NM'15 Updates

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by Catherine Thomason, October 11, 2015
Sustainability has long been seen as a soft issue — or at least too complex an issue to apply metrics. That is yesterday’s thinking as reaffirmed by all the speakers this week at New Metrics ’15. On...
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by Claire Sommer, October 11, 2015
The final morning’s plenaries at New Metrics ‘15 started with a warm welcome and call from MC Paul Herman of HIP Investor to be energized and ready to focus in on sustainability investing.Herman...
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by Claire Sommer, October 10, 2015
Back in the ballroom for the last afternoon of Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’15, SustainAbility’s research director Chris Guenther hosted a discussion on the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (...
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by Catherine Thomason, October 10, 2015
The green bond market is growing exponentially, having seen $36 billion issued in 2015 from only $11billion issued in 2013. It remains a fledgling market, yet with continued investor demand and...
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by Sarah Andersen, October 10, 2015
As representatives from Walt Disney, Lockheed Martin and Campbell’s Soup attested on Wednesday morning at New Metrics ’15, well-run corporate sustainability programs bring multiple benefits,...
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by Claire Sommer, October 10, 2015
New Leaf Paper founder Jeff Mendelsohn hosted a workshop on day one of Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’15 about an improved Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework that helps users make better...
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by Dr. Taryn E. Fisher, October 10, 2015
Think talking about investment is always boring? Think again: This had to have been the most highly charged workshop at New Metrics ’15.At first it appeared that the debate was personal among the...
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by Dr. Taryn E. Fisher, October 9, 2015
Clearly, with an exploding population, rapidly accelerating fossil fuel-based consumption and climate catastrophe all looming, the current “net negative” state – whereby we extract more than we...
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by Dr. Taryn E. Fisher, October 9, 2015
While quantifying and valuing the true costs and benefits of environmental impacts has matured, doing the same for social impacts remains elusive. On Tuesday, during a series of in-depth workshops...
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by Dr. Taryn E. Fisher, October 8, 2015
The divestment/investment movement calls on institutional, family, and individual investors to hold themselves accountable for the impacts of financial investments. By moving their money, individuals...
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by Catherine Thomason, October 8, 2015
“No country can get ahead if it leaves what amounts to half the population behind.” This quote from the McKinsey report, Economic Benefit of Gender Equality, provided a soft opening to a session...
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by Catherine Thomason, October 8, 2015
How do you make a problem you can’t see important? This is a big theme across all the breakouts at New Metrics ’15 this week — the importance of finding the accurate and appropriate measurement tools...
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by Dimitar Vlahov, October 8, 2015
The main-stage program of New Metrics ’15 kicked off Wednesday with a simple, yet powerful reminder: This set of conversations is all about upside potential, smarter risk management and long-term...
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by Sarah Andersen, October 8, 2015
“As a business community we are making progress, but not enough, and not fast enough. Perhaps this stake in the sand will increase urgency around this.” — Bob Willard, on the Future-Fit Business...

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