OSRC) located at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona? On average, we accumulate 100,000-pounds of plastic per year through the finished goods our products are shipped in. This includes rails, reels and wafer carriers. Last year, China banned all imported waste, causing several companies to halt their recycling programs and divert their plastic waste to the landfills.

The Power Of Purpose: How Virginie Helias And P&G Are Making Sustainability 'Irresistible'

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P&G's Chief Sustainability Officer Virginie Helias's journey to sustainability began with her being faced with a challenge when she was leading the detergent business in Europe in the 2000s with their lead brand Ariel down for three years in a row. Virginie and her team discovered that the leading messaging that connected with consumers was the fact that Ariel could wash clothes in low temperature leading to lower electricity bills.

Carnival Corporation Releases Third-Party Study Confirming Advanced Air Quality Systems Are Positive for Environment

Two-year independent study on composition of hundreds of "scrubber" wash-water samples provides hard scientific evidence that company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are well within compliance of IMO's most stringent wash-water quality guidelines
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MIAMI, August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are a safe and effective means for compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 requirements, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.

Campus AgTech: Fueling Students and Sustainability

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Students are calling for healthy, sustainable, novel food that is, ideally, all locally-sourced. How can universities & food service providers keep up? This panel explores how future-thinking schools and providers like Sodexo are moving food production on-campus with innovative agtech. These programs satisfy important logistical criteria – consistent year-round volume, nutrition, traceability, menu creativity – and interactive curricula for a student generation looking to change the food system.

Green City Growers Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

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SOMERVILLE, Mass., August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President. According to GCG’s CEO and Founder Jessie Banhazl, “Chris’s extensive background in business management, agricultural systems, fresh produce, and operations, combined with his vision of what future food systems can look like, make him a great fit to lead the company through the next phase of growth.”

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