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The Secret Word for Today Is…UN SDGs

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By: Bahar Gidwani

Some readers of this blog may remember how in Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse, there was always a secret word.  When someone said this word, everyone jumped up and down, screamed, and ran around.  The same sort of thing sometimes happens in sustainability metrics.  Words such as “stranded assets” and “integrated reporting” take on extra weight and meaning that can be surprising to those of us who track the field.

CSRHub Adds a New Major Source-- Ideal Ratings

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March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ CSRHub recently added a major new source to its pantheon of ratings partners—Ideal Ratings.  Ideal Ratings seeks to provide ESG data to Socially Responsible Investors (SRIs).  This is similar to the target market for our long-time friends at ET Global Indexes, IW Financial, MSCI, RepRisk, Thompson’s Asset4, Trucost and Vigeo EIRIS.  However,  Ideal Ratings has some features that differentiate it from these other sources:

The Rater CSRHub is Rated

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Matthew 7:2

Matthew’s Biblical warning has now come true:  “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Yes, CSRHub LLC, the developer of the CSRHub sustainability ratings web site, now has a CSRHub rating!

See the CSRHub LLC Summary Rankings.

A Quick Look at Brand Finance’s 2017 Banking League Table

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By Bahar Gidwani

Brand Finance has recently released its analysis of the brand strength for the world’s 500 top banks.  This annual review uses Brand Finance’s royalty relief methodology to estimate how much of a bank’s market value derives from its brand assets.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

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By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

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By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Understanding the Just 100

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Just Capital was established in 2015 by two successful and well-known investors: Paul Tudor Jones and Martin Whittaker.  Its mission is to use “the power of markets to drive positive change on the issues Americans care most about.”  After two years of research and reflection, Just Capital has now published a list of the 100 best “corporate citizens.”

CSRHub's Bahar Gidwani Elected Member of Global Reporting Initiative Stakeholder Council

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CSRHub is pleased to announce that our CEO and Cofounder, Bahar Gidwani, has been elected as a member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Stakeholder Council. His three- year term will start at the beginning of 2017.

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