Corporate Social Responsibility

Join Christian Appalachian Project’s Grateful Bread Food Pantry Hunger Walk on September 19th

Raise awareness about and support hunger-related issues in Appalachia
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Did you know that of the 13 states that make up the Appalachia, Kentucky has by far the worst poverty rate, and sadly, 20% of Eastern Kentuckians do not know where their next meal is coming from? CAP's Grateful Bread Food Pantry helps feed hundreds of families every month!

Gildan’s Genuine Responsibility Program Officially Launches Its Instagram Account

Gildan announces the launch of an account dedicated to its social and environmental responsibility programs on the photo-sharing platform Instagram.
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Gildan Activewear Inc. has launches it very own Instagram account dedicated to its corporate social responsibility program, Genuine Responsibility™.

GRESB at the Decade Mark – the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Serving Investors, Real Estate Asset Owners and Managers, Developers…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.29.2019)
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A decade ago, two large institutional investors (PGGM Investments and APG Asset Management and Maastricht University (The Netherlands) launched “GRESB” to try to develop more efficient access to comparable and reliable data related to the ESG performance of their investments.  (GRESB=Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.)  The initial research for the approach was done by Dr. Nils Kok and Sander Paul van Tongeren.

FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study Shows

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

Dramatic Change of Direction For The Business Roundtable With Issuance Of “Purpose Statement” Signed By The CEOs Of America’s Largest Companies

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.22.2019)
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The Business Roundtable is an organization of CEOs of the largest companies in the U.S.A. -- firms that generate a combined US$7 trillion in revenues, employ 15 million people, invest $ 147 billion annually in R&D, and provide healthcare and retirements benefits for tens of millions of Americans.

Member companies operate in every one of the 50 states and through the organization top business leaders work to influence major societal issues (tax policy, infrastructure needs, trade and other issues).

Three Challenges You Need to Consider When Disbursing and Safeguarding Employee Workplace Giving Donations

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After employees donate through an employee giving program, then what happens?

The answer to that question begets a slew of other questions that employers need to consider when handling charitable funds from workplace giving programs.

The fact is, processing and disbursing charitable contributions is a complex process, with a number of risks and costs involved that can have significant, long-term ramifications on your business’ bandwidth, budget, and bottom-line.

The Challenges

The Pfizer Foundation Announces 20 Grants Focused on Strengthening Health Systems to Combat Infectious Disease

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The Pfizer Foundation* announced today 20 grants to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits and social enterprises address critical health challenges related to infectious diseases, including the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Recipients of the one-year Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) include partners in 12 low- and middle-income countries that will each receive US $100,000, for a total investment this year of US $2 million by The Pfizer Foundation.

Back to School Month: School Supplies, Health and Hunger, and Safety

Build bright futures for students now and all year long!
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As summer draws to a close, students of all ages - from preschool to college - and their teachers are heading back as a new school year begins. Back to school month is about so much more than school supplies though.

How Do We Get Board Room Attention for Our Corporate Sustainability Efforts? And Help Directors Understand and Support the Corporate Effort?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.16.2019)
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Those questions and more are often raised by managers trying to get the board room and C-suite attention – and support needed -- to launch or advance the company’s sustainability journey.

Here at G&A Institute our team has ongoing conversations with corporate managers about ESG / corporate sustainability and related topics.  What often comes up:  the “G” is challenging.  The questions raised include...

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