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Flash Report: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

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G&A Institute Research Highlights: 
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past eight years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent and reliable for the largest and most influential companies in the US capital markets.

“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting increased each year, reaching 85% in 2017 and now inching up to 86% of companies reporting in 2018.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting on the part of the largest market cap companies underscores the importance and value of considering corporate ESG issues when planning growth strategies, allocating capital, managing resources and communicating results to stakeholders such as customers, employees, and shareholders. 

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G&A Institute Research Highlights: 
G&A Institute has analyzed index companies’ sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past eight years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability -- including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements -- continues to be a consistent and reliable for the largest and most influential companies in the US capital markets.

“Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, the frequency of reporting increased each year, reaching 85% in 2017 and now inching up to 86% of companies reporting in 2018.

This enhanced and expanded corporate disclosure and structured reporting on the part of the largest market cap companies underscores the importance and value of considering corporate ESG issues when planning growth strategies, allocating capital, managing resources and communicating results to stakeholders such as customers, employees, and shareholders. 

Las Vegas Sands Retains A List Position by CDP and Discusses the Importance of Transparency About Environmental Performance

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Las Vegas Sands was recently recognized on the Climate Change and Water A List by CDP, the international nonprofit environmental disclosure platform.  This is the company’s fourth year in a row to attain a leadership position for Climate Change and is the company’s first time responding to the Water recognition.  The company has participated in CDP disclosure since 2012, beginning with reporting on climate change initiatives and performance.

The Year Wall Street Got Sustainable Investing

The latest insights from Amy Domini
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by Amy Domini, Founder, Domini Impact Investments

On October 23, 2018 the Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that sustainable investing did not lead to lower returns and that in his own opinion such a strategy will lead to higher returns.

The Changing Landscape of Sustainability Transparency & Disclosure

How to Proactively Prepare for What’s Coming
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When it comes to reporting and disclosure, sustainability leaders at beverage companies are feeling mounting pressure to meet changing reporting requirements and intensifying stakeholder expectations.

Of course, many beverage companies want to disclose and are more than happy to share their sustainability story; they understand its importance. But every passing year brings new and more detailed reporting asks — and delivering data and maintaining transparency are no easy tasks. They take immense time, effort, resources, and budget.

GRI Creates Practical Guidelines to Accelerate SDG Progress

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Companies from all industries have turned their attention to addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tackling a range of issues including climate change, economic inequality, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.

AIAG Offers Free Conflict Minerals Web Training Videos

Eight videos cover everything from intro and importance to reporting
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Whether you’re new to the issue, or the go-to person in your organization for conflict minerals reporting, AIAG’s new web training videos* are for you!

Webinar - Tetra Pak, PGGM, Coca-Cola HBC & WBCSD on SDG Reporting

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The increasing focus and push towards the UN Global Goals and 2-degree target requires businesses to disclose accurate data to showcase future risks, demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their impact on the SDGs.  But how do you successfully integrate the SDGs into your reporting process?
 

Announcing: DJSI - How Insights Inspire Action

Leveraging the Value of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment
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April 6, 2018

Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute 
in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City

For information and to register, click here.

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April 6, 2018

Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute 
in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City

For information and to register, click here.

LBG Canada Data Stories: The Use of the LBG Model Internationally

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The LBG Model is used internationally.

Canadian companies are using the LBG model to guide community investment in 39 countries around the world. While outside of Canada, the LBG Model is used by companies operating in 171 countries. Because of its ease of use and its significance to corporate reporting, the LBG model is used within 15 sectors globally, including: engineering, financial services and media.

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