Corporate Citizenship

Sustainable Investing Has Moved Into the Mainstream – and UBS Survey Results Send Strong Signals This Is a Lasting Trend

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.05.2019)
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There is no doubt now – the world’s largest asset managers are definitely focused on corporate sustainability and sustainable investing (the two go hand-in-hand) as survey after survey is telling us. In recent years we seen considerable momentum as asset owners and their managers adopt or further enhance their sustainable investing / ESG investing approaches.
And to gauge the progress we’re seeing major, global asset managers busily take the pulse of the capital market players.

What's the Best Technology to Engage Employees in Corporate Citizenship?

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The RW Institute’s Corporate Volunteering, Giving and Grants Technology Review provides a 360-degree view of the technology market and is based in extensive research efforts with a global reach. This is a summary of the Institute’s approach to the project and an overview of what we found in the market. To access the full report, sign up here.

How was the review developed?

Sustainable & Responsible Investment and Asset Manager Perspectives – Today, and Quo Vadis Over the Coming Years…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (19.11.2019)
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The terms of reference are familiar now to many more institutional owners and their managers (as well as to a growing number of retail investors who are their clients and beneficiaries). This movement began as “socially responsible investing” (“SRI”) which evolved over time to “sustainable & responsible investing” and on to “sustainable & responsible & impact investing” in the 21st Century.

In recent months we’re increasingly hearing and using the simplified term “sustainable investing” and “ESG investing”.

Merck Inducted Into US Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame for Long-Term Commitment to Corporate Responsibility

The Chamber of Commerce announced its 20th Annual Citizens Awards in Washington D.C.
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On Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce inducted Merck into the inaugural Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame, which documents the living history of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility.

Merck Named One of America’s Most Just Companies by Forbes and Just Capital

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Merck was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, the leading corporate measurement platform for

Medtronic Highlights Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in 2019 Integrated Performance Report

The Medtronic 2019 Integrated Performance Report Shares Progress on Pay Equity, Diversity in Management Roles, Access to Healthcare, Environmental Performance, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and More
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DUBLIN, November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today released its fiscal year 2019 (FY19) Integrated Performance Report: The Power of Purpose [view report here].

It’s “Official” Now: The United States of America Is Withdrawing From the Historic Paris Accord on Climate Change With Notice to the UN

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.8.2019)
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The big news of this week:  The USA is now “officially” withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change.  The one-year countdown to “USA out” is now underway.

In 2015 as the representatives of almost all of the nations of the world gathered in Paris, France for “COP 21” (or “the UN Climate Change Forum, the 21st yearly meeting of the Conference of Parties), an important agreement was reached:  the 196 nations would work together to attempt to limit global warming to below 2-degrees Celsius (3.5-degrees Fahrenheit) – or at least to not above 1.5C (2.7F).

The Top 2 Trends in Corporate Citizenship Right Now

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The category is corporate citizenship and the theme is innovation. What are the trends this year? In the past three months alone, Realized Worth’s leading clients have posed questions such as:

  • What can we do that will set us apart in the next five years – how do we become the brand that changes the way corporate citizenship is done?
  • How can we think bigger? How can our volunteer programs show what we can really do for the world?
  • How can we make sure that what we’re building now will matter more to employees in five years?

Where Are U.S. Companies on Climate Change Risk Disclosure? New Survey Results From DFIN Are Available

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.1.2019)
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Climate Change and Corporate Reporting – the two terms are increasingly coupled now as many more investors and stakeholders are requesting information from publicly-traded companies about their awareness of, and strategies & actions for addressing the many risks posed to the enterprise by climate change.

Important sea change:  many more investors are now asking companies for information about their preparation for climate change and some, demanding a report if none has been issued.

Capitalism – Needing Reinventing? Are Corporate Sustainability's Focus on ESG Part of the Mix of Reinvention?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.25.2019)
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There are many voices raised now and joining in the public dialogues on corporate sustainability, citizenship, responsibility, ethics, governance…and more. These fit into the commentary stream on the future of capitalism -- and how to make it work for everyone.

There are rigorous companion dialogues – rapidly growing in number -- related to the role of sustainable investing as many more asset owners and their managers adopt new approaches, many focused on corporate ESG performance and outcomes.  We see this as further reinventing of capitalism. Do you?

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