CSRHub COO and Cofounder Cynthia Figge will be speaking at the Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia on Monday, May 2nd in San Francisco, California. The session will discuss Driving Impact & Robust Returns Through Renewables.
The Impact Conference at Sustainatopia 2015 will be one of the best opportunities to learn, network, and connect with hundreds of top global impact leaders and organizations.
- Results Show Companies Not Publishing Sustainability Reports Are Disadvantaged by Lower Average Bloomberg ESG Disclosure Scores
NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance & Accountability Institute teamed with Bloomberg LP to analyze the data, scores and perceptions presented to investment professionals using the Bloomberg Professional information platform which features ESG data and assigns disclosure scores for public companies.
Report Outlines Walmart’s Focus on Using its Strengths to Enhance Economic Opportunity, Sustainability and Local Communities
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20, 2016/3BL Media/— Walmart today released its ninth annual Global Responsibility Report, entitled “Using Our Strengths to Help Others,” highlighting the company’s progress and milestones during fiscal year 2016 in social and environmental responsibility. The report also outlines Walmart’s “whole systems” approach to continue to advance global responsibility in the key areas of opportunity, sustainability, and local communities.
Many businesses over the past three decades have reshaped themselves, becoming “multi-national enterprises” (MNEs in NGO-speak), thanks in great measure to the advances in information and other technologies, where everywhere is a keyboard click away for communication, and to the end of the Cold War in 1989-1990. Corporate organizations have also become “flatter,” with power and influence dispersed (more) to the far reaches of the operations or supply chain footprint.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, writes Tim Nixon, managing editor at Greenbiz. He sees the important characteristics of the revolution including greater overall transparency and much more information made available in business and other walks of life; and, disruptive technology accelerating to send ripples of change throughout society. Imagine disruption on steroids. The major players in the revolution are investors, customers and regulators.
The boards of directors of publicly-traded companies have considerable influence over the many duties and responsibilities for the corporation to attend to. Among them is oversight of risk (the two halves of risk: risk or threat and opportunity inherent therein). We put effective risk management as one of the over-arching elements of corporate sustainability and responsibility. What better way to address risk management duties at board level than to focus on the company’s ESG strategies?
Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys New York, NY - March 24, 2016 -- Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance & Accountability Institute teamed with the Trust Across America / Trust Around the World program to explore potential relationships of the trustworthiness of companies that do and do not report utilizing the TAA/TAW's proprietary FACTS® scoring. FACTS® analyzes approximately 2000 US based public companies on five quantitative indicators of corporate trustworthiness.
For institutional investors, the key benchmark for many professionals is the S&P 500®, which is considered to be the best single gauge of large-cap U. S. equities. More than US$7 trillion in Assets Under Management are benchmarked to this index, including indexed AUM of $1.9 trillion. In all, the S&P 500 captures 80% coverage of available market cap.
The esteemed business teacher and author Peter Drucker had specific views on ethical leadership: He thought the ethics of personal responsibility stemmed from the advice of the ancient healer, Hippocrates: Primum Non Nocere – First Do No Harm. Today’s healthcare professionals live by the rule. And explains commentator William Cohen, PhD for us: Drucker thought the mirror test was a good test: look in the mirror and ask, what kind of person do I want to see this morning?
Measuring a company’s success in responsible corporate sustainability
Social and environmental responsibility are more than just words
Are companies in the energy sector socially and environmentally responsible? How do you prove it?
International ‘sustainability’ investment experts — with the evidence to back it up — think they have the answers.
In fact, they believe that long-term survival for organizations has become increasingly dependent on their skillset in navigating sustainability issues and complex societal challenges. And many companies are doing exactly that.