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Jean Rogers’ Meonske Professional Development Conference Keynote

Jean Rogers’ Meonske Professional Development Conference Keynote
April 28, 2017

Keynote Remarks Delivered by Dr. Jean Rogers, SASB Founder April 27, 2017,Kent State University It is an honor to be here at the Annual Meonske Professional Development Conference. I’m Jean Rogers, and in 2011, I founded an organization called the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, or SASB. Today I will attempt to explain how sustainability accounting […]

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A Conversation on Implementing SASB Standards with Sophia Mendelsohn of JetBlue

A Conversation on Implementing SASB Standards with Sophia Mendelsohn of JetBlue
April 25, 2017

On April 10, JetBlue published a report produced according to the SASB Standard for the Airlines industry. In this blog, Transportation sector analyst Nashat Moin speaks with Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability at JetBlue Airways, to understand JetBlue’s process of implementing SASB standards.   While SASB believes material sustainability information should be disclosed in SEC filings, […]

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Growing Resistance: Antibiotics in Food-Animal Production

Growing Resistance: Antibiotics in Food-Animal Production
April 24, 2017

Drug-resistant disease could cost global economy up to $100 trillion. Approximately 70 percent of medically important antibiotics in the United States are sold for use in food-producing animals. This shocking statistic, coupled with the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria has created growing concern among consumers, regulators, and investors regarding antibiotics in animal agriculture. Companies, to […]

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Thank You for Participating in SASB’s Consultation Period

Thank You for Participating in SASB’s Consultation Period
April 12, 2017

On March 31, SASB concluded a six-month consultation period to gather additional input on its provisional standards before they are revised and formally adopted as the SASB code in early 2018. During this period, we sought feedback from companies and investors on the materiality of disclosure topics and usefulness of the accounting metrics. In total, […]

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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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