socially responsible investing

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.

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:

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

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.

As Summer 2020 Nears End in Northern Hemisphere - Quo Vadis, Corporate Sustainability and ESG/Sustainable Investing?

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (9.11.2019)
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This has been a strange summer in the northern climes, as the corporate sector and capital markets players meet the challenges of the corona virus, economic downturn, and civil protests. 

In times of crises (and we have at least three major crisis situations occurring all at once to deal with this summer) certain actions may take a back seat.  Not so with forward movement of corporate sustainability and ESG/sustainable investing in summer 2020.

Within Our Reach - Equitable Local Economies Through Action and Investment

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by Sydney England, of LOCUS Impact Investing 

The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.

The Financial Sector & Corporate Universe - the “ESG Factors” Are Now Everywhere When Companies Seek Capital

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (09.03.2020)
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The roots of today’s “sustainable investing” approaches go back decades; the organizing principle often was often around  what investors viewed as “socially responsible”, “ethical”, “faith-based” and “values” investing.  “SRI” over time evolved into the more dominant sustainable or ESG investing in the 21st Century -- with many more mainstream investors today embracing the approach. 

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