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Flash Report: G&A Institute & Trust Across America Partner to Examine Trustworthiness for S&P 500® Companies Not Reporting on Sustainability

Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys
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NEW YORK, March 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - 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.

FLASH REPORT: Eighty One Percent (81%) of the S&P 500 Index Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2015

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G&A Institute: 
Disclosure and reporting on the corporate sustainability journey has become the consistent, reliable clear norm for large-cap companies in the U.S. capital markets.   The S&P 500®  Index is the best single gauge for large-cap U.S. equities, capturing 80% of available market capitalization.   G&A Institute has analyzed the index company components' sustainability reporting activities for the past five years. 

Ingersoll Rand Makes Debut Appearance on FTSE4Good Index Series

Series applauds company’s environmental, social and governance performance
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Davidson, N.C., August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been added to the prestigious FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria.

Flash Report — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

G&A: Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from just 20% in 2011 to 75% in 2015, demonstrating the neccessity of measuring and managing ESG issues in response to growing stakeholder and stockholder demands.
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G&A Institute:
Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*.  Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from just 20% in 2011 to 75% in 2015, demonstrating the necessity of measuring and managing ESG issues in response to growing stakeholder and stockholder demands.   

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G&A Institute:
Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*.  Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from just 20% in 2011 to 75% in 2015, demonstrating the necessity of measuring and managing ESG issues in response to growing stakeholder and stockholder demands.   

Health Care Innovation Drives S&P Growth - The Minute

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Disruptive change in health care is having a booster effect on the economy. From the Affordable Health Care Act to biotech, innovations in services and products are generating record profits, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Kristen Scholer. While health care is only the third largest S&P 500 sector, it has been the largest contributor to overall earnings growth for the S&P in three of the last four quarters. The sector has lifted the overall fourth-quarter earnings growth rate more than any other, according to FactSet, a data firm.

Health Care Innovation Drives S&P Growth - The Minute

Multimedia with summary

Disruptive change in health care is having a booster effect on the economy. From the Affordable Health Care Act to biotech, innovations in services and products are generating record profits, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Kristen Scholer. While health care is only the third largest S&P 500 sector, it has been the largest contributor to overall earnings growth for the S&P in three of the last four quarters. The sector has lifted the overall fourth-quarter earnings growth rate more than any other, according to FactSet, a data firm.

CDP Recognizes Allstate as Leader in Climate Change Transparency; Only Property and Casualty Insurer to Make List

Reductions in carbon emissions, energy usage rise to top of Allstate’s environmental accomplishments
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September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Allstate has been recognized as a leader among the S&P 500 for excelling at disclosure of climate change data by CDP, the world's only global environmental disclosure system. Allstate scored 97 out of 100 in this year's report, the highest score the company has received since it started reporting in 2007

Ingersoll Rand Among Top Companies in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report

Company recognized for greenhouse gas management on heels of its Climate Commitment announcement
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Swords, Ireland, September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ –Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, received a significant jump in its CDP score, moving up 13 points from the previous year, with an overall score of 93 in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report.

CDP Recognizes 21st Century Fox as Leader in Sustainability Disclosure for Sixth Straight Year

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For the sixth consecutive year, the environmental nonprofit CDP has commended 21st Century Fox for the transparency and thoroughness of its corporate sustainability program. CDP assesses the depth and quality of companies' climate change data each year, and the organization's latest report ranks 21st Century Fox among the top 7% of S&P 500 companies, placing it on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

FLASH REPORT: Seventy-Two Percent (72%) of the S&P Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2013

Dramatically Up from 52% in 2012 & Just About 20% in 2011
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New York, NY, June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ — In an analysis just completed by the Governance & Accountability Institute research team, seventy two percent (72%) of the companies included in The S&P 500 Index® were found to have published a sustainability or corporate responsibility report.

The index is one of the most widely followed barometers of the U.S. economy, and conditions for large-cap public companies in the capital markets.

To put this in context G&A in tracking prior year(s) reporting found that:

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