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Philips' Sustainability Performance Influences Interest Rate for New Revolving Credit Facility
Philips' Sustainability Performance Influences Interest Rate for New Revolving Credit Facility

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Royal Philips (Philips), a leader in health technology, has announced an agreement with a consortium of sixteen banks for a new €1 billion Revolving Credit Facility with an interest rate that will be dependent on the company’s year-on-year sustainability performance improvement.

New Guide Helps Investors 'Make a Clean Break' from Fossil Fuels
New Guide Helps Investors 'Make a Clean Break' from Fossil Fuels

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Green Century Capital Management, in collaboration with Trillium Asset Management and 350.org, has released a new fossil fuel-free investing guide for environmentally and socially conscious investors. Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free Investing — an update to previous versions released in 2014 and 2013 — provides improved insights and analysis about the potential financial advantages of eliminating fossil fuel corporations from investment portfolios and reinvesting

Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report
Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report

MARKETING AND COMMS - We recently presented on “The Role of Storytelling in Corporate Reporting” — a subject that many organizations struggle to address properly. Our view on the subject is straightforward: A report is not for storytelling. Very few stakeholders spend time reading dense, formal corporate reports, and those that do want two things:

Assuring the Assurers: How the NOCLAR Standard Will Tackle Non-Compliance in Corporate Reporting
Assuring the Assurers: How the NOCLAR Standard Will Tackle Non-Compliance in Corporate Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - When it comes down to assessing corporate sustainability performance and impacts, investors, rating agencies and other stakeholders have developed a growing appetite for accurate, relevant, consistent and comparable data. In a globalized world prone to economic volatility, alternative facts and corporate scandals, solid financial and “non-financial” disclosure is expected to serve them as a beacon of trust in a complex planning environment.

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JetBlue Releases SASB-Aligned Sustainability Report, Invests in Hybrid-Electric Planes
JetBlue Releases SASB-Aligned Sustainability Report, Invests in Hybrid-Electric Planes

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - American airline JetBlue has released the results of its annual environmental and sustainability report, which highlights the company’s achievements in 2016 and outlines how it plans to continue to integrate long-term environmental planning measures and corporate responsibility into its core business. Major developments include the announcement of one of the largest renewable jet fuel agreements in aviation history and carbon offsets totaling more than 1.7 billion pounds of CO2e emissions.

Case Study: Closed Loop Fund Shows Iowa's Scott County That Recycling Can Be Profitable
Case Study: Closed Loop Fund Shows Iowa's Scott County That Recycling Can Be Profitable

WASTE NOT - Less than one year after partnering with the Closed Loop Fund and investing $10.75 million in new infrastructure — including recycling carts and a newly upgraded county-owned and operated materials recycling facility (MRF) — Iowa’s Scott County has seen a 61 percent increase in recycling and generated $100,000 in savings and revenue.

Ford Foundation Drives Mission-Related Investment with $1B Commitment
Ford Foundation Drives Mission-Related Investment with $1B Commitment

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - The Ford Foundation announced today that it is committing up to $1 billion from its $12 billion endowment over the next 10 years to mission-related investing (MRIs). The commitment is one of the largest ever made to MRIs, and the largest by a private foundation. The move sends a signal to other foundation and institutional investors that the time has come to consider the potential of impact investing.

To Investors, Nonfinancial Performance Reveals True Value of Business
To Investors, Nonfinancial Performance Reveals True Value of Business

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Many corporations don’t realize the connection between nonfinancial performance and investor behavior. To bridge the gap, Ernst & Young (EY) surveyed more than 320 senior decision-makers at buy-side investment institutions around the world for its third annual Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) survey. The survey aims to improve understanding of the role integrated reporting practices can play in highlighting a company’s value creation story.

IBM Launches Carbon Asset Management Platform to Drive Low-Carbon Future for China
IBM Launches Carbon Asset Management Platform to Drive Low-Carbon Future for China

CLEANTECH - IBM and Energy-Blockchain Labs have launched the world’s first blockchain-based carbon credit management platform based on the open source, openly governed by Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain technology that is intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications or solutions.

