SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights January 8, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights January 8, 2015
Jan 12, 2015 12:40 PM ET
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Recent Research Conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute Attempts to Answer Important Questions for Company Management

In the months of October, November and December each week we will be releasing the top 10 GRI sustainability aspects from three different sectors. The results are based on G&A's "Sustainability - What Matters?" analysis of 1,246 sustainability reports, across 35 sectors, for their level of disclosure around 84 GRI Performance Indicators, and 37 GRI Aspects.

The next three Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects released are for the Tobacco, Travel and Tourism and Universities sectors. We list them here for your ease of access.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Tobacco Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Tobacco Sector? 

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Travel & Tourism Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Travel & Tourism Sector? 

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Universities Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Universities Sector? 

Top Story of the Week

Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability-2014      
(Friday - January 02, 2015)
Source: Huff Post - 2014 saw an increased involvement in sustainability by the private sector and other actors in addition to the traditional non-profit organizations and environmentally focused government agencies. Many note-worthy developments...

Sustainability in Focus

Business Sustainability Prompted by Activism in 2014      
(Friday - January 02, 2015)
Source: Triple Pundit - The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted a “top 10” list of the most important sustainable business stories of 2014. Given the gravity of the situation, it’s appropriate that the first five stories are around climate...

Sustainability 2015: the devil will be in the detail      
(Friday - January 02, 2015)
Source: The Guardian - Sustainability ambitions are soaring around the world. Many government initiatives to fight climate change and deforestation were announced this year, including a raft of new ones at COP20 in Lima. Companies increasingly...

6 Sustainability Investing Trends for 2015       
(Friday - January 02, 2015)
Source: Inc.com - Today our world is changing faster than ever before--economic, geo-political, and environmental challenges abound," wrote Warren Buffett in a recent report. "In times such as these, a company must invest in the key ingredients of...

Dutch Government Supports Greater Farm Sustainability      
(Wednesday - December 31, 2014)
Source: The Cattle Site - The Dutch government has announced financial support for 13 projects aimed at improving agricultural sustainability, including for better grassland management, local feed production and an expansion of the 'Beter Leven' welfare...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links. Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of January 8, 2015