Timely Insights & Perspectives on Corporate Sustainability, Responsibility & Citizenship

By Hank Boerner – Chair & Chief Strategist, G&A Institute Corporate ESG Data, Data, Data – they're now everywhere and being digested, analyzed and applied to corporate equity analytics and portfolio decision-making. Whether your public company actively participates in the annual round of organizing responses to the ever-more comprehensive queries… Read More
Update -- on First Quarter 2018 ESG / Sustainable Investment Developments Continuing our commentary on the theme suggested by MSCI's Linda Eiling Lee of Volume and Velocity in 2018 (of change) – current developments have been signalling dramatic and rapid changes in sustainable investing and corporate sustainability in the First Quarter… Read More
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by 193 nation-members of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. There are 17 goals and 169 “subsets” or targets. To achieve the goals over time (out to the 2030 target date), collaboration among investors, companies, governments, the UN system, other multilateral… Read More
The American Bar Association, the largest legal trade organization with over 400,000 members worldwide, in more than 3,500 entities. ABA has long been a leader in promoting more effective corporate governance and rule of law, focusing attention on the challenges of global climate change, environmental pollution, renewable energy, sustainable development,… Read More
Issue 4.1 It's  a question often raised by boards and senior executives, posed to the management team members:  What is the impact, if any, of third-party sustainability rating agencies on our position in the capital markets?  Oekom, the global sustainability research organization, has been asking that question annually since 2013.  And… Read More
Issue 1.9 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world’s most used framework for corporate sustainability / responsibility / citizenship reporting. The first generation of the framework was launched in 1999-2000 (the “G1”), which evolved over time through a multi-stakeholder process shaping G2, G3, G3.1, G4, and on to become today’s GRI Standards. After July 1, 2018,… Read More
Issue 1.7 Question for you:   Is your firm selling to Adidas AG, Becton Dickinson, Herman Miller, HP Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss, Wal-Mart Stores ... and other firms that are charting their chemical footprint? These companies are quantitatively measuring their own chemical footprint to develop information on such things… Read More
Issue 1.6 CITY LEADERS SAY: Climate Change Will Affect Their Populations and New Policies Are Needed – Along With Collaborations and Partnerships With Companies and the Capital Markets  Background for you: The Federal government under the administration of President Donald Trump has signaled the official intention of withdrawal from the COP 21… Read More
Issue 1.3 IN FOCUS: Carbon Emissions, Water, Forestry, Supply Chain, Sector Analysis, and New Tools and Resources for Companies' Use, New Science-based Targets, More Collaboration With Stakeholders, More and More Transparency... How will your company be affected? "Back when" -- approaching two decades ago -- a small team based in London began to… Read More

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