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As Climate Risk Sweeps Into Mainstream, Some Asset Managers Still Vote Against Most Climate Shareholder Proposals

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By Rob Berridge and Natasha Nurjadin

As Ceres publishes its annual ranking of asset manager proxy voting on climate-related shareholder proposals for 2019 in the table below, we hope this data is helpful to asset managers and individual investors preparing for the 2020 proxy voting season.  

Whole Planet Foundation Top Supplier Donors are Helping to Alleviate Poverty in the United States and Abroad

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March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s top supplier donors who are helping to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. 

NRG’s CEO Talks Sustainability to Investors

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Editor’s note: The following is adapted from remarks made by Mauricio Gutierrez, president and CEO of NRG, during an earnings call in late February, a rare instance of sustainability issues being front and center during a CEO investor presentation.

Comprehensive ESG Backed by World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund

Norges Bank press for companies to improve and increase ESG disclosures
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March 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A report from Norges Bank Investment Management – manager of the one trillion Euro Government Pension Fund of Norway – has called for businesses to improve metrics to ensure they disclose ‘relevant, quantitative and comparable information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues’.

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

3-minute CEO, Marie Dzanis

by Maha Khan Phillips
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“One of the things that I like about the asset management business is that its evolving constantly,” Dzanis says, pointing to some of the more important trends and themes in the business.

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Award for Asia and the Pacific: Highlights from Vietnam

by Claire Kelly, Asia Regional Director
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At the end of 2019, Whole Planet Foundation invited all partners in the Asia/Pacific region to participate in the field officer appreciation award. After a Foundation community vote, there are five grand prize winners and twelve honorable mentions. You will notice that all three of Whole Planet Foundation’s partners in Vietnam received the top recognition!  This blog spotlights the stories from our microfinance partners in Vietnam, however these winners are recognized alongside Ms. Elisabeth Kaisamy from South Pacific Business Development Fiji and Ms.

University of Ottawa AI Initiative Investigates Inclusion, Regulation

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A few years ago, a video of people using an automated hand soap dispenser — an otherwise mundane daily activity — went viral. The reason it caught attention: When one person put a hand under the sensor, the soap came out right away. But when a second person did it, the dispenser didn’t work at all.

Transparency That Drives Impact – Where Next for GRI

CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes at the GRI Reporters’ Summit in Arizona
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GRI continues to deliver the most effective global sustainability standards, while it is focused on doing even more to support companies to provide high quality, accessible and impactful reporting.  

That was a key message from Jack Ehnes – Vice Chair of the GRI Board, and CEO of CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) – as he addressed the GRI Reporters’ Summit in Arizona, USA, yesterday.

Digital Green: Providing for Those Who Provide for Others

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

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