Category Archives: Corporate Responsibility

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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A compelling new study shows sustainability practices DO pay off

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to hear about a compelling new study that shows that sustainability practices DO, in fact, pay off for business.  This study is the same one that was recently recapped by a colleague of … Continue reading

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Carbon Disclosure Project — Engagement of Asset Management Industry is “woefully inadequate”

Last week saw the publication of the 2011 CDP Global 5oo Report.  With such, there have been some very interesting findings that should make those in the investment community sit up and pay attention. Paul Simpson, the Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading

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Sustainable Investment Professional Certificiation Program (SIPC) launch

Earlier I wrote about giving birth to my daughter.  At the same time that was occurring, our colleagues at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at Concordia University in Montreal were also giving birth — in their case, they … 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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