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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

    Apple will spend $1 billion and hire up to 15,000 people for new Austin office
    (Friday - December 14, 2018)
    Source: ArsTechnica
    Our cities fall short on sustainability, but planning innovations offer local solutions
    (Friday - December 14, 2018)
    Source: The Conversation
    China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of U.S. goods
    (Friday - December 14, 2018)
    Source: Washington Times

    USA Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Reporting

    Where Life-Changing Technology Meets Sustainability
    (Thursday - September 06, 2018)
    Source: PR Newswire
    HBC Releases 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
    (Friday - August 31, 2018)
    Source: Daily Times

    Sovereign Wealth Fund Highlights

    Qatar Investment Authority has accelerated investments in technology - CEO
    (Friday - December 14, 2018) Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
    Source: Reuters
    Future Fund veteran named CIO of New Zealand Super
    (Thursday - December 13, 2018) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
    Source: Pensions&Investments

    Sustainability Update Recent Post

    Sustainability Update11
    The UN Sustainable Development Goals -– “What Matters” For 40 Sectors? G&A Institute’s Research Project Yields Key Data
    14. December 2018 Business Case
    An examination of materiality decisions made by 1,387 corporations in their sustainability / ESG reports on all 91 GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosures, linked SDG Targets, and GRI Standards Disclosures  Forty individual sector reports including the “Top GRI Indicators / … Continue reading
    Corporate America & Climate Change: McDonald’s Sets Pace for Strategies & Action in Global Fast-Food Industry
    11. December 2018 Business Case
    Game changer – early adopter – first mover – tipping point – striving for excellence:  These are some of the familiar themes of their work offered by best-selling business authors. These phrases help to frame our understanding of established or … Continue reading
    SCARY STUFF: The Fourth Official “Climate Science Special Report” by the U.S. Government’s “Global Change Research Program”
    30. November 2018 Climate Change
    Whether you are an investor, company executive or board member, or an issue advocate, or civic leader, these “high probability” outcomes should keep you up at night:  more superstorms; more drought; increased risk of forest fires; more floods; rising sea levels; … Continue reading

    Asset MGR Highlights

    China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of U.S. goods
    (Friday - December 14, 2018)
    Source: Washington Times
    In win for Trump, Beijing makes major U.S. soybean purchase
    (Friday - December 14, 2018)
    Source: Politico
    Janet Yellen is worried about the next financial crisis
    (Friday - December 14, 2018)
    Source: MarketWatch

    United States Public Pension Fund Highlights

    Investors Managing $32 Trillion Demand Climate Action
    (Friday - December 14, 2018) Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
    Source: TriplePundit
    Economist Says Kansas Could Save Money By Switching To 401k
    (Friday - December 14, 2018) Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
    Source: KCUR 89.3 FM

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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.