Posts Categorized: Virtual Attendance

The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Summit

As 2014 came to a close, HRH the Prince of Wales hosted the 10th anniversary Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Summit and rightly stressed that “We need 21st century tools for 21st century problems…and time is not on our side.”  That does indeed capture the sense of urgency and purpose shared by the attendees of… Read more »

Ceres Conference 2014

It has been 25 years since Ceres, the Sustainability Leadership Advocacy organization, was formed by a small group of investors to further the adoption of sustainable business practices that could protect the planet while ensuring long-term prosperity for its people. What better way to celebrate a quarter century of progress than to attend the Ceres Annual Conference, held April 30th in Boston….

Cornerstone Roundtable Discussion on the Global Pharmaceuticals Industry

The “Biopharma” Industry The lines between the “pharmaceuticals” and “biotechnology” sectors are becoming increasingly blurred. With 35-40% of the earnings of global large cap pharmaceuticals companies coming from biologics, it is probably more accurate to refer to these companies as operating in the “biopharma” industry. Corporate governance has played a key role in the emergence… Read more »

WCX Finalizes Project Principles and Standards

EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION. On January 2nd, the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX) released the final version of “Infrastructure Project Certification –Principles and Framework” which was developed by the WCX Business Standards Committee. The principles and project standards are the first-ever attempt by multiple US states… Read more »

#TheBigShift – Systems Innovation: Changing Systems, Changing the Future

A recent event in New York City, organized by the Guardian and Forum for the Future, drew attention to a major challenge on the road to a sustainable economy: system innovation, or how to create a large-scale system change to make a difference1. Sustainable and social entrepreneurs, activists and business representatives gathered in New York for half a day of discussion and brainstorming, including the United Nations’ Global Compact, Ecovative,, and others….

Sustainable Leadership Platform: Stories of People Who Lead Through Values and Sustainability

Extract from the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking, December 2013, written by Ricardo Voltolini, President-Director of Sustainable idea: Strategy and Intelligence in Sustainability Recently introduced documents within the scope of the United Nations Global Pact address the need for a new type of leader to face the challenges of the 21st century. More… Read more »

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference, September 2013

Extract from the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking, October 2013, written by Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. While the Partners from the various firms articulated their respective strategies ranging from a focus “across the breadth of the corporate maturity stack” to “deep specialization on a sector basis”, one message… Read more »