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New Research Reveals Opportunity, Methods for Engaging Investors on Long-Term Value Creation | Sustainable Brands

New Research Reveals Opportunity, Methods for Engaging Investors on Long-Term Value Creation | Sustainable Brands | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
A growing number of investors are looking for high-quality information on a company’s sustainability performance. But new research reveals that long-term thinking is still not the norm for many businesses. The study identifies both an internal and external disconnect that need to be overcome to enable more companies to demonstrate a link between ESG performance and long-term commercial success, and identifies a framework for improvement on how companies can bridge these two disconnects through a series of practical actions.
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These 10 Companies Are Changing the World

These 10 Companies Are Changing the World | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
More businesses are taking on society’s biggest problems—and making money doing so. Here’s Fortune's look at 50 companies that do well by doing good.
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GRI and Switzerland partner to foster job opportunities in the developing world

GRI and Switzerland partner to foster job opportunities in the developing world | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
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CPPIB adds human rights as investment focus

CPPIB adds human rights as investment focus | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, added human rights as one of its four focus areas for working with companies in which it invests.
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PUMA Launches Financing Program to Reward Suppliers for Sustainability Performance | Sustainable Brands

PUMA Launches Financing Program to Reward Suppliers for Sustainability Performance | Sustainable Brands | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
Sports company PUMA is offering its suppliers in select emerging markets with a new financing program in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The program is expected to incentivize improvements to suppliers’ social, environmental and health and safety standards, and is a first-of-its-kind financing structure for the apparel industry.
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Development Co-operation Report 2016 - The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities - en - OECD

Development Co-operation Report 2016 - The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities - en - OECD | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it


The face of development has changed, with diverse stakeholders involved – and implicated – in what are more and more seen as global and interlinked concerns. At the same time, there is an urgent need to mobilise unprecedented resources to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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Institutional ESG assets

Institutional ESG assets | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
Institutional assets invested in ESG — environmental, social and governance— focused funds have grown significantly over the years.
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Sustainalytics Opens Tokyo Office

Sustainalytics announced it has opened an office in Tokyo, Japan. The new location expands Sustainalytics’ global footprint and enables the firm to better serve its institutional investor clients in the rapidly-evolving Japanese market.
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CalPERS Adopts Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategic Plan

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration today adopted the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) 5-Year Strategic Plan, a six -point plan that is the next evolution of CalPERS' work on sustainable investing and the Global Governance program.
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国際協力機構(JICA)、初のソーシャルボンド200億円発行。途上国開発資金調達。今後のJICA債も同ボンドに切り替え。国内市場づくりへ(RIEF)

国際協力機構(JICA)、初のソーシャルボンド200億円発行。途上国開発資金調達。今後のJICA債も同ボンドに切り替え。国内市場づくりへ(RIEF) | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
   国際協力機構(JICA)が途上国のインフラ整備等に充当する初のソーシャルボンドを発行する。国際…
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JICA, Japan's ODA implementation agency, has issued its first social bond.
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Trucost News | S&P Global Indices UK Limited makes offer for Trucost Plc

Trucost News | S&P Global Indices UK Limited makes offer for Trucost Plc | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
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【企業情報開示(ディスクロージャー)】日本弁護士連合会が「海外贈賄防止ガイダンス(手引)」を採択 | QUICK ESG研究所

【企業情報開示(ディスクロージャー)】日本弁護士連合会が「海外贈賄防止ガイダンス(手引)」を採択 | QUICK ESG研究所 | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
2016年7月15日に日本弁護士連合会は、経済産業省「外国公務員贈賄防止指針」を補完する日本企業及び弁護士向けの実務指針として「海外贈賄防止ガイダンス(手引)」を採択した(20日公表)。  同ガイダンスは、日本弁護士連合会の弁護士業務改革
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Palm oil giant IOI Group regains RSPO sustainability certification

Palm oil giant IOI Group regains RSPO sustainability certification | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
Palm oil producer was stripped of its certification in March 2016 after failing to meet environmental standards, reports BusinessGreen
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GRI Launches World’s First Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting | Sustainable Brands

GRI Launches World’s First Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting | Sustainable Brands | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) released new global sustainability reporting standards, which it says will enhance corporate transparency worldwide. The standards give companies a common language for disclosing non-financial information, and will help firms “make better decisions” and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes its 60th partner exchange | Sustainable Stock Exchanges

The Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes its 60th partner exchange | Sustainable Stock Exchanges | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
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New Campaign Aims to Leverage Private Investment Capital to Help Achieve SDGs | Sustainable Brands

New Campaign Aims to Leverage Private Investment Capital to Help Achieve SDGs | Sustainable Brands | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
A new campaign is calling on investors and money managers everywhere to make their investments part of a “tremendous force for good in effecting positive change.” Launched by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the campaign asks...
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GPIF aims to be trailblazer for ESG investment in Asia

GPIF aims to be trailblazer for ESG investment in Asia | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
Japan looks set to become the beachhead in Asia for environmental, social and governance-focused investment, and the country's huge Government Pension Investment Fund is ready and willing to lead the charge.
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三菱UFJ「環境債」で資本増強 3000億円規模 再生エネに使途限定

三菱UFJ「環境債」で資本増強 3000億円規模 再生エネに使途限定 | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
三菱UFJフィナンシャル・グループは月内に、再生可能エネルギーへの投融資に使途を限った新しい債券で資金調達する。自己資本に算入できるのが特徴で、発行額は今後2千億~3千億円に拡大する見通し。機関投資
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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group plans to sell its first green bonds that are compliant with TLAC rules. The size of green notes is approximately USD500 million as part of a larger debt offering that may total USD3 billion.
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Innovation - BlackRock launches Sustainable Euro Bond Fund as investors seek ESG exposure

Innovation - BlackRock launches Sustainable Euro Bond Fund as investors seek ESG exposure | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
BlackRock has launched the BSF Sustainable Euro Bond Fund. With the launch, BlackRock is responding to the growing demand for investments incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
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adidas, Woolworths Among Brands Saying YESS to Slavery-Free Cotton | Sustainable Brands

adidas, Woolworths Among Brands Saying YESS to Slavery-Free Cotton | Sustainable Brands | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of the nonprofit As You Sow, has launched its newest initiative, YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced. YESS will work to eradicate modern slavery in cotton harvesting and yarn production by enabling yarn spinners to identify and eliminate cotton produced with forced labor, and be verified for having fair labor practices.
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AP7 seeking help with ESG analysis

AP7 seeking help with ESG analysis | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
AP7 is searching for providers of environmental, social and governance screening, analysis and advisory services.
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First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication (2016-08-17) - ISO

First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication (2016-08-17) - ISO | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
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SASB Issues Engagement Guidance for Investors

SASB Issues Engagement Guidance for Investors | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SASB Issues Engagement Guidance for Investors. The SASB Engagement Guide for Asset Owners
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会計・コンサルタントのEY 中国でグリーンボンドの「グリーン度」格付け評価事業に乗り出す(RIEF)

会計・コンサルタントのEY 中国でグリーンボンドの「グリーン度」格付け評価事業に乗り出す(RIEF) | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
グローバルにコンサルティング業務などを展開する会計事務所のEY (Ernst & Y…
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ESG taking the spotlight among alternatives heavyweights

ESG taking the spotlight among alternatives heavyweights | Business, Sustainability and Development | Scoop.it
Alternative investment managers are getting serious about environmental, social and governance investing.
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