General Sustainability

Investment Industry Continues to Focus on Sustainability at Second Annual SILC Conference in New York

New York, NY (September 14, 2016) – The second annual Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) will take place in New York on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Adam Weinstein, President of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (NYHFR), a non-profit organization focused on promoting ethics and best practices within the alternative…

A Primer on Sustainability Accounting Reporting…What the CPA needs to know

This one hour CPE program will define Sustainability, Sustainability Assurance, the differing standards and strategies and certifying organizations, the roles of the CPA in practice and colleges and universities and over 35 opportunities for CPAs to become involved, how the accounting profession has adopted to change, sustainability reporting and certifications,  sustainability…

Trustlaw Training

Join the TrustLaw team and social innovation experts for practical legal training on social enterprise and impact investing in San Francisco on 13 September 2016. The course will explore key legal issues and trends in the burgeoning social innovation space and provide lawyers and professionals in the sector with the…

Hedge Fund Industry Embraces Merits of Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting is rapidly moving from a niche issue focused on by a handful of companies to one of global importance. Amidst growing worldwide concerns about the environmental, social and governance impact that businesses contend with internally and the impact their activities have on their stakeholders, institutional investors are putting…

Sustainability disclosure Getting ahead of the curve

Sustainability reporting has traditionally been voluntary in the United States for the most part. However, heightened regulatory and legal scrutiny, along with other market developments, indicates that the transparency and accuracy of sustainability reporting is increasingly important. [download id=”273″ template=”button”]

Business and society in the coming decades

In the long term, corporate and societal interests converge. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and SVP of sustainability Kathleen McLaughlin argue companies have an opportunity to use their scale and expertise to reshape global systems and mitigate complex problems. [download id=”254″ template=”button”]

Sustainability Reporting: The Lawyer’s Response

With ever-increasing frequency, clients are seeking advice about reporting and communication on sustainability issues. “What are we legally required to communicate?” “What are we permitted to communicate?” “What can or should we say to stay competitive and protect business relationships, profitability, and our social license to operate?” “What standards should…

Driving Revenue Growth Through Sustainable Products and Services

A corporate sustainability program can be more than just a commitment to adhering to the best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards in the field; it can drive innovation and be a key element of a company’s growth strategy. As corporate sustainability practices evolve and mature from isolated initiatives focused…

BUSINESS FOR THE RULE OF LAW FRAMEWORK

The UN Global Compact is a call to businesses everywhere to align their values, strategies and operations with its Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti- corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact, along with over…

World Exchanges Encouraged to Report Indicators of Long- Term Sustainability

On November 4th, the World Federation of Exchanges (http://www.world-exchanges.org/home/index.php) (WFE) released (http://www.world-exchanges.org/home/index.php/news/world-exchange- news/world-exchanges-agree-enhanced-sustainability-guidance) a set of 34 sustainability measures that include environmental, social and governance indicators. WFE recommends that its member exchanges implement these indicators into the disclosure requirements for listed companies. [download id=”233″ template=”button”]

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!