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Sustainability Community Tackles the Problem of Language

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Last month, Newt Gingrich-trained spokesman for anti-global warming forces, Mark Morano, announced on Fox TV the “collapse of global warming science.” And he’s got legions reiterating his message. According to Morano, 7 of 8 lobbyists on global warming are now "anti-action" lobbyists.

An Alternate Diagnosis for Bleak Consumers

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This piece originally appeared on the CSRHUB blog and the Huffington Post. 

By Carol Pierson Holding 

G&A Institute Update (Issue 2, September 2011) -- US Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Reporting

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G&A Institute monitors the sustainability, responsibility and citizenship reporting of US domestic corporations and the US subsidiaries of non-US companies. (We also monitor sustainability reports published by trade and professional associations, not-for-profit organizations, public sector agencies, professional practices, universities, and various types of institutions.)

RSF Social Finance Releases Innovative Investment White Paper at SOCAP11

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A New Foundation for Portfolio Management is a paper that proposes new principles for creating an investment portfolio. It challenges current assumptions about risk, growth and utility and proposes new principles to bring portfolio theory into the 21st century.

Click here to download a copy of the white paper.

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A New Foundation for Portfolio Management is a paper that proposes new principles for creating an investment portfolio. It challenges current assumptions about risk, growth and utility and proposes new principles to bring portfolio theory into the 21st century.

Click here to download a copy of the white paper.

Another Baby Boom Won't Cure U.S. Economy

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 By Carol Pierson Holding

This article was originally published on the CSRHUB Blog. 

In the early 1980s, Daniel Yankelovich, the master market researcher, gave a presentation to ad agency staff about coming demographic trends. His analysis came to the conclusion that the growing income gap would produce an increasingly angry underclass, a boiling cauldron that would one day explode. He showed us the future through demographics. I was hooked and subscribed to the magazine American Demographics. 

G&A Institute Update (Issue 1, August 2011): US Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Reporting

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G&A Institute closely monitors the sustainability reporting of US domestic corporations and the US subsidiaries of non-US companies.  (We monitor as well sustainability reports published by trade and professional associations, non-profits, government agencies, professional practices, universities, and various types of institutions.)

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part One: How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts

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The initial segment of "ESG for Investors -  How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts" is an interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance. Simpson discusses integrating ESG data into financial analysis, and describes the three "P's"—performance, priorities, and procurement— as a framework for capital allocation. The interview is conducted in three parts.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia

3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

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The initial segment of "ESG for Investors -  How Investment Funds Identify and Measure ESG Impacts" is an interview with Anne Simpson, CalPERS, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance. Simpson discusses integrating ESG data into financial analysis, and describes the three "P's"—performance, priorities, and procurement— as a framework for capital allocation. The interview is conducted in three parts.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia

3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™  and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com

 

Interbrand's Weakest Link: Real World Financial Value

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The branding agency Interbrand just released their first report on the Best Global Green Brands. It’s a wonderful study, looking at both green performance and perception and identifying the gaps. It just doesn’t go far enough. The report never connects its measurements to dollar values.

Biofuels Slowly Take Flight with the Airline Industry

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Airlines won final approval from a U.S.-based technical-standards group to power their planes with a blend made from traditional kerosene and biofuels derived from inedible plants and organic waste.”

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