Corporate Social Responsibility

The Expanding Public Debates About the “What” & “How” of Corporate ESG Disclosure - Hundreds of Frameworks, Standards & Guidance Available Now - and the Growing Disclosure Fatigue Challenges for Both Reporters and Users

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.25.2021)
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Corporate sustainability / ESG reporting -- What to disclose? How to frame the disclosures (context matters!)? What frameworks or standards to use?  Questions, questions, and more questions for corporate managers to consider as ESG disclosures steadily expand.

There are now many more lively discussions going on about corporate ESG / sustainability et al public disclosures and structured reporting practices -- and the growing complexity of all this, resulting often in disclosure fatigue for practitioners!

“Sustainable Investing” or Just Plain “Investing” - Where Are We in 2021? Important Milestones Provide Answers...

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.19.2021)
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About Sustainable / or ESG Investing: We have traveled a far distance over the past four decades, beginning with “ethical” and “faith-based” and the more frequent “socially responsible investing” (SRI), morphing over time into “sustainable & responsible investing” (still SRI for the traditionalist) and on to “ESG investing”. And now to… how about “investing”? That is, just plain investing, as our friend and colleague Erika Karp, CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group has been long saying.

Eyes on Financial Accounting & Reporting Standards - IASB and FASB Consider “Convergence” & Separate Actions

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (2.12.2021)
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Investors Are Calling For More Non-Financial Standards for Corporate Reporting, Less Confusion in What is Now “Voluntary” Disclosure.

PayPal and CARE USA Honored With 'Golden Halos' for Best-in-Class Corporate Social Impact Efforts

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February 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Engage for Good has named PayPal and CARE USA its 2021 Golden Halo Award winners, the group’s highest honor for companies and causes that engage in activities designed to do well by doing good.

Accepting the honors at the virtual Engage for Good conference on May 26-27th will be Michelle Nunn, President & CEO of CARE USA and Franz Paasche, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at PayPal. 

SC Johnson Donates $5.5 Million to Gateway Technical College to Provide Four-Year Scholarship Opportunities to Underserved Communities in STEM-Related Career Fields

Donation Represents the Largest Single Contribution in the College’s History
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RACINE, Wis., February 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announced it is donating $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway) to create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women and people of color, who have historically been underrepresented in STEM industries, and those with limited means the opportunity to gain a four-year degree in STEM-related career fields.

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus

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As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?

Data & Disclosure Matter Heading Toward the Net Zero Economy - Tell Us About Your Company's Strategy, Please

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (2.04.2021)
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Setting the Pace & Shaping the 2021 Sustainability Conversation

At the beginning of the calendar year, the CEO of the world’s largest asset management firms sends his annual “guidance” missive to the Chief Executive Officers of publicly-traded firms. Here is where we stand, here is what we expect, is the tone set by this global manager of investors’ assets.

Join Novartis, Credit Suisse, & L'oréal on Building a Meaningful Employee Experience Through Giving Back on 10 Feb

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Building a meaningful, holistic employee experience is one of the top workforce strategy priorities critical for business outcomes for the future of work. According to research by PwC, 1 in 3 workers would be willing to consider lower pay for a more fulfilling job.

On 10 February, 4pm (GMT +1), hear from leading companies Novartis, L’Oréal and Credit Suisse about best practices to activate impactful Purpose initiatives to the benefit of employees, society, and their business.

US Transfer of Power to the Biden-Harris “Climate Administration” - With “Whole of Government” Approach

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (1.29.2019)
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On January 20, 2021, the transfer of power in the Executive Branch went forward, according to the Constitution of the United States of America, and President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris assumed the offices of the highest elected officials in the nation.

This will be the “climate administration,” President Biden has declared. And within a week a comprehensive “whole of government” approach was announced, with sweeping changes that present both risk and opportunity to the corporate community and the capital markets.

Picking Up Speed - Adoption of the FSB’s TCFD Recommendations…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (1.21.2021)
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Countries around the world are tuning in and exploring ways to guide companies to report on ever more important climate related disclosures.  Embracing of the Task Force recommendations is a key policy move by governments.

After the 2008 global financial crisis, the major economies that are member-nations of the “G20” formed the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to serve a think tank and forum for the world’s leading developed countries to develop strong regulatory, supervisory, and other financial sector policies.

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