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August 17, 2018 Exclusive: China central bank bars some offshore lending in latest move to support yuan

Source: Reuters

SHANGHAI - China has banned banks in its ground-breaking free trade zones from certain lending activities to ease pressure on the yuan currency in offshore markets, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

August 17, 2018 This week in 1912, a newspaper printed a spot-on warning about our warming world. We're living in the future it predicted.

Source: Business Insider

The brief note warned that the Earth's atmosphere was changing because of the way the world's economies were ramping up production of fossil fuels.

August 17, 2018 Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

Source: NY Times

Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their...

August 17, 2018 What Does Sustainable Growth Really Mean?

Source: Forbes

People are often confused by the term sustainable growth. While most believe it a worthy objective, its definition is less clear. Does it mean “green growth?” Is it part of the “triple bottom line”? Does it have to do with the...

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Saturday, 11. August 2018
Business & Society
by Hank Boerner – Chair and Chief Strategist, G&A Institute ICCR Provides Leadership for Investor Collaboration To Advance Corporate Sector and Investor Action on Human Rights Issues The recently-launched Investor Alliance for Human Rights provides a collective action platform to … Continue reading
Saturday, 11. August 2018
Business & Society
Guest Post by Laura Malo Yague, Sustainability Reports Data Analyst, G&A Institute Introduction: The scope of this case study is the analysis of the sustainability strategy of the French company L’Oréal, focused on the actions taken related to the Eco-Efficiency Green … Continue reading

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G&A Institute is the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) sole data partner for the United States of America, The United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland for monitoring, analyzing and databasing reporting results. This section of AC announces Sustainability and CR Reports as they are issued in the USA, UK and Ireland.  For even more detail on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Reporting in the USA please click on the GRI graphic above for access to our reports database maintained in SustainabilityHQ™.

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Highlighted Materials from the profiles of SHQ

Select content from SustainabilityHQTM - profiling ESG Players; Public Pension Funds; Sovereign Investors; SRI Asset Managers.


Malaysia’s $200 Billion Pension Fund Gets a New CEO
August 19, 2018 - Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia - Source: Institutional Investor

Tycoon Trevor Hemmings sues sovereign funds over RBS fees
August 19, 2018 - Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority - Source: The Times

Retirement system reform adds insult to injury
August 18, 2018 - Associated Profiles : Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) - Source: Sun Journal

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