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SHQ editors present important news and developments in Sustainability and ESG – to receive emailed highlights please fill out the form at this link - SustainabilityHQ Highlights Registration.  Around one week after the highlights are emailed, archived copies are posted at this link - SustainabilityHQ Highlights Archive. 

GreenBiz Forum 2015

February 17, 2015 Source: GreenBiz
TBLI CONFERENCE SERIES 2015

December 18, 2015 Source: TBLI Group

Highlighted Materials from the profiles of SHQ

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


The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014
December 19, 2014 - - Source: Forbes

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open (Friday)
December 19, 2014 - - Source: CNN Money

How Obamacare Has Changed My Hospital
December 19, 2014 - - Source: Time

GAO: Federal Food-Safety Oversight Needs Better Coordination
December 19, 2014 - - Source: Food Safety News

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December 19, 2014 Wall St. has best second-day gain since 2011 on Fed optimism

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session and giving the S&P 500 its best two-day advance in three years.

December 19, 2014 Most Of The Coastal U.S. Will See Over 30 Days Of Flooding Due To Sea Level Rise, NOAA Projects

WASHINGTON -- Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea level rise, according to new research the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Thursday.

December 19, 2014 GAO report finds US unprepared for catastrophic disaster

Source: Fox News

The federal government is not fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or other sort of large-scale catastrophe and is years away from ensuring the safety of Americans if an event should happen, a Government...

December 19, 2014 Clock won't stop for cocoa sustainability in 2020, says Barry Callebaut

Source: Confectonery News

The cocoa and chocolate industry must continue working towards a sustainable cocoa economy and better livelihoods for cocoa farmers after 2020, says Barry Callebaut’s VP of Cocoa Sustainability.

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Wednesday, 17. December 2014
Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability – What Matters in the Water Utilities Sector?  Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Water Utilities Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 7 global peer … Continue reading
Monday, 15. December 2014
Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability – What Matters in the Waste Management Sector?  Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Waste Management Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 15 global peer … Continue reading

Featured Sustainability Report

June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....[more]

Sustainability / CR Reporting

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™.

USA Corporate Reporting

Arizona Chemical Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level B

November 21, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
World Bank Group Publishes GRI G4 CORE 2014 Sustainability Report

November 21, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Union Bank Publishes GRI G4 CORE 2013 Sustainability Report

November 21, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

United Kingdom Corporate Reporting

New World Resources Publishes GRI G3 Application Level A 2013 Sustainability Report

November 20, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
University of Wolverhampton Publishes Non-GRI 2013 Sustainability Report

November 20, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Royal Mail Publishes GRI-G3.1 Application Level B+ 2013-2014 Sustainability Report

November 19, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

Ireland Corporate Reporting

Accenture Publishes GRI G3 Application Level B 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report

September 9, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Publishes GRI G4 in Accordance Core 2013 Sustainability Report

September 8, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
ESB Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level C+ 2013 Sustainability Report

August 23, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

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