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March 24, 2016 FLASH REPORT: G&A Institute & Trust Across America Partner to Examine Trustworthiness for S&P 500® Companies Not Reporting on Sustainability

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys New York, NY - March 24, 2016 -- Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance &...[more]

March 17, 2016 CSR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - FACULTY / COURSE UPDATE: What is "Materiality"? Why Is It important? How Do I Assess What ESG Issues are Strategically Important?

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

An Interactive Course to Answer These Questions Led by Louis D. Coppola -- Rutgers Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership and G&A Institute joined forces to develop and offer a Corporate Social Responsibility...[more]

March 15, 2016 FLASH REPORT: Eighty One Percent (81%) of the S&P 500 Index Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2015

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

G&A Institute charted the rapid and significant uptake in corporate sustainability reporting among the 500 companies -- over the years sustainability reporting rose from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 81% in 2015....[more]

March 9, 2016 Oil prices rise as big producers plan to discuss output

Source: Reuters

Oil prices rose above $40 a barrel on Wednesday, driven by anticipation that the world's largest exporters could agree this month to freeze production and help erode the largest global build in unwanted crude in years.

March 8, 2016 MSCI ESG Research Scores Funds on Sustainability

Source: Business Wire

MSCI today announced it has expanded its MSCI ESG Research coverage to include approximately 21,000 mutual funds and ETFs. MSCI ESG Fund Metrics will measure the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) characteristics of...

March 8, 2016 Socially responsible investing is coming of age

Source: Investment News

Fueled by younger investors, women, and growing political support, investing based on social and environmental ideals is gaining momentum. Even if it doesn't quite feel like a mainstream concept yet, it's here and it's expanding...

March 8, 2016 Opinion: Give stockholders better tools to be socially responsible investors

Source: MarketWatch

Investments have always had more than just financial impact. Social and environmental impacts also matter.

March 8, 2016 The SEC Turns A Blind Eye To Corruption In CSR Initiatives

Source: Forbes

It appears the SEC’s right hand does not know what its left is doing. In its implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. corporate watchdog recently proposed a new rule to explicitly...

March 7, 2016 4 tools to tell if your company is walking the walk on CSR

Source: GreenBiz Group

Talk is plentiful in the world of corporate sustainability — companies engaged in triple bottom line activity often go to great lengths to make sure everyone knows about what they are up to. Often, this communication comes in the...

March 7, 2016 Target, Hershey, Waitrose Join Consortium to Shape Future of Protein

Source: Sustainable Brands

Protein is an essential part of any diet. As the global population surges to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, meeting the world’s demand for protein will become increasingly difficult. Having researched the issue and after working with...

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