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Four Things We Learned at the Ceres Conference

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Every year since 2004, sustainability strategists from Addison have attended the Ceres Conference, and every year we return having engaged with some of the most inspiring and passionate people working in sustainability today. The 2012 Conference, with a theme of “Igniting Innovation, Scaling Sustainability,” was no exception.

These are a few useful items that piqued our interest.

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part Three: How CalPERS Views ESG Impact on Risk and Return

Summary: 

In the third segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, continues to describe how ESG is a “game-changer” for asset managers at pension funds who must identify and evaluate ESG issues for an accurate assessment of risk and return.

 

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

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In the third segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, continues to describe how ESG is a “game-changer” for asset managers at pension funds who must identify and evaluate ESG issues for an accurate assessment of risk and return.

 

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part Two: Integrated ESG Reporting

Summary: 

In the second segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, expands upon her initial comments about how ESG reporting must be integrated fully into mainstream reporting so that the impact of ESG issues can be properly evaluated. This is the second part of the interview.

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In the second segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, expands upon her initial comments about how ESG reporting must be integrated fully into mainstream reporting so that the impact of ESG issues can be properly evaluated. This is the second part of the interview.

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part One: How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts

Summary: 

The initial segment of "ESG for Investors -  How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts" is an interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance. Simpson discusses integrating ESG data into financial analysis, and describes the three "P's"—performance, priorities, and procurement— as a framework for capital allocation. The interview is conducted in three parts.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia

3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

video

The initial segment of "ESG for Investors -  How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts" is an interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance. Simpson discusses integrating ESG data into financial analysis, and describes the three "P's"—performance, priorities, and procurement— as a framework for capital allocation. The interview is conducted in three parts.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia

3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

Investors Controlling $1 Trillion in Assets Call on Russell 1000 Companies to Integrate Sustainability Into Business Models

Environmental, Social, Governance Concerns Are Clear Material Business Risks, Say 31 Letter Signers; Companies Asked to Demonstrate Actions, Disclosure Steps
Summary: 

Citing global climate change, resource constraints and growing population pressures, more than two dozen major institutional investors, collectively managing $1 trillion in assets, have asked the Russell 1000 companies in a jointly-signed letter to actively embrace the “new reality” of so-called ESG risks – environmental, social and governance – in both their actions and required investor disclosures.

Press Release

Citing global climate change, resource constraints and growing population pressures, more than two dozen major institutional investors, collectively managing $1 trillion in assets, have asked the Russell 1000 companies in a jointly-signed letter to actively embrace the “new reality” of so-called ESG risks – environmental, social and governance – in both their actions and required investor disclosures.

Leading Companies, Investors Band Together to Catalyze Sustainable Global Economy

Announce Specific Commitments to Scale-Up Energy Efficiency, Better Working Conditions Worldwide, Green Investing
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 11, 2011 - OAKLAND – Sustainable business practices got a powerful, public boost today when a group of globally prominent investors, Fortune 500 companies and organized labor announced a series of coordinated commitments to combat climate change and other societal challenges while building a safer, more sustainable global economy. 

Ceres and CalPERS Announce Initiative to Accelerate Corporate Action on Global Sustainability Challenges

Project Involving Skoll Foundation and Nike Unveiled at Clinton Global Initiative
Summary: 

Ceres formed a collaboration today with Nike, the Skoll Foundation and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, to use their collective clout to urge the nation's largest companies to move more quickly to understand global sustainability risks and develop new business models and solutions.

 

Press Release

Ceres formed a collaboration today with Nike, the Skoll Foundation and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, to use their collective clout to urge the nation's largest companies to move more quickly to understand global sustainability risks and develop new business models and solutions.

 

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