Corporate Citizenship

Sustainability Over the Next Two Decades – Forward? Backward? Something We Just Take For Granted in Running a Company or Investing In One?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.30.2018)
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Predicting the way forward (that is, defining the future) is always challenging but pundits do try anyway. One of the most often quoted of such predictions is the 1944 forecast for the computer and copier markets with CEO Thomas Watson of IBM projecting…a market of perhaps five computers and as many as 5,000 copying machines!
 
This week we bring you a two-part look at where Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility may be headed over the next 20 years, with 20 business leaders with expertise and experience in sustainability and CR weighing in on Edie.net.

Sustainable Development Goals: Corporate Citizenship to Unveil Latest Findings

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August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Citizenship has launched its fourth annual global survey on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2015, Corporate Citizenship has been monitoring and sharing insights on the SDGs and their implications for business.  The 2017 survey, with respondents spanning 42 countries, revealed that corporate commitment to the SDGs appeared to be dwindling and focus was shifting in light of new political priorities.

Social Responsibility: Worthy, but Worthwhile?

Insurance professionals considering establishing CSR programs should know what the data has to say about CSR’s significance to consumers.
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Today’s large companies understand the value and need for corporate social responsibility (CSR): “green” programs, charitable donations, volunteerism and more. Considering the size, influence and resources found at such companies, it may not be difficult for them to establish, monitor and publicize high-profile corporate social responsibility efforts.

Read the full article on BenefitsPro.com.

 

Global Warming / Climate Change -- What Are Current Weather Events and Dramatic Changes Telling Us?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.15.2018)
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The National Geographic describes “Global Warming” as a set of changes to the Earth’s climate, or long-term weather patterns, varying from place-to-place.  The dramatic changes in the rhythms of climate could affect the face of our planet – coasts, forests, farms, mountains…all hang in the balance.

So, also hanging in the balance:  the fate of humanity!

INFOGRAPHIC | Caterpillar Sustainability At-A-Glance

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We are proud of our accomplishments in 2017, including but not limited to our $45.5 billion in sales and revenues, over 600k connected assets, 18 consecutive years on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and ranking #38  on Forbe's America's Best Corporate Citizens list and #89 on Interbrand's Best Global Brands of 2017. Check out more of our 2017 stats here.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Investing in Society: Priorities

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Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

The State of Corporate Community Investment

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August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Citizenship’s LBG member network of corporate community investment (CCI) professionals, has conducted an annual survey for the past two years on trends, innovations and what the future holds for CCI. Last year, headlines from Australia and New Zealand revealed:

HPE CEO Antonio Neri Addresses Sustainability in Living Progress Report

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In his first sustainability report as CEO, Antonio Neri shares HPE's approach to corporate citizenship in this age of digital disruption.

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In his first sustainability report as CEO, Antonio Neri shares HPE's approach to corporate citizenship in this age of digital disruption.

About Sustainability Ratings: CPAs Are Being Educated by Their Profession’s Journal – a Good First Effort to Push Information to All Levels of CPAs

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.02.2018)
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The professional CPAs working inside a public company, or in the outside accounting firm working with a company may or may not yet be involved in assisting corporate managers in responding to a growing number of third-party surveys focused on the company’s ESG strategies, actions and achievements.  Responses to these periodic surveys and engagements by other means with the ratings and rankings organizations are increasingly shaping outcomes – that is, investor opinions of the company. 

Sustainability & ESG Trends in View

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (07.26.2018)
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Every week G&A Institute assembles the value-added content that our team gathers for you as we closely monitor trends and developments in corporate sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, sustainable investing, and related topics and issues.  Our Editor-in-Chief Ken Cynar leads the daily effort and you see the results of his work in each issue of Highlights (note we are on #406 this week).  We hope that you benefit from this effort, part of our information-sharing and educational mission.

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