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Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate News and Updates

Corporate Responsibility -- What is it?  Why does it matter?  Companies seem to be taking steps to be "responsible" to society in various ways -- often under the title of "corporate social responsibility" - What is this trend saying?  What does all this demonstration of "Corporate Citizenship" mean?

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News & Updates

January 20, 2017 Sustainability-Focused Funds Garner Positive Flows in 2016

Source: Morningstar

In the face of continued significant U.S. open-end fund industry outflows, sustainability-focused open-end funds experienced positive net flows in 2016, based on Morningstar estimates. While investors pulled more than $127...

January 20, 2017 Study finds current corporate sustainability reporting misses the mark

Source: Phys.org

A new study finds that corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future corporate sustainability reporting...

January 20, 2017 Can technology deliver sustainability?

Source: New Atlas

Over time, technological progress results in products that use less energy, are more compact and use up fewer raw materials. Does this add up to enough resource savings to make life on Earth more sustainable? A new study from MIT...

Research & Insights

January 20, 2017 Study finds current corporate sustainability reporting misses the mark

Source: Phys.org

A new study finds that corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future corporate sustainability reporting...

January 11, 2017 The expanding role of sustainability leadership

Source: GreenBiz

Sustainability professionals are quietly and gradually expanding their scope and responsibility programmatically and strategically

December 28, 2016 Sustainability in the global food system, according to business intel

Source: Austin Statesman

The resulting report, Food Sustainability Index, compared the countries’ food systems along three broad pillars: agriculture practices, wasted food, and nutritional outcomes.

Commentary & Opinion

January 6, 2017 So Many Positives in 2016 for Sustainability – Corporate Citizenship – CR – Sustainable Investing — The Core of “Trends Converging!” Commentaries. It’s 2017 — Now What?

Source: Hank Boerner, G&A Institute, Chairman

Welcome to 2017! We are off to the start of a challenging year for sustainability / responsibility / corporate citizenship / sustainable investing professionals. We are being forewarned: A self-described (by his constant...

December 1, 2016 Opinion: Organic tail wagging farming dog in Washington while sustainability, consumers suffer

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

Just 0.7 percent of total farmland is organic in America. And yet, the people in Washington who work in America’s most important sector, farming, wasted the last 16 years trying to compromise with a special-interest group that...

November 30, 2016 The Year in Review: Sustainability Leaders Raise the Bar Rather Than Toe the Line

Source: Sustainable Brands

“Companies that are embedding sustainability at the core of their business strategy will be the successful leading brands of the next economy,” says KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands.

USA Sustainability Reporting

December 26, 2016 Waste Management Issues Interactive Sustainability Report

Source: Emvironmental Protection

Houston-based Waste Management released its 2016 Sustainability Report on Dec. 14. Besides being the company's first-ever interactive report, the "Leading Change" document highlights WM's progress toward making recycling...

December 7, 2016 Wendy's Pushing Forward with Sustainability Efforts

Source: QS Magazine

Wendy's announced its partnership with the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and a commitment to advancing sustainability efforts throughout the U.S. beef value chain. With a forty-six year commitment to serving only fresh,...

October 25, 2016 Apache Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Source: PR Newswire

The online report features extensive disclosure of Apache's performance in governance, economics, environmental stewardship, health and safety in the workplace, and community outreach


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