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Sustainability initiatives assuage the conscience of executives and honor the appeals of NGOs. It's no wonder that feel-good business improvements are plentiful in most large companies. The trouble is, as these programs mature,...
Trust Across America™ (TAA) leaders in information, standards and data, and the “Who’s Who” of trustworthy business, today announced the results of its 3rd annual study of over 2000 public companies, naming Green Mountain Coffee...
April 16, 2013 Study: Association CEO Gender Gap Isn't Going Away
associationsnow.com - While female CEOs are rising in numbers, according to a new study from CEO Update, their financial compensation has yet to reach the level of their male counterparts, especially at large associations. Women...
April 15, 2013 Sustainability Contributes To Confidence In CorporationsSource: The Holmes Report
company’s commitment to sustainability, and its efforts to communicate about and deliver on that commitment, are among the more significant drivers of public confidence, according to research from Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
April 12, 2013 Americans Still Divided on Energy-Environment Trade-OffSource: Gallup
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans divide evenly when asked whether the U.S. should prioritize energy production (46%) or environmental protection (45%) when the goals conflict. From 2001 to 2008, Americans consistently came down on the...
April 11, 2013 Fannie Mae details CSR work in progress reportSource: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
From the report - "AMERICA’S HOUSING RECOVERY requires a stable‚ steady strategy. At Fannie Mae‚ we are committed to supporting the housing recovery and building a better housing finance system for the future.
April 9, 2013 US Lags in Sustainability Reporting AssuranceSource: Environmental Leader
While more than half (53 percent) of all companies in the S&P 500 Index and Fortune 500 published sustainability reports in 2011 — up from 19 percent the year before — companies in the US are less likely to obtain third-party...
April 9, 2013 Survey: 87% of Americans ‘Not Confident’ About Their Retirement (And What You Can Do About It!)Source: Money News
Despite the Dow recently hitting all-time highs, millions of Americans still have a dismal outlook when it comes to their own ability to retire, a new survey reveals. Conducted by the Employment Benefit Research Institute, the...
April 8, 2013 Business Ethics 101 in 2013Source: Main Street.com
NEW YORK —In decades past, bad business ethics might have been defined as stealing a stapler from the office, taking a nap at your desk after lunch or, for executives, skimming off the top. And though business ethics today...
April 5, 2013 WHILE USA CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING CONTINUES TO RISE -- EXTERNAL ASSURANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY DATA LAGS GLOBAL TRENDSSource: GRI’s US Data Partner; Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY– A report released by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA examines the external assurance practices of US companies that use the GRI Guidelines. The analysis, conducted in collaboration with...
April 4, 2013 It's still the economy, not the environmentSource: NBC News
A new Gallup poll finds that 48 percent of Americans think economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers somewhat. In contrast, 43 percent say the environment should get priority even at the risk of...
Source: Huff Post
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans support the Keystone XL pipeline. According to the nonpartisan group, 66 percent of Americans favor construction of the pipeline, which would...
April 2, 2013 Report links millions of deaths to Chinese air pollution
I4U NEWS - He has kept a low profile, but as the Chinese ambassador to the World Trade Organization, nobody can ignore his job, especially given the slowdown of Chinese exports and the rising trade-remedy cases against China amid...
Source: Sustainable Brands
SAP AG today announced the SAP Integrated Report 2012, its first report that brings together the information usually shared in an annual report with the information normally contained in a sustainability report. By combining the...
April 1, 2013 Poll: Americans want U.S. to prepare for climate changeSource: USA Today
Should the United States prepare for climate change? And who should pay? A Stanford University survey released Thursday finds that 82% of Americans want the nation to prepare, but most don't want government to pay.
In our annual State of the Profession report, we track how the role is evolving for sustainability professionals, especially in terms of compensation, job responsibilities and leading trends. The focus has been primarily on large...
March 27, 2013 Half the length of U.S. streams and rivers in poor conditionSource: LA Times
The news from a comprehensive national survey of river and stream health is not good: Only about a fifth of the length of America’s rivers and streams is in good biological condition, while 55% is in poor shape.
Source: oekom research
oekom research’s new Corporate Responsibility Review 2013 documents the strategies and measures used by the world’s largest companies to tackle the major challenges of sustainable development
mis-asia.com - In terms of the manufacture of its goods, which accounts for 61 percent of Apple's emissions, the company points out that it's lowered carbon emissions for many of its products, ranging from the Apple TV--which...
In a study, the National Bureau of Economic Research has examined the behaviour of US companies accused of price fixing. And as part of its working paper, Smokescreen: How Managers Behave When They've Got Something to Hide, it...
March 25, 2013 Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food IndustrySource: The Fishnet.com
A new report, Driving Sustainability, from LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), which was launched at the International Food Event in London showed that while a vast majority of companies believe sustainability to be...
March 20, 2013 Global Compact & GRI Prefered Reporting Models -Report
probonoaustralia.com.au - but âWhy are you not reporting',â she said. The survey also took into account the instruments of the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO), the Organisation for Economic...
The virus responsible for the “swine flu” pandemic of 2009 is becoming increasingly resistant to the main drug used to treat it, new research has shown
March 19, 2013 Chinese Consumers Aware of Food SafetySource: The Poultry Site
CHINA - A new study reveals that consumers in China are aware of food safety issues despite a lack of information and that they are prepared to pay more for safe food products.
March 18, 2013 It’s Lose-Lose vs. Win-Win-Win-Win-WinSource: NY Times
ONE of my favorite quotes about the state of U.S. politics was offered a couple years ago by Gerald Seib, a Wall Street Journal columnist, when he observed that “America and its political leaders, after two decades of failing to...
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