(New York, NY and Northampton, MA, April 15, 2013 ) -- Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A), a strategies and consulting firm focusing on Sustainability and 3BL Media, the leading distributor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Health, and Energy news and content, today announced G&A Institute's Awards & Recognition Program.
G&A Institute inaugurated its Awards & Recognitions program to assist client companies in navigating the increasing number of leadership awards and recognitions now available for corporate sustainability and responsibility leaders.
Louis D. Coppola, Executive Vice President and Partner of Governance & Accountability Institute, said: " The G&A Institute team offers comprehensive services to help companies achieve their fair share of recognitions and awards. There are more than 150 independent third parties today in the sustainability / ESG / SRI space actively communicating opinions about corporations' sustainability achievements. These organizations are generating reports and opinions on public companies for investors and analysts; and create ratings, rankings, ESG scores, and "best of" reputational lists."
"Communication about sustainability accomplishments and reporting is key to positioning the company for consideration," Mr. Coppola said, "and we help clients to become more organized and tailored in their approach, better preparing them to enter competitions or communicate about their sustainability journey -- and connecting with the decision-makers in the grantor-universe."
According to Hank Boerner, Chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute: "More than half of the companies in the S&P 500 Index® and the Fortune 500® universe are now publishing sustainability reports. Many small- and mid-cap and privately-owned companies are reporting. There is a growing information clutter – and a parallel growth in the number of awards and recognitions by third parties. It is important for company managers to ask themselves: 'Is my company receiving its fair share of recognitions? Are our efforts being recognized – and rewarded (or “awarded”) where it counts?'"
As the exclusive Data Partner for the USA for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), G&A Institute thoroughly analyzes hundreds of corporate sustainability reports each year, including the specific awards for corporate sustainability and responsibility progress.
In making the announcement, Greg Schneider, CEO of 3BL Media, said: "This partnership underscores 3BL Media’s commitment to ensure that companies that are committed to best practices in sustainability have the greatest opportunity for being recognized for their work through ESG, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility awards and recognitions."
The G&A Institute team members interact with many of the organizations in the awards and recognitions space -- including ESG analysts, NGOs, index managers, publishers of lists and rankings, and rankings, issue advocates, and other types of organizations.
Mr. Coppola said that G&A Institute maintains a dynamic database of awards & recognitions that is updated daily and used to help the team match companies and award grantors.
About Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc
Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. (www.ga-institute.com) offers a significant portfolio of resources to help detect, identify, monitor, analyze, & address critical issues related to Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable & Responsible Investment (SRI). The Institute is an issues management, strategies, research, communication and advisory organization providing leaders in the investment, corporate, social, and public sector with services and tools related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. G&A Institute is the sole data partner for The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the USA, UK and Ireland.
About 3BL Media
3BL Media is a leading news and content distribution company focused on Sustainability, Health and Energy. The company works with organizations including multinational corporations, SME's, and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in communications, technology and social media to enable organizations to more effectively communicate about their initiatives to critical stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSR Minute™, The CSR Report and frequent contributor of articles and blogs to various CSR publications and websites. Visit http://3blmedia.com.
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Louis D. Coppola, Executive Vice President
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Greg Schneider, CEO
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