business & trade Weekly Highlights May 19, 2015


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. Weekly Highlights May 13, 2015


As Part of Trust Across America’s “North American Trust Awards” – the new “Hank Boerner Accountability Award” Goes to Intel

The Trust Across America (TAA) / Trust Around the World organization, headed by Barbara Kimmel, has featured a unique recognition program for the past five years.  The organization was founded in the wake of the stock market crisis of 2008-2009, to explore and advance important concepts on “trust” in the life of institutions and individuals. Weekly Highlights April 14, 2015 Weekly Highlights April 14, 2015

Lawyers and Sustainability Disclosure/Reporting
Helpful Advice & Guidelines to Win Your Case

Lawyers by education, training and through experience tend to be cautious professionals, generally favoring in corporate disclosure & reporting (for example) caution over passion or over-enthusiasm.  What if you could combine the tough and thorough approach and discipline of law professionals in the firm with the passion of the company’s sustainability efforts and reporting on same? Weekly Highlights March 9, 2015 Weekly Highlights March 9, 2015

Communicating About Corporate Sustainability The Challenges

Some interesting perspectives are shared on corporate sustainability strategies and actions by the famed Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in its current Knowledge@Wharton essay:  lessons learned in how to communicate about corporate sustainability.  As managers involved in CR and sustainability know, it is not always easy – whether it is internal or external communication. Weekly Highlights March 4, 2015 Weekly Highlights March 4, 2015

Global Sustainable Investing Pegged at US$21 Trillion In Survey by 7 Leading S.I. Membership Organizations

Global sustainable investing assets under management rose 61%, from US$13.3 trillion at the start of 2012, to reach US$21.4 trillion AUM at the start of 2014. That’s 30% of the total of all professionally managed assets across the regions covered by the survey (which was conducted by the 7 leading sustainable investment professional membership associations). Weekly Highlights February 10, 2015 Weekly Highlights February 10, 2015

Story-Telling An Important Skill Set in Corporate / Institutional Sustainability Disclosure and Reporting Weekly Highlights January 14, 2015


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.

New Report Shows Illegal Russian Crab Entering US Market

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Crab stocks in the Russian Far East are at risk of collapse due to overharvest from rampant illegal fishing, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report shows. An analysis of more than 10 years of trade and customs data reveals major discrepancies between the reported amount of crab caught in Russian waters and the amount imported into receiving countries, including the US. The study shows that during that period, between two to four times the legal harvest limit has entered the global marketplace.


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