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News & Updates
May 24, 2013 Garments Can Be Made in USA Safely, with Profit
watchlistnews.com - In 2002 the îWorld Trade Organizationî allowed foreign made products to be imported in the U.S. without tariffs. This allowed low dollar garments to be sold in the U.S. at lower prices than what...
mountaintimes.info - guided in part by best practices identified by the îSustainable Endowments Instituteî and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's sustainability tracking and...
May 23, 2013 Is Corporate Social Responsibility Serious Business'
American Enterprise Institute - This conference, organized by îNGO Watchîâa project sponsored by AEI and the Federalist Societyâ will examine the complex global CSR phenomenon and take an in-depth look at...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Mike Wallace, director, Global Reporting Initiative's Focal Point US
Part of the GRI Focal Point’s role in the U.S. is to connect the “sustainability dots” -- not just those dots related to the financial market’s interest in publicly traded companies and sustainability performance, but dots all...
May 2, 2013 Review Essay: Citizens DisUnitedSource: James McRitchie,, CorpGov.net
Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream both delights and informs as only Robert A.G. Monks can. No one else writes so well about topics like “How CEOs and the Business...
April 15, 2013 Investors can learn from Earth Day’s lessonsSource: Ahwatukee.com
Next week, we observe Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the need to take action to sustain a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do...
Research & Insights
April 4, 2013 Report Faults ‘at All Costs’ Attitude at BarclaysSource: NY Times
LONDON — The push to change Barclays from a predominantly British retail bank to a global financial giant over the last two decades created a culture that put profit before customers, according to an independent report released...
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 11, 2013 Have the Swiss Gone Cuckoo?Source: Forbes
Switzerland is a country renowned for its conservative neutrality, so the referendum vote earlier this month which turned corporate governance structures on their heads comes as a bit of a shock. Essentially, 68% of all voters...
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