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Recent Research Conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute Attempts to Answer Important Questions for Company Management

In the months of October, November and December each week we will be releasing the top 10 GRI sustainability aspects from three different sectors. The results are based on G&A's "Sustainability - What Matters?" analysis of 1,246 sustainability reports, across 35 sectors, for their level of disclosure around 84 GRI Performance Indicators, and 37 GRI Aspects.

The next three Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects released are for the Media, Real Estate Logistics and Retailers sectors. We list them here for your ease of access.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Media Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Media Sector

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Real Estate Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Real Estate Sector?

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Retailers Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Retailers Sector?

Top Story of the Week

How Sustainability Is Inextricably Linked To The Bottom Line
(Tuesday - December 02, 2014)
Source: PSFK - In recent memory, the origins of a company’s products were a murky subject for consumers. Function was king, with a product’s supply chain a mere secondary consideration for consumers, if it was present at all. But this has been...

So, How Do We Make Sustainability... Sustainable?
(Tuesday - December 02, 2014)
Source: Forbes - Last week the New York Times reported that, for the first time in history, clean energy resources like solar and wind are becoming cost competitive with conventional coal in some markets. This paradigm shift, where clean energy...

Sustainability in Focus

Was It Too Soon to Be Sustainable?
(Friday - December 05, 2014)
Source: New York Times - They were environmental and community advocates, so they wanted it to be as sustainable as possible — ideally net-zero, producing as much energy as it used. And because they would be living on a modest fixed income, they needed...

Sustainability: How CPAs Can Benefit
(Thursday - December 04, 2014)
Source: Accounting Today - Sustainability, eco-friendly business models, and the continuing integration of environmental matters into business operations is a hot topic of conversation and debate in business media. One high-profile example of...

Australian companies fail to identify sustainability risks and opportunities  
(Thursday - December 04, 2014)
Source: The Guardian - In an interview earlier this year with a corporate sustainability director of a leading Australian corporation, I had hoped to discuss the value of sustainability reporting. What was said I’ve heard on several occasions, but it...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links. Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of December 10, 2014