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Magic 8 Ball: A Tool for Sustainability Risk?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The mystical qualities of the Magic 8 ball captured our fascinations as children. Could it really predict the future? As adults, we realize it's limited in its powers, but yet, the idea of glancing into the future, finding answers to questions, and gaining security in knowingness still grips us.  In business, that's why we have business plans, models, schedules and risk analysis.  But it's interesting to question if these traditional approaches are serving us? Much like the Magic 8 ball, can they adequately foresee sustainability risk?
 

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What do 76% of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens have in common?   

They report their environmental, social and governance impacts using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).   

Nalco Reports on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability Progress

Summary: 

Our 2010 Sustainability Report continues to expand our results reporting beyond our previous reports. This report contains:

  • Expanded information on our Shareholder Dialogue efforts

  • Three distinct sections on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability

  • The addition of new metrics to track our sustainability efforts

  • A separate Detailed Appendix that contains the in-depth information that supports our Sustainability Report

You can also learn more about our sustainability progress at www.nalco.com/sustainability.

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Our 2010 Sustainability Report continues to expand our results reporting beyond our previous reports. This report contains:

  • Expanded information on our Shareholder Dialogue efforts

  • Three distinct sections on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability

  • The addition of new metrics to track our sustainability efforts

  • A separate Detailed Appendix that contains the in-depth information that supports our Sustainability Report

You can also learn more about our sustainability progress at www.nalco.com/sustainability.

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part Three: How CalPERS Views ESG Impact on Risk and Return

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In the third segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, continues to describe how ESG is a “game-changer” for asset managers at pension funds who must identify and evaluate ESG issues for an accurate assessment of risk and return.

 

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

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In the third segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, continues to describe how ESG is a “game-changer” for asset managers at pension funds who must identify and evaluate ESG issues for an accurate assessment of risk and return.

 

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

Innovation via Sustainability - A Winning Ticket to Beating the Competition

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How does an organization outperform the stock market in good times and insulate itself from fallout during the bad times?  A study from the University Of Southern California Marshall School Of Business says innovation is the key.  
 

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part One: How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts

Summary: 

The initial segment of "ESG for Investors -  How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts" is an interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance. Simpson discusses integrating ESG data into financial analysis, and describes the three "P's"—performance, priorities, and procurement— as a framework for capital allocation. The interview is conducted in three parts.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia

3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

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The initial segment of "ESG for Investors -  How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts" is an interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance. Simpson discusses integrating ESG data into financial analysis, and describes the three "P's"—performance, priorities, and procurement— as a framework for capital allocation. The interview is conducted in three parts.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia

3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

CSR Minute: Vermont Foodbank Launches "Do Nothing About Hunger" Campaign; Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands Issues Statement on International Corporate Responsibility

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

EPA, SEC carry the torch on U.S. environmental progress

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While the EU charges ahead with carbon trading, stricter environmental laws and better enforcement, we here in America hang our heads in shame. Our Federal government is in environmental denial and the media cries Cassandra. Al Gore goes to a highly-publicized meeting with President Obama to lobby for climate change mitigation, while Obama has still not honored his promise to reinstall solar panels on the White House roof.

Calculating the Cost of Improved Corporate Responsibility

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This is the second in a 3-part series outlining a framework for pushing C-level executives to improve social responsibility within their company, originally published on the CSRHUB blog.

 

Pushing the C-Suite towards social responsibility

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This is the first in a 3=part series about pushing a company's C-level executives toward social responsibility. It was originally published on the CSRHUB Blog

By Bahar Gidwani

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