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October 6, 2015 Amazon, GE and the 'geniuses' reshaping sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

Summer's over, New York Climate Week has passed and the rest of 2015 looks sure to be busy for those steeped in corporate sustainability. Although the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal has rocked the world of sustainability...

October 6, 2015 Novo Nordisk: Our take on the Sustainable Development Goals

Source: GreenBiz

The world adopted what will become the new global job description last week. The list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will impact the way we do policy and business. Global Opportunity Network asked Novo Nordisk, a...

October 6, 2015 The truth about corporate social responsibility is still out there

Source: Houston Chronicle

For years, Volkswagen's record for ethics and sustainability were exemplary, at least according to the company's social responsibility reports. Then, the world learned that the company was cheating on emission tests.

October 5, 2015 Corporate Governance: Can Japanese Business Adapt to a New Era? Toward a Multi-Stakeholder Model of Corporate Governance


Over the past two decades, Japanese corporations have moved away from an outdated governance model rooted in keiretsu relationships and “main bank” financing toward a more shareholder-oriented system. Amid this ongoing shift,...

October 5, 2015 Why socially responsible investing is the big new trend in the UK


Support from no lesser authority than the governor of the Bank of England is offering his support for SRI – so is the appetite there to take up the mantle? Thanks to the Governor of the Bank of England. It is not often that on...

October 5, 2015 Can NASA’s far-out travel plans bring sustainability to Spaceship Earth?

Source: GreenBiz

America’s space agency is going long. Its next generation of explorations will send travelers on journeys beyond the moon, to Mars and maybe beyond. What on Earth does this have to do with sustainability? In a word: Everything.

October 5, 2015 Sustainable Investing

Source: The NonProfit Times

There was a time when all a nonprofit needed were savings, checking and money market accounts against which checks could be written. “You could basically leave money uninvested and get a return of up to four percent,” said...

October 5, 2015 Fighting to Survive: Las Vegas May Be the Model for Sustainability in America

Source: The Motley Fool

as Vegas is a city known for excess and greed. Parties, gambling, and hair-raising adventures are just the tip of the iceberg of what goes on everyday in Sin City. But the city, and the casinos it's known for, may not be as...

October 5, 2015 What Can the Ethical Fashion Movement Teach Us About Tackling Sustainability In Challenging Industries?

Source: Sustainable Brands

The sustainability challenges facing the clothing industry today are immense. In 2013 the Danish fashion institute estimated it to be the second-most damaging industry in the world, with 25 percent of the world’s pesticides used...

October 5, 2015 Unilever Grows Ever More Green with Sustainability Initiatives

Source: Brand Channel

Unilever has more than 1,000 global brand products, and two of them are highlighted in new TV spots: one for laundry brand Persil (Omo in some markets) and one for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.

October 5, 2015 Aflac Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America List for 5th Consecutive Year

Source: PRNewswire

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, announced today that the company has been named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America list. This is the fifth consecutive year...

October 5, 2015 Talking Sustainability Reporting with Kimberly-Clark

Source: GreenBiz via EnergySmart

A recent report from Harvard Business School found that more investors than ever before are incorporating sustainability data into their capital allocation decisions. And according to a 2014 PwC survey, 74% of CEOs believe...


Source: Allstate

Allstate today released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting key milestones in the company’s ongoing commitment to address some of society’s most challenging issues, including domestic violence, safe teen...[more]

October 4, 2015 Feedback: Corporate Governance Lessons of VW Affair

Source: Financial Times

Andrew Hill and Michael Skapinker both looked at the unfolding VW scandal in their columns last week. Readers debated the corporate governance implications of the carmaker’s cheating during emissions tests.

October 4, 2015 China Is Gearing Up For Corporate Governance

Source: Institutional Investor

We are embarking on a new era in global markets -- likely one that has at its core China's increasing integration into the global financial system...

October 4, 2015 Millennials More Engaged In CSR, Study Says

Source: The Holmes Report

Millennials are universally more engaged in corporate social responsibility efforts, according to the new 2015 Cone Communications Millennial CSR Study.

October 3, 2015 Sustainability Storytelling: How Levi's Inspires Engagement To Scale Impact


With sustainability fast becoming table stakes for corporate brands, it’s essential that companies carve out their competitive advantages through compelling storytelling. For that to happen, a brand must invest in both social...

October 2, 2015 Amazon, LEGO Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.

Source: Sustainable Brands

Amazon, LEGO, BMW, Sanofi, Schneider Electric and Panera Bread have the best public perception for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute.

October 1, 2015 MGM Resorts Named One Of America's Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Social Responsibility By Reputation Institute

Source: Market Watch

MGM Resorts International MGM, +2.25% has been named one of America's top 100 most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to research by Reputation Institute, a leading global source on corporate...

September 28, 2015 The Global Sourcing Council Appoints Louis Coppola to Board of Directors

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

New York, NY (September 28, 2015) - The Global Sourcing Council (GSC), a global non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable, socially responsible sourcing practices through research, publications, education and...[more]

June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...[more]

May 28, 2014 London’s Dirty Secret Pollutes Like Beijing Airpocalypse

Source: Bloomberg

London has a dirty secret. Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide at a city-center monitoring station are the highest in Europe. Concentrations are greater even than in Beijing, where expatriates have dubbed the...

April 4, 2014 America, Your Annual Energy Report Card Has Arrived


Even though Americans increased their use of renewable sources of energy in 2013, the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions increased for the first time since 2010. The news comes from the Lawrence Livermore National...

March 18, 2014 Whose Water? Ours! How to End California's Water Crisis

Source: Huff Post

It's sounding again like the drought of 1976-77: "Shower with a friend." "Put a brick in your toilet tank." "Fix your leaky faucet." "Replace your lawn with a cactus garden." And then the pictures: denuded ski slopes, boat docks...

February 17, 2014 Steve Grossman says outstanding 2013 means state pension fund will narrow funding gap

Big News Network - The net asset value of the fund was $57.9 billion at the end of 2013, according to the state îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî (PRIM). Thats about $1.4 billion, or 2.6 percent, beyond...

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