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What Innovative Companies and Women on Boards Have in Common

The Tipping Point Towards Positive Financial Performance
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by Meggin Thwing Eastman, Head of Impact and Screening, MSCI ESG Research

New Cross-Sector Study Will Examine Role of Corporate Boards in Driving Success in Long-Term Performance

CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative, High Meadows Institute, and Drexel University Gupta Governance Institute launch research partnership designed to explore how the C-suite can enable and support boards in playing a more strategic role
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NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today’s Boards of Directors are expected to play a more forward-looking strategic role that supports long-term performance.

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.

How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

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by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org 

I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.

Elizabeth Heider, Skanska USA Chief Sustainability Officer, Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Living Building Hero brings board expertise and green building thought leadership to the International Living Future Institute.
Press Release

SEATTLE, January 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Elizabeth (Beth) Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA, has become a member of the Board of Directors.

PYXERA Global Announces New Board Members

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- PYXERA Global is pleased to announce that Ladan Manteghi, Global Partner Network Director at the Social Progress Imperative, and Kavilash Chawla, Partner at Baton Global have joined its board of directors.

CECP Joins NACD in Call to Board of Directors to Elevate Dialogue on Corporate Culture

Purpose-driven corporate culture can facilitate efforts to achieve long-term organizational goals
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NEW YORK, October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CECP: The CEO Force for Good is echoing a call made by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) for boards of directors to take a proactive approach in overseeing company culture.

Common Impact Expands Board of Directors to Lead New Stage of Growth

Two newly appointed Directors bring expertise in social sector investment and product development.
Press Release

NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering, has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president at Smarter Workforce, IBM and Jihye Gyde, a senior associate at Nonprofit Finance Fund. 

Major Drivers and Trends in SRI Investing Growth

Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Grows 33% in 2 Years
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In recent years, numerous trends have shaped the evolution and growth of SRI within US financial markets:

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