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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

    Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum Announces 2017 Preliminary Agenda and Speakers
    (Tuesday - September 12, 2017)
    Source: Clean Technica
    JPMorgan pledges up to $2 million to fight racism, support human rights
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017)
    Source: Reuters
    Ford becomes latest carmaker to launch UK scrappage scheme
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017)
    Source: Reuters

    USA Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Reporting

    Eastman Issues 2017 Sustainability Report
    (Friday - August 18, 2017)
    Source: Greeneville Sun
    Connecticut Water Service, Inc. Issues 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report
    (Wednesday - August 16, 2017)
    Source: NASDAQ

    Sovereign Wealth Fund Highlights

    1MDB wasting public funds by accruing interest on late payment
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
    Source: Malaysiakini
    Cleric says Iran cannot gloat in financial crisis
    (Sunday - August 20, 2017) Associated Profiles : Iran Oil Stabilisation Fund
    Source: Reuters

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    Corporate Competitiveness — An Important Consideration for Board & C-Suite, Including the CFO — Here’s Important News From Accenture
    18. August 2017 Business Case
    In brief:  Profits and growth are only two legs of a three-legged stool, with sustainability just as important, says a new study. Is corporate growth and profitability “hard wired” to sustainability and trust?  Important question!  The answer (a declarative “yes”) … Continue reading
    Of Prime Concern to Many Companies: Water! Will Corporate Advertising Claims “Around” The Water Issue Click With Customers?
    11. August 2017 Climate Change
    California….Water:  The place name and the liquid substance are interconnected in the minds of sustaianbility professionals thinking about climate change and the effects that we are already seeing in the American landscape. The chronic drought in the Golden State has … Continue reading
    Broadening Activism Among Institutional Investor Classes on ESG Issues – Here to Stay, Says Proxy Advisor CEO
    07. August 2017 Corporate Citizenship
    “Operating under the radar” — that is, various categories of institutional investors getting active in the “investor activist” game?  Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of Okapi Partners, describes a sea change that he sees that is underway, the trend in how large … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    Ford becomes latest carmaker to launch UK scrappage scheme
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017)
    Source: Reuters
    Berkshire Disappointed by Collapse of $9 Billion Oncor Agreement
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017)
    Source: Bloombeerg
    L.A. Times Management Ousted by Tronc in Shake-Up at Flagship
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017)
    Source: Bloomberg

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    Ohio’s biggest public pension fund looking at benefit cuts
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017) Associated Profiles : Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
    How deep is pension hole'
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017) Associated Profiles : Employees Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA)
    Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
    Underfunded Pensions Could Spark Wave of ‘Precedent Setting’ Reforms
    (Tuesday - August 22, 2017) Associated Profiles : California State Teachers’ Retirement System
    Source: Financial Sense

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