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    Introduction to SustainabilityHQ™

    Introduction  to SustainabilityHQ™ -- this is Governance & Accountability Institute’s proprietary research and monitoring platform for following trends,  news, commentary, research and other critical information related to Sustainability and ESG factors (environmental & energy, social issues, corporate governance)  This platform is designed to the knowledge management headquarters for enterprise sustainability issues and topics. more SustainabilityHQ Introduction here.....

    ESG & Sustainability Highlights

    Interest in new iPhones at a historic low, study suggests
    (Friday - January 19, 2018)
    Source: BGR
    American Express earnings: $1.58 per share vs. $1.54 expected
    (Friday - January 19, 2018)
    Source: CNBC
    Does Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Outperform?
    (Friday - January 19, 2018)

    USA Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Reporting

    Monsanto Announces Significant Progress on Commitments in 2017 Sustainability Report
    (Friday - December 22, 2017)
    Source: Triple Pundit
    Waste Management shows reduced emissions, flat recycling in sustainability report
    (Thursday - December 21, 2017)
    Source: Waste Drive

    Sovereign Wealth Fund Highlights

    Global SWF investment shrank in 2017; late stage VC & pre-IPO deals pop up
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018) Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
    Source: VC Circle
    Russian banks try to recapitalize due to low international reserves
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
    Source: Yahoo Finance

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    The Important Group of ESG Rankers for Institutional Investors Expands to a Significant Player — Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
    11. January 2018 ESG Issues
    Traditional Corporate Governance Focus Expanding to Encompass  ISS Environmental & Social QualityScores for 1,500 Public Companies Coming in January… Expanding to 5,000 Companies in Q2… by Hank Boerner – G&A Institute Chair A significant new player is now entering the … Continue reading
    2017’s Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories – HBR Author Andrew Winston Weighs In – What Are Your Top 2017 Stories?
    08. January 2018 Business & Society
    Once again, the authoritative Harvard Business Review weighs in on corporate sustainability with a commentary piece on the top trends of 2017 – with “big leaps both forward and backward” in the year just concluded. And there was some predictability, … Continue reading
    We Are Far Now From Milton Friedman’s Prevailing View on CSR in 1970 – Companies Are Showing The Way – Here Are 5 Examples
    22. December 2017 Business Case
    The stage was set in 1970 by Professor Milton Friedman, who wrote in a New York Times Magazine essay: The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits. He famously said in conclusion: “here is one and only one … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    Does Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Outperform?
    (Friday - January 19, 2018)
    Ripple co-founder loses $44 billion on paper during cryptocurrency crash
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018)
    Source: CNBC
    Dow spikes 322 points, closes above 26,000 for the first time
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018)
    Source: CNBC

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    IPERS considering in-house management of retirement funds
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018) Associated Profiles : Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS)
    Source: Sioux City Journal
    Larry Fink to CEOs: Contribute to Society or Lose BlackRock’s Investment
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018) Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
    Source: Institutional Investor
    Calpers board elects first female president, Priya Mathur
    (Thursday - January 18, 2018) Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
    Source: MarketWatch

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