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SHQ editors present important news and developments in Sustainability and ESG – to receive emailed highlights please fill out the form at this link - SustainabilityHQ Highlights Registration.  Around one week after the highlights are emailed, archived copies are posted at this link - SustainabilityHQ Highlights Archive. 

Global Conference Tackling Deforestation

October 28, 2014 Source: Innovation Forum
VERGE San Francisco October 27-30, 2014

October 31, 2014 Source: GreenBiz group
Sustainable Brands ’14 London

November 3, 2014 Source: Sustainable Brands

Highlighted Materials from the profiles of SHQ

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


Amazon posts huge loss, warns of more
October 24, 2014 - - Source: USA Today

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway’s equity portfolio loses $5 billion
October 24, 2014 - - Source: The Economic Times

What Will Winter Hold for Drought-Plagued California?
October 24, 2014 - - Source: Discovery News

9 ways sustainability drives profit
October 24, 2014 - - Source: GreenBiz

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October 24, 2014 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway’s equity portfolio loses $5 billion

Source: The Economic Times

It's not been a good time for Warren Buffett wannabes. Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard. The loss on seven of those...

October 24, 2014 E.U. agrees to cut emissions by 40% by 2030

Source: Fortune

European Union leaders patched over their differences to agree new long-term targets for emissions of greenhouse gases. At a summit meeting that dragged on until the early hours of Friday morning, heads of government from the...

October 24, 2014 Fed to Stress-Test Banks for Dire Stock, Housing Scenarios

Source: Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve said it will scrutinize how 31 large U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., would respond to a plunge in equity and housing prices and a sharp downturn in the global economy.

October 24, 2014 9 ways sustainability drives profit

Source: GreenBiz

Today most executives recognize that sustainability must be integrated into their organization's core strategy — not to say that they necessarily understand why. In fact, too many are still content wearing some kind of...

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Friday, 24. October 2014
Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability – What Matters in the Energy Utilities Sector?  Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Energy Utilities Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 49 global peer … Continue reading
Wednesday, 22. October 2014
Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability – What Matters in the Energy Sector?  Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Energy Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 151 global peer organizations publishing … Continue reading

Featured Sustainability Report

June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....[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

MetLife Publishes GRI-G4 CORE 2013 Sustainability Report

October 7, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
MillerCoors Publishes GRI-G4 Undeclared 2014 Sustainability Report

October 7, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
ConAgra Publishes GRI-G3 Undeclared 2014 Sustainability Report

October 7, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

United Kingdom Corporate Reporting

Virgin Media Publishes GRI-Referenced Undeclared 2013 Sustainability Report

October 6, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Bowmer & Kirkland Publishes NON-GRI 2013 Social Responsibility Report

September 8, 2014 Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Machester Airports Group (MAG) Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level A+ 2013-2014 Sustainability Report

September 8, 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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