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About Those Assembled “Best Of” Lists of Companies – What Lessons Are There for the Managers of Other Firms…not on the List of the Chosen?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (07.17.2019)
Newsletter

There are a number of “best of” lists that corporate managers and investment professionals scour to see what companies are judged to be doing well (by the list makers)…whether they be industry peers & competitors, or possible acquisitions or partners, and for investors, whether the listed firms might be the right choices for investment portfolios.

The Sustainability Edge in Real Estate Investing

Article

by Kimberly Ryan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Commercial real estate can have a significant impact on the environment and an increasing number of real estate industry professionals are incorporating sustainability practices into corporate strategy and building management. Kimberly Ryan, Portfolio Manager for Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Social Impact Investing (SII) REIT strategies offers her thoughts on the benefits of integrating sustainability and ESG analysis into the REIT investment process.

Mergers Are Coming: How to Manage ESG Through the M&A Process

Blog

By: Laura Gitman, Chief Operating Officer, BSR, and Aimee Louise Bataclan, Manager, Communications and Marketing, BSR

We are living through a time of tremendous external disruption, technological innovation, and increased political, social, and climate risk. As a result of this ongoing disruption, we are seeing increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity as companies seek to buy into the latest innovation, to disrupt the competition—or to prevent being disrupted by the competition.

Zeroing in on the Enhanced Profits From Impact Investing

By Gregg Sgambati, Conference Chair, CSR Investing Summit, Director, Head of ESG, S-Network Global Indexes
Article

Investment managers, families, or individuals who wish to see their money return more than a profit, are categorically referred to as impact investors. To validate their investment returns, impact investors need a definitive way to measure corporate impact.

ESG Disclosure Reduces Risk and Informs Investors

GRI Chief Executive testifies to US House Committee on strengthening ESG legislation
Press Release

July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI’s Chief Executive, Tim Mohin, testified today (10 July) before the US House Committee on Financial Services, which is considering new corporate reporting requirements for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information.

Do Consumer Favor Sustainable Brands for Their Products and Services Needs? NYU Stern School Research Dives Deep Into the Data For Answers

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.29.2019)
Newsletter

Many people in consumer marketing are wondering!  In these weekly commentaries the G&A Institute team offers media and experts’ shared perspectives on various issues and matters related to corporate sustainability, responsibility; and, sustainable, responsible and impact investing.

In the Skies Overhead – Airline Passenger Volume Set to Double Over Next Two Decades. What Could the Environmental Impact of More Air Travel Be?

Newsletter

Once upon a time in the early days of jet travel, business travelers accounted for three-quarters or more of the total passenger business of the major U.S. airlines (known as “trunk” carriers back in the day).  Fares were long set by Federal regulation and family-friendly, tourista-friendly fare packages were scarce or non-existent.  Airlines relied on the “have-to-travel-for-business” crowd.

4 Things to Look for When Picking an ESG Manager

The challenge is identifying which ESG products are leveraging meaningful data and analysis in a thoughtful way, consistent with the investor's philosophy
Article

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies continued to enjoy a significant increase in assets, rising $8.7 trillion in just two years to $12 trillion in the U.S. alone, according to a 2018 report from the US SIF Foundation. And the ESG trend may be fueled over the next few decades as $30 trillion of private wealth passes to the next generation.

Cigna Demonstrates Commitment to Health of People, Communities and Environment

Article

June 20, 2019 - Global health service company Cigna released its 2018 Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report providing a comprehensive view of the company’s approach to Cigna's environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategic initiatives and performance.

Getting to Know You: ESG, Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability

Four thoughts for better long-term focused disclosures
Blog

This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Brian Tomlinson and Mike Krzus’ report, The Method of Production of Long-Term Plans, can also be viewed for full coverage of the topic.

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