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For Bank of America, Sustainability Isn’t an Either/or Proposition

For Bank of America, Sustainability Isn’t an Either/or Proposition
October 27, 2020

In July 2020, Bank of America published its first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) report. In this Q&A with Neil Stewart, SASB’s Director of Corporate Outreach, Rudi Bless, Bank of America’s Chief Accounting Officer and a member of the SASB Foundation Board of Directors, shares the company’s strong focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) […]

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Verizon: Sending a Strong ESG Signal to Investors

Verizon: Sending a Strong ESG Signal to Investors
October 20, 2020

We recently caught up with Beth Sasfai, Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance & Chief ESG Officer at Verizon, one of the world’s largest communications technology companies. Verizon began using SASB Standards in its 2019 ESG Report and Sasfai shares key takeaways from the implementation experience. Tell us about Verizon’s sustainability reporting efforts and where they […]

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J.B. Hunt Becomes First SASB Reporter in Road Transportation

J.B. Hunt Becomes First SASB Reporter in Road Transportation
October 13, 2020

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ: JBHT) is a $15 billion market cap transportation and logistics company headquartered in Arkansas. For the firm and its shareholders, reducing emissions and mitigating climate risk are key issues. As BlackRock detailed in an April voting bulletin, it supported J.B. Hunt’s management considering “the company has markedly improved its disclosures […]

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Cenovus Energy: Bold Targets and Continuous Improvement

Cenovus Energy: Bold Targets and Continuous Improvement
September 29, 2020

We recently caught up with Rhona DelFrari, Vice President, Sustainability & Engagement, at Cenovus Energy, an integrated oil and gas producer based in Calgary, Alberta. Cenovus recently released its annual ESG report, which is aligned with SASB Standards and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). DelFrari shares key takeaways from […]

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SASB Standards Helped Us Reconnect with Capital Markets

SASB Standards Helped Us Reconnect with Capital Markets
July 2, 2020

The following guest blog was written by Mikkel Skougaard, who is Group ESG Reporting Senior Expert at MOL Group. He recently shared these and other insights in SASB 201: Getting Prepared: Materiality, Gap Analysis & Benchmarking, the second session in SASB’s four-part Implementation Webinar Series. Until 2019, MOL Group did what many companies do: We […]

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Dispelling the Top 11 SASB Myths

Dispelling the Top 11 SASB Myths
June 25, 2020

At SASB, we frequently hear misconceptions about our standards, including misconceptions about who uses them and how to use them. Many of these “SASB myths” arise in conversations that members of our Investor Advisory Group (IAG) have with companies who are considering using SASB standards. We are hoping to clear up market confusion by dispelling […]

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Overcoming Implementation Challenges at Small- and Mid-Size Companies

Overcoming Implementation Challenges at Small- and Mid-Size Companies
June 2, 2020

The following guest blog was written by Kuni Chen, CFA. He is an ESG Consultant and former head of climate change impact investments at The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Chen is an FSA Credential holder and helps lead the NYC – SASB FSA Credential Group. Sustainability reporting is ubiquitous among large companies, with about 90 percent […]

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Getting Started with SASB? Join Our Master Class

Getting Started with SASB? Join Our Master Class
May 29, 2020

Two weeks ago, 1,306 people from 53 countries attended part one of our new Implementation Webinar Series. I got to share the screen with SASB Foundation CEO Janine Guillot and BlackRock Managing Director Michelle Edkins to give an overview and roadmap for companies looking to join the hundreds of others already using SASB standards to […]

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The Question on ESG Is No Longer Why, But How

The Question on ESG Is No Longer Why, But How
February 3, 2020

Click here to explore SASB’s updated Implementation Primer. Whether it’s in the board room, the C-suite, or in the capital markets that help fuel economic growth and sustainable development, useful information is the bedrock upon which effective decision-making rests. At SASB, we aim to provide sustainability disclosure standards that ultimately improve the information available to […]

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Lessons from ESG Leaders: Start Early, Be Patient

Lessons from ESG Leaders: Start Early, Be Patient
October 15, 2019

  SASB standards have been downloaded over 100,000 times since they were approved in November 2018, one of many indications that companies are looking at the standards with fresh eyes and considering next steps. Even in the best of circumstances, adjusting to a new reporting framework can cause growing pains. It’s like a software update […]

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