SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights December 17, 2014

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SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights December 17, 2014

SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights December 17, 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 Textiles & Apparel, Teleconommunications and Technology Hardware sectors. We list them here for your ease of access.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Textiles & Apparel Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Textiles & Apparel Sector? 

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

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

Top Story of the Week

Sustainable & Responsible Investing: It's Now $1-in-$6 in the US Capital Markets!
(Wednesday - December 10, 2014)
Source: CSRWire, Hank Boerner, Chairman, Governance & Accountability Institute - For your conversations inside the company, and perhaps outside, the following key numbers should help you make the investing or business case for corporate responsibility

Turning a Profit While Doing Good: Aligning Sustainability with Corporate Performance
(Tuesday - December 09, 2014)
Source: Brookings - When a company focuses on improving its environmental or social good performance, what happens to that company’s financial performance and shareholder returns? Harvard Business School professor George Serafeim answers this...

Sustainability in Focus

Sustainability Reporting in 2014: The State of the Art  
(Friday - December 12, 2014)
Source: Sustainable Brands - For the last three years my firm (Terrafiniti) has had the distinct pleasure of supporting CorporateRegister.com’s annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA 15), the unique global, non-financial reporting accolades.

From bamboo bikes to renewables: the leaders that understand sustainability 
(Thursday - December 11, 2014)
Source: The Guardian - The business leaders of tomorrow will be responsible for tackling huge challenges, from climate change to growing inequality. Aware of the dangers these issues pose if they are not faced head on, these three leaders see...

"Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on ..."
(Thursday - December 11, 2014) Associated Profiles : Social Investment Forum (SIF)
Source: AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the US SIF or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...

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 December 17, 2014

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