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Women in the Field of Finance

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Cahir of Domini Impact Investments 

Gildan Answers Fashion Revolution’s Call-to-Action for Greater Transparency

Gildan supports Fashion Revolution’s campaign for the third year
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Gildan is participating in the Fashion Revolutions’ #whomademyclothes campaign, a global movement working to elevate transparency in the clothing industry and change the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed.

Strong Backing for Tax Transparency From Investors

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March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A future where disclosure of the taxes paid by businesses is common international practice is one step closer, following widespread and trans-national support received through a GRI consultation exercise – and from investment organizations in particular.  

As national economies become increasingly integrated, there have been growing calls from around the world – including investors, governments and wider civil society – for more corporate reporting on tax.

How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

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by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org 

I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.

How Impact Investing Can Change Our Relationship With Money

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by Yuliya Tarasava, Co-Founder and COO, CNote 

While difficult at the moment, the many conversations with my friends about money inspired me to explore a different path. Conversation after conversation, I started to chip away at what felt wrong about money, and we would talk about their “wish list” when it comes to finance. What came up again and again was the desire to feel smart about money decisions – “whatever I do should be easy to understand, available to all, convenient to do, and make me feel good and empowered.”

Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

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Government regulation can be a blessing or a burden. In every case, it’s the result of a public process. In contrast, says Domtar CEO John D. Williams, too many of today’s extra-governmental, voluntary programs — shadow regulations — fall short of this process.

Shadow regulations are built on opaque algorithms and are of nebulous value, and they threaten the very transparency that legitimate sustainability regulations are supposed to advance.

Las Vegas Sands Retains A List Position by CDP and Discusses the Importance of Transparency About Environmental Performance

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Las Vegas Sands was recently recognized on the Climate Change and Water A List by CDP, the international nonprofit environmental disclosure platform.  This is the company’s fourth year in a row to attain a leadership position for Climate Change and is the company’s first time responding to the Water recognition.  The company has participated in CDP disclosure since 2012, beginning with reporting on climate change initiatives and performance.

Declare Chemical Transparency Program Released in European Building Market

The nutrition label for products expands into Europe for manufacturers, architects and designers
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BOLZANO, Italy, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Living Future Europe Initiative (LFEI) announce the release of a new edition of the Declare product transparency label for the European building and manufacturer market. The Declare Europe launch is taking place in Bolzano during the 2019 Klimahouse conference, which is focused on the exchange of ideas, innovations and insights on the latest trends in the energy-efficiency and sustainable construction sector.

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index: Investing for Equality

The 2019 index includes 230 leaders employing seven million women around the world.
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Bloomberg announced the launch of its 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which this year selected 230 companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace.

Disclosures from firms included in the 2019 GEI provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive look at how companies around the world are investing in their female colleagues.

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