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What Does the 'S' in ESG Mean? Explaining Social Criteria for Today's Businesses

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Investors and business stakeholders have a difficult job: predict which companies have the greatest potential return and the lowest risk. Financial statements tell part of the story, but there’s so much more involved in business success or failure.

UNPRI Delays Its Assessment Plan - A Sign of Things to Come?

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As previously seen on Skytop and published with permission.

On August 2, UNPRI (The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) announced that it was delaying the rollout of its assessment plan.  You can read the announcement here

Gildan Publishes Its 17th Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report

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MONTREAL, August 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) is pleased to share the publication of its 17th Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, available here. The 2020 ESG report showcases Gildan’s approach and commitment to ESG, the Company’s 2020 performance results, and key priorities towards continuing its vision of Making Apparel Better®.

From the Fifth Third Bank 2020 ESG Report: Corporate Governance

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One of our most valuable assets at Fifth Third is our reputation for integrity. We are judged by our conduct, and we must act in a manner that merits public trust and confidence.

We believe that a strong corporate governance program is the foundation for a sustainable and well-governed company. Accordingly, we continuously evaluate our structures, processes and controls to ensure they support and promote accountability, effectiveness, transparency and ethical behavior.

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases ESG Standard for Mineral Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard to further improve conditions for workers, address environmental and community impacts, and manage governance risks in all mineral supply chains.

Why Today's Businesses Should Invest in ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance)

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It’s a good time to be paying attention.

The business landscape is reorienting itself and you can almost hear priorities shifting toward change-readiness and the bigger picture. Companies everywhere are reviewing their strategies and re-evaluating where their resources will be invested over the next few years. Business resilience has been cemented as a top consideration.

From this perspective, ESG is an essential focus.

ESG in a Nutshell

Global Reporting Initiative Launches Governance Review

Pause in the search for a new GRI chief executive
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May 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Board of GRI has launched a process to modernize the governance structure of the organization. The review will consider changes to best position GRI to continue its mission to enable greater transparency on organizational impacts, building on the GRI Standards’ position as the world’s most widely used and trusted sustainability reporting standards.

The ESG Evolution: How (and Why) Two Tech Companies Are Tackling ESG

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In our webinar hosted by Carolyn Clemmens, Senior Sustainability Project Manager with Antea Group, two guest speakers took a deep dive into how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics are emerging in the tech industry.

7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy

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The time has passed for organizations to take a passive approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) planning. Now more than ever, investors, employees, and customers are shining a bright light on companies’ ESG strategies, practices, and performance when deciding where and with whom to partner with or invest in.

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus

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As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?

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