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    Assurance Standards Briefing Image

    Assurance Standards Briefing

    LONDON - In"Assurance Standards Briefing"a new report published today by AccountAbility and KMPG Sustainability The Netherlands, the authors conclude that

  • The two international assurance standards - AA1000AS ...
  • Study: Socially Responsible Mutual Funds are Tougher on Traditional Corporate Governance Resolutions than ''Conventional'' Mutual Funds Image

    Study: Socially Responsible Mutual Funds are Tougher on Traditional Corporate Governance Resolutions than ''Conventional'' Mutual Funds

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Socially responsible mutual funds are considerably stronger proponents of corporate governance shareholder resolutions - such as focusing on poison pills, expensing stock options, golden parachutes, declassifying boards, and "vote no" director campa...

    Briefing Shows Increased Link Between Energy Efficiency And Shareholder Value Image

    Briefing Shows Increased Link Between Energy Efficiency And Shareholder Value

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- "Energy Management and Shareholder Value", an executive briefing released today, offers businesses increased evidence on and successful practices for linking energy efficiency and shareholder value. The document's publication is a partnership betwee...

    Hewlett Packard and Gap Win Sustainability Reporting Awards; Among Four U.S. and Canadian Winners Announced Today by Ceres Image

    Hewlett Packard and Gap Win Sustainability Reporting Awards; Among Four U.S. and Canadian Winners Announced Today by Ceres

    BOSTON - Hewlett Packard and the Gap are among four U.S and Canadian companies that received sustainability reporting awards today in an international competition sponsored by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACC...

    Kyoto, Carbon Trading and CSR Among Topics at Upcoming Ceres Annual Conference April 13-14 in Boston Image

    Kyoto, Carbon Trading and CSR Among Topics at Upcoming Ceres Annual Conference April 13-14 in Boston

    BOSTON - More than 300 corporate leaders, investors and environmental experts will be converging on Boston next week for the Ceres Annual Conference April 13 and 14 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

    The conference includes dozens of...

    Investors Win Agreement from Ford Motor Co. to Prepare Climate Risk Report Image

    Investors Win Agreement from Ford Motor Co. to Prepare Climate Risk Report

    BOSTON - As a result of a shareholder resolution filed with the Ford Motor Co., the country's second largest automaker today announced it will issue a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report later this year that will examine the business implications of reducing greenh...

    U.S. Oil/Gas Companies Take Action to Reduce Climate Change Risks; Agreements Prompt Shareholders to Withdraw Resolutions Image

    U.S. Oil/Gas Companies Take Action to Reduce Climate Change Risks; Agreements Prompt Shareholders to Withdraw Resolutions

    BOSTON, MA - After extensive negotiations with shareholders, Anadarko Petroleum, Apache, ChevronTexaco and three other leading U.S. oil and gas companies have taken far-reaching actions in recent months to disclose their potential financial exposu...

    AccountAbility 21 - Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century Image

    AccountAbility 21 - Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century

    LONDON - Traditional forms of accountability are in crisis.

    Open any newspaper and look for the large print titles expressing outrage. Odds are the topic will be on accountability, or its lack - on part of governments, politician...

    Groups Call on Jewelry Industry to Combat Conflict Diamonds and Dirty Gold Image

    Groups Call on Jewelry Industry to Combat Conflict Diamonds and Dirty Gold

    London and Washington, DC - Today, Oxfam America, EARTHWORKS, and Global Witness are calling on jewelers to provide consumers with meaningful guarantees that the jewelry they buy is not tarnished with human rights abuses, environmental destruction, or conflict. The gl...

    New Publication Highlights Effective Practices in Workplace Volunteering Image

    New Publication Highlights Effective Practices in Workplace Volunteering

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Points of Light Foundation announces the release of the Business Leadership Forum Brief on workplace volunteering. The publication highlights the proceedings of the Forum where award-winning companies shared their effective practices in the fi...

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