Weekly Highlights November 25, 2014

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Recent Research Conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute Attempts to Answer Important Questions for Company Management

In the months of October, November and December each week we will be releasing the top 10 GRI sustainability aspects from three different sectors. The results are based on G&A's "Sustainability - What Matters?" analysis of 1,246 sustainability reports, across 35 sectors, for their level of disclosure around 84 GRI Performance Indicators, and 37 GRI Aspects.

The next three Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects released are for the Metals Products, Logistics and Household & Personal Products sectors. We list them here for your ease of access.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Metals Products Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Metals Products Sector? 

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Logistics Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Logistics Sector? 

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Household & Personal Products Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Household & Personal Products Sector?

We’re a Long Way from NYC’s Stonewall Inn, But Still a Ways to Go for Corporate LGBT Policies, Says Investor Coalition
(Tuesday, November 18, 2014) by Hank Boerner – Chairman, G&A Institute
We’ve come a long way since the gay & lesbian communities mobilized and began in earnest their civil rights campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s and into the1990s. It was the New York City Police Department’s wrongheaded “raid” on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village neighborhood in June 1969 that provided the important spark for the long-term, winning campaign by LGBT community for equal rights and equal protection under the laws of the land. “Stonewall” became a rallying cry for the next installment of the continuing “journey” of the civil rights movement in the United States.

Top Story of the Week

Global investment community can't afford to ignore sustainability
(Monday - November 17, 2014)
Source: The Guardian - Since its creation in 2006 the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) has become a driver for sustainability in the global investment community. Its 1,300 signatories, from 53 countries, manage over £45tn of...

Sustainability in Focus

New UN program tasks corporate boards with heading sustainability efforts  
(Thursday - November 20, 2014)
Source: The Guardian - When companies bemoan their difficulties with sustainability initiatives, a major barrier is almost inevitably the board of directors. While the majority of boards are quick to voice their support for sustainability, when it gets...

Taking 'Stock' In Sustainability: How 'Green' Investments Are Shaping The Market
(Wednesday - November 19, 2014) Associated Profiles : Verdantix
Source:  BayStreet - According to Verdantix Critical Moments(R), a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending, the US sustainable business expenditure will...

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 November 25, 2014

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