Weekly Highlights February 26, 2015

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Keen Observations: Opportunity / Competitive Advantage Through Efforts for Greater Sustainability Disclosure

One of the most influential voices in sustainable investing and corporate sustainability is Jean Rogers, founder and CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).  This is a non-profit effort by some of the thought leaders in the field who have joined forces to bring rigor, transparency, order, discipline, comparability, and common sense to corporate sustainability reporting. The metrics used by both capital market players and corporate managers are in focus and SASB’s work is aimed at making corporate disclosure more meaningful sector-by-sector, industry-by-industry. You can find out more at:

Jean Rogers offers advice in our Top Story as published in Entrepreneur --- "things are different today for the entrepreneur looking to build his/her business today."  "Focusing on sustainability matters!" says Dr. Rogers.  Entrepreneurs launch businesses in a changed environment – dealing with climate change, rapid population growth and resource scarcity.  Large enterprises are adapting to these challenges; savvy entrepreneurs are finding opportunity.

B Corporations are an example – there are now more than 1,000 of these critters, including Patagonia, Etsy and Seventh Generation – all successful companies considered to be sustainability leaders. These companies and their peers are creating a new code of conduct for Corporate America.  How?  We invite you to read our Top Story below.

Top Story of the Week

How Sustainability Disclosure Creates Competitive Advantage      
(Thursday - February 19, 2015)
Source: Entrepreneur - Every entrepreneur dreams of an IPO and the day the world recognizes the company’s worth. But do markets have the information needed to assess a company’s true value?

Sustainability in Focus

Sustainability: From the Back Room to the Board Room      
(Friday - February 20, 2015)
Source: - While environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming mainstream for corporations and the wider public, much more has still to be achieved. It is fairly well accepted that promoting sustainable practices can affect...

Big sustainability could mean big business       
(Friday - February 20, 2015)
Source: The Guardian - Experts say that the developed countries needs to reduce carbon by 3% per year. Fortune 500 President Bill Shireman believes that’s a big opportunity for companies and the economy.

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 February 26, 2015

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