Sustainability Highlights | Top Story: Sustainability Reporting in Stock Exchanges 'Comes of Age'

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (12.15.2016)
Dec 20, 2016 1:30 PM ET

Top Story

Sustainability reporting in stock exchanges 'comes of age'
(Thursday - December 08, 2016) 
Source: GreenBiz - As many as 21 stock exchanges across the world could introduce sustainability reporting standards in the coming months. They would join the 17 exchanges that currently recommend listed companies to report on environmental, social...

Sustainability in Focus

Too few of Hong Kong’s listed companies treat sustainability reporting seriously, claims leading advisory agency
(Monday - December 05, 2016) 
Source: South Chins Morning Post - CSR Asia, which creates and monitors sustainability strategies, says only around 60 of city’s 2,000 listed companies consider it a strategic necessity

How countries rank on food waste, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture  
(Monday - December 05, 2016) 
Source: CS Monitor - By highlighting performance of different countries and identifying best practices, a new index establishes a benchmark for global leaders to measure progress in establishing sustainable food systems.

Silicon Valley's sustainability problem
(Monday - December 05, 2016) 
Source: GreenBiz - The tech sector has stepped up its fight against climate change since COP21 last year. From the Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Coalition pledging more than $1 billion towards the transition to clean energy, to Google...

Why Beef Sustainability Matters
(Monday - December 05, 2016) 
Source: CattleNetwork - McDonald’s partnered with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to conduct a “Sustainable Beef Pilot Project” in Canada.

Let’s Quit Obsessing Over the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability
(Tuesday - December 06, 2016) 
Source: Triple Pundit - As sustainability professionals making pitches to senior management to adopt more sustainable practices company wide, we’re told to avoid soft qualitative rationale and speak in the language of business – numbers, usually...

3 ways college students are revolutionizing sustainability
(Tuesday - December 06, 2016) 
Source: Green Biz - Universities around the world are striving to curb their wasteful tendencies as well as to foster an atmosphere that encourages environmental consciousness. Here are three areas of campus life that universities have sought to...

Sustainability to enhance, not only protect, environment 
(Wednesday - December 07, 2016) 
Source: NZ Farmer - An environment-enhancing and profitable farming operation can go hand in hand, a Bay of Plenty sheep and beef farmer tells Anne Boswell...

Now More Than Ever, We Need Global Solidarity for Sustainability
(Wednesday - December 07, 2016) 
Source: Triple Pundit - At the finish line is a sustainable world – something we are in a race against time to reach. With a rapidly increasing population on one side of us and fast-depleting resources on the other, we have to accelerate our... 
Opportunities for forest conservation and sustainability in the South
(Wednesday - December 07, 2016) 
Source: GreenBiz - Our supply chains are linked to a global economy, whether you are talking commodities such as palm oil from Indonesia or coffee beans from South America. Even close to home, timber, pulp, wood fiber and biomass from the southern...

Wendy's Pushing Forward with Sustainability Efforts
(Wednesday - December 07, 2016) 
Source: QS Magazine - Wendy's announced its partnership with the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and a commitment to advancing sustainability efforts throughout the U.S. beef value chain. With a forty-six year commitment to serving only fresh...

From Frivolity To Sustainability: Why Technology And Innovation Matter For The Future Of Fashion
(Wednesday - December 07, 2016) 
Source: Forbes - “Often the perception of the fashion industry is that it’s a frivolous entity, based on silly ideals about what we should wear, and how we should look.” So goes the opening line to my TEDx talk delivered in London in late October...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links. Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of December 15, 2016