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Big News: US SIF Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends 2020 Released

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.18.2019)
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As 2020 Began, $1-in-$3 of Professionally Managed AUM in the United States Had ESG Analysis and/or Portfolio Management Strategies Applied…US$17.1 Trillion Total

Every two years, since 1996, the influential trade organization for sustainable, responsible and impact investment (US SIF) conducts a year-long survey of professional asset managers to determine the total of USA-based assets under management (“AUM”) that have ESG analysis and/or portfolio management applied.

Watching the Major Stock Indexes - For Strong ESG Signals From the Corporate Sector

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (11.12.2019)
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Indexes – Indices - Benchmarks – these are very important analysis and portfolio management tools for asset owners and their internal and external managers.  We can think of them as a sort of report card; fiduciaries can track their performance against the funds they manage; financial sector players can develop products for investment (mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds, separate accounts and so on) to market to investors.

Food! Will We Have Enough to Feed an Ever-Hungrier Planet? – Are Food & Ag Industries “Sustainable” – Let’s Explore…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.30.2019)
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The United Nations projection is for today’s global population of an estimated 7.6 billion people to expand to a global population of 8.6B by 2030 and 9.8B by 2050...and then to 11.2 billion in 2100 (says the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs report, June 2017). Each year, says the UN, 83 million more people are added to the world’s population.

US Banks & Climate Change - What's the Exposure to Climate Risk

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.22.2020)
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Banks have long been at the center of the U.S. economy, and federal policies (legislation, rules) for the last century have been designed to support, encourage and protect banking institutions, and the customers the banks serve.

G&A Institute's 2020 Research Report Shows 65% of Russell 1000® Published Sustainability Reports in 2019, Up From 60% in 2018

39% of Companies in Smaller Half by Market Cap of Russell 1000 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019 - Up From 34% in 2018
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NEW YORK, October 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a leading consulting and research firm focused on ESG and sustainability, issued its 2020 Russell 1000 Research Report on sustainability reporting trends of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index®.

The United Nations at 75 Years - A Wide Range of Corporate CEOs Around the Globe Pledge Their Support of the UN Missions

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.15.2020)
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The United Nations members states -- the global family of sovereign nations collaborating peacefully for seven-plus decades to address common challenges -- got good news on its 75th anniversary.

More than one thousand business leaders from 100+ nations endorsed a Statement of Renewed Global Cooperation, pledging to further unite in helping to help to make this a better world…for the many, not the few. Some of the world’s best known brand marketers placed their signatories on the document.

Celebrating G&A's Sustainability Highlights Issue #500 - And Unveiling a New Design

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.08.2020)
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Welcome to Highlights issue #500 – a landmark, we will say, in this, the tenth anniversary year of publishing the G&A Institute’s weekly newsletter. As you see, this is also an enhanced format that is intended to make the newsletter easier to read or scan as well.

Our newsletter is designed to share timely, informative content in topic/issue “buckets” that we think will be of value to you, our reader. So much is happening in the sustainable investing and corporate sustainability spaces these days – we work hard to help you keep up with the important stuff!

About “Stakeholder Capitalism”: The Public Debate

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.1.2019)
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Here is the Transition From the Long-Dominant Worldview of “Stockholder Capitalism” in a Changed World

As readers of Highlights know, the shift from “stockholder” to “stakeholder” capitalism has been underway in earnest for a good while now and the public dialogue about this “21st Century Sign of Progress” has been quite lively.  What helped to really frame the issue in 2019 were two developments:

Lively Discussions: The Move Toward Harmonized Corporate ESG / Sustainability Reporting

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (09.18.2020)
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There are lively discussions going on, centered on improving publicly-traded company disclosure and reporting – and especially ESG reporting…that is, storytelling about the company’s “non-financials” (in accounting-speak). 

The proliferation of ESG / sustainability reporting frameworks, standards, information platforms, industry guidance, stock exchange guidance and much more has been astounding in recent years.

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