Whether you are an investor, company executive or board member, or an issue advocate, or civic leader, these “high probability” outcomes should keep you up at night: more superstorms; more drought; increased risk of forest fires; more floods; rising sea levels; melting glaciers; ocean acidification; increasing atmospheric water vapor (thus, more powerful rainstorms)…and more.
How about a potential drop of 10% in the U.S.A. Gross Domestic Product by end of this century?
This issue we bring you two important Top Stories that capture the state of sustainable investing from varying points-of-view. We selected these for their value to both corporate managers and investment professionals. Corporate staff can use the findings to “make the case” upward to C-suite and boardroom using both documents. Investors not yet on board with Sustainable / ESG investing can gain valuable insights from both reports.
From building partnerships to help ensure patients have access to treatments to ensuring that its commitment to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the workplace, Bristol-Myers Squibb is steadfast in its commitment to being a good corporate citizen. The 2018 Global Citizenship Reports shares stories of the work the company is carrying out as part of its commitment to its people and the communities in which they live.
The story is being well told -– a growing number institutional shareowners and their global networks of asset managers steadily embrace ESG / sustainable investing approaches. Corporations of all sizes are adopting sustainability strategies and churning out sustainability and responsibility reports to tell the story of their sustainability journey. Many national, state and local governments are following through on their commitments made in Paris in 2015 (the Paris Accord on climate change). NGOs galore are focused on driving sustainability into all corners of human behavior.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 (30 years ago!) to provide a “clear scientific view of the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts”.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) today announced the publication of its 2018 Citizenship Report, which describes the company’s accomplishments in energy efficiency, emissions reductions and safety, as well as provides a detailed look at MPC’s governance, community involvement, and much more.
Digital fraud is growing and 73% of customers report they need to do more to protect themselves but don’t know what. In response, the Marketing and Fraud Prevention teams at Barclays worked together to research the problem and developed a digital interactive tool to help customers. The resulting Fraud Fighter tool gives personalized fraud prevention tips and an overall ‘fraud safe’ score.
The buzz for the past few days has been about the report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that urged governments everywhere to “take rapid and far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avoid catastrophic events and conditions brought on by climate change.
October 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Citizenship are seeking corporate sustainability communications experts, practitioners, sustainability information consumers, and thought leaders for their views on effective corporate sustainability communications.
It’s three-quarters of the way through the year 2018 – what is the state of the Sustainability Profession? John Davies, writing in GreenBiz (he’s VP & Senior Analyst), shares some interesting highlights gained through the firm’s recent report with us this week.
Among the major themes: (1) Companies large and small see advances – progress – more companies are communicating what they are doing. (2) Serious concerns, challenges, barriers are still ahead (look at what is happening to the US SEC and the dismissal of sound science by policymakers).