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G&A's SustainabilityHQ Highlights | 2015 RobecoSAM CSA & DJSI Results Released (September 17, 2015)

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights September 17, 2015
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This week, the results of the RobecoSAM's annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) were announced.  Along with it, we see the flurry of press releases coming from companies announcing their results -- their inclusion in the various DJSI family of indexes or being recognized with the various other highly coveted recognitions  (such as the Gold Class, or Sector Leader recognitions, among others).  

This year the three largest additions to the DJSI World index are:

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 25, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 25, 2015
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There is spirited debate in the corporate community and among capital market players:  Is global warming occurring...what are the causes (if so)...and can anything be done by the private sector and governments to mitigate the effects if our planet is heating up?  The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) was careful in reminding corporate boards a few years ago to pay closer attention to downside "risk," and upside opportunities related to climate change.  In specific terms, "global warming" was not included in the staff interpretation to corporate issuers.

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 13, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 13, 2015
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The big news while you may have been away on vacation or sunning at the beach:  President Barack Obama has unveiled the final version of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) rules. The new regulations will  provide the framework for individual U.S. states to meet emissions-reduction goals in their electricity service area.

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 21, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 21, 2015
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We think the Sustainable Brands annual conference is one of the “must attend” gatherings of sustainability managers and service providers.  This year’s theme was “How Now,” with focus on “how” companies can support, strengthen and innovate their brands [for sustainability] – “now!” (This was the organizations’ 15th annual conference.) 

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 13, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 13, 2015
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Our Top Story this week is a Forbes/Poland post by CSR editor Magdalene Krukowska, who looks critically at a research and ranking effort by SustainAbility (UK) and GlobeScan (Canada) – the firms analyzed the efforts of leading multinationals that are generally considered to be sustainability leaders.

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 8, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 8, 2015
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Sustainability?  Green products & services?  That’s nice.  One might still hear this in the company’s executive suite.  But the word is fast getting around in the board room and C-suite corridors of power.  That’s MONEY we are talking about.  The Conference Board just released a study – “Driving Revenue Growth Through Sustainable Products & Services,” authored by Thomas Singer and supported by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC).  Findings:  Leading companies are realizing a substantial and positive impact on revenue from their sustainable produ

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 23, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 23, 2015
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Author John W. Maxwell of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Board of Directors, and W. George Pinnell Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, looks at “Triple Bottom Line” and asks if it it time for this “frame” of reference to be retired. 

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 19, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 19, 2015
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SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights May 28, 2015

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights May 28, 2015
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NASDAQ OMX Group and CRD Analytics Announce Companies In/Out of the Sustainability Benchmark

Twice annually the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index is re-balanced  The Index (NASDAQ: QCRD) is an equally-weighted equity index that is a benchmark for stocks of companies that take a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting, and traded on a major US stock exchange.

Added effective May 18, 2015:  Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Campbell’s Soup Company, Consolidated Edison, DIRECTTV, FedEx, NRG Energy, Tesla Motors, and Verizon Communications. 

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights May 19, 2015

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Sweeping Changes in Corporate Sustainability?
Yes Check Out Sustainable Brands Top 10

While the venerable late night talk show host on CBS Network – David Letterman – is moving on this week, the “Top 10 List” feature he made popular on his program flourishes in many other venues.  One that is worth your serious reading is the Sustainable Brands “News & Views” post -- on the 10 critical corporate sustainability trends to watch in 2015 and beyond.

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