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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…
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EPA, SEC Take the Lead on U.S. Environmental Progress

Businesses beg for definitive rulings on issues such as carbon pricing and environmental social governance (ESG) reporting requirements, meanwhile the legislature clamors (successfully)…
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Oil Company Shareholders Vote Against Fracking in Record Numbers

Opponents of fracking have taken their cause to energy companies’ shareholders, and the results are impressive. Recent shareholder resolution votes on fracking resulted…

SEC Considering Crowdsourced Funding

Let’s say you want to invest in the latest and greatest sustainable start-up.  You can only afford to invest $100.  There are also…
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A Common Language for Impact Investing

As graduate students pursuing MBAs in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School, we are advocates for the myriad possibilities for positive economic and…

SEC Decides in Favor of Corporate Transparency

Green investing and big corporations are not mutually exclusive, but it is impossible to make an informed investment decision when corporations fail to…
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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…

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…
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SEC Climate Change Guidelines Lead to New Shareholder Resolutions

By Dale Wannen If recent talk about climate change hasn’t already rattled every CEO’s corporate cage, then yesterday’s news regarding shareholder resolutions should…

Carbon Emissions Meets Financial Reporting: No Time to Waste

By Lawrence E. Goldenhersh, president and CEO, Enviance, Inc. In January of this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Security and Exchange…
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The Greening of CFOs: Any Leading Examples?

On January 27, 2010 the ground moved underneath our CFOs when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) instructed publicly held companies to “…consider…

SEC Issues Guidance On Climate Change Risk Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted yesterday to issue interpretative guidance on what public companies must disclose to investors concerning climate change…