Weekly Highlights April 11,2013

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Weekly Highlights April 11,2013
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Top Stories of the Week

While USA Corporate Sustainability Reporting Continues To Rise -- External Assurance Of Sustainability Data Lags Global Trends   
(Friday - April 05, 2013)
Source: GRI’s US Data Partner; Governance & Accountability Institute - New York, NY– A report released by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA examines the external assurance practices of US companies that use the GRI Guidelines. The analysis, conducted in collaboration with... [more]

Featured Conference

TBLI Conference™ USA 2013 - Rethink the Past and Move On      
(Tuesday - April 09, 2013)
Source: TBLI Conference - This year TBLI Conference is debuting in the USA and held June 17-18 in New York at the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) headquarters on 52 Broadway. The program features high-level keynote speakers, two plenary sessions and...[more]

Sustainability in Focus

How to achieve true sustainability for everyone in the supply chain      
(Wednesday - April 10, 2013)
Source: Alternet - Today’s global supply chains are risky and highly vulnerable, especially in key agricultural product sectors. At the same time today’s sustainability efforts are not effectively addressing one of the critical elements of supply...

Investors Propose Requiring Sustainability Data Disclosure
(Wednesday - April 10, 2013)
Source: Bloomberg - A group of investors April 8 proposed a standard requiring companies to disclose environmental and social data in annual financial filings in order to be listed on global stock exchanges. A global sustainability listing standard...

Ego Climate: Human Dysfunction Is Holding Up Sustainability       
(Tuesday - April 09, 2013)
Source: Huff Post - I recently attended the Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics conference on the environment and business, and I left unexpectedly inspired. The amount of innovation and creativity in the marketplace is astounding...

Sustainability as a Strategic Concern for Boards and C-suites     
(Monday - April 08, 2013)
Source: - Whether the topic is environmental impact or labor and human rights overseas, the corporate conversation about sustainability issues isn’t new. But what is changing is that senior leadership is thinking more strategically about...

4 Lessons on Environmental Sustainability that Every Corporation Should Learn     
(Friday - April 05, 2013) Associated Profiles : World Resources Institute
Source: - This is the last of a five-part blog series, Aligning Profit and Environmental Sustainability. Each installment has explored key ingredients to help businesses overcome barriers that prevent them from...

The Hoopla Of Corporate Sustainability: What It Means For Your Portfolio       
(Thursday - April 04, 2013)
Source: Seeking Alpha - Corporate Sustainability, that's a term that has caught a lot of tailwind in the past couple of years. But what is it? Does it refer to the financial health of a company and its ability to offer sustainable growth for the...

Twenty years on, corporate sustainability still lacking     
(Thursday - April 04, 2013)
Source: - After 20 years of rating corporate sustainability efforts, German-based oekom research has found that global giants have not been doing nearly enough in their commitments to sustainability. In its most recent annual report, oekom...

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 April,11 2013