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Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

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by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds 

When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.

Amy Springsteel Appointed to AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board

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LONDON and NEW YORK, February 9, 2016 / 3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Springsteel, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Voya Financial, has been appointed to the AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board. Ms.Springsteel is currently the Assistant Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Voya Financial, which rebranded from ING U.S.

World Environment Center Elects New Board Leadership for 2016

Strengthens Its Role as Premier Global Sustainability Organization
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December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center’s (WEC) Board of Directors today announced a new slate of officers and members to lead and strengthen this global non-profit organization for 2016 and beyond. Appointed as the new Chairman is Francisco Suárez Hernández, Corporate Affairs Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA, based in Mexico City. Mr. Suárez is WEC’s first Chairman from Latin America. He will lead the Board’s efforts to assess and implement a new strategic plan and expand membership development and related initiatives in this and other regions.

Bloomberg LP Partner Climate Bonds Initiative Announces New Advisory Team

Manuel Adamini, Rob Fowler & Darius Nassiry join to better support Climate Bond Partners and potential green bond issuers
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Originally posted on Climate Bonds.

Innovation in Green

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Today we’re announcing that AT&T is joining the board of directors of The Green Grid Association. This is important as we’re aiming to bring our expertise to the challenge of making modern networks more efficient.

Nebraska Cowboy Displays Scheer Talent

Wins $100,000 first prize in TransCanada-sponsored Calgary Stampede Saddle Bronc event.
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If you won $100,000 you might take some time off work to celebrate. Not Cort Scheer. Just a few days after winning the Calgary Stampede’s Saddle Bronc event last month, he was back on the road competing in rodeos across the United States.

First-of-a-kind Report Analyzes how TSX 60 Companies (Do or don’t) Compensate Executives for Sustainability Performance

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April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Coro Strandberg, CBSR Associate and sustainability thought-leader has released a ground-breaking report, Sustainable Pay: how TSX 60 companies compensate executives for sustainability performance.  According to the report, 57 per cent of the TSX 60 companies consider sustainability in their annual incentive plans while 35 per cent do not and eight per cent do not disclose this information.

Social Networking to Change the World

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By Allison McGuire

Do you work for a company or government agency and want to change the world?While I’m sure you’re already using many of the lessons shared on this blog to do good within your company, you now have an opportunity to use your skillset outside of your day job.

Vigilant Futures gets seat on Youth Fusion Board

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Youth Fusion announced today something everyone here at Vigilant has known about for a short while! One of our co-founders, Arvind Ramanathan, was appointed a board member on the Board of Directors for Youth Fusion. We’re all pretty excited, especially Arvind. 

 

Youth Fusion Appoints Co-Founder of Vigilant Futures Arvind Ramanathan to Board of Directors

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Youth Fusion, an award-winning charity that establishes partnerships between high schools and universities, appointed a new member to its Board of Directors in a unanimous vote at its last board meeting, Arvind Ramanathan, co-founder and Managing Director of Vigilant Futures.

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Youth Fusion, an award-winning charity that establishes partnerships between high schools and universities, appointed a new member to its Board of Directors in a unanimous vote at its last board meeting, Arvind Ramanathan, co-founder and Managing Director of Vigilant Futures.

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