Bank of America Loans $6B to Small Business; Pacific Andes Supports Sustainable Seafood; KPMG Golf Business Forum Debates Sustainability - CSR Minute for August 28, 2012

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Bank of America has reported its origination of $6.4 billion in new small business loans and commitments. The 2011 report includes what it says are attempts to deliver fairness and transparency in company products and services; in its lending and investing activities in low-income and underserved communities, and in its customer-focused environmental initiatives.

Pacific Andes International Holdings has published its initial Sustainability Report titled “In for the Long Term” for FY 2011. The report provides an account of the conglomerate’s environmental and social performance in line with the Level B requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative. Pacific Andes is a group of companies with operations across the seafood value chain.

Sustainability in golf will be on the agenda at the KPMG Golf Business Forum, to be held in September in Italy. A panel of international experts will lead a session on the environmental, economic, and social impacts of golf in relation to golf