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Danone to Invest in Sustainable Wastewater System in Spain
Danone to Invest in Sustainable Wastewater System in Spain

PRESS RELEASE - Danone will invest €2 million during the next three years in a new wastewater system at its dairy plant in Tres Cantos, Spain. The investment will allow the facility to increase its water autonomy to 80%, and furthers Danone’s goal to become self-sufficient at the site north of Madrid. The move will make the Tres Cantos factory more economical with its water usage – currently, it uses 800 cubic metres of water every day to support capacity of 4 million yogurts and custards.

Achieving Paris Climate Goals Could Give Global Economy a $19T Boost
Achieving Paris Climate Goals Could Give Global Economy a $19T Boost

THE NEXT ECONOMY - $19 trillion — According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), that’s amount the global economy stands to gain if countries rise to the challenge of meeting the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Rolling Back Fuel Efficiency Standards Is Bad for Everyone — Including Automakers
Rolling Back Fuel Efficiency Standards Is Bad for Everyone — Including Automakers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The CEO of a large industrial company recently described the Trump administration as “the most pro-business since the Founding Fathers.” It’s a popular perception in the business community, with or without the hyperbole, and the stock market is reacting accordingly.

Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water
Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water

WASTE NOT - World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in vulnerable regions across the globe. While there is certainly progress to celebrate, the reality of the matter is that much more must be done to address the growing global water crisis. First, the good news.

BlackRock Urges At-Risk Companies to Get Real About Climate Change
BlackRock Urges At-Risk Companies to Get Real About Climate Change

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Global investment management corporation BlackRock, which controls assets worth $5.1 trillion, is getting serious about climate change and the risk it poses to businesses. The fund manager has recently threatened to put directors of companies that fail to address climate risks on the chopping block.

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Dow Jones, World Bank Unveil New Financial Tools to Expand Sustainability Investments
Dow Jones, World Bank Unveil New Financial Tools to Expand Sustainability Investments

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - New announcements from two major financial institutions could expand sustainability investment and drive it towards the mainstream S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), the world’s leading provider of index-based concepts, data and research, has announced the launch of the S&P Green Bond Select Index which captures the most liquid and tradeable segment of green-labeled bonds issued globally. The index has been licensed to VanEck for an exchange-traded fund (ETF).

New Benchmark Finds M&S, Nestlé, Unilever Leading on Human Rights
New Benchmark Finds M&S, Nestlé, Unilever Leading on Human Rights

SUPPLY CHAIN - The first-ever public ranking of corporate human rights performance launched today, seeking to highlight the moral and commercial advantages for companies with a strong human rights record.

Report Reveals Gaps in Social Metrics Crucial for Investors to Identify Leading Companies
Report Reveals Gaps in Social Metrics Crucial for Investors to Identify Leading Companies

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Over the past three decades, investor interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has moved from niche to mainstream. Many attribute this shift to a rising demand from millennials and women, two groups that are increasingly seeking investments consistent with their values. A vast industry of ratings, research, and reporting services now exists to help identify corporate sustainability leaders.

#BusinessCase: Report Finds 14:1 ROI for Companies That Reduce Food Waste
#BusinessCase: Report Finds 14:1 ROI for Companies That Reduce Food Waste

WASTE NOT - As has been much discussed here at Sustainable Brands, roughly a third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, which has tremendous economic, social and environmental consequences.

Introducing Aggregate Capital Sufficiency (ACS) – A New Alternative to GDP
Introducing Aggregate Capital Sufficiency (ACS) – A New Alternative to GDP

NEW METRICS - The question remains of how best to assess the sustainability of whole economies. If existing measurement models such as GDP, ISEW and GPI focus on size or welfare, then we need a third class of models – one that makes it possible to measure the sustainability performance of economies.

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Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact
Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact

PRESS RELEASE - Ten companies and organizations, two partnerships, and three individuals today will receive 2017 Climate Leadership Awards for their accomplishments in reducing greenhouses gas emissions and addressing climate change. The awards, now in their sixth year, are a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry. The awards are being presented this evening at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference in Chicago. This year’s awardees represent a wide array of industries including finance, consumer products, retail, aviation, and technology, plus federal and local government.

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