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Cecily Joseph, VP of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec, spoke to TriplePundit last week about the company’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility report. As the article states, Joseph has led Symantec and the reporting community at large, “using quality sustainability reporting standards to drive sustainability programming now for 10 years running.” Framework has been proud to support Symantec on this journey every step of the way.

Featuring Joseph’s tips and highlights on best practices in reporting, the article makes for important reading for all CR professionals. We congratulate Symantec on this substantial milestone.

Read “Symantec’s Cecily Joseph Shares Lessons Learned from a Decade of CSR Reporting” in TriplePundit, Oct 24th 2017.

Today, public trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Stakeholders expect more responsible management than ever from corporations, and investors are increasingly scrutinizing management practices with the help of a growing set of data platforms for evaluating material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
Businesses are often surprised to discover how mainstream and specific the ESG assessment of their companies is becoming—and just how much capital is being influenced by these considerations. To stay ahead of this trend, companies, especially S&P 500 members and other prominent corporations, should examine the ESG/sustainability expectations of their top shareholders and the ways in which key ratings organizations are assessing them. 
Below we chart the dramatic rise of ESG factors in global investment decision-making in recent years, and offer 4 steps every company should take. The infographic is also available for high-resolution download as a PDF (2MB).

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Congratulations to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index members!

New criteria for Policy Influence, Impact Measurement & Valuation, and Human Rights, as well as upgrades to existing measures, have made the 2017 DJSI the most stringent to date. We salute our included clients—including MetLife, NVIDIA, and Symantec —who continue to pursue strategies for sustainable advantage.