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New EY Series Highlights Top Sustainability Concerns for Business in 2014
New EY Series Highlights Top Sustainability Concerns for Business in 2014

7 years ago - As companies begin their 2014 planning, it is critical to have a firm understanding of the regulatory and sustainability trends that will impact core business. In a new publication series Let’s talk: sustainability, Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services group highlights the top concerns facing companies in these areas in 2014.

E&S Topics Comprised 40% of Shareholder Proposals Filed in 2013
E&S Topics Comprised 40% of Shareholder Proposals Filed in 2013

7 years ago - Nearly 40 percent of all shareholder proposals filed in 2013 came from the environmental and social (E&S) category, representing the largest category overall, according to a recent report by Ernst & Young.Taking flight: Environmental sustainability proposals gain more attention identifies the specific requests investors are making in environmental sustainability proposals, company practices referenced by shareholder proponents in their supporting statements and examples of company actions that have led to withdrawals.The top five E&S proposal topic areas were:

Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season
Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season

8 years ago - Investors achieved notable victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near-record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on corporate sustainability challenges such as climate change, supply chain issues and water-related risks, according to Ceres.

Women’s Leadership Conference Brings Together Top Female Executives
Women’s Leadership Conference Brings Together Top Female Executives

8 years ago - Four female executives at the top of their respective fields will come together next month for a “Presidents panel” at the Women’s Leadership Conference in Las Vegas.The panel will include Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Magazine; Kathleen (K.C.) Ciaramello, President of National Foodservice & On-Premise at Coca-Cola Refreshments; Cindy Kiser Murphey, President and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino; and Gail Becker, Chair of Canada, Latin America and U.S. Western Region, Edelman Communications.

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Report: Companies Increasingly Viewing Sustainability Reporting as Core Business Practice
Report: Companies Increasingly Viewing Sustainability Reporting as Core Business Practice

8 years ago - Firms around the world are increasingly treating sustainability reporting as a core business practice because it can provide advantages over competitors, according to a recent joint report by Ernst & Young and Boston College. Other motivations include transparency, risk management and stakeholder pressure, the report says.Value of Sustainability Reporting offers insights on the benefits of sustainability reporting, assuring sustainability reports and the risks of not reporting. The study claims there is strong evidence that transparency offers a number of financial and social advantages that make sustainability reporting more than worth its costs.

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