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Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate News and Updates

Corporate Responsibility -- What is it?  Why does it matter?  Companies seem to be taking steps to be "responsible" to society in various ways -- often under the title of "corporate social responsibility" - What is this trend saying?  What does all this demonstration of "Corporate Citizenship" mean?

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News & Updates

September 22, 2021 Cement Can Be A (More) Sustainable Material

Source: Arch Daily

"If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, with about 2.8 billion tons, surpassed only by China and the United States." This statement in Lucy Rodgers' BBC report...

September 22, 2021 Hospital operator Mediclinic gets Africa's first sustainability-linked loan

Source: Reuters

South Africa's Mediclinic (MDCM.L) has refinanced 8.45 billion rand ($575.26 million) in loans through Rand Merchant Bank, the hospital operator said on Tuesday, in what the bank described as Africa's first sustainability-linked...

September 22, 2021 4 steps to make the global food system more sustainable

Source: The Hill

It is clear that we need a revolution of our food systems: the way we grow, harvest, process, transport, sell and consume our foods. A change so dramatic that previous versions of food systems are unrecognizable. I

Research & Insights

September 15, 2021 Greenyard plots sustainability roadmap

Source: Eurofruit

The impact of climate change is undeniable," Greenyard stated. "More than ever before, we are confronted with extreme weather conditions, droughts, heat waves and declining biodiversity. Yet, everyone can directly, and easily,...

September 14, 2021 76% of Americans Want Sustainable Products—but How You Define That Matter

Source: AD Week (Free Subscription)

According to the survey, sustainability is an important factor to a strong majority of consumers when they’re choosing what to buy—but it’s not as important as cost.

August 30, 2021 Europe's banks lagging on sustainability - BlackRock study

Source: Reuters

Europe's banks are proving slow to act on sustainability and have only a limited grasp of their exposure to environmental, social and governance-related risks, a report for the European Commission by asset manager BlackRock...

Commentary & Opinion

September 22, 2021 Fit for the future: it takes ‘tough conversations’ to create a sustainable social business

Source: Pioneers Post

Growing a social enterprise – and growing its impact – often means taking risks. At the same time, making sure that a business is financially sustainable is essential to its survival. How to strike the right balance? What are the...

September 20, 2021 ESG is holding back real world impact: Former BlackRock sustainable investing CIO

Source: YouTube/CNBC

Tariq Fancy, Rumie Initative founder and CEO and former BlackRock CIO for sustainable investing, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss why he says ESG is a facade.

September 16, 2021 'Dean of Valuation' Aswath Damodaran sees no good points in ESG

Source: Seeking Alpha

Valuation expert and NYU professor Aswath Damodaran said Tuesday that he "cannot find" the good points that derive from the recent focus on environmental, social and governance concerns for corporations and fund managers.

USA Sustainability Reporting

September 8, 2021 O-I Glass Issues 2021 Sustainability Repor

Source: Yahoo Finance

O-I Glass, Inc. today published its 2021 Sustainability Report examining the vision, innovation and transformation behind its vision to be the most innovative, sustainable and chosen supplier of brand building packaging...

August 26, 2021 Rayonier Releases 2020 Sustainability Report and Updated Carbon Report

Source: Business Wire

Over the past few years, we have observed many large global corporations announce commitments to achieve carbon neutrality. Many of the goals that have been unveiled are both admirable and ambitious, and we believe our industry...

August 12, 2021 Sherwin-Williams Issues 2020 Sustainability Report

Source: Coatings World

Its 2020 Sustainability Report: Building in the Good, reflecting progress made in its environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey, as well as introducing its new sustainability goals and aspirations.


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