Category Archives: Competitiveness

Forbes — “Is CSR as we know it Obsolete?”

First and foremost, I am pleasantly surprised to see Forbes including a discussion on CSR in it’s online forum.  Secondly, I was equally surprised to read this headline and wanted to shout “Finally!”. The author of the article notes that … Continue reading

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Is M&A starting to be driven by sustainability issues?

Recently I’ve been thinking more and more about sustainable business strategy and in particular, how eventually we’ll see large corporations buy smaller, more efficient and sustainable organizations for not just assets, but more so for their sustainability know-how.  Sustainability has … Continue reading

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Interesting Approach from Barrick Gold Corp

Just last week there was a very interesting announcement that came out from Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) for which I believe the company deserves kudos.  They announced that they have put together a Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board which includes … Continue reading

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How do we get mainstream finance to be more ecologically and socially responsible?

This is a question that I have recently been asked.  To some in mainstream finance, I’m sure that just posing such a question would be sufficient to make them shake their heads in exasperation.   One would likely get responses … Continue reading

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So Bloomberg’s push to offer Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) data is really working! Why should you care?

In June 2010, I attended the Responsible Investor conference in New York City that was held at the offices of Bloomberg.  With such sponsorship came a presentation by the Chairman of Bloomberg outlining their strategic decision to move into offering … Continue reading

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