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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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September 19, 2014 Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success Story

Source: Huff Post

Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt...

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 18, 2014 When the 'obvious' is wrong: sustainability is rarely black and white

Source: Guardian (UK)

New greenhouse-gas emissions studies find practices thought to be environmentally safe ... aren’t. But whose interests do they protect, and just how many grains of salt do we need to read them?

Research & Insights

September 17, 2014 Most CEOs ‘overconfident’ about sustainability

Source: IR Magazine

Chief executive officers greatly overestimate their own abilities to communicate their sustainability strategies to investors, while others may be equally overconfident when explaining the advantages of such programs, a survey by...

September 12, 2014 GRI North America and KPMG in Canada Spotlight on Corporate Transparency: Insights from Global 2014 is now available.

Source: GRI North America

This white paper discusses the main drivers of corporate transparency, the impact it has on business and why it matters. Spotlight on corporate transparency: Insights from GLOBE2014 is the culmination of the GLOBE 2014...[more]

September 11, 2014 Report: EPA Should Use Sustainability Tools, Embrace Collaboration

Source: Environmental Leader

The EPA should incorporate sustainability tools in its decision making and collaborate with private-sector companies and non-government organizations, according to a report by the National Research Council.

Commentary & Opinion

September 18, 2014 Letter to a new chairman about the sustainability agenda

Source: FT

There is only one assumption underpinning this letter: that in becoming chair, you see yourself as a creator of long-term value for shareholders, not a short-term profit maximiser. If that assumption is incorrect, just pass on to...

September 16, 2014 Getting Ultra-Sustainability to Be as Big and American as Burgers

Source: Huff Post

I'm sitting in front of a gorgeous cheeseburger. This thing looks picture perfect pretty, almost too good to eat. It's a vision right out of a culinary magazine. I'm starving yet I take a moment to strategize how this concoction...

September 11, 2014 Morgan Stanley incorporates sustainability into equity analysis

Source: Reuters

Jessica Alsford, Head of Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable and Responsible research team, is driving a strategy to incorporate long term environmental, social and governance issues into the firm’s equity research analysis. We joined...

USA Sustainability Reporting

September 9, 2014 Firestone Building Products Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level C 2013 Sustainability Report

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

At Firestone Building Products, our environmental mission is simple: to help ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. We are constantly striving to develop eco-friendly products and processes that pave the...

September 9, 2014 Salesforce Publishes GRI G4 Undeclared 2014 Sustainability Report

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center leverages our people and products to reduce our environmental impact. Our multi-tenant cloud platform makes it possible to use a remarkably small number of servers as efficiently as possible. In fact, our core...

September 9, 2014 Allergan Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level A 2014 Sustainability Report

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company focused on discovering, developing andcommercializing innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices that enable people to live life to its greatest potential —...

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