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Elisse Walter’s Keynote at CPA Canada Event

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS: FOCUSING ON YOUR FUTURE TODAY By Elisse B. Walter SASB Board Member and Former Chair of the SEC CPA Canada Event, March 30, 2017 Good evening and thank...
Published March 22, 2017 by SASB
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SASB and GRI Pen Joint Op-Ed on Sustainability Reporting Sychronicity

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...
Published March 20, 2017 by SASB
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Wasted Food is Wasted Money

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...
Published March 19, 2017 by Sonya Hetrick
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What’s the Price of Safety? One Rail Company Assigns a Dollar Value

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...
Published March 14, 2017 by SASB
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When You are the Product: Consumer Privacy in the Age of Tech Monopolies

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...
Published March 8, 2017 by quinn.underriner
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Oil, Oil Everywhere But Not a Drop to Frac

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...
Published February 28, 2017 by David Parham
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Human Capital in the Age of Fintech

Do diversity and incentive-based pay matter in the age of robo-advisers? As Fintech grows more prominent as a force within the Financials sector, rising cyber-security concerns due to the industry’s...
Published February 21, 2017 by Anton Gorodniuk
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Governance Transition FAQs

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...
Published February 15, 2017 by SASB
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Despite Headline Risks, Disclosure on Drug Pricing Remains Limited for Pharmaceuticals Companies

How and why SASB is working towards enhanced disclosure on pricing strategies. In 2016, drug pricing emerged as a headline risk for the pharmaceuticals industry. Several cases demonstrated how pricing...
Published February 13, 2017 by SASB
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Moving from Provisional to Codified: An Update on the Consultation Period

SASB’s deep consultation process on the Provisional Standards and proposed updates is going “full speed ahead.” We invite corporate issuers and investors interested in participating to reach out to schedule...
Published February 6, 2017 by SASB
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