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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.

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?

Herbalife Nutrition Joins United Nations Global Compact

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Herbalife Nutrition has joined the United Nations (“U.N.”) Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. With this commitment, the company is demonstrating its long-term support of the Sustainable Development Goals(“SDGs”) as outlined in the U.N.

Gildan Included in Leadership Band on CDP's 2020 Climate Change Report

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MONTREAL, December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce that the Company has been included as a top performer on CDP’s 2020 Climate Change Report. Gildan received an A- for the second consecutive year placing the Company in CDP’s leadership band, and well above the apparel design sector average of C.

Gildan Receives Its 13th FUNDAHRSE Seal for ESG Work in Honduras

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MONTREAL, December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announced today that it is once again a recipient of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Seal by the Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (FUNDAHRSE) in Honduras. This is the 13th consecutive year that Gildan receives this award.

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes Its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability and Its 2019 Climate Report

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June 19, 2020 - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the publication of its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability, “Building on Strength.” This report details the company’s long-standing commitment to manage responsibly their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Newly Released: Novo Nordisk Publishes Integrated 2019 Annual Report

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February 18, 2020 – For the 16th consecutive year, Novo Nordisk has published its integrated 2019 Annual report detailing the company’s year-end performance.

Still accounting for financial, social and environmental performance, the Management Review details the company’s progression in four new dimensions of strategic aspirations for 2025: purpose and sustainability; innovation and therapeutic focus; commercial execution; and financials.

How Positive "Impact Bonds" Build on Strong Foundations

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by Benjamin Bailey, CFA, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial 

Praxis Mutual Fund shareholders expect us to invest with their values in mind. The Praxis Impact Bond Fund turned 25 this year and through the first half of the fund’s tenure we diligently focused on screening out holdings contrary to those shared values. In 2006, our eyes were opened by a public bond offering that showed us what positive impact bonds (those bonds that make a positive impact on the climate and/or communities) could do.

Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

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