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G&A Institute & 3BL Media Announce Service for Companies to Achieve CSR & Sustainability Awards & Recognition

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New York, NY and Northampton, MA, April 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A), a strategies and consulting firm focusing on Sustainability and 3BL Media, the leading distributor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Health, and Energy news and content, today announced G&A Institute's Awards & Recognition Program.

PG&E Named One of America’s Best Corporate Citizens

Utility Ranks 37th among United States Companies in “100 Best Corporate Citizens” List Published by CR Magazine
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. April 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has once again been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list – a comprehensive ranking of Russell 1000 publicly held U.S. companies that best advance corporate responsibility and sustainability through disclosure, policy and performance. This is the sixth consecutive year that PG&E has been included in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

Commenting Period Opens on New Integrated Reporting Framework

The International Integrated Reporting Council launches a draft framework aiming to develop a new corporate reporting model for the future.
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16 April 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) published its consultation draft of the International Integrated Reporting Framework. The Framework aims to set standards for organisations reporting their strategy, governance, performance and prospects with a view towards the creation of value over the short, medium and long term.

PG&E Ranked Among Top Utilities For Sustainability Efforts

Target Rock Advisors Recognizes Utility’s Performance on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has been named one of the nation’s three most sustainable large utilities by Target Rock Advisors, and has also been included in Target Rock’s 2013 Sustainable Utility Leaders Index (SULI).

The Sustainability Snowball is Gaining Mass


By Carol Singer Neuvelt

We’re putting the finishing touches on the agenda for NAEM’s upcoming Corporate Sustainability Management conference, and as I look over the program, I am struck by how much the conversation about sustainability has progressed over the past few years.

ReportAlert.info - BAE Systems (LON:BA) Publishes 2012 Annual Report

The report demonstrates the progress the company is making in its corporate responsibility agenda. It focuses on the company's strategy and performance in key areas of business conduct, safety, diversity and inclusion and environmental sustainability.
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March 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BAE Systems attaches great importance to the way it does business, as well as the financial results it achieves. The company continues to build on its position as one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse defence, aerospace and security companies. It is committed to creating a culture of Total Performance encompassing customer focus, financial performance, programme execution and responsible behaviour. To reflect its integrated approach, the company continues to report corporate responsibility performance in its Annual Report.

Bob Willard to Discuss the Future of Sustainability Reporting at NAEM Conference

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March 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Experienced business leader Bob Willard will kick off NAEM’s Corporate Sustainability Management conference on April 17-18 in Arlington, Va. with an update on the Global Initiative for Sustainability Rating's (GISR) efforts to create a world-class standard for sustainability analytics.  Drawing on insights from his 34-year career with IBM Canada, Mr. Willard is an expert in how to proactively avoid risks and capture opportunities by using smart environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies.

Electronics Components Distributors Save on Conflict Minerals Compliance Costs With Product Filtering


The goal of filtering is to reduce the effort required for compliance by only querying suppliers whose products are in scope. For companies, particularly electronics components distributors, with thousands of products that need to be considered, effective filtering can help reduce the compliance burden and the number of data collection inquiries passed up the supply chain. However, the desire for minimizing the work required to comply must be balanced with risk management.

Retailers Cut Conflict Mineral Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering


Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on conflict minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products—such as retailers with name brands—the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

Do Investors Care About Companies' Climate Change Disclosure?


Taken at face value, more evidence surfaced this month supporting a close relationship between company market performance and the disclosure of environmental, social and governance criteria.  Less clear is when more investors will reward ESG disclosure and inspire nondisclosing companies to get on board.  Integrating fundamental equity analysis with ESG criteria boosts the quality of investment decisions, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment.


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