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Accountability-central.com AC Alert for January 7, 2013 "Sandy" Overshadows Growing Concern on US Drought

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for January 7, 2013 "Sandy" Overshadows Growing Concern on US Drought
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The people living in the Sandy-ravaged Northeastern US states won't believe it for one second, but almost two-thirds of the continental USA is suffering from drought or near drought conditions. A lack of rainfall over the past year has left lakes and rivers dry, and government officials and farmers perplexed as to what comes next. The drought conditions haven't grabbed the headlines -- understandably so in light of Sandy's severity and the proximity of major media to the storm --but neither can they be ignored.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for January 7, 2013 "Sandy" Overshadows Growing Concern on US Drought

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The people living in the Sandy-ravaged Northeastern US states won't believe it for one second, but almost two-thirds of the continental USA is suffering from drought or near drought conditions. A lack of rainfall over the past year has left lakes and rivers dry, and government officials and farmers perplexed as to what comes next. The drought conditions haven't grabbed the headlines -- understandably so in light of Sandy's severity and the proximity of major media to the storm --but neither can they be ignored.

The Dramatic Rise in ESG Reporting

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According to analysis just released by the Governance & Accountability Institute, there has been a dramatic increase from 2010 to 2011 in the number of the largest U.S. companies issuing ESG, CSR or Sustainability reports.

CSRHub Now Includes EIRIS Data

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CSRHub is pleased to announce that EIRIS, a global leader in the provision of environmental, social, governance (ESG) research for responsible investors, has begun providing its ESG data to CSRHub’s information service.  This brings the benefits of EIRIS’ almost 30 years of responsible investment experience, understanding of ESG issues, and knowledge of corporate practice and experience of practical solutions to CSRHub’s 6,500 users.

Number of Companies in S&P 500® and Fortune 500® Reporting on Sustainability More Than Doubles From Previous Year, According to New Analysis by Governance & Accountability Institute

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NEW YORK, December 17, 2011 /3BL Media/ - The rise in ESG / CSR / Sustainability reporting among U.S. companies in the S&P500 Index® and the Fortune 500® resulted in a dramatic increase from 2010 to 2011, according to an analysis released today by Governance & Accountability Institute.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for December 10, 2012 Sandy, the "Big One:" Just a Category One Storm? And What Happens Now? The Aftermath...

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For decades, weather experts and disaster officials had been warning residents living along the heavily-populated Atlantic Ocean coastlines along the Northeastern US states -- and especially those in New Jersey and New York City and suburban Long Island -- that they were overdue for a major hurricane. Unprecedented tidal surge flooding, along with damaging winds and torrential rains, would likely accompany the storm, it was predicted.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for December 04, 2012 Nearing The Fiscal Cliff--Will Anyone Blink?

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So here we are, one month before the start of a new calendar year, the convening of the 113th Congress, the second term inauguration of President Barack Obama -- and a month away from possibly careening over the dreaded "fiscal cliff" that everyone says our country must avoid going over.

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights November 29, 2012

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Top Story of the Week

Obama to appeal to public on fiscal cliff      
(Tuesday - November 27, 2012)
Source: AP - WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases...

Global Compact LEAD Symposium Establishes Investors as Drivers of Sustainability

NASDAQ OMX joining the Global Compact underscores stock exchanges as important link in investor-company communications
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NEW YORK, November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Today the heads of major global reporting initiatives and senior corporate executives will address future alignment of sustainability communications during a special symposium convened by Global Compact LEAD, a platform for advanced corporate sustainability practices. The 3rd LEAD Symposium reflects one of the most important drivers of change – the increasing analysis by investors to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process.

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