by Danielle Burns, Head of Business Development at CNote
After college, I started to work in a meaningful career and my passion began to shift towards creating an environment for myself that I could be proud of and fully support. I started to think more holistically about money. How would it contribute not only to my life but to the lives of others around me? I wanted my money to support both the tangible and intangible needs and desires. I also knew that I didn’t want to be defined by money whether in the red or black.
By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.
In recognition of National Disaster Preparedness Month, Pro Bono Perspectives is revisiting Danielle Holly’s conversation with Facebook Director of Global Impact Partnerships Marcy Scott Lynn. One of many CSR projects Marcy has implemented at Facebook is the Safety Check feature, which allows users to notify their networks that they are safe following a natural or man-made disaster.
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.
SWORDS, Ireland, August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For the fifth consecutive year, Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series that measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
For several decades now, investors have increasingly focused on issues involving executive compensation. Remember Graef S. Crystal? Back in 1992 the former compensation consultant to the largest corporations became an activist focused on “excess” pay arrangements for U.S. corporate CEOs (his book was “In Search of Excess – the Overcompensation of American Executives”).
Latest Corporate Responsibility Report Demonstrates Progress on Environmental and Social Issues while Supporting Customers and Communities
August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) recently released its 2018 Comerica Corporate Responsibility Report which can be found at www.comerica.com/sustainability. Comerica President and CEO Curtis C. Farmer stated, “Corporate responsibility is a fundamental part of Comerica’s culture. Our Corporate Responsibility Report provides insights on how we support a successful business climate, the environment and our communities, all of which combined put us on a path towards a thriving future.”
Among the fascinating – and horrifying – environmental-focused stories we see now on a regular basis are those about the “Pacific Gyre” -- that floating (and quickly becoming “a semi-continent” of garbage and waste) in the Northern stretches of the vast Pacific Ocean.