by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council
There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.
Remember those 1970s /early ‘80s ubiquitous TV commercials with the tag line, “When EF Hutton Speaks, People Listen?” The point was that when the EF Hutton financial services firm “said” something about investing possibilities, we would be wise to sit up and listen carefully to the advice. These days we are tuning in to the Securities & Exchange Commission to discern the future directions of corporate sustainability / ESG disclosure. To us it is clear: the broadening flow of comments indicates something is about to happen regarding corporate ESG disclosure.
Most New Orleanians have dealt with flooding at one point or another, and climate change threatens to make this problem even worse.
To inspire young people to help find new solutions to the flooding issues presented by climate change, Entergy recently sponsored a week-long educational symposium, Loyola Academy Science + Design, hosted by Loyola University. This was Entergy’s second year sponsoring the workshop.
CECE is an online resource and community for corporate social responsibility professionals
ATLANTA, July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global nonprofit Points of Light announced today their latest offering for corporate social responsibility professionals. Points of Light’s Community for Employee Civic Engagement, known as CECE, is an online resource and community for those looking to develop, support and master their approach to employee civic engagement. To become a member, simply create an account with an email address.
The required financial reporting by publicly-traded companies is assured by third parties. The SEC rules require public companies to have an annual audit; audited financial statements have an opinion included from the auditing firms. Objective: determining if the statement presents information fairly and in line with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
Hear from Yusuf George of JUST Capital, the only independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the issues Americans care about most. Yusuf recaps findings from JUST Capital’s Corporate Racial Equity Tracker and recommendations for how corporate leaders can act on DEI commitments as outlined in the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity.
What are the steadily rising investor expectations for the corporate sectors’ climate change actions and expanded disclosures? We can examine the expectations of leading asset owners/fiduciaries and their asset managers to understand their views on the ESG / sustainability disclosure practices of issuers they provide capital to. This includes keeping close watch on individual institutions and especially the collaborations of investment organizations they participate in.
For example, asset owners and external asset managers are asking many more questions now about the sustainability journey of the companies they are invested in, including ESG strategies, actions, performance, metrics, outcomes, recognitions, and more.
Herbalife Nutrition supports the U.S. African Development Foundation to eliminate hunger in African communities
According to a study by the International Monetary Fund, development partners can make a tremendous difference in helping Africans put food on the table and safeguarding the continent’s food security. In recent decades, development organizations have begun to move away from the traditional model of indirect, external, and top-down solutions. Instead of relying on outside-driven initiatives, the U.S. African Development Foundation’s (USADF) approach, for example, focuses on locally-driven and participatory African engagement.
Written by: Deirdre Ormston, project manager for ON Semiconductor Ireland and global grant advisor for the ON Semiconductor Foundation
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