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    A 2016 Look Ahead of the Curve

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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 looks to see if virtual shopping is better than the real thing
    (Friday - October 20, 2017)
    Source: Washington Post
    Senate approves budget in crucial step forward for Republican tax cuts
    (Friday - October 20, 2017)
    Source: Washington Post

    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

    Caisse de dépôt to address climate change 'across the breadth of our portfolio'
    (Thursday - October 19, 2017) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    Source: Montreal Gazette
    Tony Byrne: We need bold action to avert a pension crisis
    (Thursday - October 19, 2017) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
    Source: Money Marketing

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    16. October 2017 Business Case
    LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LEFT! REGISTER & RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT DEMYSTIFYING THE CSA & DJSI Focus on Assessment Questions for Human Rights, Human Capital & Supply Chain A Practitioner Workshop on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Presented By Governance & Accountability Institute … Continue reading
    SEC Proposes Important Amendments to Corporate Disclosure & Reporting – Changes Are in the Wind — But Corporate ESG Disclosure Is Not Addressed in the SEC Proposals …
    12. October 2017 Climate Change
    October 12 2017 – by Hank Boerner – Chair, G&A Institute On October 11, 2017 important news was coming from the Securities Exchange Commission (in Washington DC) for corporate leaders and investment professionals: a comprehensive package of proposed changes (amendments) to … Continue reading
    The National Geographic Can Have A Major Influence On Its Global Audience With Coverage Like This: Climate Change’s Hidden Costs
    09. October 2017 Business & Society
    The National Geographic Society made its debut as a publishing force in 1888, introducing the natural world and faraway places to generation-after-generation, at first through the familiar yellow cover magazine (the “journal”), then on through broadcast and cable television programming, … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    Target CEO: This Is How We Will Beat Walmart
    (Friday - October 20, 2017)
    Source: The Street
    Black Monday: Can a 1987-style stock market crash happen again?
    (Thursday - October 19, 2017)
    Source: USA Today

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    If S.C. pension fund falters, we all pay
    (Thursday - October 19, 2017) Associated Profiles : South Carolina Retirement Systems
    Source: The Post and Courier
    How Volatility Hits Pension Plans
    (Thursday - October 19, 2017) Associated Profiles : Hawaii Employees Retirement System (ERS)
    Source: Seeking Alpha
    Kansas proposal for pension bonds advances
    (Thursday - October 19, 2017) Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
    Source: The Kansas City Star

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