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Weathering the Storm - Where Strong ESG Performance Counts

by Catherine Harris - Head of CR + Sustainability, USA
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As we start to transition into a new phase of recovery, our attention is turning to the question of what sustainability will look like – and what role it will have to play in a post-COVID world. 

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As we start to transition into a new phase of recovery, our attention is turning to the question of what sustainability will look like – and what role it will have to play in a post-COVID world. 

CEO Investor Forum & NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business Shows How to Reorient the Capital Markets to Focus on Long-Term Impact

New research addresses the urgent need for companies to place greater emphasis on ESG, resiliency, and long-term value creation as a means to move away from short-termism
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/– The CEO Investor Forum and NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business are calling for leading companies to adapt and identify new ways to demonstrate value to investors.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

ESG Disclosure #1 Topic of Engagements in 2019 Between T. Rowe Price and Company Managements

Climate Change Risk is Rising, But Longer-Term Vulnerabilities Masked by Limited Impact on Near-Term Cash Flows
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ESG Disclosure #1 Topic of Engagements in 2019 Between T. Rowe Price and Company Managements 

Climate Change Risk is Rising, But Longer-Term Vulnerabilities Masked by Limited Impact on Near-Term Cash Flows

Income Inequality Is One of the Defining Socioeconomic Issues of Our Time—Coronavirus Pandemic Further Heightens the Importance of This Investment Issue

Shareholder Proposals Mean Well, But Are Not Effective at Driving Meaningful Change

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ESG Disclosure #1 Topic of Engagements in 2019 Between T. Rowe Price and Company Managements 

Climate Change Risk is Rising, But Longer-Term Vulnerabilities Masked by Limited Impact on Near-Term Cash Flows

Income Inequality Is One of the Defining Socioeconomic Issues of Our Time—Coronavirus Pandemic Further Heightens the Importance of This Investment Issue

Shareholder Proposals Mean Well, But Are Not Effective at Driving Meaningful Change

Northern Trust Launches Enhanced ESG Analytics

New Capability Provides Insights to Support Institutional Investors’ Governance, Risk Management and Regulatory Reporting
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CHICAGO and LONDON, 5 May 2020 /3BL Media/– Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has enhanced its analytical capabilities to provide pension funds and other global institutional investors with heightened insights and transparency over their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk exposures.

Addressing Supply Chain Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (04.24.2020)
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Since the “new world order” ushered in a new era in global trade some 30 years ago with the end of the Cold War, barriers to trade have continued to tumble. “GATT” (the “General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade” rounds of global trade talks that began in 1947) gave way to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. New rules were applied, and trade continued to become “more liberalized”.  Corporate interests responded with dispersal of many their operations.

Responsible Gender Lens Investing: How Diversity Helps Preserve and Grow Wealth

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by Betsy Moszeter, Chief Operating Officer of Green Alpha Advisors 

The evidence now shows that diverse investment teams make better long-term decisions. 

The lack of gender diversity of financial services professionals is finally being talked about, but not sufficiently. It should be discussed more and in deeper ways, and – importantly – remediated in practice, because of the well-documented fact that heterogeneous teams outperform homogenous teams, across disciplines, and not by an insignificant amount.

Corporations Respond to the Virus Crisis - Series From G&A Institute -- Excellence in Corporate Citizenship on Display

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (04.02.2020)
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As the coronavirus infections continued to spread into every corner of the globe, the players in three societal sectors moved into action – the public sector (governments), the private sector (in the main, corporations, public and private) and what the esteemed Professor Peter Drucker identified as the “Social” sector (i.e., not-for-profits, NGOs, academics, foundations, others).

Gender Equality and Climate Change: The Synergies

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by Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds

Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone — believer, denier, rich, poor, black, brown, white, majority, minority, male or female. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a contribution to make to climate change.

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