Weekly Highlights June18, 2013

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Top Stories of the Week

G4 Sustainability Reporting: It’s All in the Preparation
(Wednesday - June 12, 2013)
Source: Triple Pundit - Following the official launch of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting Framework G4 guidelines in Amsterdam late last month, all talk has been on materiality. Now seen as the centerpiece to all good reports, creating an...

Sustainability in Focus

Sustainability Reporting: What Does “Good” Look Like?   
(Friday - June 14, 2013)
Source: Triple Pundit - A “good” sustainability report will deliver value, whether internal or external, to the business and its stakeholders. Too often, sustainability reports read like they were produced to meet a marketing need or to plug a gap in...

Ford CFO’s Sustainability Call Emphasizes Greener Profit
(Friday - June 14, 2013)
Source: Bloomberg - Ford Motor Co. (F) Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks’s call today concerning the No. 2 U.S. carmaker’s sustainability efforts shows that going green is falling into the laps of those who control purse strings at more of the...

Finding Excellence through Sustainability
(Tuesday - June 11, 2013)
Source: Environmental Leader - Companies must not only create value but also capture it in the form of profits. And, excellent companies garner superior profits by achieving higher revenue than their rivals through typically higher prices or higher volume...

Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources
(Tuesday - June 11, 2013)
Source: Market Wired - Euromonitor  International is pleased to announce a new white paper, Sustainability and The New Normal for Natural Resources, outlining how organizations can cut costs, build...

Sustainability in Action
(Monday - June 10, 2013) Associated Profiles : Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®)
Source: - All of SLU's new computers are evaluated through the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, which helps purchasers choose greener appliances. SLU's Grounds Department composts and mulches all...

Weird no more. Five Reasons Why Sustainable Investing Became Mainstream.
(Monday - June 10, 2013)
Source:  Patch - It took ZERO percent rates for investors to realize that, from a return perspective, the old balanced account model left a bit to ... And we added a unique wrinkle to the plan. Our clients and community representatives...

Implanting sustainability through people
(Monday - June 10, 2013)
Source: The Malta Independent - “When organizations decide to implement a Sustainable Living Plan, they agree to embark on one of the most ambitious transformational change imaginable. This means that no corner of their business will remain unaffected and...

ESG Issues & Players

Shale Boom Curbs OPEC’s Grip as Saleri Sees $120 Oil Cap
(Wednesday - June 12, 2013)
Source: Bloomberg - Technological advances to harness shale resources will curb OPEC’s influence in the oil market and cap crude prices at $120 a barrel, said Nansen Saleri, former head of reservoir management at Saudi Arabian Oil Co.

NSA Leaks Present a Business and Ethics Crisis for Silicon Valley
(Wednesday - June 12, 2013)
Source: - Late last week, as revelations about the National Security Agency’s telephone and internet data gathering programs splashed across the news, attorney Michael Overly heard from one of his clients, a consumer product company that...

Study Shows Most Investors Don’t Support Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions
(Tuesday - June 11, 2013)
Source: Triple Pundit - Last year, PwC released a report presenting seven reasons why investors care about sustainability. The first one was “sustainability shareholder resolutions gaining traction,” showing growing support by investors for...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links.  Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of June 18,2013

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