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SASB and Market Principles: Sustainability-Linked Financing

SASB and Market Principles: Sustainability-Linked Financing
April 7, 2021

Authored by Jeff Cohen, CAIA, Director of Capital Markets Integration, Head of Private Investment Initiatives  Companies working to improve sustainability performance may have an opportunity to leverage sustainability disclosure to access a rapidly growing area of credit markets through sustainability-linked financing. To date, most ESG debt exists in the form of green bonds or other […]

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Yes, ESG Is Complicated. Together, We Can Simplify It.

Yes, ESG Is Complicated. Together, We Can Simplify It.
April 2, 2021

Co-Authored by Janine Guillot and Maha Eltobgy. Janine Guillot is CEO of SASB. Maha Eltobgy is Head of Shaping the Future of Investing and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. When the challenges we face transcend international boundaries, so must the solutions we design. In the wake of Covid-19, the […]

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A New Series for SASB Alliance Members: Uses of ESG Workshop

A New Series for SASB Alliance Members: Uses of ESG Workshop
March 22, 2021

Authored by Rebecca Bar,  Membership & Engagement Manager at SASB On February 23rd, SASB cut the ribbon on our new quarterly event series for SASB Alliance members: the Uses of ESG Workshop. This inaugural virtual event, called “Enhancing Approaches to Data and Risk Management Through the SASB Standards,” balanced three expert presentations with collaborative practitioner […]

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Strengthening an Integrated Report Using SASB Standards

Strengthening an Integrated Report Using SASB Standards
March 9, 2021

Co-authored by Janine Guillot and Charles Tilley. Charles Tilley is the CEO of the IIRC. Markets increasingly recognize that the ability of business to create value relies on more than financial capital alone. For proof, look no further than the growing gulf between a typical firm’s enterprise value and the net assets on its balance […]

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SASB XBRL taxonomy now available for public comment

SASB XBRL taxonomy now available for public comment
March 1, 2021

Today we are pleased to announce that SASB XBRL taxonomy is now available for public comment.  The public comment period will be open for a period of 60 days. It ends on May 3rd, 2021. In October of 2020, we had announced that SASB engaged PwC to support us in the development of the taxonomy. […]

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Lockheed Martin: Pushing the disclosure envelope

Lockheed Martin: Pushing the disclosure envelope
February 22, 2021

Lockheed Martin, the aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies company headquartered in the Washington, DC, area, recently issued its first SASB and TCFD reports, building on a suite of reporting for investors that also includes GRI and CDP. Raheem Cash, Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability, participated early on in SASB’s Resource Transformation sector Industry Working Group, […]

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Joe Biden must take a global lead on climate risk disclosure | Financial Times

Joe Biden must take a global lead on climate risk disclosure | Financial Times
February 10, 2021

Co-authored by Laura Tyson and Robert Herz. Robert Herz formerly chaired the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Both are directors of the SASB Foundation. This op-ed was originally published in the Financial Times on January 6, 2021. Incoming president can use existing regulatory powers to unlock sustainable growth. As US president-elect Joe Biden prepares to take […]

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For GPs, it’s Time for a New Perspective on ESG

For GPs, it’s Time for a New Perspective on ESG
February 9, 2021

Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process is both celebrated and maligned in private equity. If you look across the industry, you see a lot of encouraging signs from general partners (GPs) taking important steps forward, but also a lot of opportunities for significant improvement beyond surface-level commitments that are unlikely […]

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Hawaiian Electric Industries: Better Data, a Better Hawaii, a Better Future

Hawaiian Electric Industries: Better Data, a Better Hawaii, a Better Future
February 3, 2021

We recently caught up with Julie Smolinski, VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Sustainability at Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), which provides electricity, financial services, and sustainable infrastructure in Hawaii. HEI recently published its first consolidated enterprise ESG report, which is aligned with SASB Standards. Here, we present a few highlights.   Your sustainability reporting is very […]

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A Closer Look: The FSA Level I Curriculum Update

A Closer Look: The FSA Level I Curriculum Update
February 2, 2021

Since Level I of the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential was launched in 2015, more than 2,200 professionals have pursued it to develop their understanding of the links between sustainability and financial performance. Grounded in the longstanding purpose and infrastructure of standardized accounting and reporting, sustainability accounting helps companies and investors gain a more […]

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