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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative provides the resources and tools necessary for its participating private equity portfolio companies to determine materiality and the means to measure it.
Posted: Nov 30, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
How environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters can be integrated into mainstream business strategy.
Posted: Nov 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
A quiet, but potentially significant, shift is under way in how we understand business risk and opportunity. A systems thinking frame is clicking into business analysts lens’ in order to improve focus.
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Arguably, one of the biggest barriers when implementing and promoting ESG programs, regardless of size, is the lack of effective success metrics that can not only ascertain whether a company’s sustainability programs are working, but can also show whether or not ESG efforts are creating positive ROI and external stakeholder appreciation. This is precisely where cognitive computing comes in, allowing executives to dive deeper into the massive amounts of feedback the world is giving them in real time.
Posted: May 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Last year, the European Union (EU) announced its new guidelines on non-financial reporting that will only apply to some large entities with more than 500 employees. This includes listed companies as well as some unlisted companies; such as banks, insurance companies and other companies that are so designated by member states; because of their activities, size or number of employees. There are approximately 6,000 large companies and groups within the EU bloc (EU, 2014). These big organisations are increasingly using a wide array of instruments, tools and channels to communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports to stakeholders.
Posted: May 06, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Open letter to "Corporate Social Responsibility": You've served us well for several decades, but now it's time to go. Having been involved with you since the 1970s, parting is painful -- but necessary. So many companies around the world have integrated the near-genius concept of doing-good-while-doing-well into their DNA that your distinction no longer resonates.
Posted: Jan 21, 2015 – 08:00 AM EST
Increasingly investors see sustainability as an opportunity and a business advantage, but most also say companies don’t successfully communicate how “sustainability initiatives are linked to their strategy, financial performance and value in meaningful ways.”
Posted: Dec 08, 2014 – 06:00 AM EST
The recent US SIF survey gives us a look at the latest trends in sustainable and responsible investing.
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 – 06:00 AM EST
Calvert's Sustainability Research, Engagement, Municipal Bonds, and Green Bonds
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 – 08:06 AM EST
Numerous studies have shown that sustainably managed companies grow faster than the market, but how can investors tell whether a company has its business’s financial, environmental and social risks under control? Sustainability indices are a valuable pointer.
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