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Rethinking the role of sustainability reports 20.10.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Rethinking the role of sustainability reports Mike Hower Tue, 10/20/2020 - 01:00 Corporate sustainability has a reporting problem — it always has. Companies typically don’t enjoy creating them and investors, customers, employees and most other stakeholders don’t revel in reading them. Yet, with investors more interested in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues than ever before, this long-standing problem has become an immediate liability for companies looking to maximize shared value. Today, some 90 percent of companies in the S&P 500 produc e corporate sustainability reports, and the practice has become so ingrained in corporate sustainability culture that few question its purpose or efficacy. Reporting has risen to prominence for good reason — there never has been a more critical time for companies to communicate their strategies and actions for corporate sustainability. Many investors evaluate nonfinancial performance based on corporate disclosures, with most finding value in assurance of ...
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ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave? 21.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave? Terry F. Yosie Mon, 09/21/2020 - 00:30 Amidst four concurrent crises — health, economic, race relations and climate — one stand-out 2020 development has been the rebound of major stock markets and, particularly, the growing performance and prominence of environment, social and governance (ESG) traded funds. ESG portfolios not only have outperformed traditional financial assets this year, but also a data analysis prepared by Morningstar, a financial advisory research firm, concluded that almost 60 percent of sustainable investments delivered higher returns than comparable funds over the past decade. Morningstar also found that ESG funds have greater longevity than non-ESG portfolios. About 77 percent of ESG funds that existed 10 years ago are presently available, whereas only 46 percent of traditional investment vehicles maintain that survivorship. These developments raise two overriding questions: what factors have converged to catapult ESG ...
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‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’ 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
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The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance 24.8.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance Joel Makower Mon, 08/24/2020 - 02:11 One silver lining of this horrific moment is the rise of loans, bonds and other financial instruments linked to sustainability outcomes. In this sense, "sustainability" is broadly defined to include environmental issues as well as social ones. And, more recently, a new subcategory of, yes, pandemic-related issues. Indeed, the pandemic response is being financed in part through bonds designed to fund development of vaccines or treatments, support healthcare systems fighting the outbreak or provide relief efforts, such as for cities and counties facing budgetary challenges due to lost revenues and emergency spending. As of the end of May, governments, banks, companies and others raised just over $150 billion globally from selling pandemic bonds, according to research by BNP Paribas, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. "These instruments will contribute to the economic recovery of many sectors and will emphasize ...
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GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? 13.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? Joel Makower Sun, 07/12/2020 - 17:56 For years, corporate reporters — those inside companies responsible for creating sustainability reports and reporting environmental, social and governance data to various other organizations — have been frustrated by what many refer to as an alphabet soup of standards and frameworks: CDP, GRI, IIRC, PRI, SASB, TCFD, UNGC and more. And while they grumbled at how those various organizations’ requests weren’t harmonized, they dutifully complied with their requests and mandates. Finally, help may be on the way. Today, two of those organizations — GRI, formerly the Global Reporting Initiative, and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, better known as SASB — are announcing a collaborative effort to help ease that confusion and, not insignificantly, position their standards as the most consequential. "Our basic SASB 101 pitch that we give to everyone we speak to talks about SASB and GRI as being ...
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SDG No. 17, coronavirus and the battle for a collaborative future 30.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's why a key Sustainable Development Goal is back in style, and why it may be the SDG "for our times."
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6 of the best corporate climate action announcements from the last week 27.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From Google to North Face, companies used Earth Day to share big plans. Here are the ones that stood out.
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How to harmonize the sustainability reporting of your business unit with your parent company 22.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Balancing parent company messaging with local CSR needs can be challenging. Here are some tips our energy company would like to share about sustainability reporting.
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Climate change isn't going away — it's still important to recognize Earth Day 17.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
COVID-19 may be stopping in-person gatherings but Earth Day celebrations will go on, digital.
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Hip hop can bring green issues to communities of color 13.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The environmental movement largely has failed to connect with people of color and marginalized urban communities. By confronting issues from contaminated water to climate change, hip hop music can help bridge that divide and bring home the realities of environmental injustice.
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5 communications tips to market sustainability 7.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Research shows three factors keep consumers from choosing products that are better for the environment: confusion; trust gaps; and not enough information. Here's how to get around that.
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HSBC: Companies focused on climate change 'outperformed' as virus spread 6.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research note suggests businesses with strong ESG credentials are proving more resilient than peers to coronavirus turmoil. But there are regional differences.
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5 ways businesses can nudge their consumers to go green 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Companies large and small are leaning into sustainability, but consumers remain stubbornly out of step. Here's how to flip the script.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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Robyn O’Brien: Following the ‘North Star’ in Food Systems Transformation 7.2.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
An exploration at the intersection of food, finance and courageous leadership.
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Fair Trade USA CEO Paul Rice on conscious capitalism, the plight of U.S. farmers 29.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Why the human side of sustainability deserves more attention.
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How companies can source nylon more sustainably 24.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The first fabric made entirely in a laboratory, nylon is most often found in activewear, swimwear and other technical performance garments because of its durability and useful stretch properties.
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BMW is the first carmaker to join responsible mining initiative 14.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Carmakers are coming under increasing pressure to ensure the materials used for electric vehicle production are responsibly sourced.
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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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ESG ratings are confounding. For CSOs, that’s good news 18.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Investments based on sustainability criteria are on a sharp rise. It's a dynamic and confusing world. CSOs should rejoice.
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