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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.

Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management Launch ESG Improvers Index

New multi-factor index utilizes the Rockefeller ESG Improvers ScoreTM to provide differentiated ESG factor exposure, offering potential to outperform market-cap weighted indices
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NEW YORK, January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management today announced the launch of the Bloomberg Rockefeller U.S. All Cap Multi-Factor ESG Improvers Index, available through the Bloomberg Terminal. The index combines Bloomberg’s renowned risk model, data, and index capabilities with 40 years of ESG expertise from Rockefeller Asset Management. Unlike other ESG indices that emphasize screening around ESG leaders or laggards, this index ranks a company’s improvement in performance on material ESG issues relative to industry peers.

Looking Back At 2020 & Into 2021 - Disruptions, Changes, Consistency in Climate Change Challenges

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (1.11.2021)
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Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the great promise of the 21st Century – the Paris Accord. Can you believe, it is now five years on (260 weeks or so this December) since the meeting in the “City of Lights” of the Conference of Parties (“COP 21”, a/k/a the U.N. Paris Climate Conference). This was the 21st meeting of the global assemblage focused on climate change challenges.

Alexion Ranked #1 Biotech Company for Lowest ESG Risk by Sustainalytics

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Since 2018, Alexion has regularly engaged with a variety of external organizations to validate and evaluate our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (i.e., ESG). Sustainalytics, an organization that is one of the most widely respected evaluators of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance, just released their latest assessment of Alexion, and named us their #1 ranked biotech company for lowest ESG risk. Alexion is rated against all biotech companies in the Sustainalytics “universe” – a total of 373 companies.

Money Managers and the Growth of ESG Investing

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The US SIF Foundation in its new SRI Trends Report identified 384 money managers and 1,204 community investing institutions incorporating ESG criteria into their investment analysis and decision-making processes. The $16.6 trillion in ESG incorporation assets they represent is a nearly 43 percent increase over the $11.6 trillion in such assets identified in 2018.

In terms of assets, money managers incorporate ESG factors fairly evenly across environmental, social and governance categories:.

Herbalife Nutrition Joins United Nations Global Compact

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Herbalife Nutrition has joined the United Nations (“U.N.”) Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. With this commitment, the company is demonstrating its long-term support of the Sustainable Development Goals(“SDGs”) as outlined in the U.N.

The U.S.A. & the 2015 Paris Accord: Five Years On, the Largest Economy on Earth Promises to Return - With a Cabinet of Climate Change Champions Preparing for Action

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.21.2020)
Newsletter

Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the great promise of the 21st Century – the Paris Accord. Can you believe, it is now five years on (260 weeks or so this December) since the meeting in the “City of Lights” of the Conference of Parties (“COP 21”, a/k/a the U.N. Paris Climate Conference). This was the 21st meeting of the global assemblage focused on climate change challenges.

Sustainability in 2020: A Year in Review at Gildan

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Gildan’s longstanding vision of Making Apparel Better® has guided the Company in managing every aspect of its business. Given its strong foundation of sustainable and ethical practices, Gildan has continued to prioritize sustainability in 2020.

Advancing Women Through Sustainable Investing

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by Jennifer Coombs, associate professor at the College for Financial Planning and the founder of the financial blog, GradMoney. She is the creator, lead author, and lead instructor for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™) designation program

The Future Can't Wait: Highlights from Booz Allen's 2020 ESG Report

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Booz Allen Hamilton has launched its annual Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Impact Report, now aligned to the GRI Standards, the world's most widely used standards for corporate sustainability reporting. The 2020 ESG Report, “The Future Can’t Wait,” shares Booz Allen’s vision and impact in six key areas: Ethics and Integrity, Mission and Innovation, Employee Experience, Community Engagement, Global Resilience, and Information Security.

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