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National Climate Assessment Report: Time Is Running Out...

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Late last week on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday, the federal government released the second volume of its Fourth National Climate Assessment. The report details the present and future impacts of climate change in the U.S. by sector and by region. 

Caterpillar Takes Pride in Its Governance & Ethics

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Caterpillar’s Code of Conduct – Our Values in Action – defines what Caterpillar stands for and what we believe in, documenting uncompromisingly high ethical standards for our company. The Code of Conduct helps Caterpillar employees every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors that support Our Values in Action – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.

Ceres Launches New Investor Guide to Engage Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Engage the Chain comes as sustainability resolution filings with food companies rise, reflecting growing pressure from shareholders to address supply chain risks
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Bloomberg is Named a Best Place to Work 2017 by Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Earlier today, Bloomberg was named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, receiving a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Carney-Backed Report Urges Companies to Disclose Climate Change Effects

BoE governor and media billionaire behind proposals to better inform investors and lenders
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Originally posted in the Financial Times.

A task force led by Michael Bloomberg and backed by Mark Carney has urged companies to disclose to investors the impact of climate change on their businesses.

The governor of the Bank of England and the billionaire media owner are behind a new set of recommendations designed to give investors, lenders and insurers a better idea about how climate change will affect individual businesses.

TCFD Reaction: 'Turning Point for Climate Disclosure'

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Originally posted on Environmental Finance.

The launch of TCFD's recommendations were today hailed as a landmark moment for investors campaigning to have climate considerations integrated into mainstream reporting.

2017: Our Financial Interconnectedness is the Big Story

From Humanity to Personal Finance
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by Don Shaffer, president and CEO of RSF Social Finance

In 2017, we’ll hear a deafening roar from investors: 

• “Are screened mutual funds the best I can do?”

• “Why is my ESG portfolio filled with technology and big bank stocks?”

• “Can you please find me more direct investments?”

We’ll hear the following demands:

Tips to Identifying Risk in Your Supply Chain

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Modern day slavery affects 21 million people worldwide and accounts for over $150 billion annually in illegal profits. Research suggests that modern day slavery affects almost every supply chain in the world. From mattress suppliers in the UK to textile factories in Uzbekistan, modern day slavery is present in any tier of the supply chain and can be very challenging to identify.

Former SEC Chief: Common Climate Risk Reporting Tool Important to Future Markets

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Originally posted on Exchange Monitor

Investors are beginning to understand the importance of recognizing the potential risks posed by climate change to companies they look to put their money into, according to Mary Schapiro, former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and current special adviser to the Group of 20’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.

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