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Leading in a "Material World" - The Sustainability Outlook 2013 Survey

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How was your 2012? For most companies, it was a turbulent year, with a storm of the century in the U.S.; the Eurozone’s existential moment; crises at suppliers and banks; and citizen protests on every continent. More of the same is expected in 2013.

Top Executives Meet with UN Secretary-General to Mark Successes, Future of Sustainability Leadership Platform

Leading companies seize chance to help structure post-2015 development agenda, launch programme to address role of corporate boards in sustainability
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DAVOS, 25 January 2013, /3BL Media/ – Leading executives met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in Davos to mark the close of the pilot phase of Global Compact LEAD and a new beginning for the sustainability leadership platform. The meeting provided an historic opportunity to help place corporate sustainability and private sector-led solutions at the center of a new global development architecture as targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015.

AccountAbility Releases Preliminary Findings of Groundbreaking Sustainability Study at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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New York, NY, January, 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, AccountAbility released the preliminary findings of a research initiative, conducted in partnership with the UN Global Compact (UNGC), that will serve as a highly actionable how-to guide to help companies  derive maximum value from their sustainability commitments.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for January 7, 2013 "Sandy" Overshadows Growing Concern on US Drought

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for January 7, 2013 "Sandy" Overshadows Growing Concern on US Drought
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The people living in the Sandy-ravaged Northeastern US states won't believe it for one second, but almost two-thirds of the continental USA is suffering from drought or near drought conditions. A lack of rainfall over the past year has left lakes and rivers dry, and government officials and farmers perplexed as to what comes next. The drought conditions haven't grabbed the headlines -- understandably so in light of Sandy's severity and the proximity of major media to the storm --but neither can they be ignored.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for January 7, 2013 "Sandy" Overshadows Growing Concern on US Drought

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The people living in the Sandy-ravaged Northeastern US states won't believe it for one second, but almost two-thirds of the continental USA is suffering from drought or near drought conditions. A lack of rainfall over the past year has left lakes and rivers dry, and government officials and farmers perplexed as to what comes next. The drought conditions haven't grabbed the headlines -- understandably so in light of Sandy's severity and the proximity of major media to the storm --but neither can they be ignored.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for December 10, 2012 Sandy, the "Big One:" Just a Category One Storm? And What Happens Now? The Aftermath...

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For decades, weather experts and disaster officials had been warning residents living along the heavily-populated Atlantic Ocean coastlines along the Northeastern US states -- and especially those in New Jersey and New York City and suburban Long Island -- that they were overdue for a major hurricane. Unprecedented tidal surge flooding, along with damaging winds and torrential rains, would likely accompany the storm, it was predicted.

New AA1000 Standards Board Announced

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LONDON, December 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The AA1000 Standards Board Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the new members of the AA1000 Standards Board. Since 1999, the AA1000 series of Standards are widely used tools for integrating and embedding sustainability and accountability into the governance and performance of institutions. They address issues affecting governance, business models, and organizational strategy, providing operational guidance to corporate leaders.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for December 04, 2012 Nearing The Fiscal Cliff--Will Anyone Blink?

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So here we are, one month before the start of a new calendar year, the convening of the 113th Congress, the second term inauguration of President Barack Obama -- and a month away from possibly careening over the dreaded "fiscal cliff" that everyone says our country must avoid going over.

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights November 29, 2012

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Top Story of the Week

Obama to appeal to public on fiscal cliff      
(Tuesday - November 27, 2012)
Source: AP - WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases...

AC Alert for November 26, 2012 Decision Time Again for States on Healthcare Issues

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Deadlines coming for the states -- The Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" is kicking in important deadlines at the state level. When President Obama's promise of healthcare reform was signed into law, the legislation included a provision whereby the individual states would need to decide by this November whether they wished to establish their own healthcare insurance exchange, or to opt into the federal government's version.

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