Weekly Highlights May 28, 2015 Weekly Highlights May 28, 2015
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NASDAQ OMX Group and CRD Analytics Announce Companies In/Out of the Sustainability Benchmark

Twice annually the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index is re-balanced  The Index (NASDAQ: QCRD) is an equally-weighted equity index that is a benchmark for stocks of companies that take a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting, and traded on a major US stock exchange.

Added effective May 18, 2015:  Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Campbell’s Soup Company, Consolidated Edison, DIRECTTV, FedEx, NRG Energy, Tesla Motors, and Verizon Communications. 

Eliminated:  Hess Corp, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil ASA, ENI, Rio Tinto, Vale SA, NetApp, and Petrobas.  For information about this well-established benchmark, read our Top Story this week.

Top Story of the Week

Breaking News: Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index
(Tuesday - May 19, 2015)
Source: CRD Analytics - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), and CRD Analytics today announced the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index (NASDAQ:QCRD), which will become effective prior to market...

Sustainability in Focus

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide
(Thursday - May 21, 2015)
Source: Huff Post - Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together. Although we inherently know that collaboration is a...

Why Sustainability Requires More Than Technological Advances
(Thursday - May 21, 2015)
Source: Triple Pundit - Technology is often seen as a path forward to achieve sustainability. This theme occurs throughout current-day blogs (for example see this discussion by Gabi Zedlmayer on TriplePundit). However, this idea is not new. A quick...

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 May 28, 2015