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Renewable Energy in Real Estate: Data Centers Lead the Way

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by Sam Adams, VERT Asset Management 

Data centers have made significant investments in energy efficiency, but our insatiable appetite for data continues to grow. Renewable energy can reduce our data’s carbon footprint. 

What Is the Purpose of Stewardship?

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REGULATORY CONTEXT
The FRC published the UK Stewardship Code 20202 in October 2019. It includes a revised definition of stewardship:

Stewardship is the responsible allocation, management and oversight of capital to create long-term value for clients and beneficiaries, leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.

CSRHub and Intrinio Announce Partnership

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CSRHub, a leading provider of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) consensus ratings, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Intrinio, a financial data marketplace that provides fintech data and applications for developers and investors. ESG data is becoming an important component of investment decision processes. Intrinio has partnered with CSRHub to help combine signals about corporate ESG / sustainability performance with the many other data sets it has curated for its system.

Why Patagonia is Getting into Food?

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By Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia 

What’s an outdoor clothing company doing selling food? A similar question was asked of me in 1968, when we were blacksmithing new tools for mountain climbing, and suddenly started selling shorts, shirts and pants. Skepticism seems to rise whenever a company refuses to “stay in its lane,” but as an entrepreneur, I see business opportunities everywhere. As a lover of the outdoors, I see a way to save our home planet and its creatures—including us—from the destructive habits we’ve invented for ourselves. 

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes Its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability and Its 2019 Climate Report

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June 19, 2020 - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the publication of its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability, “Building on Strength.” This report details the company’s long-standing commitment to manage responsibly their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Moving the World Forward Toward a More Sustainable Future: The Member Nations of the United Nations, Working Collaboratively For Progress in the 21st Century

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.18.2019)
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“The United Nations” began as a World War II era concept as President Franklin D. Roosevelt talked about the allies of the United States partnering in the fight to save democracy and collectively battling the regimes of fascist dictators in Europe and Asia. On January 1, 1942, 26 nations “united” in Washington DC to battle the “Axis” powers.  In February the president addressed the nation in his 20th “fireside chat” (broadcasting nationwide on the radio) to talk about the progress of the war. 

Ecolab CEO Doug Baker on the Company's Science Certified Program to Help Businesses Ensure a High Standard of Cleanliness and Consumer Trust

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Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker joined CNBC's Squawk Alley to discuss how the company is helping businesses reopen with a high standard of cleanliness through its comprehensive Ecolab Science Certified Program, which combines advanced chemistry with new public health training and audit verification to help gain consumer trust. 

Watch here.

Water Protections and Other Regulations Are Rolling Back. What Should Businesses Do?

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While companies thought they had a grasp of water protection and sustainability regulations, now these regulations are being rolled back rather than continuing the 50-year trend of strengthening them. What does it mean for the business sector?

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