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The Train has Left the Station on Renewable Energy

The Train has Left the Station on Renewable Energy
April 3, 2017

Economics and corporate behavior have changed the energy landscape for good. Obscured by unending debate and hype about the merits of renewable energy, a consequential transition quietly took place in recent years; unsubsidized renewable energy is now economically viable in many regions of the world. While government subsidies for renewable power generation have played a […]

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A Conversation on Implementing SASB Standards with Sara Neff of Kilroy Realty

A Conversation on Implementing SASB Standards with Sara Neff of Kilroy Realty
March 23, 2017

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates over 14 million square feet of high quality commercial property on the West Coast. A REIT with a history of 70 years, Kilroy isa publicly traded REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Widely praised as a sustainability leader in […]

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Elisse Walter’s Keynote at CPA Canada Event

Elisse Walter’s Keynote at CPA Canada Event
March 22, 2017

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS: FOCUSING ON YOUR FUTURE TODAY Elisse B. Walter, SASB Board Member and Former Chair of the SEC CPA Canada Event, March 30, 2017 Good evening and thank you, Joy Thomas, for that kind introduction. It is an honor to be here with all of you in Toronto, and particularly an honor to have […]

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SASB and GRI Pen Joint Op-Ed on Sustainability Reporting Sychronicity

SASB and GRI Pen Joint Op-Ed on Sustainability Reporting Sychronicity
March 20, 2017

How to approach corporate sustainability reporting in 2017 By Tim Mohinof GRI and Jean Rogers of SASB One reason behind the popularity of sustainability reporting is that transparency not only helps companies tell their story, it also drives improvements in performance. As per the business axiom, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Transparency is […]

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Wasted Food is Wasted Money

Wasted Food is Wasted Money
March 19, 2017

Restaurants that reduce food waste can see a high return on investment. If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally, behind only the U.S. and China. Approximately one third of food produced is never eaten, at a cost of $1 trillion, which has significant consequences for […]

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What’s the Price of Safety? One Rail Company Assigns a Dollar Value

What’s the Price of Safety? One Rail Company Assigns a Dollar Value
March 14, 2017

A rail company offersdiscounts for shippers using safer train cars. Will it incentivize shippers to make the switch? BNSF eastbound empty oil train at Essex MT. Photo credit: Roy Luck Starting in April, BNSF Railway Co will start offering a $300 discount per carload to ethanol shippers that use newer, safer train cars. By regulation, […]

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When You are the Product: Consumer Privacy in the Age of Tech Monopolies

When You are the Product: Consumer Privacy in the Age of Tech Monopolies
March 8, 2017

Regulatory authorities examining privacy as a potential basis for anti-trust issues You have been waiting for this new app for months. The only thing that stands in your way is a blur of legalese you dexterously scan through, your pointer finger wildly spinning the wheel on your mouse. The “accept” button is now clickable. You […]

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Oil, Oil Everywhere But Not a Drop to Frac

Oil, Oil Everywhere But Not a Drop to Frac
February 28, 2017

Drilling activity is gaining momentum, but will water scarcity constrain growth? With oil prices stabilizing in response to recent OPEC production cuts, drilling activity in the US is again on the rise. As competition heats up in the most prolific production areas in the US, investors are trying to determine which companies will separate themselves […]

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Human Capital in the Age of Fintech

Governance Transition FAQs

Governance Transition FAQs
February 15, 2017

What governance transition is SASB undergoing? SASB is transitioning to a two-tiered governance model with separation of financial responsibilities from the standards-setting activities. In the new model, an entity called the SASB Foundation is responsible for finances and governance. The Foundation delegates authority for standards setting to the SASB, a newly appointed technical board. Who […]

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