ESG

Haute-Couture CSR: The True Cost of Luxury is Not on the Price Tag

London Fashion week kicked off last Friday and the New York Fashion week is going on this week. Every designer that matters is…

Sustainability, the CFO’s Job: Three Key Issues

Ernst & Young released a report earlier this week that explains how sustainability can and will change the role of the Chief Financial…

How to Incorporate Emerging Markets into Socially Responsible Investment Funds

CSR and socially responsible investing (SRI) have made large improvements in the environmental and social performances of corporations.  SRI is a booming market in…

How CSR Yields Higher Investment Returns With Lower Risk

This post originally appeared on alrroya.com By: Ron Robins When I started my career as an investment analyst in 1970, the idea that…

ESG Ratings via Financial Times and London Stock Exchange

With 2,300 public companies rated, the FTSE’s ESG ratings are gaining respect in the responsible investment realm. Portfolio managers are turning more and…

The Virtuous Circle is Alive at Clorox

Much to my chagrin, there's no playbook for the successful corporate merger of sustainability, growth and employee engagement. However, there are living examples…

CSR in the Balkans: A Young Professional’s Perspective

Leon Kaye recently interviewed Dessislava Todorova, the Editor in Chief at CSR Bulgaria, while I traipsed through the Balkans several weeks ago. She…

With America Behind in CSR Reporting, GRI Opens Wall Street Office

The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) relevance has surged the past few years. The Amsterdam-based organization’s guidelines for corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting has…

CSR Secrets the Government Isn’t Telling

The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and…

The Future of ESG Investing and Disclosure

By Cindy Mehallow Green actions and rhetoric are no longer sufficient to maintain a strong reputation as a sustainability leader. Companies which fall…

GRI Opens NYC Office to Increase Engagement With US Firms

Dubbed the “Focal Point USA,” GRI’s new office will help increase the number of US-based companies that disclose ESG data to its shareholders.…

HBS Case Study Suggests Need for C-Level Sustainability Officer

The Harvard Business Review recently sparked a buzz with the online publication of one of its classic case studies—this time a fictional one,…

Singapore Stock Exchange Issues Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has recognized that more investors are paying attention to issues involving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, and as…

Is There a Case Against CSR?

University of Michigan business administration professor Aneel Karnani is not a fan of CSR. He believes that for companies to act in the…

Could the SEC Benefit from Crowdsourcing?

Marcia Kramer Mayer and Paul J. Hinton of NERA Economic Consulting suggest that the SEC require investment advisors to report quarterly their assets…