G&A Institute: ESG Resources for Corporate Sustainability

The Governance & Accountability Institute is organized as the “Sustainability Headquarters™” for clients in the corporate community and in the investment and financial services sector. Our team provides strategic advice and counsel on a wide range of issues and topics related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, disclosure and reporting, ESG performance, and stakeholder (third party) engagement. 

The Institute is a for-profit company organized almost a decade ago by professionals experienced in issue and crisis management, enterprise risk management, corporate communications, corporate governance, and corporate responsibility. 

G&A Institute is the exclusive data partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. We conduct extensive research on corporate and institutional disclosure and reporting in these countries, and globally in countries around the world. No other consulting organization has the breadth and depth of experience on corporate sustainability and responsibility reporting, and associated resources and research capabilities of the G&A team. 

The G&A portfolio of resources and services for clients includes strategic counseling and implementation for the corporate and institutional sustainability journey. 

We provide global ESG issue monitoring and research; stakeholder identification, prioritizing, monitoring, backgrounding, and engagement; customized ESG, CR and Sustainability-focused research; comprehensive issues management services; advice on corporate responsibility strategies and programs; support investor relations and assistance in corporate responsibility / sustainability reporting, disclosure and communications. 

The G&A Institute team members are expert in the many dimensions of corporate ESG and Sustainability – and the third party frameworks that help companies provide a comprehensive view of the impact of environmental and energy, social/society issues and corporate governance factors of interest to analysts, investors and a broad range of stakeholders. ("ESG" performance.) 

Highlights of the specific resources and services portfolio available to clients are described in our services section of the site. Note that these services are closely aligned and integrated – these are the important parts of the whole of our world class deliverables for client organizations. The G&A team recommend the integration of important elements of our strategies and programs for clients to maximize their return on sustainability and create long-term sustainability and responsibility success. 

We help companies and organizations navigate their sustainability journeys. 

Note: The G&A Institute GRI data partner activities are pro bono. The mission of the Institute is to be a knowledge-sharing organization, working with partners and collaborators to help to advance the thematic of corporate sustainability and responsibility.

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  • ESG Counseling, Strategies & Benchmarking

    Challenge: Corporate executives and managers need to understand the powerful impacts of investors and stakeholders embracing ESG and Sustainability approaches and frameworks that shape global capital markets and influence corporation reputations and “license to operate.” Click here to learn more about G&A's ESG Counseling, Strategies & Benchmarking...More Info

  • Sustainability Coaching, Team Building & Training

    Challenge: Getting everyone up-to-speed on ESG and Sustainability; understanding the complexity of ESG issues and frameworks; assembling the Corporate Sustainability team and preparing them for strategy-setting and program implementation. Click here to learn more about G&A's Sustainability Coaching, Team Building & Training...More Info

  • Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Reporting

    Challenge: Measuring, managing and reporting on the progress of the organization's Sustainability Journey – ensuring that ESG market players, corporate reputation influencers, shareholders and stakeholders understand the strategies, goals, program elements of the journey and accomplishments and recognitions earned. Click here to learn more about G&A's Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Reporting...More Info

  • ESG & CR Issues Monitoring & Research

    Challenge:Understanding the complexities (the risks and opportunities) of the ESG operating environment; in the new normal of the capital markets, who is monitoring your company, what are they saying, how are they characterizing your enterprise, and what are the outcomes of this monitoring, ranking, rating and opinion-shaping? Click here to learn more about G&A's ESG & CR Issues Monitoring & Research ...More Info

  • Stakeholder Identification, Monitoring & Engagement

    Challenge: Identifying, prioritizing, monitoring, and understanding the third parties and stakeholders watching your company…shaping the issues…influencing outcomes…creating risk and opportunity…and perhaps impacting license to operate. Click here to learn more about G&A's Stakeholder Identification, Monitoring & Engagements...More Info

  • Strategic Risk Management

    Challenge: Understanding the risks that are inherent in the company's strategies, operations, management, finances balancing effective risk management with innovation, and seizing opportunities (in the risk-opportunity balance) driving strategic risk management to all corners of the enterprise. Click here to learn more about G&A's Strategic Risk Management Services...More Info

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FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from just 20% in 2011 to...

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3PLs, Remanufacturers, and the Business of Sustainability

In an analysis completed last June by the Governance & Accountability Institute, seventy two percent (72%) of the companies included in The S&P 500 Index® were found to have published a sustainability or corporate responsibility report. In 2011,...

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