This month's GRI podcast episode features an interview with Vigeo Eiris, a sustainability rating agency that uses Environmental, Social and Governance data to evaluate companies’ performance. We asked Keeran what makes a good sustainability report, and what are some of the common challenges companies face in the process. We’ll also hear a report from Ireland, where GRI presented a preview of the new Occupational Health and Safety Standard, and the latest sustainability news.
October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Harvard Business Review released their ranking of the world’s 100 best performing CEOs, based on both financial and ESG (environment, social, governance) measures of the leaders’ entire time in office to highlight those executives that have established a lasting track record. CSRHub is proud to be one of the two research providers for this year’s list.
Several groups have written predictions about the future course of the Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) measurement space. We’ve seen stories about the importance of millennials (as both customers and employees), a sense that carbon tracking is finally an accepted part of corporate life, and that companies must watch out for a range of new legal and regulatory issues.
The evening after Thanksgiving, I turned on NBC Nightly News with the avuncular Brian Williams, expecting frothy stories about turkey dinners and children’s dreams coming true. Instead, I got a line-up that started with Ray Rice’s exoneration by the NFL, complete with clips of him beating his wife-to-be, then one on shoppers fighting over merchandise at a Black Friday event, followed by protests against Ferguson’s grand jury decision not to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson.
Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) Releases Principles that will Guide Accreditation Process
WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) today announced the key set of core Principles it will use for accrediting sustainability ratings worldwide.
The year long effort included close participation from leaders in the investment and corporate communities – among those, Aviva, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg L.P., BBVA, TIAA-CREF and UBS who are members of GISR’s core committees; and AMD, UPS, Vale, Disney, Bosch and Bayer who are members of GISR’s technical working group.
Nike, UPS and Unilever lead charge to increase revenue, cut emissions; Apple continues to lag tech sector; Fast food companies fall flat
Durham, NH, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The message coming from top name brands is clear: climate change poses a threat to business in the form of increased costs and risks associated with extreme weather. As a result, companies are prioritizing the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lower their carbon footprint. The findings are gleaned from non-profit Climate Counts’ sixth annual scoring release which rates major consumer brands on their approach to climate change.