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    Trends Converging!
    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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    Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

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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

    UK and US blame Russia for 'malicious' NotPetya cyber-attack
    (Friday - February 16, 2018)
    Source: BBC
    Stocks rise again. They've regained about half their recent losses
    (Friday - February 16, 2018)
    Source: LA Times
    Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports
    (Friday - February 16, 2018)
    Source: CNN

    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

    Is the Pension Protection Fund Working'
    (Friday - February 16, 2018) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
    Source: Lawyer Monthly
    Matt Whineray to Serve As Interim Chief At NZ Super
    (Thursday - February 15, 2018) Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    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
    08. February 2018 Uncategorized
    G&A is offering unpaid internship opportunities for qualified students interested in learning more about corporate sustainability and corporate ESG performance (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) issues. G&A Institute interns learn important elements about the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards for sustainability reporting … Continue reading
    Proof of Concept for Sustainable Investing: The Influential Barron’s Names the Inaugural “The Top 100 Sustainable Companies — Big Corporations With The Best ESG Policies Have Been Beating the Stock Market.”
    04. February 2018 Corporate Citizenship
    By Hank Boerner – Chairman and Chief Strategist, G&A Institute Barron’s is one of the most influential of investor-focused publications (in print and digital format) and a few months ago (in October), the editors published the first of an ongoing … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    Stocks rise again. They've regained about half their recent losses
    (Friday - February 16, 2018)
    Source: LA Times
    SEC rejects sale of Chicago Stock Exchange
    (Friday - February 16, 2018)
    Source: MarketWatch
    Amazon dethrones Microsoft to become the world’s third most valuable company
    (Thursday - February 15, 2018)
    Source: Seattle Times

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    Teachers demand CalSTRS unload firearms investments
    (Friday - February 16, 2018) Associated Profiles : California State Teachers’ Retirement System
    Source: The Sacramento Bee
    Lembo asks feds to protect worker retirement savings
    (Thursday - February 15, 2018) Associated Profiles : Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds – State Treasurer’s Office
    Source: Hartford Business Journal
    CalPERS shortens amortization period to 20 years
    (Thursday - February 15, 2018) Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
    Source: Pensions&Investments

    Governance & Accountability Institute is a monitoring, intelligence-gathering and knowledge management center operating at the intersection of powerful forces reshaping relationships between stockholders and stakeholders, and the public corporation. The key players transforming the markets and interacting with corporate management and boards include fund owners and asset managers and their third party advisors-in sovereign wealth funds,socially responsible investment organizations, activist hedge funds, public pension funds, labor union funds, private equity firms, investment banks...and more.

    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.