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13 May

Three things: ESG Disclosure and the SEC Commissioner Featured

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This is the news of the week, month, year. Selected excerpts, SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein’s keynote speech at the 48th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference (May 6). And I quote…

  1. “Today, investors make their decisions based on an array of information which goes beyond mere profit and loss… Sustainability disclosure differentiates companies and may foster investor confidence, trust, and employee loyalty.”

  2. “… today’s investors are considering strategies that take into account environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. For example, at the start of 2014, more than one out of every six dollars in assets under management -- $6.57 trillion -- was invested using such strategies. This is an increase of 76% since the start of 2012, and a startling 929% increase since 1995.[9] This phenomenon is here to stay.”
     
  3. “Why? It’s not just about socially conscious millennials, although that is certainly a factor.[10] …companies adopting certain sustainability measures may perform better than those that do not.[11] What changes to our disclosure regime may be implicated by this trend?”
     

If you’d like to see a customized scorecard showing how your ESG disclosures compare to peers, get in touch with me.  You can download a sample scorecard here. We’d be happy to provide some insights on what to do to improve your scores.

 

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Susan Sheehan, MBA, CRS-P, TSM-VSP

Vice President Sustainability

Susan leads client engagement for iCompli’s Sustainability Services. She has advised on or led sustainability strategies for corporations such as Algonquin Power/Liberty Utilities, Conestoga Meat Packers, Kraft Foods, Titanium Corp., Newalta and US Silver & Gold. She is a frequent sustainability strategy speaker in North America, Europe and Asia, and expert panelist for clean technology and sustainability reporting. Susan is a Verification Service Provider for the Mining Association of Canada's TSM sustainability framework, and has an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business.

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