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Governance & Accountability Institute editors present important news and developments in Sustainability and ESG in its weekly eNewsletter Sustainability Highlights. To subscribe to receive the newsletter in your email, click here.  The Sustainability Highlights archive is available by clicking here. 


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July 19, 2019 A booming manufacturing report just poked another hole in the Fed’s case for a rate cut

Source: CNBC

The Philadelphia Fed saw its primary gauge measuring the sector jump from 0.3 in June to 21.8, far better than Wall Street estimates of 5 and the highest in a year. The index measures the difference between companies saying they...

July 19, 2019 Business groups slam House for passing $15 minimum wage bill

Source: CNBC

The House of Representative’s decision to pass a bill raising the federal minimum wage to $15 received almost immediate criticism from major business organizations.

July 19, 2019 California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

Source: The Atlantic

On a hot July evening last year, a rancher tried to use a hammer and stake to plug a wasp’s nest. The hammer slipped, a spark flew, and a patch of dry grass ignited, according to the Los Angeles Times. Within minutes, the brush...

July 19, 2019 Sustainability Is the Most Pressing Issue Facing Fashion—And It’s Only Getting Harder

Source: Vogue

If this degree of over-production continues, the only viable solution would be for consumers to stop shopping with those brands en masse, and that hardly seems realistic.

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Thursday, 18. July 2019
Business Case
There are a number of “best of” lists that corporate managers and investment professionals scour to see what companies are judged to be doing well (by the list makers)…whether they be industry peers & competitors, or possible acquisitions or partners, … Continue reading
Monday, 01. July 2019
Business & Society
by Hank Boerner – Chair and Chief Strategist, G&A Institute Many people in consumer marketing are wondering about consumer preferences for “sustainable” products! In our weekly newsletter the G&A Institute team offers media and experts’ shared perspectives on various issues … Continue reading

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

Skyworks Releases Positive Sustainability Report

July 16, 2019 Source: Yahoo Finance
Amtrak Releases FY2018 Sustainability Report

July 9, 2019 Source: Yahoo Finance
Dow releases annual Sustainability Report

June 18, 2019 Source: Yahoo Finance

Highlighted Materials from the profiles of SHQ

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


The Rise of Coffee Shaming
July 19, 2019 - - Source: The Atlantic

Toys 'R' Us is coming back to the United States
July 19, 2019 - - Source: CNN

Heat Wave Blankets Much Of The U.S. This Week
July 19, 2019 - - Source: NPR

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