In each issue of this newsletter and in other of our G&A Institute communications we have been sharing news, opinion & perspectives and research results that we think will be of value to professionals in the corporate sector, in the capital markets, and in the social sector (not-for-profits, NGOs and other institutions).
Our objective in structuring our communications over the past decade-plus is to help to inform, educate and encourage the embrace of sustainability concepts and principles throughout society’s public, private and social sectors.
Suddenly, we are all in a new and very challenging (and frightening) operating environment (both personally and in our businesses) and the questions that we have and that are on the sustainability professionals’ minds are…
(1) what might be the impact of the global coronavirus crisis on the corporate sector’s forward movement -- are companies continuing their sustainability journey, embrace of corporate purpose and stakeholder primacy, and
(2) what might be the impact of the virus crisis on the capital markets and investors’ perspectives of the value of sustainable investing as the global capital markets continue to be in turmoil – will the crisis be a plus or minus.
Our team has been closely monitoring (worldwide!) for news and opinions and research findings to help answer these and other questions and we bring you updates today. Thanks to G&A’s Editor-in-Chief Ken Cynar and Senior Sustainability Analyst Elizabeth Peterson for their continuous “captures” of many key items for the newsletter and for G&A’s themed web platforms.
There are many more timely news and opinion items on our Sustainability HQ web platform for your reading – news is captured and posted every day in the categories presented in the newsletter as well as in other categories. We invite your regular reading.
The G&A Institute team members continue to all be “sheltered in place” working remotely and carrying on the work for clients. It’s challenging but the good news is that the incredible advances made in technology are making a difference. Just imagine this virus crisis occurring in the days before email, private web-enabled networks, group teleconferencing tools, the global internet and the “www” digital highway connecting us all around the world.
A shout out here to the tech industry innovators who’ve made these tools available over the past three decades.
And our most heartfelt thank you to the men and women who today keep our society moving, those stocking store shelves, keeping the lights on, policing our streets, responding to fire alarms and ambulance calls, keeping public transportation systems going, and many others working in silence or out of our sight. And to our brave first responders in the medical universe who put our needs first as they are exposed to danger. We are all in their debt.
We hope that this newsletter finds you well – please stay safe!
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