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Brown-Forman Leading Where Lou & KY Should Be

November 4th, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment

Brown Forman was recently recognized as a climate leader:

Brown-Forman has been named to the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for its approach to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the risks of climate change. The company received a distinguished disclosure score of 93 and an “A” performance rating.

Brown-Forman also announced that it has signed the Ceres’ Climate Declaration, a business-backed effort to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change through stronger climate policies. Brown-Forman joins nearly 700 signatories, including General Motors, Owens Corning, Intel, Microsoft, VF Corp. and other leaders.

“We applaud Brown-Forman’s leadership in making the critical connection between its long-term success and the need to tackle climate change,” said Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, which launched the Climate Declaration in the spring. “We are delighted that Brown-Forman is the first Kentucky-based major company to sign the Declaration and welcome others to join as well.”

The Ceres Coalition? It’s an interesting group, made up of members like:

  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • California State Controller’s Office
  • California State Teachers’ Retirement System
  • California Stat Treasurer’s Office
  • Calvert Asset Management Company, Inc.
  • Center for a New American Dream
  • Center for Political Accountability
  • Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc.
  • Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer
  • CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan
  • First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC
  • Florida State Board of Administration
  • Green Century Capital Management
  • Harrington Investments, Inc.
  • Illinois State Board of Investment
  • IW Financial
  • Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
  • Maryland Treasurer’s Office
  • Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
  • Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
  • Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
  • New York City Office of the Comptroller
  • New York State Comptroller
  • New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
  • North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
  • Portfolio 21 Investments
  • Praxis Mutual Funds
  • Rockefeller & Co.
  • Sentinel Investments
  • SJF Ventures
  • Social Responsibility Investment Group
  • SRI World Group, Inc.
  • Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Vermont Office of the State Treasurer
  • Walden Asset Management
  • Winslow Management Company

Notice anything missing?

Once again, a business is light years ahead of nearly every agency in Louisville and Kentucky.

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  • 1 J. Bruce Miller // Nov 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Brown-Forman is a ‘class act.’ The young man leading this operation, Paul Varga, is exceptional. The Brown family is equally exceptional as are their new ‘in-laws’ Matthew Barzun and Gil Holland among others. The understand the concept of leadership. They should conduct a ‘class’ in it.

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