“In addition to the more traditional ‘socially responsible investors,” we are finding that some of our mainstream investors are now looking at sustainability performance as an indicator of overall business value. They’re acting on the theory that our sustainability measures-our efficiency with resources, our employee retention, etc. –are predictors of overall business profitability.”
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Carbon Disclosure Project S&P 500 Reveals Most US Companies Being Proactive on Climate Change Despite Lack of Mandates
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 report released on September 19, 2011 reveals that for the first time in the CDP’s ten year history the majority of US companies are reporting strategies for climate change. The CDP’s report analyzed information from 339 of the largest US corporations and was written by global professional services firm PwC. Highlights of the findings include:
Each day it is estimated that more than 14,000 people die from the lack of water or diseases from contaminated water. Approximately 9,500 are children. Many believe that water is a more important issue than oil. Celebrated on March 22 and started by the United Nations in 1993, World Water Day’s objective is to focus attention on and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.