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Enterprise Risk Management News, Articles, Research – Accountability Central

In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time). 

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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 US firms NFW and Patagonia affirm commitment to sustainable materials

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a US-based material science company has collaborated with American outdoor apparel company Patagonia in a joint commitment to develop and scale circular solutions in textiles. With Patagonia’s...

Research & Insights

September 2, 2021 Six in 10 US voters think America has gone seriously off track: polls

Source: NY Post

The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,997 registered voters conducted from Saturday to Monday found that 61 percent believed things in the country have gone “pretty seriously” on “the wrong track.”

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...

August 27, 2021 The State of the Climate in 2020: International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels

Source: NOAA

Greenhouse gases and global sea levels both reached record highs in 2020—as the planet sweltered in a near-record warm year—according to the 31st annual State of the Climate report.

Commentary & Opinion

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.

August 13, 2021 Can You Pass the Sustainable Information, Please?

Source: Sourcing Journal

Denim brands, I urge you to take a page from the denim mill playbook and use trade shows as a platform to communicate your sustainability efforts in clear and comprehensive ways.

August 12, 2021 The Future of Sustainable Packaging: Insights from Beauty Brands & Packaging Designers

Source: Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging is a leading issue in the beauty industry—we spoke to key players to help put things into perspective.


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