16 businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs
A new program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by making it more relevant to stakeholders, is now underway – bringing together senior representatives from international companies.
Recognized as “Communications Department of the Year” for outstanding SDG communication
March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The software provider and UN Global Compact signatory iPoint-systems was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the category “Communications Department of the Year” at the 2021 German Stevie® Awards for its outstanding communication on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Initiatives to Address Light-related Animal Welfare Challenges
NEW YORK, March 17, 2021, /3BL Media/ — The Zoological Lighting Institute™ (ZLI) recognizes the publication of an important new study enhancing growing awareness that light pollution is driving the insect apocalypse, a deadly global decline in insect populations that threatens food security and human sustainability in general. ZLI will dedicate a portion of its ZALA Animal Welfare Stations to monitoring artificial light in the environment, and to aid ongoing research efforts through grants, resources, and expertise provision.
Sustainable Insight Capital Management and Impact Cubed Expand Strategic Alliance
NEW YORK and LONDON, March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM) and Impact Cubed Investments are pleased to announce the expansion of their suite of sustainable strategies with the addition of a US High-Impact Equity portfolio. The new strategy leverages the two firms’ unique alpha capabilities and sustainable expertise to meet investor demand for a US public equity portfolio with a high ESG impact.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 3, 2021 /3BL Media/– Investors who use the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals in their ESG analysis can better identify best-in-class companies and produce best-in-class ESG outcomes, according to new research by Martin Currie, the active equity specialist and steward of £13.7 billion (US$18.6 billion) in assets under management (AUM) as at 31 December 2020; Martin Currie is a specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton.
By Camila Corradi Bracco, Senior Coordinator – Content Development & Program Delivery, GRI
Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their impacts.
When Henry Baskerville, the eponymous baronet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, arrives at his family’s manor, he finds himself heir not only to a country estate but an assortment of potential morbidities, including a lethal family curse, a hellhound, an escaped convict, and Sherlock Holmes. Faced with these complications, however, the young scion decides that the problem is primarily one of lighting. “‘It’s no wonder my uncle felt as if trouble were coming on him in such a place as this,’ said [Baskerville]. ‘It’s enough to scare any man.
Many families face an ongoing tension between the decision-maker “Patriarch” perspective and the younger “NextGen” perspective on how to approach investing and whether alpha should have primacy in investment decisions — with social, educational, justice, environmental, and other impact goals being served predominantly philanthropically — or if the two should always be approached as an integrated whole, regardless of asset class.
Updated guidance on linking the Sustainable Development Goals with the GRI Standards
January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - It is now even easier for organizations to communicate their efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by using the most widely adopted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards.