ESG CSR News

Investing for a Climate-Positive Future

Hannon Armstrong’s 2019 Impact Report
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May 21, 2020 - Hannon Armstrong is the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate change solutions. We embody a deep commitment to a sustainable and resilient future through the implementation of our investment strategy and conduct of our business operations.

People-First Policies Drive Business Success

One way to sell more may be to show that you care more.
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By Wendy Herndon 

In a time of global uncertainty and unrest, consumers are gravitating more than ever toward companies they can trust. Aflac’s 2019 CSR Survey finds that 77% of consumers are motivated to make purchases from companies committed to making the world better. Additionally, 73% of investors agreed that efforts to help improve society and the environment contribute positively to returns. Clearly, a willingness to show one’s values can be a powerful force in driving business interest.

Leading Global Companies Gather Virtually to Drive Solutions to Society's Greatest Challenges

Lata Reddy, Prudential Financial, honored with 2020 Charles H. Moore Award for leadership in corporate social investment
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) is virtually hosting hundreds of corporate leaders from across the U.S. and around the world for the 2020 CECP Summit: Strength in Solutions.

AEP Releases 2020 Corporate Accountability Report

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May 20, 2020 - American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2020 Corporate Accountability Report, an annual assessment of its performance as a public company and a community partner. This is the 14th year of AEP’s report, which details developments in energy and technology, social responsibility, community investments and environmental stewardship.

Martin Currie Calls for Asset Management Coalition to Drive Change

Group Efforts Multiply Value of ESG Investing
Press Release

May 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Martin Currie, the active equity specialist and steward of £9,703 billion (USD12,031 billion) in assets under management, calls on other asset managers to create coalitions in order to drive change.

Making History at ON Semiconductor

by Kimberly Appleton, Senior Vice President of Global Sales Operations & EMSI
Blog

Who am I?

Growing up in a blue-collar family I was not exposed to technical career options but I did love math and problem solving so I pursued an engineering degree followed by a Masters in Business. I honestly had no idea that would lead to such an exciting 28-year career in the semiconductor industry.

Call for Mandatory Non-Financial Reporting in EU – Built on GRI

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, Chief External Affairs Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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This week there has been an insightful contribution to the debate about sustainability disclosure in the EU, provided by Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School.

FedEx Releases 2020 Global Citizenship Report

Putting CSR Strategy to Work as World Responds to Pandemic
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May 20, 2020 - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) recently announced the release of its 2020 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details  the company’s corporate social responsibility strategies, goals, programs and progress.

COVID-19 and ESG: Prepare for the New Normal

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By Bonnie M. Wongtrakool
Global Head of ESG Investments/Portfolio Manager
Western Asset Management Company, LLC

As we claw out of the rubble from the pandemic, it is increasingly clear that we will not suddenly resume our pre-COVID ways of life. Though some of the changes made in response to the pandemic may ultimately revert back to normal, in other areas our understanding of what is “normal” has been irreversibly altered. One such case is our understanding of the role of the corporation in society, and the real drivers of enterprise value.

Charity: Food

Blog

During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:

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