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    A 2016 Look Ahead of the Curve

    What’s Ahead in 2017 that Affects Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability & CSR Managers?  Sustainable/ESG Investment Professionals? The seeds of development are found in 2016 and earlier...
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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

    Toys 'R' Us May Close 200 More Stores
    (Friday - February 23, 2018)
    Source: Fortune
    Institutional Investors Had Diversified in Anticipation of Volatility
    (Friday - February 23, 2018)
    Source: Plan Adviser

    USA Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Reporting

    How To: the PGA Crafts Its First Sustainability Report, Solves Unique Challenges
    (Thursday - January 25, 2018)
    Source: Environmental Leader
    Monsanto Announces Significant Progress on Commitments in 2017 Sustainability Report
    (Friday - December 22, 2017)
    Source: Triple Pundit

    Sovereign Wealth Fund Highlights

    Bombardier Gets Public Rebuke From Top Investor for Rail Delays
    (Friday - February 23, 2018) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    Source: Bloomberg
    Permanent Fund armored against downturn, analysis finds
    (Friday - February 23, 2018) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
    Source: Juneau Empire

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    How Tariffs Will Affect the State of Solar in the U.S.A. in 2018
    22. February 2018 Climate Change
    Guest Column – By Kyle Pennell The year 2018 did not start off well for the solar industry in the United States. In January, US President Donald Trump signed into law a 30% tariff on all imported solar panels, sending … Continue reading
    They Are Beginning Now – the Long-Awaited Corporate Disclosures on Ratio of CEO Ratio – CEO Pay-to-Median-of-Workforce Pay
    21. February 2018 Business & Society
    by Hank Boerner – Chairman & Chief Strategist, G&A Institute The big-deal and long-waited corporate announcements / disclosures are beginning in 1Q 2018.  Way back when…after the 2008 financial crisis when the Dodd-Frank capital markets reform legislation was passed (in 2010)…one of … Continue reading
    Access RobecoSAM’s Leading Practice & Benchmarking Database For The Day @ DJSI – How Insights Inspire Action
    15. February 2018 Business Case
    Each attendee will have free access to RobecoSAM’s Benchmarking & Leading Practices Database for the day.Access to these databases normally cost 4’990 EUR and 2’500 EUR respectively. The aim of this workshop is to increase the participants’ knowledge about the … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    Toys 'R' Us May Close 200 More Stores
    (Friday - February 23, 2018)
    Source: Fortune
    Institutional Investors Had Diversified in Anticipation of Volatility
    (Friday - February 23, 2018)
    Source: Plan Adviser
    First National Bank Of Omaha To Dump NRA-Branded Visa Credit Card
    (Friday - February 23, 2018)
    Source: Huff Post

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    Institutional Investors Had Diversified in Anticipation of Volatility
    (Friday - February 23, 2018)
    Source: Plan Adviser
    State pensions and fund companies feel heat over their gun stock investments
    (Friday - February 23, 2018) Associated Profiles : Florida Retirement System Pension Plan
    Source: CNBC on

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    G&A identifies key players, monitors their activities, conducts research, charts the players's influence on capital markets and companies, and provides news and intelligence through G&As "SustainabilityHQTM" advisory services. SustainabilityHQTM resources at the intersections of powerful capital markets players--and the public and private companies they invest in.