Tagged with Corporate Social Responsibility

2014 Environmental Finance Innovation Summit (White Paper)

Goldman Sachs http://bit.ly/ZCXEef The underlying thesis for investing in solutions that benefit the environment is increasingly compelling, given the macro trends of a rapidly growing population and increased urbanization, the social pressures to more effectively manage the environmental spillovers that come with growth, and the security imperatives of protecting against extreme weather. At the same time, … Continue reading

From Exxon Mobil: Unconventional Resources Development – Managing the Risks

Exxon Mobil http://exxonmobil.co/1pui27H (risks report) http://exxonmobil.co/1rOj5Eh (hydraulic fracturing information site) [AP] Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation. Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As You Sow, as … Continue reading

CFOs and Sustainability: Shaping their Roles in an Evolving Environment

Deloitte http://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/risk/articles/CFOs-and-sustainability.html Deloitte’s new whitepaper, CFOs and Sustainability: Shaping their roles in an evolving environment, reveals numerous trends in the environmental, health, safety, and social impacts of the enterprise: CFOs are becoming more involved in setting and executing sustainability strategy. The impact of sustainability on key financial decisions has increased in M&A, capital allocation, and … Continue reading

Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary

National Research Councilhttp://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18813 Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the … Continue reading

Fracking “Good Neighbor Standards” from the American Petroleum Institute

Community Engagement Guidelines American Petroleum Institute http://bit.ly/VOYOSm (Website) http://bit.ly/1jgZrhU (PDF) [US News and World Report] …the oil and gas industry’s top lobbying group released a set of “best practices” Wednesday to help energy companies talk with communities about fracking in their neighborhoods. The measures, which are not mandatory and were approved by the American National Standards Institute, offer recommendations on how … Continue reading

Corporate Climate Change Risk Disclosure Database

SEC Climate Disclosure Search Ceres http://www.ceres.org/resources/tools/sec-climate-disclosure/sec-climate-disclosure [National Journal]  An activist group on Monday unveiled a new tool for keeping tabs on what companies are—and aren’t—disclosing about risks they face from global warming. The investor advocacy group Ceres has launched a searchable database of what 3,000 large corporations say about climate change in annual reports to … Continue reading

Corporate Use of Carbon Prices: Commentary From Corporations, Investors and Thought Leaders

CDP North America https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/companies-carbon-pricing-implications-2014.pdf Add to the steady drumbeat of corporate leadership on climate change a new paper on pricing carbon, released today by CDP. It’s not exactly a new story — a handful of companies have been putting a price on carbon in their internal accounting for the past couple of years — but … Continue reading

Power Forward 2.0: How American Companies Are Setting Clean Energy Targets and Capturing Greater Business Value

World Wildlife Fund | Ceres | Calvert Investments http://bit.ly/1nRhvyc [From Press Release] …Power Forward 2.0: How American Companies are Setting Clean Energy Targets and Capturing Greater Business Value, shows that clean energy is becoming mainstream for U.S. corporations – with 60 percent of the Fortune 100 having goals for renewable energy or greenhouse gas reductions. … Continue reading

Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability

Ceres | Sustainalytics (free  download with registration) http://bit.ly/1n1Eplz (report page) http://bit.ly/1fQ6ib2 (company performance roadmap page) This report, Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability,evaluates how well 613 of the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies are integrating sustainability into their business systems and decision-making. The report— a collaboration between Ceres and Sustainalytics—assesses corporate progress across … Continue reading