(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result.
FROM THE EDITOR
US and EU Move in Different Directions on Corporate Transparency
The administration is proposing to eliminate business regulations to accelerate economic growth. The Financial Choice Act of 2016 aims to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act, which wrote into law new governance rules in reaction to the financial crisis of 2008. At the same time, Europe is moving toward more transparency, with more stringent corporate governance principles that focus on shareholders’ say on executive compensation, according to the Wall Street Journal. The European Parliament has just passed the Shareholders Rights Directive, giving shareholders a vote on remuneration policy. Watch for these opposite trends to play out through the US and EU economies in coming months to see how more or less transparency helps the bottom line grow or contract.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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News & Blogs
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last few decades, the US has been making a gradual transition to a more sustainable and energy efficient economy. New business models to support renewable energy and sustainability have emerged, which are also helping create thousands of sustainability jobs across the nation.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nuclear power is among the energy sources and technologies available today that could help meet the energy-climate challenge. GHG emissions from nuclear power plants are negligible, and nuclear power, together with hydropower and wind-based electricity, is among the lowest GHG emitters when emissions over the entire life cycle are considered.
Toniic, a nonprofit global impact investor network, has launched T100, a groundbreaking new report on the state of impact investing.
The report shows that 100% values alignment with capital is possible, investments can realize impact across all asset classes, and the range of impact investments is much wider than previously understood.
Furthermore, T100 underscores the important role impact investment advisors play in accelerating the transition into impact.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Promoting diversity in companies creates a workplace culture that is more vibrant and equal. Many companies are developing specific programs to advance equality and inclusion. Southwest Airlines, for instance, has a Diversity Council and Allstate has increased its procurement spend with diverse suppliers. The trend now grows stronger with asset management firm T.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the last six years a number of sinkholes have appeared, all around the planet—this is not an isolated phenomenon. They are linked to other earth changes, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, strange sounds and extreme weather events. Sinkholes can be natural or man-made; natural ones occur due to erosion or underground water, and start developing a long time before they actually appear.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When a natural disaster strikes a developing country like Haiti, first responders address the population’s immediate needs for potable water, food, medical supplies and temporary shelter. However, the long-term challenge is to rebuild homes and basic infrastructure, such as hospitals and other healthcare facilities.