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Building a More Resilient, Sustainable Global Economy at #Ceres2020!

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The coronavirus pandemic has not only dramatically changed our world and our way of life, but it is shining a light on our universal interconnectedness and our vulnerability to the seismic risks that have rocked our current capital market systems. Whether it be a deadly virus or the climate crisis, we are experiencing first hand the need for collective action and mass mobilization.

Tune in to the Ceres 2020 Digital Program to learn how we can build a more resilient, sustainable global economy and help prevent future crises. Upcoming sessions:

Raising GRI’s Capability in Global Markets

New appointments to ramp up capital markets and policy engagement
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March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As global capital markets, investors and policy makers are increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, GRI has made two senior appointments to help meet the needs of these important stakeholders:

Ahead of World Water Day, Ceres Launches New Effort to Catalyze Capital Markets to Value Water As a Financial Risk

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  • Introduces new Valuing Water Finance Task Force with major institutional investors and banks to influence companies to take action
  • Announces live stream details of Ceres 2020 water focused digital plenary, Defining the Value of Water

Advancing Corporate Sustainability in the Philippines

Recognition from UN for new reporting guidance
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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been acknowledged for their efforts to raise the sustainability reporting capacity of businesses, for which GRI has provided wide-ranging support.

New Study Outlines What Institutional Investors Say Should Be in a CEO’s Long-Term Plan

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NEW YORK, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Institutional investors want to hear more from CEOs about how they are positioning their company to succeed in the long-term, according to a new paper released by CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII), Emerging Practice in Long-Term Plans.

Key Women at Scotiabank Receive WCM’s Transformational Leadership Awards

Scotiabank’s Carla Deeks receives WCM Rising Star Award, Global Banking and Markets Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Office receives WCM Award for Excellence in Innovation
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2018 WCM Excellence in Innovation Award - GBM Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Office

Congratulations to the GBM Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Office for winning the 2018 WCM Excellence in Innovation Award. This award honours those who have approached gender diversity with an innovative lens and taken bold steps to improve diversity and inclusion.

WFE Guidance Reinforces Transparency in Capital Markets

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The World Federation of Exchanges has today published revised sustainability recommendations for their member exchanges. GRI welcomes this update and encourages exchanges globally to consider the recommendations for their listing requirements. 

Why Should Investors Care About ESG Data?

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The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.

Find out more about GRI’s activities with investors and the capital markets by clicking here

Find the Stocks that Offer Innovation, Not Just Growth

Reprinted from Institutional Investor. Michael Molitor is a Senior Fellow with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with $860 billion under management, has missed out on $1.9 billion in additional profits as a result of its decision to divest all of its tobacco holdings in 2010. The story that reported this fact, which ran in the Financial Times , goes on to suggest that fund managers should reconsider their investments in tobacco companies, as the sector is generating impressive returns, well above many key performance benchmarks.

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