La finance durable prend enfin du galon à  l’université

31 10 2014

L’Université de Genève vient de nommer Philipp Krà¼ger au poste de Professeur assistant en finance responsable, ce qui représente une première en Suisse. M. Krà¼ger est chercheur au sein de la nouvelle Faculté d’économie et management (GSEM) et est rattaché au Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI). Il constitue la cheville ouvrière du colloque international Geneva […]

La finance durable prend enfin du galon à  l’université
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Changes in the Covalence Ethical Quote, Financial Performance and Financial Reporting Quality

30 10 2014

We examine the equity valuation effect of press releases of upgrades or downgrades reflected in the Covalence Ethical Quote (CEQ), an index ranking the ethical performance of multinational firms. (…) We find first a significant causal relationship between stock market reactions and changes in the CEQ. Specifically, disclosures of positive (negative) changes in firm ethical […]

Changes in the Covalence Ethical Quote, Financial Performance and Financial Reporting Quality
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Les blue chips en tàªte le mois dernier

28 10 2014

Les sociétés suisses ont présenté un comportement satisfaisant dans l’actualité Environnement, Social, Gouvernance (ESG) du mois de septembre, suivant un bon mois d’aoà»t, avec 49% d’informations positives, alors que le benchmark international n’affichait que 47%. Parmi les sociétés ayant généré une majorité de commentaires favorables apparaà®t Swiss Re, dont le CEO a annoncé un engagement […]

Les blue chips en tàªte le mois dernier
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ESG News Review 18 – 24 October 2014

27 10 2014

Neste Oil was among the most praised companies last week, as it said that its renewable NEXBTL diesel are among the quickest and most efficient way to reduce traffic-related emissions, following a decision by the European Council to add renewable traffic fuels to the Community’s energy and climate package; Neste Oil also announced it has […]

ESG News Review 18 - 24 October 2014
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ESG News Review 11 – 17 October 2014

20 10 2014

Procter & Gamble was among the most praised companies last week as it announced its plans to cut the water used in manufacturing by 20 percent in the next six years as part of an expansion of its sustainability goals. Iberdrola said it was included in the 2014 editions of the Climate Performance Leadership and Climate […]

ESG News Review 11 - 17 October 2014
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Widespread safety issues identified at Bangladesh clothing factories

14 10 2014

Inspectors hired by a group of Western clothing brands have found safety problems at all the Bangladesh factories they visited as part of an initiative launched after a building collapse last year killed more than 1,100 workers. The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is seeking remedial action after identifying more than 80,000 […]

Widespread safety issues identified at Bangladesh clothing factories
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ESG News Review 4 – 10 October 2014

13 10 2014

The Dow Chemical Company was among the most praised companies last week after it announced the launch of a U.S. Apprenticeship pilot program as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), which also involves Alcoa; Alcoa Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) said that in its first year, their innovative new biodiversity partnership has provided […]

ESG News Review 4 - 10 October 2014
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ESG News Review 27 September – 3 October 2014

6 10 2014

Ford was among the most praised companies last week as it announced the creation of 1000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Canada. Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group said they have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority for the 100 megawatt Belle River Wind project in Ontario, Canada. […]

ESG News Review 27 September - 3 October 2014
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2nd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance Thursday, 27th November 2014 | 8:30 International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

2 10 2014

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Yngve Slyngstad, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management, manager of Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global. Following the success of the inaugural Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance held in 2013, the Geneva Finance Research Institute and the Institute For Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva together with Sustainable Finance Geneva are pleased […]

2nd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance  Thursday, 27th November 2014
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