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April 23, 2014 Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it

Source: The Guardian

This is a story about bad timing. One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming." This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall...

April 23, 2014 The Earth Is Changing Rapidly. Can We Change Too?

Source: Time

had the chance to see the Grand Canyon last week for the first time, and I can tell you this: it is really big. So big, in fact, that I led my partner on an endless walk along the rim, searching for the entrance a trail that...

April 23, 2014 On This Earth Day, It's Actually Easier To Be Green

Source: Forbes

Those of us who grew up watching Sesame Street sang along to Kermit the Frog’s lament, “It’s not that easy being green.” But for many Americans, it’s actually easier than ever to be green. Sustainability has quietly become an...

April 22, 2014 Sustainable Brands® Announces 2014 Innovation Open Semi-finalists

Source: Sustainable Brands®

Sustainable Brands® recently announced 10 semi-finalists selected to compete during the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) startup competition at SB’14 San Diego June 2-5th. Presented by Target and co-sponsored by PRé...[more]

April 22, 2014 We Can Fix Our Broken Climate Debate | Commentary

Roll Call Online - Aaron Huertas is a science communications officer at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. Previously, he worked for the office of former Rep. Jim Saxton, R-N.J. Rachel Kriegsman is a program...

April 22, 2014 Climate is right for clean energy firms

Source: Reuters

If you’re ecology minded, the news hasn’t been all that green of late, with ice caps and glaciers melting and storms becoming more destructive. But there is a huge silver lining for long-term investors in environmentally-friendly...

April 22, 2014 What to look for in earnings

Source: CNBC

Earnings, earnings, earnings. This week, we will hear from some 150+ S&P 500 companies, so prepare yourself. Expect to hear the same song. For the most part, earnings will beat the expectations. Analysts will sing about the...

April 22, 2014 Voices: On Earth Day 2014, a climate change challenge

Source: USA Today

NEW YORK – Generations, political ideologies, styles and social differences were bridged, if but for a brief moment, as thousands marched along the vehicle-less (Fifth) avenue. It was an experiment to see, hear and smell what is...

April 21, 2014 The Most Important Book Ever Is All Wrong

Source: Bloomberg

It's hard to think of another book on economics published in the past several decades that's been praised as lavishly as Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." The adulation tells you something, though not mainly...

April 21, 2014 Stop Obsessing Over Exorbitant CEO Pay

Source: Slate

Last weekend the New York Times published its annual list of executive compensation, with Oracle’s Larry Ellison topping the charts at $78.4 million (and Disney’s Bob Iger in a distant second, at $34.3 million). Pay packages have...

April 17, 2014 Felipe Calderón: Economic Arguments Needed to Fight Climate Change

Source: Forbes

What do Chinese coal plants and the American legislative branch have in common? They are both major adversaries in the fight against climate change, according to former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. “The most serious...

April 17, 2014 A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

Source: NY Times

David Ropeik, the risk communication consultant and author of “How Risky is it, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts,” had some concerns about the way I characterized our “inconvenient minds” in my TEDx talk in...

April 17, 2014 Is a global wealth tax the key to reducing income inequality?

Source: Washington Post

Does 39.6 percent, which is today’s top marginal tax rate, sound like the optimal top marginal tax rate to you? No? How about 80 percent? Not that either? Well, if you’re concerned about reducing income inequality in the United...

April 17, 2014 Market Structure Map - Fires, Crashes and Kill Switches

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Suppose the engine of your vehicle was on fire. The logical response would be to shut it off. But what if you were traveling at highway speed and killing the fuel supply meant you had no power breaks or steering? What if your...[more]

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...

April 16, 2014 C.E.O. Pay Goes Up, Up and Away!

Source: NY Times

At 79, Graef “Bud” Crystal is the grand old man of executive compensation critics. Once a top compensation consultant, he switched sides in the 1980s, becoming a fierce critic of many of the practices he helped institutionalize,...

April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother Earth

Source: The Examiner

Do you know what big event is right around the corner? I will give you a hint – it is on April 22nd. That makes it Earth Day! This year brings the 44st Earth Day celebration since this special day was first named in 1970 by U.S....

April 15, 2014 What if … we moved to a sustainable economy?

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Our country is at a potential turning point that could fundamentally change the way we view the economy, the environment and the sustainability of our society. Rapid species loss (on the order of 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural...

April 11, 2014 Obamacare - Did We Disrupt the Medical Insurance Process for the Benefit of 1.9 million People and P.O. the other 312.5 million Americans?

Source: Ken Cynar, Exec.VP, Governance & Accountability Institute

Reforming of the Medical Insurance process in this country was necessary, but Obamacare...I just don’t know. I was a vocal critic of the process which was adopted by Congress to pass Obamacare. There was secrecy, back room...[more]

April 10, 2014 Seven Things They Don't Teach You In Business School

Source: Forbes

Would you spend $200,000 on something if it didn’t make you happier? As it turns out, you can invest over $200,000 on a top MBA program these days and while you will on average earn more and have a better network upon...

April 10, 2014 RAND Comes Clean: Obamacare's Exchanges Enrolled Only 1.4 Million Previously Uninsured Individuals

Source: Forbes

Last week, I wrote about an article in the Los Angeles Times, on a then-as-yet unpublished report from the RAND Corporation. The report indicated that only one-third of Obamacare’s purported 7.1 million exchange sign-ups were...

April 10, 2014 The World's Most Reputable Companies

Source: Forbes

You’re at the grocery store picking up a box of penne and as you reach for the blue Barilla box, you remember that the company’s chairman, Guido Barilla, told an Italian radio show last year, “I would never do [a commercial] with...

April 10, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Recovery

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I think the chief reason for the recent swoon in stocks was not anemia in the job market but a sort of investor outrage. You can’t troll a trading periodical or blog or forum without wading through rants on why Michael Lewis,...[more]

April 9, 2014 Global Warming Scare Tactics

Source: NY Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on...

April 9, 2014 This Supreme Court is No Joke

Source: Larry Checco

If money in politics talked before, iI believe that it shouts now because of the decisions of this U.S. Supreme Court with respect to Citizens United and now McCutcheon v. FEC. Chief Justice John Roberts, at his Senate...[more]

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