corporate sustainability News

  • A new mindset for corporate sustainability

    Organizations that wish to grow profitably in the future must focus their efforts to benefit shareholders, society and the environment simultaneously, according to a paper published by a group of academic experts on corporate responsibility and sustainability. Concentrating on any one of these areas at the expense of the other two may compromise a business's long-term success. A focus on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability communications

    Transparency in communications is a key indicator of a socially responsible company - more important than philanthropy or NGO partnerships - according to a corporate responsibility and sustainability communications report by Edelman the world’s largest independent public relations firm. The report, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Communications: Who’s Listening? ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate disclosure on sustainability

    Stratos Inc. (Stratos), a Canadian business consulting firm, has released a national study examining sustainability reporting trends and the best practices of some of Canada’s leading corporations. The study found that disclosure of sustainability information Canadian companies is now standard practice, with 80% including some environmental, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate sustainability reporting on the rise

    More than half of the United States’ 100 largest publicly traded companies now report on their sustainability efforts, and more than a third now incorporate elements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting guidelines, according to a report released by the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN), a working group of the Social Investment Forum (SIF), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • The 100 most sustainable corporations in the world

    Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its sixth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. This edition of the Global 100 list establishes a new standard of transparency for such rankings. The 2010 Global 100 tapped intelligence from the world's largest sustainability research alliance put together by Legg Mason's Global Currents ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate sustainability assessments under review

    SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, announces that a reassessment of SAM's proprietary sustainability scores with respect to the companies reviewed in SAM's 2010 Corporate Sustainability Assessment is under way. SAM identified an issue in the software used to evaluate the results of the Corporate Sustainability Assessments and is, therefore, checking ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainability Software and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Nowadays, it's important for businesses to include strategies that focus on sustainability and social responsibility. Eco-friendly business models help establish trust with consumers, and provide strong values for a company. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Sustainable corporations perform better financially

    “Analysis of S&P 500 companies finds that corporations with sustainability strategies outperform others on the index.” “A report from CDP finds that S&P 500 companies with sustainability strategies are outperforming the other companies on the index.” “The study, which coincides with the climate talks in New York, finds that S&P 500 companies ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Corporate sustainability in action - The EXCEL partnership

    Questions and Answers on Business Models of Corporate Sustainability with Dr. John D. Wiebe, President & CEO of the GLOBE Foundation Why is there so much economic fear and confusion about corporate sustainability? We're talking about the whole system, which includes the interplay of the environment the economy and society. When we talk about corporate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EXCEL - creating corporate sustainability value

    Canada’s corporate leaders are renewing their commitment to generating tangible business dividends through investments in sustainability practices, according to a soon to be released report by EXCEL - Canada’s Business and Sustainability Partnership. EXCEL (Excellence in Corporate Environment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporations’ Role in Global Sustainable Development

    As national governments flounder to resolve pressing global challenges, corporations are positioning themselves within the United Nations framework as efficient players and indispensable partners in international policy debates. But with their immense economic and political sway, can corporations be brought to the development table without the “corporate capture” of governance? In the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Creating corporate sustainability values in Canada

    Canada’s corporate leaders are renewing their commitment to generating tangible business dividends through investments in sustainability practices, according to a soon to be released report by EXCEL - Canada’s Business and Sustainability Partnership.EXCEL (Excellence in Corporate Environment Leadership) is a by invitation-only partnership founded in 1996 by a group of forward looking corporate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IHS Strengthens Commitment to Corporate Sustainability with New Corporate Goal

    IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, is strengthening its commitment to corporate social responsibility by establishing a new Corporate Sustainability goal in 2012. This goal joins the company’s four other long-standing goals upon which it focuses its efforts and measures its success. “Our emphasis on Corporate ...


    By IHS

  • Sustainability summit brings major corporations together

    A major gathering of sustainability professionals takes place in Chicago later this month to drive forward industry best practices on environmental and social impact assessment techniques. Attendees at the LCA Sustainable Supply Chain Summit (Chicago Marriott Midway April 28-29, 2010) have committed to sharing their experiences on developing better sustainability strategies, including using the ...

  • Darden launches new corporate and sustainability websites

    Darden Restaurants today announced the launch of its newly redesigned corporate website at www.darden.com as well as a new microsite dedicated to chronicling the company"s sustainability efforts at www.generationcommitment.com. The new and improved Darden site was designed to provide more comprehensive and easy to access ...

  • Comments sought on new corporate sustainability standard

    UL Environment Inc., a leader in environmental evaluation and certification is seeking public comment on a new corporate sustainability standard for manufacturers: ULE 880 - Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations. UL Environment and Greener World Media have collaborated in developing the first, organization-wide sustainability standard assessing the corporate policies and practices of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate sustainability - “it’s all about survival!”

    "Corporate sustainability" - it’s a phrase with many meanings and many forms of expression. It involves organizations taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders, as well as the environment. In practice it means survival. In a world of rising energy prices, increased scarcity of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • NRG Issues Corporate Responsibility Report, “Growing Sustainably”

    NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) has issued its “Growing Sustainably” annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The report focuses on NRG’s three-pronged strategy—to enhance its core generation fleet, expand retail operations, and invest in and grow new, innovative and cleaner energy businesses—and how it drives the Company to be more ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • Survey Korea highlights business value of corporate sustainability

    Survey finds that while such issues as environmental management and supply chain management remain low among corporate priorities in Korea, climate change legislation and the outperformance of sustainable companies will lead to widespread implementation. Sixty-five percent of 187 corporate respondents to a survey conducted by SolAbility, a provider of environmental, social, and governance ...


    By SolAbility

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