thirty logo mobileskytop logo210x70 1ESG3 Summit – April 7th, 2017– New York

The Thirty Percent Coalition is Lead Strategic Partner of the Summit

Gain insight on the latest practices and technologies required to meet and exceed company performance expectations from management and shareholders alike.

Join an exclusive audience of institutional shareholders, public company management, ESG practice and capital markets experts to employ effective ESG performance assessments and subsequent reporting to heighten brand value and enhance company reputation.

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 Sumitomo

By Seiji Kawazoe, ESG specialist at SuMi Trust, Member of The Thirty Percent Coalition

For a long time, ESG investing was not very popular in Japan, especially among institutional investors. 

The first ESG offerings mostly grew within retail investment products such as environmental thematic funds or positive screening strategies focusing on companies with a high standard of corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

TheStreet

Fragrance and cosmetics company Coty (COTY)  said it will add a woman to its board of directors by July, reducing the number of S&P 500 companies without women in the boardroom to four.

By Emily Stewart

Coty will bring on its first female board member in the second quarter of 2017, a spokeswoman for the company told TheStreet on Monday.

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Reforms Build on Goldberg’s Commitment to Advance Shareholder Engagement and Ensure Responsible Corporate Governance Strategies for Pension Fund’s Investments

BOSTON – The Pension Reserves Investment Management (PRIM) Board, which oversees the state’s $62 billion pension fund, voted 7-0 today to approve new custom proxy voting guidelines, proposed by State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, designed to strengthen corporate governance and protect the value of the fund’s investments.

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What has been called a “breakout year” for gender diversity on U.S. public company boards, corporate America showed increasing enthusiasm for diversity-promoting measures during 2016. Recent studies have demonstrated the greater profitability of companies whose boards are meaningfully diverse. In many cases, companies have collaborated with investors to increase the number of women on their boards, and a number of prominent corporate leaders have publicly encouraged companies to prioritize diversity.

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