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August 1, 2014 General Motors and the Breakdown of Corporate Social Responsibility

Source: HighBrow Magazine

Over the last number of years, with concerns about what our rapidly changing climate might mean for the future of the planet, people across the globe have been engaging in discussions of ways to increase sustainability. ...

August 1, 2014 Sustainability leadership is more than a slogan

The Business Journal - Action determines leadership. As the îBusiness for Social Responsibilityî report points out, this is particularly important today. We live in a time of flux and disruption. Natural disasters,...

August 1, 2014 Pursuing Energy Failure, Again and Again

Source: National Review

Energy policies are faddish. From the energy-independence moonshine of the corn-ethanol scam to the latest 645-page slate of regulations the EPA wants to inflict on the domestic electricity-generation sector, the supposed threats...

August 1, 2014 What integrated sustainability really means

Source: gREENbIZ

For more than 20 years, I've been among those promoting a more integrated approach to sustainability. It's not just about the environment and resources, I keep reminding people. It's about systems: understanding their...

July 31, 2014 The Unfinished Business Of Health Care Reform: Real Access To Innovative Medicines

Source: Forbes

A year ago in this space, I wrote about the importance of adherence – patients taking prescribed medicines as directed. I cited an independent study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which estimated that...

July 31, 2014 Greenspan Says Stocks to See ‘Significant Correction’

Source: Bloomberg

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said equity markets will see a decline at some point after surging for the past several years. “The stock market has recovered so sharply for so long, you have to assume somewhere...

July 31, 2014 Market Structure Map - Missing Volume

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Weak volumes would seem cause for concern. It suggests a lack of consuming. It’s happening more on the NYSE than the NASDAQ. In 2009, the NYSE averaged 2.6 billion shares daily, about $82 billion of dollar-flow. In 2014 so far,...[more]

July 30, 2014 Obamacare's Smoking Gun Fires Again

Source: Bloomberg

Last night, the Competitive Enterprise Institute broke a heck of a story: A video showed Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, supporting the plaintiff's argument in Halbig v. Burwell.

July 29, 2014 The Energy Angle: Why Hillary Clinton is Right about Putin

Source: Fuel Fix

Both energy companies and consuming countries who still think appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin will solve their long term problems need to think again. Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about why we must stand up to energy...

July 29, 2014 What is corporate governance?

Source: Business and Leadership

The word governance comes from a Latin word – gubernare – which means to steer. Cicero wrote “he that governs sits quietly at the stern and scarce is seen to stir”. Thus my colleague, Dr Collette Kirwan, has conceptualised the...

July 29, 2014 UN and its Auspices Bear Responsibility for Global Warming Hysteria

Heartlander Magazine - No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists." Patrick Moore is critical of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) for claiming "it is extremely likely" that...

July 28, 2014 Op/Ed: Despite Big Leaps, CSR Still Has a Long Way to Go

Triple Pundit - Yahoo Canada published a list of the worldâs 25 most profitable companies last year on its finance page, and those institutionsâ respective CSR marks dug up from îCSRHubî are utterly...

July 24, 2014 How to make the most of your sustainability Master’s degree

Source: GreenBiz

I'm a recent graduate with a bachelors in environmental management, and am now looking at whether I also need a masters. I'd like to work in corporate sustainability, so have been investigating Green MBAs and CSR courses at...

July 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Take and Make

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

What if exchanges stopped paying fast traders to set prices? Oh, you didn’t know? Read on. Off Salt Island in the British Virgins is the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a steamer that sank in an 1867 hurricane. Even if you’re a...[more]

July 23, 2014 Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?

Source: The Guardian

After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?

July 22, 2014 The Market Has a Message for the Bulls

Investor Place - And îthe Conference Boardîâs index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 ... Chair Janet Yellenâs view that âequity valuations of smaller firms as well as îsocialî...

July 18, 2014 Hyatt CFO: Bringing Sustainability into Corporate Culture

Source: Wall Street Journal

Hyatt Hotels Corp. Chief Financial Officer Gebhard Rainer took up the hotel operator’s top financial role in 2012, but also has a leading role in his company’s sustainability efforts. He spoke with CFO Journal’s Emily Chasan...

July 17, 2014 Carbon Controls are New, But Industry Scare Tactics Aren't (Op-Ed)

Live Science - Elliott Negin is the director of news and commentary at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS). UCS is a member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, which includes nearly 400...

July 17, 2014 Private equity has room for growth on sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

A few weeks ago, I moderated a panel on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in private equity at the Responsible Investor Europe Conference in London. This panel, and other discussions, highlighted the lack...

July 17, 2014 Eight Questions for Clorox's Product-Sustainability Guru

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: The Clorox Company DESCRIPTION:Research fellow Scott Mobley spends a lot of time thinking about the safety and sustainability of Cloroxâs products...

July 17, 2014 Market Structure Map - CYNK Me

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Movie tip: Karen and I took our visiting teenaged nephew to see Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise. Hysterically entertaining. Appropriate for teens (scary monsters but no gore), and gripping for adults! There was a 1982...[more]

July 16, 2014 How to invest ethically

theguardian.com - The study from îEurosifî, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum, claims that an exciting new phase in the development of ethical investment is now taking place in the UK. To mark...

July 16, 2014 Can Corporate Social Responsibility Be a Differentiator for Community Banks'

TMCnet.com - (3BL Media Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SOURCE: îCSRHubî DESCRIPTION:By John R. Hancock, Moss Adams LLP and Lorinda R. Rowledge, EKOS International With a few exceptions, community banks lag behind both...

July 15, 2014 How Climate Change Changed Me

Source: Politico

When I learned that the New York Times was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the...

July 14, 2014 This Billionaire Gets It! - text/video

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Billionaire Nick Hanauer makes more sense in a 5-minute TED Talk video—which, BTW, was apparently temporarily banned by TED Talk execs—than any supply-side economist has in decades (see video below). Hanauer earned his money the...[more]

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