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VERGE Salon New York September 16, 2014

September 17, 2014 Source: GreenBiz group
New Metrics 2014 - Boston, MA. Sept. 24-26, 2014

September 24, 2014 Source: Sustainable Brands

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


Institutional decay leaves world unprepared for Ebola
September 19, 2014 - - Source: Dallas Morning News

Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success Story
September 19, 2014 - - Source: Huff Post

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September 19, 2014 World Smashes All-Time Temperature Records Ahead of UN Climate Summit

Source: mashable.com

The June through August period was the warmest such period on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. In addition, the month of August was the...

September 19, 2014 World’s Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

Source: Ceres

Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over...[more]

September 19, 2014 Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues

Source: Moneycontrol.com

US equity markets have rallied for three consecutive sessions as the Fed's stance eased investor worries the central bank was ready to pivot away from its years-long policy of holding rates at rock bottom levels, which stimulated...

September 19, 2014 BASF evaluates sustainability of portfolio via new process

Source: GreenBiz

BASF has developed a new process for evaluating its product portfolio based on sustainability criteria.In a move that it says will better help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, the...

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Tuesday, 16. September 2014
Corporate Governance
by Hank Boerner – Chairman & Chief Strategist – Governance & Accountability Institute This week’s capital markets headlines focus on the planned divestment of hedge funds by the USA’s largest public employee retirement system (CalPERS).  The US$300 billion California Public Employees Retirement System … Continue reading
Tuesday, 16. September 2014
Corporate Governance
by Hank Boerner – Chairman – Chief Strategist, G&A Institute updated with information provided to me by RobecoSAM for clarification on 17 September 2014. It was 15 years ago (1999) that an important — and game-changing  ”sustainability investing” resource came in … 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

Firestone Building Products Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level C 2013 Sustainability Report

September 9, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Salesforce Publishes GRI G4 Undeclared 2014 Sustainability Report

September 9, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Allergan Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level A 2014 Sustainability Report

September 9, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

United Kingdom Corporate Reporting

Bowmer & Kirkland Publishes NON-GRI 2013 Social Responsibility Report

September 8, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Machester Airports Group (MAG) Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level A+ 2013-2014 Sustainability Report

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

September 8, 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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