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Resolved! The USA Will Move Forward Despite the Administration's Cancellation of the Cop 21 -the Paris Accord

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.15.2017)
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"Resolute!" - The root of the word comes down to us from the ancient Latin, meaning (over many centuries) to decide on and stay with a course of action.  We're seeing that these days in the "resolve" of the US corporate community, in the resolute actions of many cities and municipalities, in the actions of a growing number of US states, and among institutional investors of all types, shapes and forms.

82% of the S&P 500(r) Published a Sustainability Report in 2016 - Analysis Just Released on the Index Universe of Leading Companies

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (6.7.2017)
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Everyone in the investing world and the corporate suite knows of the importance of the S&P 500 Index®; it's the intellectual property of the S&P Dow Jones Indices unit of S&P Global and is the widely used benchmark by which asset managers track their performance (against the index performance). 

The Past 10 Years Have Brought Much Progress in Corporate Sustainability Efforts -- What Does The Future Hold?

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (6.2.2017)
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We have made tremendous progress over the last 10 years in such areas as the embrace of corporate sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, and related approaches by the global corporate sector...and in the continuing adoption of sustainable investment policies and approaches by a widening universe of institutional and individual investors. 

Preparing Professionals for Career Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable & Responsible Investing

G&A's Sustainability Highlights: May 23, 2017
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Important elements of the Governance & Accountability Institute mission are to share knowledge, perspectives and information about the opportunities in corporate responsibility, including career paths to success, and to do the same for men and women interested in sharpening their focus in the financial community, with the continuing embrace of ESG approaches by investment firms of all types ("sustainable investing").

Encouraging News & Opinion Coming Out of Ceres Gathering in San Francisco -- Progress in Corporate Sustainability Continuing!

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.05.2017)
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Water scarcity, resource depletion, climate change impacts... these were top-of-the-agenda items at the annual Ceres Conference convened last week in San Francisco.  These of course are pressing challenges for the domestic and global business communities, for investors and various stakeholders.  While there are many aspects to these issues to consider, the takeaway from the conference, writes Aaron Pickering, is that the focus on sustainability is good business (and good for business).

SASB Positions -- Critical Points Made In Commentary Published by Dr. Jean Rogers in the "IBD"

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (3.5.2017)
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The "IBD" -- Investors Business Daily -- is an influential publisher followed by millions of investors, both in the print and on-line versions.  The former "daily" is now published weekly and the digital content with numerous tools and resources for the serious investor is a primary focus of the publisher, always available 24/7 for subscribers.  Founded in 1984 by former stockbroker William O'Neil, the publisher today offers investors a number of popular tools for market timing, fundamental and technical market analysis, and other approaches.  (Such as "CAN SLIM," the found

Cuppa Joe? Many of Us Love Our Morning Coffee ("The Joe"), but We Should Think More About Growers at the Source...

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (28.4.2017)
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Ah, that morning coffee -- so delicious for many of us.  The products of the "coffee belt," encircling the globe just north and south of the Equator, are made from a valuable commodity -- the coffee bean. Harvesting those is a US$100 billion annual commodity, writer Jodyn Cormier tells us on the Care2 web platform, second only to the value of the oil market.  And yet...she writes that the average coffee farmer gets $1,000 per season for his/her work.

The SDGS - Are You Tuned In, Aligning Your Company's Strategies, Operations, Performance, Actions? 2030 is Just Around the Corner!

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (6.4.2017)
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Gaining momentum in the global corporate sector, among sovereign governments and institutional investors -- the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs").  After reaching agreement in September 2015, the countries of the world adopted goals to end poverty, protect our planet and ensure prosperity for a greater number of the world's population through a universal agenda for action (with 169 specific targets under the wonderfully-aspirational broad goals).

In the Dark Days of White House / EPA Action on Climate Change, Here are 7 Encouraging Trends for You from Amy Augustine at Ceres

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (5.4.2017)
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Horrible headlines now coming out on the developments at the White House regarding climate change, global warming, and related issues as campaign rhetoric is fitted, however clumsily or mean-spirited, to public governance to attempt to match ill-advised campaign promises.

The reality is that there are a number of very encouraging developments, trends that hold great promise for those of us who are not climate change deniers and think that global warming is a hoax coming from China to disadvantage American companies!

In 2017 the G&A Institute Team Celebrates the Company's 10th Anniversary -- and Editor-in-Chief Ken Cynar's Continuing Efforts to Keep You Well Informed

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (16.3.2017)
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In 2017, the G&A Institute team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of our corporate sustainability consulting, counseling, advice and research firm.  Many of us at G&A worked together in a prominent issues and crisis management consulting practice serving the Fortune 100 companies and many prominent multi-national businesses.  Our former firm was acquired and the business was being wound down.  And so, literally, in a garage with office space, G&A was launched.

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