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Global Sustain Announces Sustainability Forum 2015

October 2, 2015 Source: Global Sustain
New Metrics ‘15

October 6, 2015 Source: Sustainable Brands
The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

October 13, 2015 Source: The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

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

Dodd Frank Act at 5 Year Mark Now – There is Still Work to Do
October 5, 2015 - - Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

Could Hurricane Joaquin be another Superstorm Sandy?
October 1, 2015 - - Source: CNN

Judge in Wyoming blocks fracking rule
October 1, 2015 - - Source: The Hill

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October 6, 2015 Toshiba Accounting Scandal Highlights Issues in Corporate Governance


Though Toshiba had actively adopted corporate governance practices, an independent investigation found that the company’s top executives were complicit in fraudulent accounting. As Japan continues to bolster its governance rules,...

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...

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]

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Monday, 28. September 2015
by Hank Boerner – Chairman – G&A Institute So Here We Are Five Years on With The Dodd-Frank Act Summer’s wound down/autumn is here  – while you were sunning at the beach or roaming Europe, there was an important anniversary … Continue reading
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Business & Society
Forbes’ contributor Christopher Meyer seeks to ask and answer this question in our story selection this week. He explores the actions and statements about responsibility to society that leading consumer marketers make.  Is the commitment and action “for real,” or part … Continue reading

Featured Sustainability Report


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]

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

Coca-Cola Releases 2014/2015 Sustainability Report

July 29, 2015 Source: MarketWatch
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

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

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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