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The High Stakes (and Critical Stakeholders) of ESG

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Steve Soter

For those not living under a rock, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting has likely hit your radar. While it is becoming increasingly required by regulators in Europe, it’s (arguably) more important stakeholders asking for ESG in the U.S.: your investors, lenders, ratings agencies, customers, or employees.

Franklin Templeton Says EU SFDR Is 'Important Step' for Transparency

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Franklin Templeton welcomes the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which is an important step in driving forward transparency and authenticity in how investors approach ESG and sustainability. 

CSRHub's Bahar Gidwani Speaking at BattleFin Virtual Discovery Days

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CSRHub CTO and Co-Founder, Bahar Gidwani, will be speaking at the 2021 BattleFin Ensemble & Discovery Days event, happening virtually on March 9th and 10th.

The conference will explore relevant topics around sustainable investing and the use of alternative and ESG data for capital market participants, starting from introductory “state of affairs” level and venturing into how AI/ ML bring clarity into responsible investing decisions.

My Journey on the Road Less Traveled (From a Scottish Univ to Impact Investing in NYC)

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by Elizabeth di Bonaventura, Senior Institutional Relationship Associate, Domini Impact Investments. 

The road less traveled has always been the path I’ve found myself on in life, whether intentionally or not. As a young girl, I did not grow up believing that I would have a career in finance. I was beguiled by misconceptions that the field was too difficult and the bar for entry too insurmountably high. Even more daunting was the lack of representation of women within the financial sector.

VMware's Sustainability Team Receives Global Recognition

By Nicola Acutt, vice president, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), VMware
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On the heels of our 2030 Agenda announcement, VMware has been recognized on CDP’s Climate A List.(1) CDP is a global environmental nonprofit, and its A List recognizes companies committed to reducing carbon emissions and managing climate change risk.

GreenMoney Interviews: Liesel Pritzker Simmons on Impact Investing

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Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal 

Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.

Transparency and Ownership: Key Components to Gildan's Ethical and Sustainable Practices

Benito Masi, President of Manufacturing at Gildan, explains how their vertically-integrated supply chain delivers value for all their stakeholders.
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In today’s fashion and apparel industry, it is common for both brands and companies to outsource the production of their clothes to various third-party contractors. In fact, decentralized global supply chains are quite common in this industry.

What Do Companies With Improved Financial Results Have in Common in Terms of ESG Practices and Frameworks?

CSE Research explores why 'doing business as usual' is no longer a valid option and the shift to 'doing business in a sustainable way' is the only way to secure companies’ trust and financing.
Press Release

CHICAGO, December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its fourth consecutive 2020 Annual Research into ESG Ratings and Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America, focusing in common ESG practices and frameworks used by companies and organizations with improved financial results (e.g Annual Revenues increase).

Duke Energy Earns an A- on the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) 2020 Climate Change and Water Security Indexes

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Duke Energy is excited to announce that we have earned scores of A- on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2020 Climate Change and Water Security indexes. These scores are a testament to our significant progress in executing our ambitious climate strategy, which includes goals of net-zero methane emissions in our natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by 2050. CDP is an important vehicle for sharing critical data on our climate strategy with our customers, policymakers and other stakeholders.

Refreshed Global Leadership for GRI Board

Multi-stakeholder appointments to GRI’s governance bodies
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November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/  - GRI, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, has announced changes to its Board of Directors.

The appointments come at a time when corporate sustainability is high on the global agenda – reinforced by the impact of the pandemic and the need to quicken progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – all of which emphasize GRI’s leadership role as an enabler for transparency and accountability.

The four new Board appointees, which take effect from January 2021, are:

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