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    Introduction to SustainabilityHQ™

    Introduction  to SustainabilityHQ™ -- this is Governance & Accountability Institute’s proprietary research and monitoring platform for following trends,  news, commentary, research and other critical information related to Sustainability and ESG factors (environmental & energy, social issues, corporate governance)  This platform is designed to the knowledge management headquarters for enterprise sustainability issues and topics. more SustainabilityHQ Introduction here.....

    ESG & Sustainability Highlights

    Walmart gives Amazon run for its money in third quarter -text/video
    (Friday - November 17, 2017)
    Source: USA Today
    At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030
    (Friday - November 17, 2017)
    Source: Reuters
    Blankfein Tweets Many CEOs Want to See Second Brexit Referendum
    (Friday - November 17, 2017)
    Source: Bloomberg

    USA Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Reporting

    New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals
    (Friday - September 01, 2017)
    Source: Sustainable Brands
    Tiffany & Co. Highlights Progress and Commitments in New Sustainability Report
    (Friday - September 01, 2017)
    Source: CSRWire
    Shaw Industries, other carpetmakers move to more sustainable production
    (Tuesday - August 29, 2017)
    Source: Times Free Press

    Sovereign Wealth Fund Highlights

    Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments'
    (Friday - November 17, 2017)
    Source: BBC
    Chinese banks see net forex purchase rise in October
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
    Source: Xinhua News Agency
    Norwegian fund drops investment in 10 firms over coal links
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017) Associated Profiles : Storebrand
    Source: Yahoo Finance

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    Seven Important Trends From Textile Exchange Conference Summed Up: The Industry Gets It on Sustainability
    17. November 2017 Business Case
    “Sustainability is front and center in the apparel sector” — so writes Tara Donaldson in the November 5th feature story in the Sourcing Journal in covering the Textile Sustainability Conference in October. Seven major trends were discussed at the meeting … Continue reading
    The 2017 Net Impact Conference – Finding Your Path to Purpose
    16. November 2017 Business & Society
    Guest Post by Cher Xue, Sustainability Report Analyst, Governance & Accountability Institute The 2017 Net Impact Conference was held in Atlanta, GA, from October 26-28, 2017. The conference gathered about 2,000 students and young professionals who are committed to making … Continue reading
    All Together Now — Industries, Sectors & Professional Groups See Collective Efforts As The Way Forward for Managing Sustainability Issues
    13. November 2017 Business & Society
    There is encouraging news as corporate executives, managers and a range of professionals get together to address the risks and opportunities inherent in sustainability matters that could affect a particular industry, sector or profession.   And, how with collective industry effort … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    Walmart gives Amazon run for its money in third quarter -text/video
    (Friday - November 17, 2017)
    Source: USA Today
    Amazon and Whole Foods unveil new price cuts for Prime members
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017)
    Source: The Verge
    United Rival Frontier, Other Low-Cost Carriers To Get 430 New Jets
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017)
    Source: Investor's Business Daily

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    Indiana Pension To Double Down On Hedge Funds
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017) Associated Profiles : Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF)
    Source: FIN Alternatives
    CalPERS Stakeholders Argue for Status Quo
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017) Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
    Source: aiCIO
    Hedge Fund Code Of Ethics Being Developed
    (Thursday - November 16, 2017) Associated Profiles : South Carolina Retirement Systems
    Source: ValueWalk

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